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Netflix is available in Qatar! This is after the announcement yesterday that Netflix had switched on its service in 130 additional countries, including Qatar. So no more VPNs or tedious and even costly workarounds if you really are into Netflix and reside in Doha. For those in Qatar who doesn’t have a clue what Netflix is, […]

“The balikbayan box arose in the 1980s when Section 105 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines as amended by Executive Order No. 206 provides duty and tax free privileges to overseas foreign workers ( OFW ) enacted by former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos due to resurgence of Filipinos working overseas.[citation needed] The […]

“Qatar today officially launches one of its most “significant” labour reforms to guarantee migrant workers’ wages. The Wage Protection System (WPS) aims to ensure that migrant labourers, many working on 2022 World Cup-related projects, receive their pay on time. Under the new system, workers will be paid either twice a month or monthly, and the […]

If you have ever applied for a Philippine Passport at the Philippine Embassy in Qatar, I’m sure you would have been frustrated at how the process works. Aside from a cramped space and long queue to get your photo taken, you have to make it a point to keep checking and calling the embassy if […]

Expectations about the reopening of Villaggio mall before Eid Al Fitr has increased after several announcements made about events to be held at the mall during the holidays, although there is no official announcement yet. Since its closure due to the fatal fire accident on May 28, Cineco has released the film screening schedule for […]


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  • xtian001: Yez. We applied for our US visas in Qatar. [...]
  • andy salvatore: HI I would to ask if there are possibility that I can get a US visa here in Qatar I am currently wor [...]
  • xtian001: They don't specifically say kung magkano minimum but once you submit, they'll advise you kung medyo [...]
  • bnx: Hi, magkano po ang minimum amount in riyals na nasa bank account para ma approve yung visa applicati [...]
  • bill: regarding the passport validity: its not necessary for ur passport to be valid 6months after the end [...]