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PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN JEDDAH SPONSORED HAJJ NIGHT


Friday, 02 November 2012
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN JEDDAH SPONSORED HAJJ NIGHT 31 October 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General culminated this year’s Hajj season by sponsoring a Hajj Night on 31 October 2012 at the premises of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, in honor of close to 6,000 Filipino pilgrims who successfully performed the Hajj. The Hajj this year had the theme “Pilgrimage for Peace”, in line with the recent signing of the GRP-MILF Framework Peace Agreement on 15 October 2012. The Filipino pilgrims were among the four (4) million... Read more...
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PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN JEDDAH WELCOMES AMIRUL HAJJ AND LAST BATCH OF FILIPINO “PILGRIMS FOR PEACE”


Monday, 22 October 2012
  PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN JEDDAH WELCOMES AMIRUL HAJJ AND LAST BATCH OF FILIPINO “PILGRIMS FOR PEACE” 20 October 2012 - Officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah led by Consul General Uriel Norman R Garibay welcomed the Amirul Hajj (head of the Philippine Hajj Mission), Secretary Mehol K. Sadain of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) on 18 October 2012. Secretary Sadain arrived at the Hajj Terminal in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at around 1:00 a.m. together with the Commissioners of the... Read more...
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Philippine Consulate General Mission to Asir Region


Thursday, 18 October 2012
  PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN JEDDAH CONDUCTS CONSULAR MOBILE SERVICES IN ASIR REGION 16 October 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General conducted Consular Mobile Services (CMS) on 10 to 12 October 2012 in the Asir region in an effort to reach out to more Filipinos in the Kingdom. The CMS Team, led by Vice Consul RJ Sumague, was composed of consulate staff and personnel from the attached agencies, including the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Pag-IBIG Fund and Social Security... Read more...
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Family Health Day at Jeddah PCG


Monday, 05 December 2011
FAMILY HEALTH DAY AT JEDDAH PCG The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah held its first-ever Family Health Day on 27 October 2011 at the Community Hall of the Consulate General for its officers, staff and their dependents. The activity was organized by the Spouses and Dependents Association of Philcongen under the leadership of Madame Omega A. Garibay, wife of Consul General Uriel Norman R. Garibay in cooperation with the Philippine Nurses Association in Jeddah. The highlights of the activity were: vaccination against Meningitis spearhead by... Read more...
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CISA Donates TV to the Consulate General


Thursday, 20 October 2011
Press Release No. 2011/___, 18 October 2011 CIRCULO ILONGGO DONATES TV TO THE CONSULATE GENERAL Last 9 October 2011, the Philippine Consulate General became a recipient of a 32” LCD flat screen colored television from the Circulo Ilonggo of Saudi Arabia (CISA), one of the longest existing Filipino organizations in Jeddah. The unsolicited television donation was gladly received by Consul General Uriel Norman R. Garibay at a simple ceremony held at the Consular Section.  Also present during the handing-over ceremony were Consul and Head... Read more...
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AMBASSADOR TAGO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES


Sunday, 16 October 2011
Press Release No 101-2011, 11 October 2011 AMBASSADOR TAGO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES On 11 October 2011, Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mr. Ezzedin Tago presented his credentials to The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz at the Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, along with 26 other Ambassadors. After the ambassadors presented their credentials, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques said “friends and brothers, I welcome you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which I... Read more...
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AMBASSADOR TAGO and SAUDI LABOR MINISTER MEET


Sunday, 16 October 2011
Press Release 96/2011, 09 October 2011 AMBASSADOR TAGO MEETS SAUDI LABOR MINISTER Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mr. Ezzedin Tago was received on 3 October 2011 by H.E. Adel Faqieh, Minister of Labor of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Labor in Riyadh. Labor Attaché Albert Valenciano and Third Secretary Paulo Saret joined the meeting. Several officials of the Ministry of Labor also attended the meeting. Both officials discussed bilateral labor relations existing between the two countries, and... Read more...
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Ambassador Tago meets with MRH Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal


