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2 more OFWs in Saudi die of MERS-CoV—DFA


Two more Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS) died of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Jeddah, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW sold in Jeddah

Bantay OCW received a text message from a distressed OFW in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to the OFW, she worked as a domestic helper or household service worker (HSW) for a year with one employer then she was “sold” to her second employer with whom is is still working.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Coming home: Fears, prayers and hope

THE MAYOR FAMILYThe author, his daughter Maria and wife Marilyn are preparing for their final homecoming.

We are coming home for good after more than a decade of working in Saudi Arabia. Like many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) getting ready for their final homecoming, we have worries and fears. How do we start life anew in a country which has become more of a place to furlough than home? For the past 14 years, my family and I have adopted Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s trading capital, as our second home where we have been living in financial comfort and enjoying living standards we sorely lacked when we were in Manila.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Male OFW waiting for Saudi exit visa dies in Jeddah tent city

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A 41-year-old Filipino in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who was almost on his way home to the Philippines, died from asthma complications Monday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA sets up shelters for Jeddah tent city dwellers

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has appealed to more than a thousand undocumented Filipinos camping outside the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah to cooperate by moving out of their tents and transferring to the facilities prepared for them by Philippine officials there.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »