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Archive for June, 2007

Fifth Filipino Executed in Kingdom Since 2001

Posted by Admin on June 26, 2007

RIYADH— A 41-year-old former welder who worked at an auto shop in Riyadh on June 13, 2007 became the fifth Pinoy executed since President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took office in 2001. She had pledged to increase efforts to prevent the execution of Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs) who end up on death row abroad.

Also executed yesterday in Jizan was Yemeni Yassin ibn Saleh Abdu Ahmed. He was found guilty of killing a Saudi with a pickax during an attempted robbery.

An Interior Ministry statement posted by the Saudi Press Agency said Reynaldo Cortez was beheaded yesterday morning at an undisclosed location in Riyadh. He was found guilty of the 2002 murder of a Pakistani driver. Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Antonio Villamor told Arab News the execution took place between 8:30 and 9 a.m. The Philippine Daily Inquirer said that Cortez leaves behind a wife and six children in Guagua, Pampanga. Read the rest of this entry »


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Filipino Hospitality Workers in-demand in Canada

Posted by Admin on June 24, 2007

Canada is currently experiencing shortage in tourism and hospitality workers such as food servers and housekeeping workers. According to some reports, Canadian employers consider hiring Filipino workers to fill the vacancy. For the 2007-08 season, Chemistry Consulting and Success Immigration has put up an office in Cebu, will be recruiting 300 Filipino. 

 The recruitment started in 2006 since then, they never stop seeking for Filipino workers to work in Vancouver Island’s west coast. They different channel of advertisement locally and across the country but still there’s a shortage of 10 to 20 workers. Read the rest of this entry »

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45 Filipino Engineers to Be Hired by a Company in Spain

Posted by Admin on June 22, 2007

Tecnicas Reunicas, S.A (TRSA), the largest engineering and construction company in the oil and gas sector of Spain, sought the permission of Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Madrid to hire 45 Filipino engineers from the Philippines. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently announced this development.

The TRSA has existing and forthcoming projects in different countries worldwide. The Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) recently awarded the company the construction of the phenolics facilities project which will be implemented by Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co. in Al-Jubail. The TRSA will facilitate the construction, engineering design, procurement, and the management of the project. 

This news is based on the report of Labor Attaché in Madid, Ramon T. Tionloc, Jr. to Labor Secretary Arturo Brion. According to Brion the efforts of the POLO in Madrid to provide jobs for Filipino engineers is in line with the DOLE’s goal to find high-end  and better paying jobs  for OFWs. 

In Tionloc’s report, he mentioned that POLO approved TRSA’s request to hire 45 engineers from the Philippines after studying the TRSA’s employment terms and conditions and finding it acceptable and favorable for OFWs. Read the rest of this entry »

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