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20 Saudi OFWs protest unpaid wages, get ejected from home

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:29 PM

The 20 overseas Filipino workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, refuse to work due to two months' worth of unpaid salaries and food allowances

OFW found dead in Saudi hotel room

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:46 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the 52-year-old Filipina was reported missing 3 days ago. Her body was discovered on Saturday morning, August 18.

Saudi OFW allegedly forced by employer to drink household bleach

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The DFA says Agnes Mancilla, an OFW in Saudi Arabia, 'remains in serious but stable condition' after her employer allegedly made her swallow household bleach

Dua WNI berhasil dihindarkan dari hukuman mati di Saudi

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:27 PM

DT dan AHB dituduh terlibat dalam kasus pembunuhan yang menewaskan seorang WNI di Jeddah

Akibat pesawat rusak, puluhan jemaah umrah Indonesia terlantar di Jeddah

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:31 PM

Dari 102 jemaah umrah asal Pontianak kini tersisa 66 orang yang akan pulang ke Indonesia pada tanggal 9 Januari 2017

IBADAH. Jutaan umat Muslim dari seluruh dunia tengah mengitari ka’bah yang berada di Masjid Al-Haram di Mekkah, Arab Saudi. Foto oleh Amel Pain/EPA

Results: September 2016 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examinations (Middle East)

Oct 12, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Check the full list of passers of the Electrical Engineer board exam held in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates; Al Khobar Jeddah and Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Doha Qatar and in Kuwait

PH gov't urged to fix master list of stranded OFWs to fast-track aid

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:50 PM

ACTS OFW Representative John Bertiz and OFW advocate Susan Ople say the Department of Foreign Affairs should take the lead in repatriating stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia

OFW ADVOCATE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz wants the government to do all that it can to help stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LINI MASA: Serangan teror di seluruh dunia dalam sepekan terakhir

Jul 05, 2016 - 4:35 PM

Dalam tujuh hari setidaknya tujuh kota diguncang serangan teror Mulai dari Selangor hingga Madinah

TEROR BOM. Sebuah foto yang menunjukkan asap hitam menyembul ke udara usai terjadi ledakan bom bunuh diri di halaman parkir dekat Masjid Nabawi, Madinah, Arab Saudi pada Senin, 4 Juli. Foto oleh EPA/SPA

Bom bunuh diri di Konsulat AS di Jeddah tewaskan pelaku

Jul 05, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Pelaku diketahui adalah warga negara Pakistan bernama Abdullah Qalzar Khan

Gedung Konsulat AS di Jeddah, Arab Saudi, pasca serangan 2004 lalu. Foto dari state.gov

New route: PAL flies to Doha starting March 28

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:21 AM

This new flight will serve about 200 000 Filipinos living and working in Qatar

MORE QATAR FLIGHTS. PAL launched its flights to Jeddah and Kuwait last January. Photo from PAL Corporate Communications

Kepasrahan dari musibah di Masjidil Haram

Sep 12, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Ekspansi masjid dan cuaca buruk di Mekah menelan korban Takdir? Atau sebenarnya kita bisa mencegah jatuhnya korban?

CRANE JATUH. Suasana di dalam Masjidil Haram setelah crane jatuh, 11 September 2015. Dua orang Indonesia meninggal dunia dalam kecelakaan ini. Foto oleh AFP/SPA

In first, Saudi women allowed to run in local elections

Aug 31, 2015 - 1:46 AM

The move also faces criticism from hardline conservatives and from rights groups who says it does not go far enough in providing women with equal rights

Saudi women leave a mall after ending her shopping in the capital Riyadh, on March 29, 2014. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi's old Jeddah

Jul 12, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Residents of the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah are slowly returning to its historic center where a Ramadan cultural festival and UN heritage status are giving new life to the old quarter

HERITAGE BUILDING. Historical buildings are seen in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah on July 7, 2015.  Amer Hilabi/AFP

Saudi beheads Pakistani, 84 executions in 2015

May 17, 2015 - 8:46 PM

Iftikhar Ahmed Mohammed Anayat is guilty of attempting to traffic heroin into the kingdom in balloons concealed in his stomach

P3M hospital bill prevents return of OFW in Jeddah – DFA

Apr 23, 2015 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED The Department of Foreign Affair has advised Restituto Galigao s family to seek assistance from charitable institutions or individuals

PAL eyes code share expansion deal with Garuda Indonesia

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The flag carrier is also in talks for the possibility of mounting chartered flights to Jeddah Saudi Arabia for passengers joining the Hajj pilgrimage

