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Good news to our kababayans in Qatar! The Philippine Embassy is conducting mobile consular services in Mesaimeer and Al Khor. Initial schedule is every third Friday from March to September 2018. The mobile consular services include overseas voting registration, passport renewal, consular services inquiries, and SSS and Pag-Ibig membership concerns. This is a perfect opportunity [...]

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Multi-tasking while driving? Texting while driving? You might want to stop that habit right now as Qatar has implemented stricter laws on the use of mobile phones while driving. Also Read: How to Apply for a Driving License in Qatar The recommendations from the General Directorate of Traffic to increase the fine for violators have [...]

Get ready for the 9th Qatar International Food Fest, happening in March 15 until March 25. For 10 days, grab the chance to taste glorious food from Qatar and from 9 participating embassies. Most of the activities will be held in Hotel Park Doha, while partner cafes, restaurants and hotels will also offer the QIFF [...]

In January of this year, HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud precedes the session with the Advisory Council discussing the draft law on Permanent Residency ID for expats and workers in Qatar. Expats might soon acquire permanent residency ID in Qatar. Juanedc.com/Flickr If passed, the new law will allow some expatriates to [...]

His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has recently launched his official Instagram account during the Qatar National Sports Day. It has one post so far. There were more than 80,000 followers since the account opened. The Emir’s official Twitter account was launched in December last year. There have been 20 tweets. The account [...]

As rainy days are expected in Qatar, the Ministry of Interior has shared tips on how to be safe when driving during rain. When driving is a must, just be safe to avoid accidents. This way, all motorists can get to their destination without trouble. Also Read: Driving During Foggy Weather Before going out, check [...]

Under Family Sponsorship, an accompanying spouse can apply for work without needing another work permit. The employer of the sponsored worker will extend sponsorship to the legal spouse, as long as requirements from the Qatar government are met. The accompanying spouse will not get the same legal status, benefits and allowances as the sponsored spouse. [...]

The Msheireb Station, touted as the biggest station of the Doha Metro and also one of the biggest stations in the world, is slowly taking shape. The primary structural steel components are in place. This station connects with all the other train lines, namely the red, green and gold, which will ensure that fans of [...]

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has announced that as of February 1, 2018, municipalities in Qatar has implemented the Law No. 18 of 2017 on Public Hygiene. With this, they are encouraging locals, expats and tourists alike to be more conscious on following the law to keep the country neat and clean. Qatar [...]

Extreme caution and patience are needed when driving through a fog to avoid accidents. It is recommended to drive slower and be more alert since there will be lesser visibility. It is also common to experience traffic when there is fog on the road. Since fog is a common occurrence in Qatar, it is best [...]

The Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) was inaugurated in January. It aims to serve the banking needs, like savings, loans, and investment, of OFWs. The bank will initially serve the overseas workers – including immigrants and holders of resident visas but will eventually extend the service to the families as well. OFBank’s only branch is in [...]

It’s not an easy task to choose an insurance that will fit your needs living in your own country. What more if you are in a foreign country? There are so many things to consider before you finally decide on getting insurance for yourself and even for your family. And being an overseas Filipino worker [...]