Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bello to OFW ID design: “We are open to changing it”

After receiving a mixed bag of reactions online, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in a statement, said that it is open to changing the design of the OFW ID which currently bears the face of President Rodrigo Duterte. Secretary Silvestre Bello III,...
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OFW IDs bear Pres. Duterte’s face

The OFW IDs dubbed as the ‘best gift’ of the president to millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) now bear the face of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a Facebook post of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, netizens were quick to react on the...
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OFWs in work mode on the ‘most wonderful time of the year’

As a song says, "it's the most wonderful time of the year". And for Filipinos, these words pertaining to Christmas spell out various presents, — overflowing food and most of all, the warm company of family, friends and loved ones. However, what is dubbed as the...
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New bridge set to open in January to ease traffic in Downtown Dubai

A bridge extending from Al Khail Road to the Financial Center Road is set to open early January next year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced. The new bridge aims to accommodate the huge expansion of Dubai Mall to make the shopping centre capable of...
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Dubai Metro Red Line to temporarily suspend two major stations from Jan 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will suspend the metro service between Ibn Battuta and Tower and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Stations on the Dubai Metro Red Line for more than a year starting January 2018. From January 5, 2018 until mid-2019, construction of a...
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Bello to OFW ID design: “We are open to changing it”

Bello to OFW ID design: “We are open to changing it”

After receiving a mixed bag of reactions online, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in a statement, said that it is open to changing the design of the OFW ID which currently bears the face of President Rodrigo Duterte. Secretary Silvestre Bello III,...

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Bello to OFW ID design: “We are open to changing it”

Bello to OFW ID design: “We are open to changing it”

After receiving a mixed bag of reactions online, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in a statement, said that it is open to changing the design of the OFW ID which currently bears the face of President Rodrigo Duterte. Secretary Silvestre Bello III,...

OFW IDs bear Pres. Duterte’s face

OFW IDs bear Pres. Duterte’s face

The OFW IDs dubbed as the ‘best gift’ of the president to millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) now bear the face of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a Facebook post of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, netizens were quick to react on the...

OFWs in work mode on the ‘most wonderful time of the year’

OFWs in work mode on the ‘most wonderful time of the year’

As a song says, "it's the most wonderful time of the year". And for Filipinos, these words pertaining to Christmas spell out various presents, — overflowing food and most of all, the warm company of family, friends and loved ones. However, what is dubbed as the...

New bridge set to open in January to ease traffic in Downtown Dubai

New bridge set to open in January to ease traffic in Downtown Dubai

A bridge extending from Al Khail Road to the Financial Center Road is set to open early January next year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced. The new bridge aims to accommodate the huge expansion of Dubai Mall to make the shopping centre capable of...

Flight attendant suspended for eating meals meant for passengers

Flight attendant suspended for eating meals meant for passengers

A video of a female flight attendant who was caught eating bits out of passenger meals has been making rounds on the Internet. The footage was reportedly taken inside an Urumqi Airline flight shortly before landing at Yinchuan City in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on...

Sereno slams SC justices’ testimonies

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday slammed the testimonies of the magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) who appeared before the House justice committee's hearing on the impeachment proceeding filed against her. During the impeachment proceedings, Associate...

DepEd to monitor students administered with Dengvaxia

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Sunday called for a "strong monitoring" of students administered with anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Briones issued DepEd memorandum no. 199, series 2017, ordering the surveillance of students from both...

Duterte fires urban poor commission execs

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the firing of all commissioners of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced Tuesday. "The President stated two grounds -- number one, it is, according to him, a...

Congress likely to approve martial law extension in Mindanao

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said he expects Congress to approve the extension of martial law extension in Mindanao for another year despite possible opposition by the minority. Drilon said that it is “expected” because President Rodrigo Duterte...

Reported sexual assaults on Filipinas in the UAE

Reported sexual assaults on Filipinas in the UAE

If it's unwanted, it's harassment The Filipino Times dives into the issue of sexual assaults on Filipinas in the UAE and the reasons why everyone must not turn a blind eye By Mark Nituma Toiling hard overseas, away from loved ones, is a tough job by itself for anyone,...

PRE-MARRIAGE COUNSELING

PRE-MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Some 26 couples recently underwent a pre-marriage counselling facilitated by Vice Consul Rowena Pangilinan-Daquipil at the Philippine Embassy. “Please add them in your prayers as they embark in their commitment to honor each other in marriage,” the diplomat...

Racism explored in Ahmad Al Tunaiji’s film ‘Arasian’

Emirati filmmaker Ahmad Al Tunaiji's 'Arasian' will be screened at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) from December 11 to 12. The groundbreaking film addresses bullying and racism at school. Inspired by Tunaiji's friend, Majid Abdalla Salim Almheiri,...