99 Filipinos, including infants, now out of strife-torn Yemen

Apr 06, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Land evacuations of Filipinos in Yemen continue while a mandatory repatriation from the Southern Arab state is in force

Bodies of OFWs to be repatriated from Middle East

Mar 20, 2015 - 10:09 PM

Among the dead were 2 OFWs killed in separate road accidents in Oman Another 34 year old household service worker who is paralyzed has already been repatriated

MILF, MNLF move to iron out differences

Jun 16, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The two rival groups meet in Jeddah to agree on how they will settle their issues

FAST FACTS: The MERS Coronavirus

Apr 27, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The WHO reports that about 36% of all cases of MERS – which has already reached at least 25 countries – resulted in death

Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub

Apr 19, 2014 - 9:56 PM

Two foreigners die of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah as fears rise over the spreading respiratory virus in the kingdom s commercial hub

PH warns OFWs about Middle East virus

Apr 14, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Seven cases have been monitored so far: 2 have died while 5 are being quarantined If proven to be MERS cases they will make up 3 3 of total patients worldwide

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Foreigner dies of MERS in Saudi, 8 infected: ministry

Apr 13, 2014 - 3:28 PM

The death toll from Saudi Arabia rises to 68

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Saudi MERS death toll rises to 66

Apr 07, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Two more people die in Saudi Arabia bringing the death toll from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS in the region to 66

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

PH seeks reprieve for illegal Saudi workers

Oct 30, 2013 - 1:54 PM

For the second time the Philippines asks Saudi Arabia to extend its deadline for illegal Filipino workers to legalize their status

DEADLINE NEAR. Foreign illegal laborers wait in a queue at the Saudi immigration offices at al-Isha quarter in al-Khazan district west of Riyadh on June 30, 2013. Photo by AFP/Fayez Nureldine

PH braces for Saudi sanctions vs illegal workers

Oct 29, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Philippine officials fly to Saudi to assist almost 5 000 illegal Filipino workers who face imprisonment

Saudi deadline near; 5k Pinoys not repatriated

Oct 17, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Two weeks before the deadline the Philippines repatriates only 4 000 from Saudi

BEATING DEADLINE. Foreign illegal laborers wait in a long queue outside the Saudi immigration offices at the Al-Isha quarter of the Al-Khazan district, west of Riyadh, on May 28. File photo from AFP/Fayez Nureldine

PH fears it won't meet Saudi deadline

Aug 09, 2013 - 1:27 PM

The DFA writes the Saudi s Foreign Ministry to speed up the processing of papers for undocumented Filipino workers

DEADLINE EXTENDED. Foreign illegal laborers wait in a long queue outside the Saudi immigration offices at the Al-Isha quarter of the Al-Khazan district, west of Riyadh, on May 28. File photo from AFP/Fayez Nureldine

More jobs available for Pinoys in Jeddah

Aug 05, 2013 - 7:01 PM

The job fair organized by the consulate is likely to offer jobs for engineering technicians operators hotel and restaurant personnel and household service workers

Group blames toddler's death on Jeddah consulate

Jul 08, 2013 - 8:50 PM

The DFA says it has repatriated 883 Filipinos for Saudi but the group Migrante hits the government s efforts as still wanting

PH crosses fingers on Saudi deadline

Jul 01, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Filipino repatriates from Saudi will reach 800 on Tuesday but a migrant workers group protests the government s failure to repatriate more

CAMP SITE. Overseas Filipino workers set up camp outside the Philippine consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. File photo by Migrante-Jeddah.

Illegal OFWs to miss Saudi’s amnesty deadline

Jun 17, 2013 - 6:16 PM

The 3 month grace period for illegal workers in Saudi to clarify their status will end on July 3

CAMP SITE. Overseas Filipino workers set up camp outside the Philippine Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Migrante-Jeddah.

More Pinoys in Saudi to be deported

May 22, 2013 - 5:21 PM

The Philippine embassy and consulate in Saudi Arabia continue to endorse more undocumented Filipinos for deportation

CAMP SITE. Overseas Filipino workers set up camp outside the Philippine Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Migrante-Jeddah.

Most Pinoys reject consulate's offer of shelter in Jeddah

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:23 PM

Only 7 women and their 7 children have so far signed up for the offer

CAMP SITE. Overseas Filipino workers set up camp outside the Philippine Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Migrante-Jeddah.

PH asks Saudi gov't to help OFWs

Apr 22, 2013 - 4:18 PM

Manila is asking Riyadh to grant its 4 requests to help undocumented Filipino workers

CAMP SITE. Overseas Filipino workers set up camp outside the Philippine Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo by Migrante-Jeddah.