Sunday, 16 October 2011
AMBASSADOR TAGO MEETS WITH HRH PRINCE AL-WALEED BIN TALAL Press Release No. 94/2011, 09 October 2011 Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mr. Ezzedin H. Tago was received on 3 October 2011 by HRH Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company at the latter’s office in Kingdom Tower in Riyadh. Ambassador Tago was accompanied during the meeting by Jeddah-based Trade Representative Paisal Abdullah and Third Secretary with the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh Mr. Paulo V. Saret. Ambassador Tago and HRH Prince... Read more...
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Ambassador Tago meets with Saudi Minister of Agriculture


Monday, 03 October 2011
Press Release 2011/90, 2 October 2011 AMBASSADOR TAGO INVITES SAUDI AGRO-INVESTMENTS TO THE PHILIPPINES Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mr. Ezzedin Tago met with Saudi Minister of Agriculture H.E. Dr. Fahd bin Abdulrahman bin Balghunaim in Riyadh at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture yesterday. The Saudi Minister of Agriculture expressed support to the Philippine Embassy’s mission to enhance bilateral cooperation in the area of agriculture. H.E. Dr. Balghunaim recalled his visit to the Philippines in May 2009, during... Read more...
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PHL Ambassador meets with Minister Assistant of Foreign Affairs


Monday, 03 October 2011
Press Release 2011/89, 2 October 2011 PH AMBASSADOR MEETS WITH MINISTER ASSISTANT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS HRH PRINCE KHALID BIN SAUD BIN KHALID Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mr. Ezzedin Tago met on 28 September2011 with Minister Assistant HRH Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh. HRH Prince Khalid welcomed Ambassador Ezzedin Tago as the new Philippine... Read more...
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Amb. Tago Meets Saudi Justice Minister


Monday, 03 October 2011
Press Release 2011/86, 28 September 2011 AMBASSADOR TAGO MEETS SAUDI JUSTICE MINISTER On Tuesday 27 September 2011, Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mr. Ezzedin Tago met H.E. Abdullah bin Abdul Karim Al-Essa, Saudi Minister of Justice. Ambassador Tago asked the Justice Minister to convey to Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the appreciation of Philippine President H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III for the royal clemency extended several times by the Saudi King to Filipinos those... Read more...

Consular Mobile Service to Tabuk


Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Advisory No. 2011/48 Date:  CONSULAR MOBILE SERVICES RETURNS TO TABUK; SERVES 426 FILIPINOS   On 14-16 September 2011, the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia conducted Consular Mobile Services (CMS) at the Al Arabi Hotel in the City of Tabuk, approximately 1,010 kms. from Jeddah and located in northwestern Saudi Arabia.  Read more...
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Saudi Arabia's Nitaqat System


Sunday, 03 July 2011
  Nitaqat System in a Nutshell NITAQAT (ZONES) SYSTEM In a Nutshell[i] 41 classifications of employment sectors 5 company classifications based on employee tally 4 compliance-related and disciplinary zones 5 Company Classifications (based on total employee tally) 1-10 employees EXEMPT from classifications Nitaqat system does not apply 10-49 employees SMALL classification 5-24% Nationalization required 50-499 employees MEDIUM 6-27% Nationalization required 500-2999 employees LARGE 7-30% Nationalization required 3000-more ... Read more...
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Embassy Statement on Saudi Decision to Stop Visa for Domestic Helpers


Sunday, 03 July 2011
Press Release 49/2011 2 July 2011 Philippine Embassy Statement on Visas for HSWs The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has learned through print media about the Saudi ban on stoppage of work visas for domestic workers from the Philippines which will be implemented effective 2 July 2011 as announced by the Saudi Ministry of Labor. Read more...
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Statement on Reported Saudi Ban on Issuance of Work Visas for Domestic Workers


Saturday, 02 July 2011
Press Release 49/2011, 2 July 2011 Philippine Embassy Statement on Visas for HSWs The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has learned through print media about the Saudi ban on issuance of work visas for domestic workers from the Philippines, which will be implemented effective 2 July 2011, as announced by the Saudi Ministry of Labor. As of 1 July, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has not received any official notice on the matter from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Labor. The Embassy has sought a meeting with Saudi... Read more...

Donations for Victims of Typhoon Pablo (International Code: Bopha)


Monday, 10 December 2012
Donations for Victims of Typhoon Pablo (International Code: Bopha) The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wishes to announce that groups and individuals who would like to send donations for the victims of Typhoon Pablo may do so through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC), Philippine Red Cross (PRC) or the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). They can send the donations through the following: Cash Donations NDRRMC Bank : Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP),... Read more...

