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In the midst of the shaky developments in the bilateral ties of the Philippines and Kuwait, OFWs in the Gulf State can now enjoy strengthened protection from their country of residence after the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Philippines and Kuwait last May 11. The diplomatic meeting for the Agreement Signing [...]

Family life is not at all easy. Sometimes, being together just doesn’t work for two individuals especially when the relationship has already gotten sour, and differences too irreconcilable. If a Kuwaiti and a non-Kuwaiti citizen decide to end a (court) marriage, there are certain requirements and considerations to be taken care of as sanctioned by [...]

Previously, we have shared the process on how to apply for a BPI ATM Savings Account. In this post we will take a look at the guidelines on how to open an ATM account with PNB – one of the leading banks in the Philippines, especially for OFWs who wish to securely save up their [...]

The biggest yoga event of the year in Kuwait is about to take place at the LOYAC HQ in Qibla on May 11. Through the initiative of LOYAC, a non-profit organization committed to the overall development of the youth in Kuwait, and in partnership with Seva Darshan Kuwait and the Kuwait Yoga Meet Team, and [...]

If you’re planning on opening a new savings account for yourself when and should you decide to come back home in the Philippines, or to set up an account where you can send your remittances for your family, it would be ideal to take note of the processes as to how you can open a [...]

For those of you who are non-Muslims or are from a country practicing a different religion, it’s important to have some general working knowledge as to how major celebrations like Ramadan are being observed in Muslim countries, especially when you’re based here in Kuwait. Ramadan represents the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and [...]

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Muslim countries and their people from all over the world will celebrate the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan. According to experts, Ramadan, as its dates change every year (based on moon sightings) usually happen in in mid May to June. There are certain rules and customs to be observed in Muslim countries such [...]

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released an updated list of accredited Sea Cargo Forwarders as of March 31, 2018. OFWs typically avail the services of an international consolidator or a principal sea cargo forwarder to deliver their packages also known as “balikbayan” boxes to their family or relatives in the Philippines. However, [...]

In a recent statement, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alan Peter Cayetano, expressed confidence that the official signing of the bilateral agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait will still push through despite the recent scandal involving the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait which has embittered diplomatic relations of the two countries. The Foreign Affairs Secretary shared [...]

Another event has further aggravated the diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Kuwait when the Philippine Embassy has been discovered to have been reportedly conducting rescue operations to help Filipino household workers escape their employers without the knowledge and approval of Kuait’s Ministry of Interior. Last April 21, the Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait, Mr. Renato [...]