Thursday, August 28, 2008

Caregiver Summit

The 1st Philippine Caregiver Summit organized by Elite Consultancy, Mandarin Oriental Suites and Gateway Mall will be held on August 29-31, 2008 at the Gateway Trade Hall (expo) and there is also a conference on august 30-31 at the Mandarin Oriental Suites.

For more details please visit there website at

Monday, August 11, 2008

Declare cash, jewelry worth over SR60,000 when traveling in and out of KSA

Filipino travelers, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) traveling in and out in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are advised by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to declare cash and jewelries over SR60,000 (Saudi Riyals) or its equivalent in other currency upon arrival or departure to avoid confiscation or legal penalties.

This act of the KSA government is part of the country’s battle against money laundering and funding of terrorist.

“The Kingdom is among the first few countries, which gave special attention to counter money laundering by committing to and complying with many rules and international conventions,” the Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Dental and Ortho Technicians needed in Saudi

The Ministry of Health (King Fahad College, Riyad) urgently needs qualified applicants for the position/s of:

10 Dental Technicians (Porcelain) (M/F)
10 Ortho Technicians (M/F)


  • With Diploma in Dental Technology or related course
  • With at least 3 years work experience
  • Not more than 45 years of age

Qualified applicants may personally submit a detailed resume with job description, original and photocopy of passport, school credentials and employment certificate/s and six (6) pieces 2X2 recent picture at the Manpower Registry Division, Window M, ground floor, Blas F. Ople Building (Formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

Deadline of submission is on: 13 August 2008



Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Back-door Exit Via Jeddah No Longer Allowed

The Philippine Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who fled from their employer and want to be repatriated to the Philippines via the back-door exit through Jeddah. The runaway OFWs are advised to think twice before doing this because KSA is now aware of the practice and even implemented a stricter deportation rules.

Filipinos who wants to exit via back-door in Jeddah will claim that they are Umrah visa holders, since all expenses will be shouldered by the Saudi government. But this visa is valid only for a week and is issued only to Muslims who will visit and pray in the Holy Cities of Makkah, Madinah and its connecting roads.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Deployment ban for HSWs in Jordan partially lifted

The Department of Labor and Employment partially lifted the deployment ban of returning household workers (HSWs) in Jordan only that they will still work with the same employer and must have a monthly salary not lower than US$400 as stated in the Department Order No. 93-08, Series of 2008.

Labor Secretary Marianito Roque asked the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Jordan continue processing the documentary requirements of qualified returning HSWs.

The POEA and POLO in Jordan will also monitor the terms and conditions of employment of returning HSWs who will work with the same employer. And the DoLE assures that only qualified employers can hire Filipino HSWs to protect OFWs from abuse and exploitation.


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