Oman–Philippines relations

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Oman–Philippines relations



Oman–Philippines relations refers to the bilateral relations between Oman and the Philippines. Diplomatic relations between Oman and the Philippines were established on October 6, 1980. The Philippine embassy in Riyadh covered Oman until March 1992 when the Philippines established a resident embassy in Muscat.[1] Oman's embassy Kuala Lumpur covered the Philippines until the opening of the Omani embassy in Manila on July 2013.[2][3]

Filipinos in Oman[edit]

Main article: Filipinos in Oman

In the 2011 list of countries considered safe for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Oman was the only Middle Eastern country on the list[3][4] As of 2013, there are about 40,000 Filipinos working in Oman. In 2012 according to POEA, the number of OFW's deployed to Oman amounted to 15,868, 10,291 rehires and 5,577 new hires.[3]


  1. ^ "Embassy Of The Philippines - Muscat". Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ "News :: Philippines the best bet". Times of Oman. 2012-12-29. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "Embassy Of The Philippines - Muscat". Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  4. ^ Masud Sikder says:. "‘Oman: Safest Country for Filipinos in Middle East’". Pinoy Ofw. Retrieved 2013-09-04.