Miss Universe 2017, other bets to visit PH

Right after winning the Miss Universe 2017 crown last November 26, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa, together with her predecessor Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and select candidates are set to visit Manila and parts of the Philippines this week. In a...

Rachel Peters ends Miss Universe 2017 journey

Philippines' bet Rachel Peters failed to reach the Miss Universe Top 5, ending her quest for the country's fourth crown in one of the world's most prestigious and awaited beauty pageants. The top 3 candidates are from Jamaica, Colombia and South Africa. The candidates...

TAGFEST RETURNS IN 2018!

Following on from the hugely successful 2017 edition with Gloc-9, Ebe Dancel, Marion Aunor, Sandwich and Parokya Ni Edgar, the festival returns with an amazing line-up headlining by the legendary Kamikazee as part of their TAGPUAN 2018 tour. “We are happy to present...

Welcome to the new Max’s of the future

DUBAI: Don’t be surprised if you happen to pass by a Max’s Restaurant and find it looking a little different. It’s still the homegrown brand you’ve loved all these years. It’s just making a little make-over to cater the taste of the younger generation of Filipinos. By...

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Netizens ask Pinay actress: “Nagparetoke ka ba?”

Another Pinay celebrity is making the rounds on the Internet after netizens noticed her improved look. Pinoy Big Brother 737 winner Miho Nishida sent social media abuzz with netizens asking if she underwent plastic surgery. Her new look has sent her fans into...

Ai Ai delas Alas and Gerald Sibayan’s star-studded wedding

The comedy concert queen and her partner for three years Gerald Sibayan have finally tied the knot on Tuesday morning, December 12, in a star-studded wedding ceremony. Some of the biggest names in the showbiz industry gathered to witness their vows, including couples...

Manny Pacquiao has been promoted to full colonel of Philippine Army

Filipino boxing champion turned politician Senator Manny Pacquiao has been promoted to full Colonel of the Philippines Army. The 38-year-old took to Instagram to share photos of him posing with members of the Army dressed in camouflaged uniform. Last Wednesday, the...

LOOK: Wendell Ramos weds longtime partner

Actor Wendell Ramos and his longtime partner Kukai Gueverra tied the knot in a church wedding held at the National Shrine of Mary Help in Parañaque yesterday, December 9. The wedding was supposed to be intimate and simple. In attendance were actors Joey Marquez, who...

JM De Guzman set to return to TV, movie screens

Actor JM De Guzman is set to return to the screens as he goes back to his talent management group Star Magic. This was confirmed by Star Magic’s head for public relations Thess Gubi in an interview with ABS-CBN. A post shared by JM De Guzman (@1migueldeguzman) on Dec...

Pia Wurtzbach tells Rachel Peters to keep her head up

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach took to social media to congratulate Rachel Peters, the Philippines’ representative in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. In an Instagram post a day after the coronation in Las Vegas, the beauty queen thanked Peters for making the...

Close to 200 mountain bikers break trail at RAK showdown

RAS AL KHAIMAH: Some 188 riders from 16 clubs took part in the 1st Fox XC Race Showka held recently at Dam-2 Showka in Ras Al Khaimah and organized by UAE MTB Jumeirah. Organizers opened “fox trails” which were connected to existing trails composed of 4x4 jeep tracks,...

FIBA World Cup host to be decided on Dec. 9

This will be known on December 9 when the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announces the winner between the joint bids by Argentina/Uruguay or the Philippines/Indonesia/Japan on the other hand. According to the report from the FIBA website, candidates...

Dragon Boat Winners

Jubilant Ultimate Junkies Dragon Boat Team members pose for posterity following action at the recent Pre-race Dragon Boat Exhibition at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The team won first in the 100 meters Mixed Crew, and third at the 250 meters Mixed Crew...

Action sports and outdoor adventure fans listen up

The Extreme Sports Expo takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre, January 12 & 13, 2018 featuring action sports across land, sea and air: there’ll be motorbike stunt battles, underwater target shooting championships, pump track and more!! @ExtremeSportsExpoME 🏄🚁🏍...

Dubai Fitness Challenge closes to a resounding success

DUBAI: The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) recently came to a spectacular close, capping a month of the inaugural sports event that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 straight days. This global...

STARTING OUT YOUNG

Matthea Puzon Lazo, 13 years old of Team AAK Philippines won Gold in Individual Kumite 12-13 years old and Silver in Individual Kata 12-13 years old in the just concluded  7th Karatedo Goju-kai World Championship held at Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond Canada. The...

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