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Duty Free luxury shop in Mall of Asia to open in November

Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC) is set to open a luxury shop at the SM Mall of Asia this November, offering shoppers high-end retail brands. In a statement, DFPC chief operating officer Vico Angala said that the multi-level 3,600-square meter Luxe Duty Free store...

Sara Duterte seeks reelection as Davao City mayor

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio will not be running for a seat in the Senate after filing her certificate of candidacy (CoC) on Monday, October 15, to seek reelection as Davao City’s mayor. In a Pulse Asia survey released in September, the presidential...

New system allows consumers to report unsafe products in UAE

UAE residents can now check information if a product in the market is safe for consumption before purchasing them through a system released by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) on Sunday, October 14. Launched during the GITEX Technology...

First OFW global summit tackles growing number of distressed OFWs in Middle East

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The first-ever OFW Global Summit, which was held last January 7 in Taguig City, discussed the increasing number of distressed and maltreated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East as one of its main topics.

Titled “One Voice for Better Rights, Welfare and Protection of our OFWs,” the summit was attended by veteran and young OFW advocates to discuss several problems that OFWs go through as well as the possible solutions that can be done to help solve them.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in particular were urged to exert more effort in order to help distressed, maltreated, abused, and, in some cases, murdered OFWs.

Since the budget for the assistance of distressed OFWs increased, DFA and OWWA were advised to look for more qualified staffs and lawyers who can help OFWs, particularly in the Middle East.

Other issues that were addressed during the summit were financial literacy of OFWs, and reintegration programs for returning OFWs. These issues are essential especially if an OFW will be staying in the Philippines for good.

The summit attendees also agreed that there should be a different government sector for OFWs and other expats.
The first OFW Global Summit was attended by OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, PEZA Director General Charito Plaza, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Frank Resma, ACTS-OFW party-list Representative John Bertiz, and President of the Blas F. Ople Center, Susan Ople.

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The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced on Twitter that weather across the UAE today, October 15, is expected to be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times. The weather bureau added that there will also be a probability of convective cloud formation over...

Asian man killed after truck tips over in Palm Jumeirah

Asian man killed after truck tips over in Palm Jumeirah

A vehicular accident in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah on Sunday, October 14, claimed the life of an Asian man while two other sustained injuries. Dubai Police said that the overloaded truck carrying fruits and vegetables tipped on its side after its driver lost control of the...

WATCH: PH’s first eco-airport almost complete

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Two bettors win ₱1.180-B 6/58 Ultra Lotto jackpot

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Duty Free luxury shop in Mall of Asia to open in November

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Fans appeal to new Darna director on Liza’s costume

Fans took to social media to ask the new director of "Darna" to ditch the idea of making Liza Soberano wear a bikini for the role. It was reported the Erik Matti, the movie's original director, has decided to part ways due to "creative differences". A few days after...

Sara Duterte seeks reelection as Davao City mayor

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Coco Martin thanks Joey De Leon for helping him back then

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