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Gold rates in UAE hit new 12-month low

Gold rates in UAE hit new 12-month low

Gold prices made a huge drop, reaching a new 12-month low record last July 19. Earlier this week, gold prices dropped and has reached one of the lowest rate this year when 24-Karat (24K), 22K, 21K, and 18K gold were priced at Dh150.25, Dh141.25, Dh134.75 and Dh115.50,...

Good news for OFW parents in UAE

Good news for OFW parents in UAE

During the summer, some OFWs opt to escape the heat to colder countries or go home in the Philippines back to their families. But with the recent announcement from the UAE cabinet, OFWs who long to see their children and young ones may not have to leave the country...

DFA repatriates 51 distressed OFWs from UAE

DFA repatriates 51 distressed OFWs from UAE

Fifty one Filipinas returned home from the UAE today, July 18, bringing the total number of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to 702 since the start of 2018. “We welcome home the latest batch of repatriates from Abu Dhabi who, sadly, fell prey to illegal...

More than 3 in 10 OFW households save for future plans

More than 3 in 10 OFW households save for future plans

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) revealed that 39 percent of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) remittances are kept by their households for savings. In a BSP report, the breakdown of OFW remittances showed that 94.2 percent of OFW households are using their money...

MCD rolls out hotline for family troubles

MCD rolls out hotline for family troubles

The Ministry for Community Development (MCD) in UAE launched a family conflict hotline to support Emirati families. During the pilot phase, the biggest issues of the callers were neglect and social media, reported The National. The project aims to strengthen emotional...

Why calls grow to ban minibuses in UAE

Why calls grow to ban minibuses in UAE

Following the crash involving a minibus and a truck which claimed the lives of three people and injured eight others in Dubai on Monday, July 16, calls for the banning of minibuses as a form of transportation in the UAE continue to grow. Proponents of the call to ban...

DOLE mulls new ID system for OFWs

The Department of Labor and Employment plans to create a new ID system for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) amid controversies surrounding the OFW ID. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III said he has instructed Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)...

SEAMANLOLOKO? Proud wife breaks seafarer stereotype

When Carmela Odchigue-Bunghanoy married her husband Jan Michael, she expected that sending him overseas would not hurt as much. But she recalled that it was more painful because she was pregnant. Odchigue admits being pampered by his husband every time he is in the...

Dubai Police reveal 5 most dangerous roads

The Dubai Traffic Department of Dubai Police released the list of five most dangerous roads in the emirate of Dubai based on the number of fatalities from accidents reported during the first half of the year. There were 1,250 major traffic accidents booked across the...

Pinoy admits to raping, murdering young woman 14 years ago

A Filipino accused of raping and killing a Japanese university student in January 2004 has admitted to the crime. Lampano Jerico Mori, 36, admitted to raping and murdering a 21-year-old student of Ibaraki University during his first court hearing since his arrest in...

SC scolds Sereno over statements vs justices

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, July 17, called out former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over her public statements that "cast aspersions and ill motives" to the Justices in the High Tribunal. SC warned Sereno to be careful of her statements as “repetition of...

Meet Bahrain’s first royal female fighter pilot

(Photo courtesy: Bahrain News Agency) Sheikha Aisha bint Rashid Al Khalifa showed her skills when she flew solo in a Bae Hawk, a British single-engine advanced aircraft. The Bahraini royal graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, a prestigious British...

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Highest temperature in UAE reaches 49.1°C

Highest temperature in UAE reaches 49.1°C

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced on Twitter that weather across the UAE today, July 10, is expected to be hot in general and hazy at times. Yesterday, the hottest temperature in the country was recorded at 49.1°C in Um Azimul. The weather bureau said...

WATCH: Attempt to smuggle Dh11 M worth of luxury cars botched

WATCH: Attempt to smuggle Dh11 M worth of luxury cars botched

Thirteen foreigners were netted by the Dubai Police for attempting to smuggle a string of 46 luxury cars worth Dh11 million out of the country. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said the suspects used visit visas to enter the...

2 Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq

2 Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq

Two Filipina were kidnapped on Saturday, July 7, when their vehicle broke down along a road in Iraq, military and local officials said. The women, with three other Filipina passengers, were traversing a road connecting Baghdad to oil city Kirkuk en route to the...

UAE weather: Brace for possible sandstorm this week

UAE weather: Brace for possible sandstorm this week

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced on Twitter that weather across the UAE today, July 8, is expected to be hot in general and hazy at times. Over the weekend, some parts in the UAE, including Dubai, Al Ain and the northern emirates, experienced...

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