Monday, January 22, 2018

BELLO EXPLAINS HOW TO OPEN OFW BANK ACCOUNT

MANILA: Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III explained how interested overseas Filipino workers can apply and transact with the recently launched Overseas Filipino Workers Bank (OFW Bank). Following the launch of the OFW Bank at Liwasang Bonifacio Thursday last week,...
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Balikbayan went berserk, shot dead by police

A balikbayan in Talisay, Cebu was killed in a gunshot fired by a policeman on January 17, 2018, inside an eatery. The family of OFW Jeff Gabutan said he had an argument with the restaurant’s manager due to slow service. In the CCTV footage that GMA got hold of, the...
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In-demand overseas jobs for aspiring OFWs

Sea-based and land-based engineers, healthcare professionals, and Information Technology (IT) professionals are the highest-paying jobs in 2017, as per the annual report of WorkAbroad.ph, an overseas job portal in the Philippines, released January 17, 2018. Here is an...
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DFA plans to enhance passport cover to poly-carbonate cards

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) intends to enhance passport covers to poly-carbonate cards in order to preserve its longevity. In an interview with DZMM, DFA Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca said the paper-based passports are prone to scratches and...
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Duterte talks about pressing issues of OFWs in Middle East

President Rodrigo Duterte led the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila on Thursday afternoon. In a portion of his speech, President Duterte stressed about the conditions of overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East, saying...
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BELLO EXPLAINS HOW TO OPEN OFW BANK ACCOUNT

BELLO EXPLAINS HOW TO OPEN OFW BANK ACCOUNT

MANILA: Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III explained how interested overseas Filipino workers can apply and transact with the recently launched Overseas Filipino Workers Bank (OFW Bank). Following the launch of the OFW Bank at Liwasang Bonifacio Thursday last week,...

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BELLO EXPLAINS HOW TO OPEN OFW BANK ACCOUNT

BELLO EXPLAINS HOW TO OPEN OFW BANK ACCOUNT

MANILA: Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III explained how interested overseas Filipino workers can apply and transact with the recently launched Overseas Filipino Workers Bank (OFW Bank). Following the launch of the OFW Bank at Liwasang Bonifacio Thursday last week,...

Balikbayan went berserk, shot dead by police

Balikbayan went berserk, shot dead by police

A balikbayan in Talisay, Cebu was killed in a gunshot fired by a policeman on January 17, 2018, inside an eatery. The family of OFW Jeff Gabutan said he had an argument with the restaurant’s manager due to slow service. In the CCTV footage that GMA got hold of, the...

In-demand overseas jobs for aspiring OFWs

In-demand overseas jobs for aspiring OFWs

Sea-based and land-based engineers, healthcare professionals, and Information Technology (IT) professionals are the highest-paying jobs in 2017, as per the annual report of WorkAbroad.ph, an overseas job portal in the Philippines, released January 17, 2018. Here is an...

DFA plans to enhance passport cover to poly-carbonate cards

DFA plans to enhance passport cover to poly-carbonate cards

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) intends to enhance passport covers to poly-carbonate cards in order to preserve its longevity. In an interview with DZMM, DFA Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca said the paper-based passports are prone to scratches and...

Duterte talks about pressing issues of OFWs in Middle East

Duterte talks about pressing issues of OFWs in Middle East

President Rodrigo Duterte led the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila on Thursday afternoon. In a portion of his speech, President Duterte stressed about the conditions of overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East, saying...

Jollibee opens first branch in Ajman

Jollibee opens first branch in Ajman

Overseas Filipino workers will now have a slice of home as the first ever Jollibee branch in Ajman opens. Both residents and expats in Ajman will now be able to enjoy the delicious taste of ChickenJoy, Yum Burger, and other iconic Jollibee dishes. The newly opened...

150 Pinoy mountaineers climb for a cause

The summit was over 1,200 meters high accessible thru a route with a 20-meter ascend via crevices where climbers squeeze themselves and reach out to tiny holes and corners to get up. DUBAI: Some 100 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) belonging to mountaineering groups...

Teenager burns to death in RAK road crash

A 19-year-old man was killed after crashing into a lamp post and eventually burning to death in Ghaleila Road in Ras Al Khaimah, last Saturday, January 20. According to investigation, it was around 4:00 in the afternoon when the Emirati prevented his car from...

Sharjah fire incidents drop by 7% in 2017

From 828 cases of fire incidents in 2015, and 746 in 2016, the reported fire incidents in Sharjah dropped to 694 or about 7% in 2017. According to Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, director-general of Sharjah Civil Defence, this positive result was attained because of the...

Asian man killed after diesel tank fell on his head

A 27-year-old man was killed after a diesel tank fell on his head in Al Liyyah, Sharjah last Thursday, January 18. According to investigation, the Indian man was working on a diesel vessel docked in the area when the incident happened. It is not yet clear how the tank...

