Four Saudi cyclists, all aged 15, were killed in a horrific accident in the province of Jazan, a reckless driver lost control of his car and rammed into cycling team during training, killing 4 members on the spot, 6 other cyclists from the same team also suffered multiple injuries in the accident.
#Manila: Local employment opportunities will soon be offered to Middle East-based Filipinos as the labor department is preparing to mount a job fair in Qatar and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) this year.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the job fairs will only offer available employment opportunities in the Philippines.” We will be conducting a job fair in Qatar and in Saudi for jobs available in our country,” said Bello.
There are around 18,000 local job vacancies to be offered in the job fairs, all needed by companies of former senator and businessman Manuel Villar.
The labor chief said majority of the job vacancies to be offered will most likely be for skilled workers, considering that the business of the former senator is in the field of real estate development.
Apart from these vacancies, the Education Department is also looking to offer some 2,000 teaching positions, Meanwhile, the DOLE – National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) reported that close to 1,000 former overseas workers will soon be gainfully employed as public school teachers in various parts of the country
It said 846 former OFWs are being processed for teaching positions in 749 schools across the country.
#Riyadh: The Saudi Embassy to Male issued an advisory urging compatriots to be vigilant in light of latest developments in the country, The advisory called upon Saudi nationals in the Maldives to contact the embassy in case of emergency.
#Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed four Pakistani men convicted of raping and murdering a woman and raping her teenage son, the interior ministry said.
The men were also convicted of stealing jewellery and cash after entering the woman´s home in Riyadh and raping and strangling her, according to a ministry statement, Drug trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s sharia law.
#Manila: The decision of the Department of Labor and Employment in Philippines (DOLE) on whether to lift the suspension or not the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait will be known this week.
the Kuwaiti government appears to be ready to sign a new bilateral agreement with the Philippine government to improve the welfare of Filipino workers within its territory” Bello III said he was approached by the Kuwaiti ambassador to discuss the signing of the new bilateral agreement.
Meanwhile, over 600 Filipino workers in Qatar have lost their jobs and more may suffer the same fate due to a prevailing diplomatic crisis among Arab countries, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.
“We looked at the companies where these Filipinos worked and apparently a lot of them are owned by Saudi companies. So this might be at face value a divestment of Saudi from Qatar. Until the political issues are settled there, it is always a threat for Filipinos. We are closely observing this,” Lagunzad noted.
Bello said DOLE is sending to Qatar and other countries in the Middle East this month, a team headed by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) deputy administrator Arnel Ignacio to check on the welfare and conditions of OFWs in the region.
He also reported minimal displacement of Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia as a result of the oil crisis and the Saudization program.
Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight to Penang touched down on Tuesday at Penang International Airport, inaugurating its second destination in Malaysia.