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Saudi Arabia welcomes Qatari Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia welcomes Qatari Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia
The arrival and departure of Qatari pilgrims will take place via King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah The ministry affirmed the Saudi government welcomes pilgrims of different nationalities The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year. Qataris, who wish to perform Hajj can register via a link on the ministry’s website, http://qh.haj.gov.sa. “The arrival and departure of Qatari pilgrims will take place via King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah… through any airlines except Qatar Airways,” the ministry said. The special link has been set up due to a lack of cooperation on the part of the office of the affairs of pilgrims in Qatar with the parties concerned in finalizing arrangements for pilgrims.\ Qat
OFW who fell from building returns to Davao

OFW who fell from building returns to Davao

Saudi Arabia
The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia who fell from the fourth floor of his company’s accommodation in April has returned to Davao City. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Davao director Petrona Bergado said the OFW, identified as Cherrloyd A. Laga, has arrived in his hometown in San Isidro, Buhangin District, Davao City, reported Sunstar. The OFW who works as a mason of the Al Mawarid Recruitment Company in Riyadh reportedly fell from the building on April 18, only a week after his deployment to the Arab country. Laga was rushed to Shumese Hospital in Riyadh following the incident. The OFW, however, does not remember anything about the fall when he regained consciousness. The OFW’s employer shouldered his medical bills while his insurance covered
Video: Saudi woman travels to Philippines to see off two retired nannies after 36 years

Video: Saudi woman travels to Philippines to see off two retired nannies after 36 years

Saudi Arabia
Raha Moharrak considers the nannies as her 'second mothers'. When Rosa and Lumi decided to move back to the Philippines from Saudi Arabia after 36 years, it was a heartbreaking moment for the Moharrak family. How could they bid goodbye to the nannies who took care of Raha and her two siblings since the 1980s? Raha Moharrak, who has seen tougher times as the youngest Arab and the first Saudi woman to conquer Mount Everest, shares that saying her final goodbye to them was the most painful part of her life. In 1982, my mother opened the door to two strangers, Rosa and Lumi, but, 36 years later, they leave our home as family. As our nannies, they cared for me and my siblings as if we were their own. I love them dearly, and am beyond grateful that I get to accompany them back to...
Sexually abused OFW seeks help

Sexually abused OFW seeks help

Saudi Arabia
An overseas Filipina worker (OFW) in Taif, Saudi Arabia cried for help after allegedly suffering sexual abuse from her employer’s son. According to the OFW, her employer’s son raped her twice within a month, reported GMA News. The OFW recalled that the first incident happened within three weeks of her employment in the Gulf state. She was abused for a second time before the Ramadan season set in this year. “Naglilinis po ako, bigla niya akong pinasok. Sabi ko maawa ka sa akin, sabi niya may condom akong dala, hindi ka mabubuntis,” the OFW said. The OFW was also forced to do lewd acts. “Binaboy nila ako rito, hindi ako perpektong babae pero hindi ko binenta ang kaluluwa ko kaya ako nagkatulong,” she said. The OFW explained that she cannot escape her employer for fear of he
Two OFWs die in Saudi construction site fire

Two OFWs die in Saudi construction site fire

Saudi Arabia
Two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on Sunday, May 20, died in a fire that engulfed a construction site in Saudi Arabia. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) identified the casualties as Jessie Alata Pacetes and Reynaldo Barroga Castro who worked as heavy equipment drivers and operators in Narjan province in the western region of Saudi Arabia. Consul General Edgar Badajos said the two were inside the sleeping area with 13 other OFWs when the fire erupted at around 1 in the morning. Information from the Embassy in Saudi claimed that the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring. Badajos said they learned about the incident when the construction company sent them a letter notifying them of the death of the two OFWs. Meanwhile, foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetan...
Ramadan 2018 to begin on Thursday, May 17, moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia

Ramadan 2018 to begin on Thursday, May 17, moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
The UAE government has shortened working hours for the public and private sector for the holy month of Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17, it was announced today. The announcement was made after the Saudi moon-sighting committee met on Tuesday evening and were not able to sight the Ramadan crescent, Al Arabiya reported. The UAE government has reduced working hours for the public and private sector for the holy month of Ramadan. According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, working hours for the public sector employees will be from 9am until 2pm across the UAE, whereas working hours for the private sector have been shortened by two hours. Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Grego...
Shocking Incident! OFW Physically Abused By Employer And Seeking Help From Us!

Shocking Incident! OFW Physically Abused By Employer And Seeking Help From Us!

News, Saudi Arabia
Amanda Gatus Jugo took to web-based social networking to request help since her manager is mishandling her physically. Not only some basic misuse, she needed to continue being slapped, beaten, pulled on the hair and even lashed by her manager. The video which was posted by Founder Bhong David in his online Facebook account has picked up the consideration of netizens. The lady, who was evidently Amanda, is in an extremely genuine condition. She has wounds everywhere on her body and is weeping for enable so she to can backpedal securely to the Philippines. Amanda is as of now remaining in her boss' home at Exit 34, Al Uraija, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is utilizing the versatile number 0571746398. The OFW, who is from Santa Maria, Bulacan, is experiencing the brutal tre...
Saudi princess passes away, prayers to be held on Tuesday

Saudi princess passes away, prayers to be held on Tuesday

Saudi Arabia
Prayers will be held following the regular afternoon prayers. Princess Madawe bint Abdulaziz Al Saud has passed away, the Saudi Royal Court announced on Monday. In a statement according to the Saudi Press Agency, the Royal Court said funeral prayers will be held in Makkah on Tuesday, November 28 following afternoon prayers, appealing to Allah Almighty to bestow mercy on her soul. Source  
Video: Heavy rains lash Saudi, schools and colleges to remain closed

Video: Heavy rains lash Saudi, schools and colleges to remain closed

Saudi Arabia
The weather forecast states heavy rains are likely to continue in Jeddah and Makkah until Thursday Schools and universities will remain closed today due to the expected inclement weather conditions, education administrations and governorates of the Kingdom announced. According to Saudi Press Agency reports, Dr. Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al-Oqaibi, director of education in Yanbu governorate, was quoted saying that classes will be suspended in Yanbu governorate schools. While other education facilities that have suspended classes and lectures include the universities of Taif, Umm Al-Qura in Makkah, Jeddah and all their branches; as well as schools in Makkah, Taif, Al-Leeth, Jeddah, Khulais, and Rabigh governorates, among others. #السعودية: سيول قوية جنوب أملج ، بعدسة ابوعمر الحربي #م
Video: Airport worker walks dangerously close to Saudi plane engine

Video: Airport worker walks dangerously close to Saudi plane engine

Saudi Arabia
He was walking past the parked plane as its engine was still running An airport worker recently escaped unhurt after walking dangerously close to the engine of a Saudi airline. A video of a ground staffer has gone viral, showing the man walking past a Saudi Arabian parked plane, while its engine was running. Moments later the man can be seen hurtling down the concrete due to the strong draft of the engine. Fortunately for the worker, he was not seriously hurt. . فيديوعامل يطير في الهواء بسبب محرك طائرة سعودية تجول عامل بمطار خلف طائرة تستعد للإقلاع مما أدى إلى طيرانه في الهواء. وفقا لما نشرته صحيفة “ديلى ميل” البريطانية، تسبب الهواء المنبعث من محرك الطائرة في طيران العامل في الهواء وتعثره أرضا. وقع الحادث من قبل طائرة بالخطوط الجوية السعودية، ونجا العامل دون إصابات خطيرة وا
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