Through The Lens

Through The Lens

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT by Mark Algedra OFW photos of Dubai and beyond; featuring this week’s selection.

Through The Lens

Through The Lens

WHAT USED TO BE by Marvin De Luna Dec. 26, 2017 will be remembered as the day when the UAE saw an early morning fog cover like never before in recent years. The following are random snaps sent by our readers.

3 REASONS WHY PEOPLE IN HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS CHEAT

You probably know people whose relationship was almost like a fairy tale. The girl was the damsel in distress who was saved by her mighty prince charming. And just like in the fairy tales, they lived happily ever after. (But that was not the end of the story.) Until...

Singaporean firm to design New Clark City

State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority and the Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport and Urban Development or Join teamed up with Surbana Jurong of Singapore to develop New Clark City. Surbana Jurong will help BCDA and Join...

VIDEO: UAE launched world’s largest aerial firework shell

RAS AL KHAIMAH: The UAE launched the world's largest ever pyrotechnics on New Year's Eve which has entered the Guinness World Records for the 'largest aerial firework shell'. The 2,400-pound (1,088kg) firework shell seemed like a huge spectacle of lights that hung in...

4 ways on how to improve your lovelife in 2018

Any relationship is something that is not supposed to be stagnant. It should continuously grow and mature as time passes by. How you were as a couple during your first few months will no longer be the same after 2 years of dating. As you spend time together, a sense...

12-hour sale today in Dubai

Following the tremendous success of previous mega sales and in line with the Dubai retail calendar, participating retailers in each of the malls will offer deeply attractive discounts of up to 90% off until stocks run out. Furthermore, during the 12-hour sale, from...

Photo Competiton

Al Marjan Island, a world-class island destination in Ras Al Khaimah, has invited entries for the 2018 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Photo Competition. There are two categories: Social pictures that depict people celebrating the New Year’s Eve fireworks at Al Marjan...

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WATCH: Emotional parting of kid, OFW mother

For every overseas Filipino worker (OFW) parent, a difficult and life-changing decision must be done in order to give their children a better life: to leave them back home. Parting is equally hard for their children who, especially the young ones who still cling to...

Pokwang gives birth to baby girl

Comedienne and actress Pokwang, at 47 years old, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. She named her child Malia. This morning at 8:28 am Manila time, the most beautiful little angel came into our world, our Baby Malia!! Mamang @itspokwang27 is recovering well and are...

Maine Mendoza creates own lipstick shade with MAC Cosmetics

GMA-7 Eat Bulaga’s star and social media sensation Maine Mendoza officially announced on Friday, January 19, 2018, another milestone in her career as the first Filipina to create her own lipstick signature with MAC Cosmetics. Mendoza happily said on her Instagram...

Ed Sheeran, Cherry Seaborn are now engaged

“Got myself a fiancée just before new year,” British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran happily announced engagement with Cherry Seaborn on his Instagram post on Saturday, January 20. 2018. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx," the...

VIDEO: Emirati thanks Filipinos for changing his country

Emirati vlogger Khalid Al Ameri posted a video last January 19 on his Facebook page, thanking the Filipino community for their significant contributions to the UAE. In a short video titled “Filipinos Changed My Country,” Al Ameri gave a message for the all the...

VAT in the UAE: Everything to need to know

The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, introduced the Value Added Tax on Jan. 1, 2018. Other member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are expected to implement it as well. The tax has been applied at a standard rate of 5% to a range of goods and services, but...

Chef Richelle Ortiz rolls out a treat

How about minced prawn with eel for that touch of the exotic? Chef Richelle Ortiz Resto Bar on the mezzanine of Holiday Inn in Al Rigga, Deira, which opened late last year, is fast becoming the newest favorite chill-out in town. And it just keeps getting better. Chef...

Abu Dhabi OFWs form cycling club

Bicycles are good investments, because you invest in your health From having just three members in 2014, the group has grown to over 700 folding bike enthusiasts ABU DHABI: Formed in March 2014, the club started with only around three members. Today, with proud 728...

‘Chess is close to the heart of Filipinos’ — Torre

DUBAI: Chess has a bright future in the Philippines because it is “close to the heart of Filipinos” and has the support of government officials, this according to renowned chess grand master Eugene Torre. “Chess is close to the heart of Filipinos. The Philippine Sport...

Team Tamaraw DXB shines at Spartan Women’s Sprint

DUBAI: Among highlights of the recent Spartan Women’s Sprint was a group of Filipinas – Team Tamaraw DXB – who ranked 2nd overall among 26 participating teams, with a time of exactly 60mins. A total of 17 Tamaraw women raced and conquered more than 20 obstacles across...

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...

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