The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh posted in its website that they will be close on July 5-7, 2016 for the celebration of Eid El-Fitr of the Muslims in Saudi Arabia.
Overseas Filipino workers in the kingdom are advised to do transactions in the embassy when they return to regular working hours on July 10, 2016.
The Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia announced that it will be closed for Consular, Assistance to Nationals and Labor services for OFWs from July 3 to 7, 2016 in celebration of Eid Al-Fitr.
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who works under the heat of the sun will benefit to the new memorandum issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.
The Ministry announced that midday work under the sun will be banned between 12 pm and 3 pm.
Employers have been advised to make sure that workers will stay out of the sun for three hours for the next three months which will end on September 15.
But exceptions will be given for oil and gas workers and maintenance workers who do emergency duty. There will also be exemptions for outdoor work ban in some regions of the kingdom where there is low temperature.
OFW can contact the ministry’s customer service No. 19911 for any queries or filing complaints or visit the ‘Rasd’ portal (https://rasd.ma3an.gov.sa).
The Civil Affairs Department of the Interior Ministry in Saudi Arabia clear out the issue on an expatriate born in the kingdom’s nationality.
They said that an expatriate, including OFWs child, born in the KSA will not get Saudi nationality.
This is in oppose to the fake circular that went viral on the social media wherein an introduction similar to those of the royal decrees were impersonated and stated that a decision has been issued by the supreme authorities to nationalize the expatriates born in the kingdom.
Mohammad Al-Jassir, the department’s spokesman said that a statement would only be issued through official channels represented by the Council of Ministers.
OFWs children born in Saudi Arabia have the right to choose whether to be a Saudi national or not, following the legal procedures.
The Ministry of Manpower in Oman announced that mid-day break violation can now be reported via a hotline number.
Report mid-day break violation
Mid-day break were granted to those working in open and elevated areas starting this June until August.
A provision of Article 16 of the occupational safety and health regulations in Oman states that workers must not work in construction or in open and elevated areas from 12:30 to 3:30 pm on the months of June, July and August in which establishments and private sector institutions must follow.
Overseas Filipino workers can report violation of this mid-day break at 80077000, the Ministry’s hotline number.