September 1, 2018
The Philippine Embassy in Amman, Jordan opened in October 1980 four years after diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Jordan was established on March 1, 1976 during the visit of Jordanian King Hussein Bin Talal and Queen Alia to Manila.
In November 1993, under the term of Ambassador Pacifico A. Castro and Honorary Consul Shaliq Jumean, the Embassy closed down and was re-established on April 12, 1998 with the main objective to look after the interests of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Jordan.
Since 1988, the Philippines has signed six (6) bilateral agreements with Jordan and nine (9) proposed agreements in various stages of negotiations: Agreement on Manpower, Air Services Agreement, Trade Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Cooperation, Principles and Controls for Regulating Employment and Deployment of Filipino Worker, and Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Cooperation.
In preparation for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s historic visit to Amman, Jordan, Ambassador Akmad Atlah Sakkam — a former Tausug Ambassador — presented his credentials to Jordanian King Abdullah II on September 2, 2018.
As of December 2017, about 42,000 Filipinos have entered the Kingdom, majority of whom are employed as house service workers.