Guidelines - Passport Releasing


Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Guidelines on Passport Applications and Releasing The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah would like to announce and reiterate the following policies and guidelines on the application and release of passports: Renewal and Extension of Passports The Consulate shall no longer extend the machine ready readable passport (green) as this is already being phased out. Read more...

Ramadan Offfice Hours


Wednesday, 18 July 2012
      Public Advisory No. 2012/011 Date: 18  July 2012   Office Hours of the Consulate for Ramadhan The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have the following office hours during Ramadhan (20 July to 18 August 2012): Saturday to Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday           -   Closed                    

Public Advisory No. 2012-010


Monday, 16 July 2012
Public Advisory No. 2012/010 Date: 15 July 2012   First-Come, First-Served System for Renewal of Passports The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wishes to announce that it has suspended the appointment system for passport renewal applications for the meantime and has adopted a first-come, first-served system. Applicants may come to the Consulate during office hours (Saturday to Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.). Priority will be given to infants, pregnant women, disabled and... Read more...

Public Advisory No. 2012-009


Monday, 16 July 2012
Public Advisory No. 2012/009 Date: 14 July 2012   Postponement of Consular Mobile Services in Asir Region The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wishes to announce that the Consular Mobile Services (CMS) for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Abha, Khamis Mushayt and nearby areas scheduled on 18 to 20 July 2012 at the Al-Azizia Hotel in Khamis Mushayt has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances. The new schedule of the CMS will be announced as soon as finalized. OFWs who have signed up for the CMS will... Read more...

Schedule for Consular Mobile Services in 2012


Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Public Advisory No. 2011/052 Date: 28 September 2011 SCHEDULE FOR CONSULAR MOBILE SERVICES IN 2012 The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wishes to announce the schedule of its Consular Mobile Services (CMS) in the Western Region for 2012, as follows: PASSPORT ENROLLMENT MONTH DATE AREA/CITY January 25-27 (3 days) Assir   (Abha, Khamis Mushayt, Najran, Jizan, Bisha, Al Namas, Muhayl and Sharourah) February - - March 29-30 (2 days) Makkah Al-Mukarramah   (Taif, Al Baha, Baljurashi, Turabah, Khurma, Raniah and... Read more...

Procedure on Securing Police Clearance


Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Advisory No. 2011/047 Date: 18 September 2011 REVISED PROCEDURES IN APPLYING FOR A SAUDI POLICE CLEARANCE FOR FORMER FILIPINO WORKERS OR RESIDENTS  With reference to the attached Circular Memo No. 91/74/23285 dated 4 September 2011 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Office of the Deputy Minister for Consular Affairs), the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah would like to advice all Filipino workers or residents of Saudi Arabia to obtain a Saudi Police Clearance from concerned police authorities before going on a final exit or leaving... Read more...

Normalization of Passport Release


Monday, 11 July 2011
Advisory No. 2011/037 Date: 10 July 2011 PASSPORT PROCESSING OPERTIONS NORMALIZED The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah wishes to inform all Filipino nationals in Jeddah and the Western Region that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in its press release dated 29 June 2011, has announced that the Office of Consular Affairs' (OCA) electronic passport (e-Passport) operations have normalized after previous operational concerns had been duly addressed. In this regard, DFA Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Jaime Victor B. Ledda... Read more...

Campaign to make Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature


Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Advisory No. 2011/029 Date: 16 June 2011   OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPAIGN TO MAKE PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER AS ONE OF THE NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF NATURE The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wishes to inform all Filipino nationals within its jurisdiction that on 3 June 2011, President Benigno Aquino signed Proclamation No. 182 declaring a national and international campaign for the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New Seven (7) Wonders of... Read more...
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Philippine Embassy seeking clarification on the extension of amnesty for overstayers


Friday, 13 May 2011
  Advisory 2011/32 14 May 2011 The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh recalls that the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced last 27 April 2011 that the Royal Pardon that was granted to expatriates who have violated residency rules and overstayed their visas  last 22 September 2010 (for a period of six months, or up to 23 March 2011) has been extended up to 14 September 2011. The Philippine Embassy immediately sent on 02 May 2011 a Note to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to clarify the parameters of the Royal Pardon as news reports regarding... Read more...
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Free Passport Extension of Green Passport


