July 6, 2020

Tag: Saudi Arabia

POLO-Riyadh Continues Distribution of DOLE’s ‘AKAP’ Assistance to OFWs

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN & DEEN MOHAMMAD MANILA/RIYADH (SDN) — OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), have been receiving their Php10,000 financial assistance. This despite the pandemic surging in the KSA. ThePhilippine Overseas Labor Office of the Department […]

PHL Embassy Starts Test for Coronavirus; 1st Batch, Negative

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News By EDD K. USMAN & DEEN MOHAMMAD MANILA/RIYADH, July 16 (SDN) — UNDER Ambassador Adnan Alonto, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has started Covid-19 tests for its its officials, staff, and employees. Good news, at least for the first batch of […]

347 Saudi OFWs Arrive in Manila Thursday — Amb. Alonto

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN – Science, Digital & Current News By EDD K. USMAN & DEEN MOHAMMADR RIYADH/MANILA, June 10 (SDN) — HOME COMING! Parents, husbands, wives, children are bound to be happy tomorow just by knowing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will arrive today, June 11, 2020, in Manila. In fact, 347 OFWs […]

OFW from Zamboanga Victim of Hit-and-Run in Batha, Riyadh

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN – Science, Digital & Current Affairs WARNING, with graphic image that may turn off some viewers. Apologies. By DEEN MOHAMMAD & EDD K. USMAN RIYADH/MANILA (SDN) — AN overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Zamboanga City, Western Mindanao, was reportedly a victim of hit-and-run in Al-Batha, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SDN — Science […]

NCMF Awaits Saudi Decision on Hajj 2020

By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — ISLAM’S fifth pillar the Hajj still hangs this year. Thus, Muslims across the world are awaiting the decision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia whether to conduct the pilgrimage to Mecca, or cancel it in 2020. Pilgrimage comes around three months after Ramadan, which just concluded on Sunday, May […]

OFW Buendia, Jr., Covid-19 Positive, in Madinah, Pleads for His Life

Twitter: @edd1994, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN & DEEN MOHAMMAD MANILA/JEDDAH (SDN) — HELP! SOS! Mayday! An overseas Filipino worker (OFW), Celedonio Buendia, Jr., who said he is positive for Covid-19 is pleading for help for his life. He is supposed to be in or near […]

Saudi King Salman Okays Ramadan Taraweeh at Grand Mosque, Prophet’s Mosque

(SDN) — SAUDI ARABIA’S people will be able to perform Ramadan’s nightly Taraweeh prayers, after all. At Islam’s holiest sites, that is. It’s because the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud has relented, opening Makkah’s Grand Mosque and Madinah’s Prophet’s Mosque. He earlier closed all the mosques in the […]

Following Saudi Arabia, NCMF Suspends Ramadan Taraweeh in Mosques

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs No prayers in mosques, including Ramadan’s nightly Taraweeh, in the Philippines, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, other countries By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — EVERY DAY routines of people across the world have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Add to that religious activitie […]

NCMF Backs Saudi Arabia Suspension of Umrah

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THE National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) supports Saudi Arabia’s suspension of Umrah because of fears of the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 is the official name of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that broke out last December in Wuhan, Hebei, China. The […]

Saudi Arabia: No Umrah for Now due to COVID-19

(SDN) — NO Umrah temporarily this year as a measure against the spread of the deadly COVID-19. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suspended the conduct of Umrah, or the lesser pilgrimage, as reported today, February 27, on Arab News, the Islamic country’s main English language newspaper. “COVID-19” is the official name of the novel […]