Qatar in need of more Filipino skilled workers

His Excellency Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs and Labour met as of late with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) deputy administrator Arnell Ignacio to talk about Qatar’s need of more Filipino talented workers who are looked at to meet the manpower requests of the FIFA World Cup in 2022, reported iloveqatar.

“We generally take a enhancing at upgrading and building a superior group of multinational men who are ready to joyfully support Qatar’s street to supportability and later on, to 2022,” HE Yousuf Mohamed said.

He additionally included that the hiring of increasingly Filipino workers are now in progress. “The workers’ welfare is our best need”

In the mean time, the OWWA delegate communicated his happiness over Qatar and The Philippines’ additionally reinforced ties by saying: “This is an exciting news for our Kababayans. Qatar is waiting for you!”

It very well may be recalled that recently, the ever-questionable Kafala system has been scrapped as well as the Exit Permit policy. As per Minister Fakhroo, more work changes are set to happen soon—including the opening of a Qatar VISA Center in Manila in the main quarter of 2019.

Ongoing appraisals are stating that Over 260,000 Filipinos live in Qatar. Starting at mid 2017, Filipinos are estimated to be the 4th biggest gathering of foreign workers in the Gulf state, after Indians, Nepalis and Bangladeshis.


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One of these is 56-year-old Alex Opao who has been more than 10-year-old undocumented in Dubai .

DUBAI – Not everyone applying for the United Arab Emirates amnesty program is set to return to the Philippines.

Making partitions on sharing apartments was the source of his income and shared why he chose to remain in the UAE despite the chances of getting home in the Philippines after a long time.

“I love you more than we are. To us, at this age, there may be no work, “Opao said.

Due to amnesty, Opao has not paid for more than 300,000 dirhams or approximately P4.5 million fine. Additionally, he has yet to obtain a visa for a jobseeker visa of six months.

In 2008 he traveled to UAE via tourist visa. He has worked as a wall designer but has bankrupted the company so he has not been granted a work visa. He also received a chief cook but was not granted a company visa.

In 2012, he worked as a sculptor and painter at a park zoo but did not finish as long as the number of workers was completed and he did not even get a visa.

In his 2014 career he was focused on making partitions.

Due to long illegal illness, he admits he is always in the chest every time he goes out of the house and has been visited by authorities in Dubai for several times .

“Five times I’ve been caught or caught by a police officer, but I’m not locked up. They are also releasing me because I did not have any case here, “Opao said.

But it was harder for him when he had to go to the Philippines in 2010, but he did not.

“When my husband died, I did not go home. If it happens, I do not have the chance to go back, because I’m blacklisted here. ‘Well, we’re older, it’s hard to apply,’ she says.

Before completing Opao’s six-month jobseekers visa he / she must get a job at a company he or she would sponsor to have UAE residence visa.

The UAE’s amnesty program began on August 1 and was extended until the first day of December.


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