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List of Items Prohibited Items For Shipment to Saudi Arabia

According to Fedex Cross Border, the following items are prohibited from being included in shipment destined to Saudi Arabia. All shipments containing jewelry including, but not limited to, gold, silver, platinum, pearls, stones and diamonds, etc. with a declared...

Family Doubts Illness Caused Death of Filipina Helper in Saudi Arabia

The family of a Filipina who died of an illness in Saudi Arabia expressed doubts after bruises were found in the body. The remains of Ana Fe Velasco Bania arrived in the Philippines Nov 2 from Saudi Arabia. She passed...

Update on Contact Details of Philippine Embassy, Consulate, POLO

As of October 8, 2017, the following are the updated contact details of the Philippine Embassy and Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO): Philippine Embassy in Riyadh (www.riyadhpe.dfa.gov.ph) With jurisdiction over Riyadh and other regions of Eastern Province, Qassim, Hail, Northern Border...

Philippine Embassy Outreach in Dhahran

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh successfully held its 10th Consular Outreach Mission or “Embassy on Wheels” (EOW) in 2017 at the Double Tree in Dhahran on 28-29 April 2017. The Embassy Consular Team was composed of Consul General Iric C....

Government Urged to Draw Plans for 5,000 OFWs in Danger on Saudi-Yemen Border

The government has been urged to draw up a plan to protect up to 5,000 Filipinos facing risks from worsening security situation along the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border. A Saudi-led coalition waging battle against Shi'ite Houthi rebels, inevitably putting lives of...

5 Best Cities in Saudi Arabia to Work as Expats

From the perspective of a migrant worker, the definition of best city usual translates to the accessibility of services (location of labor offices, cultural ties from home country, consulates and embassies and welfare organization), availability of public infrastructure and...

Riyadh Among 50 Safest Cities in the World

Riyadh is ranked among the world's 50 safest cities, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Safe Cities Index 2015 White Paper which used four indicators to evaluate safety of cities including digital security quality and rate...

8 Balikbayan Box Companies in Saudi Arabia to Avoid

A total of eight cargo forwarding companies based in Saudi Arabia are among companies blacklisted foreign forwarders and consolidators by the Department of Trade and Industry  (DTI) in its January 2015 update. The list was compiled by the DTI based on complaints of undelivered and...

DTI Accredited Local Forwarding Partners in the Philippines from Saudi Arabia Balikbayan Boxes

 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahsa Mac Ocean Waves Cargo System Co. Al-Essa World Cargo Al Khobar Genex Cargo Forwarder GP Express RDM Logistic Express GP Express Sky Land Brokerage Inc. Sky Freight Forwarders Sky Land Global Logistics, Inc. Jeddah Genex Cargo Forwarder GP Express Majed M. Al Mekati Froup of Companies Jeezan Int'l Cargo & Courier Services Mahmoud...

Tips on Grocery Shopping in Jeddah

Whether you are a newbie expat or a local, most likely you spend a few hours at least shopping for goods and necessities at a local Jeddah grocery store. From toiletries to food items, you can buy them all at...
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Saudi Workers: How to Survive Extreme Heat

In addition to homesickness which is commonly felt by Filipinos working abroad, an additional challenge confronts OFWs who work...
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