Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs will received support from the Ministry of Labor in Saudi Arabia as ordered by the king.
Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III said King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia instructed the Ministry of Labor to give assistance to the more than 11,000 jobless OFWs affected by the crisis in Gulf states.
Among the support to be given are:
Oman revised its rule with their multiple entry visa by stretching validity to three months instead of three weeks.
Multiple entry visa holder can now return to the Sultanate for two three-month periods within a year.
Oman officials said this move will help investors and tourists have more time to roam the country and spend their money, generating more income for the sultanate.
Citizens of 30 countries including United Kingdom, most of central Europe, Ireland and parts of eastern Europe are eligible for the new visa rule. However, India, Bangladesh and Philippines’ residents are required to have a sponsor in Oman before they can apply for the new extended visa.
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can take online courses offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to acquire certification needed for their work abroad.
TESDA’s free online program was created so technical education will be accessible to Filipinos as an effective way of learning with the use of internet.
An OFW can take online programs by signing up first for an account with a valid email address.
Some of the online courses OFWs can choose from includes:
For the complete list of courses, go to TESDA’s website.
OFWs will no longer wait in line to renew their passports.
The Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA opened their satellite office located inside Robinson’s Galleria for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
DFA National Capital Region-Central satellite office at the mall will assist passport renewal for OFWs.
OFW passport applicants with complete documents who will come before 12 noon may expect their passport renewal processed on the same day. The satellite office will entertain OFWs from 8am to 12 noon, even if the mall opens at 10am.
For further information, OFWs may approach the DFA NCR-Central or call (+632) 631-0806 or email them at email@example.com.