Phl Embassy reaffirms commitment to stronger cooperation with Labor Ministry to protect rights and welfare of Filipinos in Qatar

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Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

22 September 2015 – Philippine Ambassador to Qatar Wilfredo C. Santos made a courtesy call on Qatari Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Dr. Abdullah Saleh Al-Khulaifi on September 21 to reaffirm his commitment to further strengthen labor cooperation between the Philippine Embassy and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) on the protection of the rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos in Qatar.

Ambassador Santos and the rest of his delegation – Labor Attaché Leopoldo B. de Jesus, Attaché for Political and Economic Affairs Sorhaya P. Dilabakun, and Cultural Attaché John Danilo Jiao – were received warmly by the Minister and Mr. Saleh Saeed Al-Shawi, Head of the Ministry’s Legal Affairs Department.

The Ambassador acknowledged Qatar’s efforts to amend its labor laws, which include the amendments to the kafala system that will benefit migrant workers in the country. He also congratulated MoLSA for...

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Philippine Ambassador pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning

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Source: DFA Philippines

21 September 2015 - New Philippine Ambassador to Qatar Wilfredo C. Santos paid an introductory courtesy call on Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Khalifa Al Thani at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP) on September 15.

Ambassador Santos thanked the host government for Qatar's hospitality in hosting an estimated 190,000 Filipinos, many of whom are employed in various infrastructure projects under the MMUP.

He also thanked the Minister for his part in facilitating the approval of the construction...

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UFOQ Officers for 2014-2015 elected

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The election of new set of UFOQ officers for the year-term 2014-2015 had been concluded on 19th September 2014 at the office of the Philippine Embassy. The election was done in two sessions, after majority of the Filipino Community Organizations representatives were not present during the initial date called by the Ambassador Crescente Relacion for that purpose. 

The newly elected UFOQ officers with the Ambassador. From L-R: Virgilio Bunda, Frank Jamandre, Ambassador Crescente Relacion, Mercy Vergara & Manuel Camato | Photo grabbed from Manuel Camato's FB The newly elected UFOQ officers with the Ambassador. From L-R: Virgilio Bunda, Frank Jamandre, Ambassador Crescente Relacion, Mercy Vergara & Manuel Camato | Photo grabbed from Manuel Camato's FB

The elected major seats in the UFOQ Council include: 

Chairman - Frank C. Jamandre

Vice Chairman - Virgilio R. Bunda, Jr.

Secretary - Manuel V. Camato

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