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Pinay Domestic Worker Undergoes Breakthrough Surgery in Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain is known for its excellent medical innovations. This was proven true last May when a Filipina household service worker (HSW) underwent a breakthrough medical procedure that removed a huge and aggressive tumor in her right cheek. ALSO READ: Guide to Health and Medical Care in Bahrain Rosalina Grandusa, a 38-year old Filipina who [...]

VFS Global Opens Italia Tourist Info Centre in Bahrain

In an earlier post, we shared about how you can apply for a Schengen tourist visa, which enables you to travel to certain European destinations. One of these is Italy, and now you can learn more about this country through a newly-established information centre in Bahrain! ALSO READ: How to Apply for a US Tourist Visa in [...]

ADVISORY No More Red Ribbon on Authentication Certificates

The Philippine Embassy in Manama, Bahrain has announced that it will no longer affix the “red ribbon” to all authentication and acknowledgment certificates starting June 15, 2019. ALSO READ: How to Renew Philippine Passport in Bahrain The advisory was made in accordance with a circular issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) – Office of Consular Affairs. [...]

Bahrain Labour Law - Worker's Duties & Accountability

Bahrain is one of the most popular destinations in the world for expats, and there are millions of foreign workers living in the Kingdom. Of course, every worker has certain duties to accomplish, as stated in his/her work contract. ALSO READ: Bahrain Labour Law – Working Hours & Rest Periods That being said, a worker’s duties and [...]

Working Hours Shortened During Ramadan

Now that the Holy Month of Ramadan has begun, let us take note of the changes in working hours and timings of offices across the Kingdom of Bahrain. ALSO READ: List of Bahrain Public Holidays in 2019 In today’s post, we provide a guide to the working hours this Ramadan, as well as the official timings [...]

List of Catholic Churches in Bahrain

Although Bahrain is a Muslim country, people here have the freedom to practice their own religion. That being said, about 14.5 percent of the population are Christians, including Roman Catholics. ALSO READ: Living in Manama, Bahrain: A Basic Guide Records show that Christians have been residing in Bahrain since the 12th century. Between 1930 and 1950, [...]

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bahrain 4

Like most other Middle East countries, the Kingdom of Bahrain is an Islamic state, and majority of the population are Muslims. Nonetheless, expats here are able to practice their own beliefs, including Catholicism, which is the religion of many Filipinos in the country. ALSO READ: How to Get Married in Bahrain (for Filipinos) There are two Roman Catholic [...]

Bahrain Labour Law Employees' Official Leaves

In a previous post, we’ve talked about the official working hours and rest periods of workers, as stipulated by the Bahrain Labour Law. Today, we’re going to discuss about official leaves. ALSO READ: Policies on Wages Just like in other countries, workers in Bahrain are entitled to annual leaves, sick leaves, and other official leaves. So before your [...]

How to Transfer to a New Employer

When foreign employees plan to transfer to another employer, they usually have to cancel their existing work permits and exit the country. However, did you know that it is possible to do this without canceling your work permit or traveling outside the Kingdom of Bahrain? ALSO READ: How to Check Your Work & Legal Status in Bahrain You [...]

How to File a Complaint as a Worker in Bahrain

Many expats, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), work in Bahrain to support their families back home. Just like others around the world, however, some employees encounter problems at work — concerns that may need to be filed with legal authorities. ALSO READ: Things to Know about your Work Contract One such problem is to be reported “absent” by [...]