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Tearful Kyla reveals tragic experience

Tearful Kyla reveals tragic experience

Filipino R&B singer Kyla was not able to hold back her tears when she sang one of her songs during the launch of her album, "The Queen of R&B", on April 15 at Eastwood, Quezon City. I can’t remember how many times i cried last night with tears of joy, love, and...

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LIFESTYLE CHECK: Are your work and eating habits killing you?

LIFESTYLE CHECK: Are your work and eating habits killing you?

Most overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE who have died of illnesses have had telltale signs but didn’t see a doctor because they “were too busy and didn’t have time." (Editor’s note: The Filipino Times is running this feature on the occasion of April 7 being...

Duterte approves 6-month closure of Boracay

Duterte approves 6-month closure of Boracay

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay for 6 months, starting on April 26, in the middle of the peak summer season. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque announced the closure of the world renowned tourist destination via Twitter. “Bora closed for six...

Boracay closure begins April 26th

Boracay closure begins April 26th

In a tweet by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, it simply mentions that the 6 month closure of Boracay will begin later this month, at 26th of April. Bora closed for 6 mos effective 26 April— Harry Roque (@attyharryroque) April 4, 2018 Earlier, the...

Bus conductor shames OFW family for not paying exact fare

Bus conductor shames OFW family for not paying exact fare

A bus conductor is currently under investigation after shaming a mother and her three children inside a bus for not paying exact amount of fare. According to the passenger, Melanie Villafranca, the incident happened inside a Diamond Star bus bound EDSA around 9 in the...

Filipina hurricane hero in US needs kidney donor

Filipina hurricane hero in US needs kidney donor

A Filipina nurse in the United States, who is considered one of the heroes during the Hurricane Sandy disaster in 2012, is in need of a kidney donor. Menchu Sanchez, who works at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, was one of the nurses who saved 20 at-risk...

OFWs in Kuwait now required to secure bank accounts

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait will be required to secure bank accounts as a part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Philippines and the Gulf state. According to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, the...

Dismissal charges vs. Espinosa, Lim, others, to be junked

Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ordered the scrapping of the dismissal of drug-related charges against alleged drug lords and distributors Peter Co, Kerwin Espinosa, and Peter Lim, among others. The order stated that the case is currently...

Fake online recruiter offers inexistent jobs in UK

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has warned the public on Tuesday against an online recruiter who claims to be the Philippine Embassy to scam Filipinos looking for jobs in United Kingdom (UK). According to the report released by the Philippine Overseas...

Proceedings vs. Duterte to continue amid ICC withdrawal

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is decided to continue its probe on President Rodrigo Duterte's war-on-drugs campaign despite the country's withdrawal from the organization. The ICC stressed that withdrawal of a member country will only be effective one year...

Filipino happiness reaches all time high in December 2017

The number of Filipinos who consider themselves ‘happy’ reached a record-high 94 percent in December 2017. According to a report released by Social Weather Stations on Tuesday, the score beat the record previously set in 1996 where 92 percent of Filipinos said they...

House Speaker to convince Duterte to support divorce bill

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Tuesday said he is willing to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte to explain provisions of divorce bill in hopes of changing his stance. According to Alvarez, he recognizes the points Duterte raised for his stand to oppose divorce in...

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Solon urged DOLE, DFA to review programs for OFWs in Middle East

Solon urged DOLE, DFA to review programs for OFWs in Middle East

Senator Cynthia Villar on Monday, January 22, 2018, called upon the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to assess and enhance the overseas employment program for the protection of the overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)....

REMINDER: 50% traffic discount in UAE ends on this date

REMINDER: 50% traffic discount in UAE ends on this date

The Ministry of Interior reminded motorists that the 50% discount on traffic fines will end on March 1. The discount on fines came following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the...

UAE hailed as 2nd most trusted gov’t in the world

UAE hailed as 2nd most trusted gov’t in the world

The United Arab Emirates was hailed as the second most trusted government in the world. Based on the survey results by New York-based Edelman Trust Barometer, the UAE government placed second in the list after gaining 77 points trust indicator for government and...

BOC expects efficient public service from 31 newly-hired personnel

BOC expects efficient public service from 31 newly-hired personnel

Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said on Monday Flag Ceremony, January 22, 2018, that he is expecting the 31 newly-hired personnel to better serve the public and improve their process time. Custom Commissioner Lapeña led the oath-taking of the seven...

Balikbayan went berserk, shot dead by police

Balikbayan went berserk, shot dead by police

A balikbayan in Talisay, Cebu was killed in a gunshot fired by a policeman on January 17, 2018, inside an eatery. The family of OFW Jeff Gabutan said he had an argument with the restaurant’s manager due to slow service. In the CCTV footage that GMA got hold of, the...

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