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Saudi extends amnesty period for illegals

Undocumented foreign workers in Saudi Arabia who were not able to correct their legal status during the seven-month amnesty period were given another two months by the Saudi government to complete the rectification procedures at the Passport Department (Jawazat), according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Deadline looms for illegal foreign workers in Saudi

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Asian labourers work at a flyover  construction site in eastern Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalise their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said.   AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

Illegal foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, mostly Asians, are in a race against time to take advantage of an amnesty ending Wednesday that would allow them to stay or return home without prosecution.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs scramble to meet July 3 amnesty deadline

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DAILY STRESS Diplomatic staff are straining to meet the avalanche of requests for travel documents. PHOTO BY C. MAYOR

About 200 Filipinos are crammed on the rooftop of the Philippine consulate here, while hundreds more have pitched makeshift tents in a vacant lot beside the diplomatic office. Everyday, many more line up on the sidewalk even as temperatures in this desert kingdom rise to 49 degrees Celsius (120.2 degrees Fahrenheit).

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Amnesty for UAE illegals

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (in photo) has approved the deployment to Libya of a two-man contingency team that would augment the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) staff in Tripoli.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) illegally have until February to avail themselves of an amnesty program that would legitimize their stay.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

29 Filipinas in Saudi jail freed

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RIYADH—Twenty-nine imprisoned Filipino women in Saudi Arabia have been pardoned by the government, the Philippine Embassy announced. The 29, who were jailed at the Al-Nisa prison in Riyadh, departed Tuesday night for the Philippines, the embassy said. “The inmates were women charged with petty crimes that are covered by the amnesty. Their crimes included theft [...]

Posted: May 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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