Saturday, 30 April 2011
Advisory No. 2011/20 Date: 20 April 2011   EXTENSION OF THE VALIDITY OF GREEN PASSPORT GRATIS IN CASE OF DELAYS IN ePASSPORT DELIVERY   The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah wishes to inform all Filipinos within its area of responsibility that pursuant to Foreign Service Circular No. 37-11 dated 19 April 2011,  all requests for the extension of the validity of Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP/Green Passports) shall be extended GRATIS if the delayed passport has not arrived within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of... Read more...
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Police Clearance Requirements/Guidelines


Tuesday, 22 March 2011
POLICE CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES (as of 22 February 2011) A. If applicant is in Jeddah/Western Region: For applicants in Jeddah or any province of the Western Region including Makkah, Madinah, Asir, Abha, Al Baha, Khamis Mushayt, Gizan, Rabigh, Taif and Yanbu, the Consulate General will endorse the application for Police Clearance to the Office of the Director of the Police Department, Jeddah or its counterpart in the Western Region. Read more...
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DFA Advisory - Delay in Passport Releases


Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Maintenance Work, Equipment Upgrades in ePassport Ongoing Monday, 14 March 2011 14:18 Public Information Service Unit 14 March 2011-The Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) said today that maintenance work and equipment upgrades in the ePassport Personalization Center at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) facility are ongoing. Read more...
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Delays in E-Passport release due to equipment upgrade and maintenance


Tuesday, 22 March 2011
The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah wishes to inform all Filipino nationals in Jeddah and the Western Region who have recently applied and will apply for an ePassport, that the ePassport Personalization Center at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), which produces the passport booklets, is currently undergoing maintenance work and equipment upgrade. Read more...
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Embassy Advisory 9 March


Thursday, 10 March 2011
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reiterates the statement issued on 06 March 2011 by the Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia that “…the applicable laws in the Kingdom strictly prohibit all forms of demonstrations, marches and sit-ins and any call for such actions.” All Filipinos in the Kingdom are advised to comply with the Ministry’s statement, which is attached, and to observe all other laws, rules and regulations of the Kingdom. In general, the Embassy advises Filipinos to be alert of their surroundings, avoid crowds, and... Read more...

PCG Advisories

Official advisories from the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah

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1 Donations for Victims of Typhoon Pablo (International Code: Bopha) Monday, 10 December 2012 1250
2 Guidelines - Passport Releasing Wednesday, 15 August 2012 40140
3 Ramadan Offfice Hours Wednesday, 18 July 2012 3547
4 Public Advisory No. 2012-010 Monday, 16 July 2012 5276
5 Public Advisory No. 2012-009 Monday, 16 July 2012 1771
6 Schedule for Consular Mobile Services in 2012 Wednesday, 23 November 2011 4220
7 Procedure on Securing Police Clearance Tuesday, 20 September 2011 5435
8 Normalization of Passport Release Monday, 11 July 2011 3210
9 Campaign to make Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature Tuesday, 21 June 2011 1578
10 Philippine Embassy seeking clarification on the extension of amnesty for overstayers Friday, 13 May 2011 3189
11 Free Passport Extension of Green Passport Saturday, 30 April 2011 6125
12 Police Clearance Requirements/Guidelines Tuesday, 22 March 2011 15889
13 DFA Advisory - Delay in Passport Releases Tuesday, 22 March 2011 4716
14 Delays in E-Passport release due to equipment upgrade and maintenance Tuesday, 22 March 2011 5497
15 Embassy Advisory 9 March Thursday, 10 March 2011 3039
16 Bayanihan Spirit for Overstaying Runaway OFWs Monday, 07 February 2011 2520
17 Filcom & Consulate join hands for OFWs under Kandara Bridge Sunday, 30 January 2011 1956
18 Advisory: Royal Pardon for Overstayers Saturday, 29 January 2011 3368
19 Saudi Guidelines issued for those Who Overstay their Umrah, Hajj or Visitors visas and Seek Deportation Tuesday, 04 January 2011 6011
20 PCG's website back after 2 week downtime Thursday, 02 December 2010 2078
 
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