Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
June 21, 2021

Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs (PAFA) and Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Robert E.A. Borje, together with Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola, confers the Order of Sikatuna Presidential Award on Mr. Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi in a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on June 21, 2021.

The Presidential Award recognizes Mr. Al Absi’s remarkable contributions in strengthening Philippines-Bahrain bilateral relations, upholding the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom, and his efforts in advancing the rights of migrant workers in Bahrain and across the globe.

Mr. Al Absi previously served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in Bahrain. Under his leadership, the LMRA assisted the Philippine Government in upholding the rights of Filipino migrant workers in the said Gulf country.