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Saan aabot ang Dh100 mo?

Saan aabot ang Dh100 mo?

DUBAI: Finally, the festive season has arrived, and with it, plans by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on how to spend this much-awaited part of the year. Some will be going home for Christmas. Others will try Yerevan in Armenia or Tbilisi in Georgia. Still others...

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Mrs. OFW Dakilang Ina 2018  crowned

Mrs. OFW Dakilang Ina 2018 crowned

DUBAI: Florie Fye Mendigoria waves as she is crowned Mrs. OFW Dakilang Ina 2018. She told The Filipino Times she decided to work abroad to help her husband with the family’s financial needs. Mrs. OFW Dakilang Ina 2018 is a salute to mothers working as household helps...

Former ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ now a millionaire at 26

Former ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ now a millionaire at 26

Not everyone is born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Same is true for Jhay-R, who came from a poor family. But only years after graduating from college, he is now a millionaire at the young age of 26. Jhay-R Reyes originally shared his success story in a now viral...

Dubai Police: Jaywalkers will be slapped with Dh400 fine

Dubai Police: Jaywalkers will be slapped with Dh400 fine

Jaywalkers, people who dart into traffic at undesignated places, are the bane of motorists, and this practice has been claiming many lives and limbs. To abate this, Dubai Police have sent out a warning on Twitter, reminding a fine of Dh400 for people who cut across a...

Spending and saving – a balancing act

Spending and saving – a balancing act

DUBAI: With Christmas just around the bend, two types of people would be hogging the limelight: those who spend because “we only live once anyway,” and those who’d rather save and invest for the future. Thailand-based financial literacy advocate, Jun Amparo, also an...

OFWs can now apply for OWWA e-card, here’s how

OFWs can now apply for OWWA e-card, here’s how

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) recently launched the OWWA e-card that would give overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) easier access to the services offered by the administration. With the card, OFWs can easily avail of the benefits offered by OWWA such...

200 OFW amnesty grantees from Dubai arrive home

A new batch of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Dubai arrived in the Philippines on Monday, November 12, after availing of the amnesty program. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the OFWs were on board Philippine Airlines Flight PR659 and arrived around...

Asian man to be deported for raping woman in Dubai

An Asian man was sentenced to six months in jail followed by immediate deportation after being convicted of raping a Filipina in Dubai. According to the 33-year old Filipina, she received a message from the Asian man asking her for a  barbecue and shisha night with...

OFW spared from death row in UAE meets Duterte

The Overseas Filipino worker who was spared from the death row in the UAE, where she was jailed for nearly 4 years, met Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang, November 6, days after her return to the country. A photo of Jennifer Dalquez hugging Duterte was posted on...

Long weekend in UAE private sector announced

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation declared November 18, Sunday, as a holiday for employees in the private sector in celebration of Prophet Muhammad's birthday. With the holiday, workers in the public sector will have a long weekend starting November...

BI to open pre-screening desks to reduce OFW offloading

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to open pre-screening desks in all international airports across the country to lessen cases of offloading of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that the move is the bureau’s response to...

DOLE to airlines: No travel tax, terminal fees for OFWs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday, November 5, reminded airline companies not to collect any travel tax and terminal fees from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) as they are exempted from such fees. Citing Presidential Decree No. 1183 and the...

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Saan aabot ang Dh100 mo?

Saan aabot ang Dh100 mo?

DUBAI: Finally, the festive season has arrived, and with it, plans by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on how to spend this much-awaited part of the year. Some will be going home for Christmas. Others will try Yerevan in Armenia or Tbilisi in Georgia. Still others...

Plane makes emergency landing in UAE after kid dies on flight

Plane makes emergency landing in UAE after kid dies on flight

A four-year-old boy died mid-air to India forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi on Monday, November 12. The boy, together with his family, were on their way home to India onboard an Oman Airways flight after performing Umrah in Saudi Arabia....

Former ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ now a millionaire at 26

Former ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’ now a millionaire at 26

Not everyone is born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Same is true for Jhay-R, who came from a poor family. But only years after graduating from college, he is now a millionaire at the young age of 26. Jhay-R Reyes originally shared his success story in a now viral...

Dubai nurse kills compatriot in brawl

Dubai nurse kills compatriot in brawl

A Filipino nurse stands trial in Dubai for pushing his friend to the ground, causing severe internal brain hemorrhage and eventually led to death of the latter, who also hails from the Philippines. The incident happened when the victim refused to go home from a party...

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