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Peso falls to 12-year low; Dhs to PhP now at 14.24

Peso falls to 12-year low; Dhs to PhP now at 14.24

The Philippine peso plunged further to its weakest level in almost 12 years on Wednesday, closing at P52.47 per $1. This is the weakest currency rate against dollars since July 19, 2006, with P52.74 per $1. Meanwhile, latest exchange rate of UAE dirham to Philippine...

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Bicam committee approves PH ID system bill

Bicam committee approves PH ID system bill

A bicameral conference committee has approved on Tuesday night, May 23, a bill seeking to establish the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys. Senator Panfilo Lacson said the bicam committee decided to follow most provisions in the Senate-approved version of the...

NAIA Consortium agrees to shorten airport rehab period to 15 years

NAIA Consortium agrees to shorten airport rehab period to 15 years

The NAIA Consortium which submitted a proposal to upgrade, operate, and maintain the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), has agreed to shorten the concession period to 15 years and narrow project cost to Php105 billion. Transportation Undersecretary for...

Bello: Deployment of OFWs to Kuwait to begin next week

Bello: Deployment of OFWs to Kuwait to begin next week

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Wednesday, May 23, that deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait will begin next week. During the Senate’s hearing on the cases of OFW abuses and deaths overseas,...

UAE passport most powerful in Gulf region, 23rd in the world

UAE passport most powerful in Gulf region, 23rd in the world

The UAE passport has been deemed the most powerful in the Gulf region and is now ranked 23rd globally, thus providing more ease and convenience to citizens. The latest Henley & Partners Passport Index released on Tuesday, May 22, revealed that the UAE showed the...

TRA: Cyberattacks in UAE decline by 48%

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) reported a decline in the number of cyberattacks against websites in the UAE during the first four months of the current year. Cyber-attacks during this period reached 155, compared to 297 attacks during the same...

Filipina college student found murdered in Ireland

The lifeless body of a 24-year-old Filipina college student was found Monday morning, May 21, after she was reported missing in Dublin, Ireland. The Filipina, who was identified as Jastine Valdez, reportedly left her home in Wicklow County before she was dragged by a...

50+ Hairstylists to be hired in the UAE

Companies in the field of hairstyling are seeking to recruit more than 50 hairdressers in the coming months here in the UAE. The job is for anyone aged 23 or above, with a minimum of 2 years working experience with kids’ hairstyling. Philippine-based applicants can...

Police nab 2 suspects in slay of Saudi OFW

Calabarzon Police have apprehended the suspects in the death of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Saudi Arabia who was shot dead in front of his home in Lipa City, Batangas. Police Regional Office 4A director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar identified the suspects...

LOOK: Official photos of the royal wedding

Kensington Palace has released three official photos taken during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The photos were captured by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle, after the carriage procession. In the photos, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex...

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Peso falls to 12-year low; Dhs to PhP now at 14.24

Peso falls to 12-year low; Dhs to PhP now at 14.24

The Philippine peso plunged further to its weakest level in almost 12 years on Wednesday, closing at P52.47 per $1. This is the weakest currency rate against dollars since July 19, 2006, with P52.74 per $1. Meanwhile, latest exchange rate of UAE dirham to Philippine...

Weather in UAE today: Fair to partly cloudy

Weather in UAE today: Fair to partly cloudy

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced that weather across the UAE today, May 23, is expected to be fair to partly cloudy in general and hazy at times. The NCM added that there will probably be convective cloud formation over eastern areas by afternoon....

Remains of slain Ilonggo OFW may arrive this week

Remains of slain Ilonggo OFW may arrive this week

The remains of slain Ilonggo OFW in South Korea are expected to be repatriated to the Philippines before the end of this week. Angelo Claveria, 34 years old, worked as a metal cutter in a factory in Hwaseong, Gyronggi Province. The last time he communicated with his...

UAE to extend residency visas for investors, specialists to 10 years

UAE to extend residency visas for investors, specialists to 10 years

The UAE Cabinet on Sunday, May 20, has adopted a new system allowing international investors, specialists, and top students to receive long-term visas valid for up to 10 years. The system will grant investors and professionals up to 10-year residency visas for...

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