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Major revamp in POEA following reports of corruption in OEC issuance

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III  announced investigation into the alleged anomaly in the application of overseas employment certificate (OEC). Bello said that they will implement new guidelines in the Philippine Overseas...
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Banks urged to improve services for OFWs after remittances hit 5-mth low in Sept

House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries vice-chair Henry Ong has urged bank and remittance centers across the country to improve their online remittance service for overseas Filipino workers (OFWS) who send money to the Philippines. Ong specifically...
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46 PCG staff providing services to 500,000 OFWs

DUBAI:  Open a consulate. Put in 46 people to provide services to some half a million constituents. What do you have?  Mission Impossible! But that’s not the case with the Philippine Consulate General (PCG), which, running on the same number of staff and officers...
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OFW salisi victims get their passports, IDs back

Police have returned important documents to two of the three overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who lost their belongings in a “salisi” modus operation on Nov. 8. The two OFWs have their passports and identification cards back in their possession but the police are still...
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WATCH: Trump refers to Duterte by first name; lauds US-PH ‘great relationship’

US President Donald Trump has lauded the “great relationship” of his country with the Philippines, as well as his rapport with President Rodrigo Duterte. Trump on Monday extended his thanks to the latter for his “incredible hospitality” in hosting world  leaders for...
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Major revamp in POEA following reports of corruption in OEC issuance

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III  announced investigation into the alleged anomaly in the application of overseas employment certificate (OEC). Bello said that they will implement new guidelines in the Philippine Overseas...

Major revamp in POEA following reports of corruption in OEC issuance

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III  announced investigation into the alleged anomaly in the application of overseas employment certificate (OEC). Bello said that they will implement new guidelines in the Philippine Overseas...
Read More
Major revamp in POEA following reports of corruption in OEC issuance

Major revamp in POEA following reports of corruption in OEC issuance

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III  announced investigation into the alleged anomaly in the application of overseas employment certificate (OEC). Bello said that they will implement new guidelines in the Philippine Overseas...

46 PCG staff providing services to 500,000 OFWs

46 PCG staff providing services to 500,000 OFWs

DUBAI:  Open a consulate. Put in 46 people to provide services to some half a million constituents. What do you have?  Mission Impossible! But that’s not the case with the Philippine Consulate General (PCG), which, running on the same number of staff and officers...

OFW salisi victims get their passports, IDs back

OFW salisi victims get their passports, IDs back

Police have returned important documents to two of the three overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who lost their belongings in a “salisi” modus operation on Nov. 8. The two OFWs have their passports and identification cards back in their possession but the police are still...

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Room attendant rises from the ranks and sees the world

Her secret: Don’t find fault; instead, lend support By Gelin Castro Being a team leader, I stand in front to show direction and, at the same time, watch from the back to know how my team is doing. DUBAI:  Mercedita Fernandez, currently director of housekeeping at...

TFC unveils largest Filipino content selection

DUBAI:  First the good news: now, just armed with internet or mobile data connection, anyone can watch the most expansive selection of original Filipino television programs, movies and exclusive specials -– live or on demand — anywhere, anytime, using a smart phone,...

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Major revamp in POEA following reports of corruption in OEC issuance

Major revamp in POEA following reports of corruption in OEC issuance

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III  announced investigation into the alleged anomaly in the application of overseas employment certificate (OEC). Bello said that they will implement new guidelines in the Philippine Overseas...

46 PCG staff providing services to 500,000 OFWs

46 PCG staff providing services to 500,000 OFWs

DUBAI:  Open a consulate. Put in 46 people to provide services to some half a million constituents. What do you have?  Mission Impossible! But that’s not the case with the Philippine Consulate General (PCG), which, running on the same number of staff and officers...

OFW salisi victims get their passports, IDs back

OFW salisi victims get their passports, IDs back

Police have returned important documents to two of the three overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who lost their belongings in a “salisi” modus operation on Nov. 8. The two OFWs have their passports and identification cards back in their possession but the police are still...

TAGFEST RETURNS IN 2018!

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...

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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...

Top reasons why expats move to the UAE

The number of expats in the overall population of the emirates has been rising and is underpinned by all that the country offers, from a unique lifestyle experience in a multicultural environment, tax-free salaries, and the sunshine. There are myriad reasons why...

Abu Dhabi newly-weds vow to live and love

"To have and to hold; For richer and for poorer; In sickness and in health; Till death do us part.” These were the words uttered by newly-weds on their wedding day on November 2, at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Vice Consul Von Ryan Pangwi officiated the...

Bo Sanchez: Things that can destroy Filipino families

Spouses marrying another partner, unmonitored children neglecting their studies, frequent arguments over money – these are just some of the many burdens of overseas Filipino workers face today. In an episode of “Fulltank”, lay preacher Bo Sanchez discusses a major...

Top 5 things not to say during a job interview

These days employers might be sneakier in how you tell your story. That’s why your success in getting hired would solely depend on you and you alone. If you think the resume is the heartbeat of a successful job interview, ponder on it again, and add some of our few...

WATCH: Sheikh Hamdan goes cave diving

The Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness  Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, explored the world beneath ours in a recent cave diving expedition. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan shared the video on Instagram yesterday, Nov 4., and the post has already garnered...

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People names Blake Shelton “sexiest man alive”

Country singer Blake Shelton is named this year's "sexiest man alive" by People Magazine announced Tuesday. The artist and “The Voice” coach is not your typical sexy man with a hunky body like household names David Beckham, Harrison Ford, Chris Hemsworth and Adam...

Mariah Carey accused of sexual harassment

Mariah Carey is the latest to face a charge of sexual harassment. The Vision of Love singer’s bodyguard has threatened to sue her for humiliation and sexual harassment, reported Philstar. Mariah reportedly called Michael Anello to her room to move some luggage when...

James Reid wins MTV Europe Music Awards Best SEA Act

James Reid won the Best Southeast Asia Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in London today, Nov. 13 (Philippine time). Reid beat six other nominees, namely, Faizal Tahir from Malaysia, Dam Vinh Hung from Vietnam, Isyana Sarasvati from Indonesia, Slot Machine from...

Cambodian PM requested to meet Marian Rivera in person

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen personally requested to meet Kapuso actress Marian Rivera at a welcome dinner in Clark, Pampanga, Saturday, November 11, and even posted photos of their meeting on his official Facebook account. The dinner is hosted by former president...

Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff are married

Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis and her long-time boyfriend Erwan Heussaff tied the knot in New Zealand today, November 12. Curtis sported a custom Monique Lhullier wedding dress and black boots, while her husband looked dashing in a gray suit. “We will be together in...

Meet Talitha Maria Luna-Sotto

Actress Pauleen Luna presented her first child to the world through an Instagram post today, Nov. 9. According to the post, she and husband Vic Sotto will name their first baby as Talitha Maria Luna-Sotto. The couple earlier announced the news on “Eat Bulaga” to a...

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