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Qatar Airways will open a new Doha-Davao flight route this June 18, 2019. Right now, the ticket price is set at $750, which is currently equal to somewhere around Php 39,000. The flight will be available once weekly, as Qatar Airways joins three other international airline carriers to enter Davao; the three others being SilkAir, [...]

ADVISORY New Authentication & Removal of Red Ribbon

The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has announced that starting on Monday, June 17, they shall begin issuing new authentication or acknowledgement certificates to Filipinos in Qatar. ALSO READ: Philippine Embassy 24/7 Emergency Hotline for Filipinos in Qatar The embassy also stated that all applications for authentication or acknowledgement that were received on Sunday (June 16) will [...]

Qatar Imposes 100 Tax on Alcohol

If you’re an alcohol drinker, then get ready to spend more for your favourite beer or liquor, as Qatar has recently introduced a 100 percent tax on alcohol starting January 1, 2019. ALSO READ: Guide: Alcohol License Application and Tips The huge “sin” tax was introduced just a few weeks after the Kingdom announced that it [...]

qatar's economy continues to grow

Qatar is a great country for many reasons, but one of the major ones is its healthy economy. According to His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Qatar’s economy continues to grow at an impressive rate. According to a recent report, this progress is mainly due to the effective policies [...]

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According to Gulf Times, the Qatar government’s Ministry of Public Health is planning to cut down tobacco use in the country by 30 percent. Qatar hopes to reach this goal by the year 2022, in a move that is directed towards a healthier nation. This goal is one of the main objectives of the National [...]

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There are many good reasons to visit Qatar: beautiful places, breathtaking tourist destinations, and many more. Now, if  jewelries are of your interest, you can try to visit the exhibitions held by Qatar’s royal family. Recently, a member of Qatar’s ruling family held an exhibition dubbed as “East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the [...]

insurance

Good news for foreign workers in Qatar! In a social media post through Qatar News Agency, the government has approved a bill that provides support funds for foreign workers. There are approximately two million foreign employees in the country, and when this bill becomes a law, it will help ensure that these workers will be properly [...]

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Good news for Filipinos in Qatar who wish to cease their work abroad and work in their home country: they are now given an option to enter the government service in the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reported. The Philippine Embassy in Doha, Qatar offers various services to the Filipinos working in Qatar. Adding to the list [...]

protect rights workers

With the new Qatar Labor Law aiming to balance the rights of employers and employees, the Qatar government also ensures balanced relationships between them, the Gulf Times reported. During a workshop on Labour Law Reform, Yousuf Mohamed al-Othman Fakhro, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, & Social Affairs (MADLSA), delivered a speech about the measures [...]

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Qatar will eradicate its exit permit system by October 28, and international organizations for labor rights advocacies are expressing their approval, Online Qatar reported. One such organization is the International Trade Union Confederation. According to Sharan Burrow, general secretary of this organization, this shows that Qatar has made progress in terms of acknowledging the rights of [...]