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OFWs urged to ‘bring home a friend’ to win amazing prizes

The Department of Tourism is reviving its Bring Home a Friend (BHAF) program to attract more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to revisit their home country as well as encourage more foreign visitors to visit the Philippines. The incentive program aims to enlist the...
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Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

A grade 10 student, who was wearing a headset while crossing the railways in Sampaloc, Manila was hit by the Philippine National Railways train on September 20. John Genesis Munsayac Jr, Manuel Roxas High School student, was declared dead on the spot after he was...
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House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

The House of Representatives has decided to restore the proposed budgets of three government  offices, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), House Committee chair Karlo Nograles...
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Duterte on Marcos: Martial Law filled with human rights violations, corruption

Despite favoring the Marcoses in some instances, President Rodrigo Duterte still regarded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as the president who had rampant human rights violations and corruption recorded in his term. Stated in the Proclamation No. 319 signed by...
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74% of Filipinos in the UAE plan to buy property in the Philippines – survey

Enjoying a better life in the UAE and confident of the continuing economic growth back home, Filipinos in the UAE have showed a resounding optimism, with 90 percent expecting improvement in the quality of life, both in the UAE (90.20%) and in the Philippines (90.19%)....
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OFWs urged to ‘bring home a friend’ to win amazing prizes

The Department of Tourism is reviving its Bring Home a Friend (BHAF) program to attract more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to revisit their home country as well as encourage more foreign visitors to visit the Philippines. The incentive program aims to enlist the...

OFWs urged to ‘bring home a friend’ to win amazing prizes

The Department of Tourism is reviving its Bring Home a Friend (BHAF) program to attract more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to revisit their home country as well as encourage more foreign visitors to visit the Philippines. The incentive program aims to enlist the...
Read More
OFWs urged to ‘bring home a friend’ to win amazing prizes

OFWs urged to ‘bring home a friend’ to win amazing prizes

The Department of Tourism is reviving its Bring Home a Friend (BHAF) program to attract more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to revisit their home country as well as encourage more foreign visitors to visit the Philippines. The incentive program aims to enlist the...

Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

A grade 10 student, who was wearing a headset while crossing the railways in Sampaloc, Manila was hit by the Philippine National Railways train on September 20. John Genesis Munsayac Jr, Manuel Roxas High School student, was declared dead on the spot after he was...

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

The House of Representatives has decided to restore the proposed budgets of three government  offices, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), House Committee chair Karlo Nograles...

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77-year-old woman died, robbed in Baguio

A 77-year-old woman was found dead in Baguio CIty on September 19 after an alleged thief hit her with a hard object. Lourdes Abalos-Teodoro’s child and grandchildren found her lying on the floor inside their house, ABS-CBN reported. Police reports showed that the...

69-year-old man in Ilocos arrested for raping minor

Authorities nabbed a 69-year-old man in Batac City, Ilocos Norte for raping a 14-year-old girl twice. Jose “Boy” Cuanang was arrested at his house on September 17 at Barangay Billoca in Batac City, ABS-CBN reported.   The report said the Regional Trial Court-Branch 18...

DOLE moves full issuance of OFW ID cards to October

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has moved the full issuance of the OFW ID card to October. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he has formed a task force that will come up with an implementing guidelines for the issuance of the much-hyped card...

PDEA recovers P1-M worth of drugs in Mandaluyong

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has confiscated P1 million worth of illegal drugs in an anti-drug operation conducted at a condominium unit in Mandaluyong City on September 19. Authorities have recovered 50 packets of ecstasy from Jovet Atilano’s unit at a...

Pinoy fishermen locked like slaves by Taiwanese employer

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office on Monday, September 18, formally charged 19 employees of several fishing companies for exploiting and illegally detaining 81 foreign fishermen, including Filipinos. The prosecutor's office said the fishermen from the...

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OFWs urged to ‘bring home a friend’ to win amazing prizes

OFWs urged to ‘bring home a friend’ to win amazing prizes

The Department of Tourism is reviving its Bring Home a Friend (BHAF) program to attract more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to revisit their home country as well as encourage more foreign visitors to visit the Philippines. The incentive program aims to enlist the...

Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

A grade 10 student, who was wearing a headset while crossing the railways in Sampaloc, Manila was hit by the Philippine National Railways train on September 20. John Genesis Munsayac Jr, Manuel Roxas High School student, was declared dead on the spot after he was...

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

The House of Representatives has decided to restore the proposed budgets of three government  offices, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), House Committee chair Karlo Nograles...

RTA announces free parking, Metro schedule in Dubai for long weekend

RTA announces free parking, Metro schedule in Dubai for long weekend

All the more reason to enjoy the three-day weekend to celebrate the start of the Islamic New Year as the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) announces that paid parking areas in Dubai will be free starting Thursday, September 21. “All paid parking zones would be free...

TFT Lifestyle

Pinay maid-turned-photographer exhibits works in NY galleries

At age 18, Xyza Bacani left the Philippines to join her mother in Hong Kong and work as a domestic helper for the same family. Even though her interest in photography started even before then, Bacani had to put her dream on hold to provide for the needs of her family...

Ex-OFW profits from making furniture out of old tires

He lost his job overseas but Magno Gilbuela has found his way to earn at the comfort of his home using his creativity in turning discarded tires into pieces of furniture. Gilbuela was forced to go back to his hometown Cebu after his company abroad closed down. The...

Filipino spotted making action figures out of slippers

A Caviteño has become an instant “idol” for turning scraps into pieces of art. Photos of Elmer Padilla Po while creating superhero and cartoon action figures made out of spare rubber slippers on the streets of Imus recently went viral on social media. He has already...

‘Lola Iska’ from Negros Occidental celebrates 120th birthday

She was already alive when the Philippines declared independence from Spain, Emilio Aguinaldo became president, and two world wars occurred. Now, she just celebrated her 120th birthday. Francisca Susano, who is fondly called “Lola Isca” celebrated her 120th birthday...

“Sizzlin” PH restaurant to open in UAE

Moist and tender steaks are coming to serve the cravings of overseas Filipino in the UAE as a Philippine homegrown restaurant is set to make its debut in the Middle East region. Sizzlin’ Steak, a casual dining restaurant brand under Max’s Group Inc. (MGI) signed a...

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Angelica Hale finishes 2nd in ‘America’s Got Talent’

PH’ bet Angelica Hale ended her stint at this year’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ with a second place finish. Hale, 10, finished second to singing ventriloquist Darcy Lynne, who earned judge Mel B’s “golden buzzer” during her audition. During the show’s final results show...

WATCH: Youtuber Wil Dasovich undergoes chemotherapy

Popular video blogger and Youtuber Wil Dasovich begins his battle with cancer with a positive energy. The former ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ housemate underwent his first chemotherapy session at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center on Monday, September...

Maricel Soriano is back in ‘MMK’ episode

The Diamond Star goes back to the small screen on September 23. Maricel Soriano will star in this week’s episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK), as revealed by the show’s official Facebook page. The page posted the trailer on September 19. In the episode, Soriano will...

Angelica Hale gets standing ovation in ‘AGT’ finale

Dubbed by judge Simon Cowell as “a star in the future”, 10-year-old Angelica Hale has a good chance of winning this year’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ after she delivered a powerful performance, which earned her a standing ovation from the audience and all four judges. The...

Returning OFW dies, infects wife with AIDS

A Filipina housewife contracted acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) from her husband, a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died of the same disease. “Gina”, letter-sender in the Sept. 17 episode of “DJ Raqi’s Secret Files” on YES FM, narrated how her...

WATCH: Pinay teen gets standing ovation on ‘X Factor Italia’

Aside from the success of three Filipino acts on ‘X Factor UK’, another Filipina is making waves on ‘X Factor Italy’, impressing not only with her vocal range but also with her rap skills. Camilla Cabaltera wowed the crowd with her performance, earning her a standing...

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