OFWs in the Middle East - updates

Rappler's latest stories on OFWs in the Middle East


These are the top killers of OFWs in Dubai and Northern UAE

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Cardiac and pulmonary arrest are the most common causes of death among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates

Qatar OFWs not rattled by diplomatic crisis

Jun 13, 2017 - 5:09 PM

But Ressie Fos who chairs the United Filipino Organizations in Qatar expressed fears that prices of basic goods and commodities might shoot up

DOLE mulls limiting OFW deployment to Middle East

May 10, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says OFWs especially those in the Middle East remain vulnerable to abuse by their employers

Thousands of OFWs remain stranded, unpaid in Saudi Arabia

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:03 PM

OFWs in Saudi Arabia are in dire need of help after not receiving their salaries for months

File photo by AFP/Fayez Nureldine

Time to rethink our OFW policy in Middle East

Jan 19, 2016 - 9:41 AM

From an employment and security perspective the economic slump in the Persian Gulf isn’t the best news for the Philippines’ labor export policy

epa04696754 Filipino worker Aileen Tatualla (R), who just returned home from strife-torn Yemen, hugs her son, Prinz Leenbert (L), upon arrival at Manila's international airport, Philippines, 09 April 2015. Some 68 Filipino workers returned home after escaping from Yemeni's conflict. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Biggest challenge for Filipino nurses in Dubai? Language

Jul 30, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Language is a common cause of misunderstanding between employers and OFWs in the United Arab Emirates

Filipino Muslims in UAE celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:20 AM

In the Philippines we celebrate Ramadan as a whole family Here I observe Ramadan with just my husband

'Desert of Gold' features Filipino leaders in UAE

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:38 PM

This compilation features 36 uplifting stories of OFWs whose examples have helped shaped their communities and the nation

Dubai OFWs urged to fight extortion at NAIA

Jul 10, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Some reports allege that up to 7 out of 10 jobseekers leaving the airport for UAE on visit visas are subject to extortion

MERS alert: 11 things OFWs should do

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:34 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration asks recruitment agencies to report to the health department once they know of any case of the virus among their deployed workers abroad