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How to Renew Philippine Passport in Bahrain (for Minor Applicants)

One of the standard requirements for traveling abroad is a passport with at least six (6) months’ validity. So every now and then, we need to have our Philippine passports renewed. This applies to adult passport holders as well as minors (i.e. 17 years old and below). ALSO READ: No More Red Ribbon on Authentication Certificates For passport [...]

Philippine Embassy Supports Ban on Single-Use Plastic, Launches Reusable Bags

Aside from processing our passports and providing government services, the Philippine Embassy in Manama is also involved in different initiatives. Just recently, it launched a solid waste management project, which is supportive of Bahrain’s ban on single use plastic bags. ALSO READ: No More Red Ribbon on Authentication Certificates The Embassy is promoting eco-friendly alternatives to non-biodegradable [...]

Here are What You Need to Know about Teaching English in Bahrain

English is generally part of the national curriculum followed by schools in the Kingdom. Despite this, it’s quite rare to find native English-speakers in the state education system, cultural differences accounting for this. Because of this, there is a significant number of openings for English teachers coming from other places such as Egypt, Syria, Jordan, [...]

Embassy Urges Filipinos to Report Cases of Human Trafficking

In observance of this year’s World Day Against Trafficking, commemorated last July 30, The Philippine Embassy in Bahrain reminded everyone once again to help stop human trafficking by reporting it to the authorities. The Embassy encourages all Filipinos in Bahrain to be vigilant about this atrocious crime, and help end it by reporting to Inter-Agency [...]

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, [...]