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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!

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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
Family Doubts Illness Caused Death of Filipina Helper in Saudi Arabia

Family Doubts Illness Caused Death of Filipina Helper in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
The family of a Filipina who died of an illness in Saudi Arabia expressed doubts after bruises were found in the body. The remains of Ana Fe Velasco Bania arrived in the Philippines Nov 2 from Saudi Arabia. She passed away Sep 29. Bania left the Philippines last year to work in Riyadh. Her employment contract was supposed to end in December and she reportedly wanted to return home. But it wasn’t meant to be. The death certificate of Bania, 38, indicated that she succumbed to stroke or acute cerebrovascular accident that caused her death. However, her family wasn’t convinced that it was the cause of her death. On Oct 4, Bania’s husband Ferdinand received a video message from her friend that she was seeking help as she was unwell and maltreated by her employer. “Naawa po
Video: 8-year-old captured driving in Saudi Arabia

Video: 8-year-old captured driving in Saudi Arabia

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The child's father can be seen sitting next to him, teaching how to drive on a highway A shocking video footage of an 8-year-old boy driving a car on the highway in Saudi Arabia has garnered much criticism on social media. Shared by Alramsnet on Instagram yesterday, the video shows an 8-year-old child drive the car with his father sitting next to him, teaching how to drive on the highway. The video was shot by a fellow passerby on the highway. The post further mentions that traffic patrols stopped the vehicle owner and the license of the vehicle's owner has been suspended for allowing a minor to drive. Watch the video below: . السعودية : إيقاف مالك مركبة سمح لطفل (8 سنوات) بقيادتها في طريق عام أوقفت دوريات المرور بالسعودية مالك مركبة؛ ظهر في مقطع فيديو متداوَل وهو يعلِّم ط
Second Saudi prince dead in 24 hours?

Second Saudi prince dead in 24 hours?

News, Saudi Arabia
Twitter is abuzz with the reports of death of yet another Saudi prince. Prince Abdul Aziz, 44, was the youngest son of King Fahd. Hours after the death of Mansour Bin Muqrin, son of former crown prince Muqrin al-Saud, Twitter is abuzz with the reports of death of yet another Saudi prince. The ArabicAlIthad News later quoted a Saudi Royal Court release saying that the Saudi royal family mourned the death of the prince who died at 44. It however did not cite a reason for the death. Prince Aziz (44) was the youngest son of King Fahd and was reportedly arrested on Sunday. The news of the arrest and a subsequent gunfight came from various sources and earlier reports suggested that Abdul Aziz was hospitalised. The al-Masdar news network first reported the news of his death and later ...
OFW in Saudi Arabia Seeks Help to be repatriated to the Philippines Because Of Suffering from Gynecological Condition

OFW in Saudi Arabia Seeks Help to be repatriated to the Philippines Because Of Suffering from Gynecological Condition

Saudi Arabia
Up to what extent can an OFW endure the hardships of working abroad? An OFW domestic helper in Saudi Arabia named Cristinray Bajo had used her Facebook account to ask for help in order to be repatriated to the Philippines the soonest possible time. She posted several photos on social media hoping one day she’ll be able to seek the most-awaited assistance that she needs. Apparently, based on the photos and on the comments of the netizens, Cristinray was suffering from “myoma”. This was the reason why she was seen with an enlarged belly and not that because she was pregnant. This also made it difficult for her to perform her tasks at work. She was also vomiting blood which was a sign that she really needed medical attention immediately. Myoma is a benign tumor composed partly of mus
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