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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

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

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,...

Sharjah fire incidents drop by 7% in 2017

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From 828 cases of fire incidents in 2015, and 746 in 2016, the reported fire incidents in Sharjah dropped to 694 or about 7% in 2017.

According to Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, director-general of Sharjah Civil Defence, this positive result was attained because of the efforts and execution of H.H. Lt-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to lessen fire cases in the emirate.

H.H. Sheikh Saif has directed to take all necessary measures to ensure quick response on reported emergencies especially fire incidents, reported Gulf News.

Aside from fortunately dropping the rate of fire incidents, the civil defense was also able to beat its own record for rapidly responding to fire incident emergencies.

Meanwhile, authorities remind the public, especially the owners of large establishments, to have adequate fire safety measures to prevent hazardous fire incidents.

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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...

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...

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...

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