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Saudi Arabia king to shoulder OFW repatriation

Saudi Arabia king to shoulder OFW repatriation

MANILA — Saudi Arabia king Salman bin Abdulaziz promised to pay for the transportation and other fees of recently repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). In an interview with DZMM, Acts OFW party-list Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello and other delegates coordinated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) officials for assistance for the OFWs who appealed for repatriation. After the successful talks, 128 stranded Filipinos were brought home. According to Bertiz, the fund … Read entire article »

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128 OFWs stranded in Saudi back in PH

128 OFWs stranded in Saudi back in PH

Another batch of Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday. President Duterte was there to meet them. – ANC, The World Tonight, August 31, 2016 ABS-CBN News Posted at Sep 01 2016 01:23 AM … Read entire article »

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Trillanes proposes P73K monthly salary for gov’t doctors

Trillanes proposes P73K monthly salary for gov’t doctors

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday pushed for the increase in salary and additional incentives of government physicians to prevent them from seeking work abroad. Trillanes filed Senate Bill No. 526, which seeks to increase the salary of government physicians, Medical Officer I, currently at Salary Grade 16 or equivalent to P28,417. “There has been continuous exodus of Filipino physicians abroad to seek better paying jobs. Some even gave up their license to become nurses abroad. This … Read entire article »

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Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded OFWs

Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded OFWs

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said Saturday it would within days send government missions to Saudi Arabia to help thousands of jobless Filipinos left stranded across the kingdom after the plunge in oil prices. The first batch of officials would fly to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday “to provide immediate humanitarian, legal, and other consular assistance to the overseas Filipino workers stranded in work camps across Saudi Arabia,” a Foreign Affairs Department statement said. The immediate target is … Read entire article »

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Duterte wants OFWs in Saudi repatriated

Duterte wants OFWs in Saudi repatriated

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the repatriation of stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were affected by the financial crisis in Saudi Arabia. Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said Duterte issued the directive during a Cabinet meeting last Monday in Malacañan. “The president wants to repatriate the stranded workers. He said they should be given assistance immediately,” Panelo told reporters in an interview Tuesday. “He (Duterte) wants them (workers) to be repatriated via a … Read entire article »

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Embassy of the Philippines in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Embassy of the Philippines in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

ADDRESS: Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Site D3 Collector Road C Diplomatic Quarter P.O. Box 94366 11693 Riyadh Saudi Arabia TELEPHONE: (+966) 11 482-3559 (+966) 11 480-1918 FAX: (+966) 11 488-3945 EMAIL: rype@riyadhpe.com consular@philembassy-riyadh.org WEBSITE: riyadhpe.dfa.gov.ph OFFICE HOURS: HEAD OF MISSION Mr Ezzedin H. Tago, Ambassador Philippines in Saudi Arabia: In addition to the embassy in Riyadh, the Philippines also has a consulate general in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia in the Philippines: Saudi Arabia maintains an embassy in Manila. The Philippine embassy is one of 199 foreign representations in Saudi Arabia, and one of 111 foreign representations … Read entire article »

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Royal Order: Weekend is on Saturday and Friday

Royal Order: Weekend is on Saturday and Friday

Source: http://www.alriyadh.com The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued today a royal order saying that the official working days will be from Sunday to Thursday and the weekly holiday on Friday and Saturday. The royal order said that the decision was taken based on what the requirement of the public interest , and what imposes by the economic position of the Kingdom and its international and regional … Read entire article »

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My patient threw a crumpled prescription at me.

My patient threw a crumpled prescription at me.

I never thought embarrassment and humiliation happened here in Saudi Arabia, or could be as demeaning as this one incident during my 12 years of experience as a doctor.  It happened during one of my tours of duty about 4 months ago in the emergency room with a male patient. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has 2 days, Thursday and Friday, as a week end off from work. Most of the company has only Friday as … Read entire article »

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Please, break my hand doctor!

Please, break my hand doctor!

  It was a quiet afternoon, when there were only few patients visiting the emergency room where I was assigned. Another patient came in with a recognizable brown envelope with an x-ray film in it. He wanted to speak to me in private, so I asked my sister, the assisting nurse on duty, to leave for a while. I assumed he was going to tell me about some confidential illness or medical symptoms. He instead handed me … Read entire article »

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“It’s my Body, I can do whatever I want with It”

“It’s my Body, I can do whatever I want with It”

These are patients who are stubborn when it comes to giving up habits that adversely affect their health like cigarette smoking or drinking alcohol. Some would shrug away the statistical facts presented to them. Facts that would scare most people, alluding to an imaginary grandfather who smoked cigarette until he died at the 100 years old because of old age. On the other hand, there are chronically ill patients who treat their conditions as they would … Read entire article »

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