The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned licensed recruitment agencies and medical clinics catering to OFWs not to be duped by an online registration system allegedly operated by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministry of Health, In an advisory, the POEA said the Department of Health (DOH) has denied that it approved the scheme that requires the applicant to pay a registration fee of US$10 for the provision of Pre-Employment Medical Examination.
The DOH prohibits the Medical Facilities for Overseas Workers and Seafarers (MFOWS) from participating or using the said online scheme. In Department Circular No. 0371 issued on December 22, 2017, DOH said that “since the online registration system charges an additional fee to the OFW applicants and can be restrictive to few selected DOH-accredited OFW clinics, it may be construed as another form of decking and monopoly of health examination services for Filipino migrant workers” The POEA advised the public and DOH-accredited clinics for OFWs to report to the DOH any activity pertaining to the said online registration system.
Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday.
Saudi women have attended a football match in Saudi Arabia for the first time as part of reforms spearheaded by the kingdom’s crown prince.
The final of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup will be held on Friday at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium under the aegis of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
His Highness the Amir delegated His Highness the Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to represent him at the final game to kick off at 17:15 PM.
Kuwait strongly condemns Houthis’ firing of a ballistic missile against the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Tuesday which aimed at terrorizing civilians, a foreign ministry source said.
This cowardly act shows anew how the Houthis were defying the will of the international community, violating the UN resolutions, and undermining security and stability of the region, added the source.
Kuwait, said the source, stands fully behind Saudi Arabia and supports all measures aimed at preserving security and stability.
Kuwait, he added, was committed to supporting the legitimate leadership in Yemen.
Saudi military intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missiles fired by the Houthis towards southern Riyadh.
#Kuwait: All security measures are completed in preparation for the Gulf 23 Football Tournament, said the Interior Ministry Tuesday.
Director of Public Relations Brigadier General Adel Al-Hashash said that the Ministry was ready to secure the tournament, which will be held between December 22 until January 5, The Ministry’s highest authority called for paying attention to security during the course of the tournament, said the official who called on spectators to abide by rules and regulations concerning fireworks and other hazardous materials.
The gates of the Jaber International Stadium will be opened next Friday at 1:00 p.m. local-time to receive legions of fans and football enthusiasts.