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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...

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Filipinos in Ras Al Khaimah celebrates PH Independence Day

Filipinos in Ras Al Khaimah celebrates PH Independence Day

Hundreds of Filipinos in Ras Al Khaimah and its neighboring emirates celebrated Philippine Independence Day last Friday, July 6, 2018 – an event graced by Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes along with various community and church leaders. The event, held on the second...

Solon calls for lower remittance fee amid rising PH inflation rate

Solon calls for lower remittance fee amid rising PH inflation rate

A lawmaker underscored the need for banks to lower fees on remittances sent by overseas Filipino workers (OFW) amid the rising inflation rate in the country. ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz III called for banks to lower remittance charges from the average 10.57...

OFW in coma after being badly beaten in Saudi

OFW in coma after being badly beaten in Saudi

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been lying in a coma after being badly beaten by still unidentified men. OFW Aljun Andrade, 26, was rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious while lying in his own blood on the street, reported...

Asian workers, including 3 Filipinos, kidnapped by gunmen in Libya

Asian workers, including 3 Filipinos, kidnapped by gunmen in Libya

An unidentified group of gunmen kidnapped five civilians who work at a water plant in south eastern Libya. An official, who decided to remain anonymous for security reasons, said that the abducted workers, including three Filipinos and a South Korean, were employed as...

Where to find 80% discount on gold in Dubai

Want to know where to get the best deals when it comes to buying gold? It has been announced that the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group, in collaboration with participating jewellery retail outlets, will be offering a promo, called "My Jewellery Season". Buyers may get...

Woman falls to death from 9th floor in Sharjah

A female expat in Al Qasimiya area in Sharjah met her demise when she fell from the ninth floor of a building on Monday, June 18. The woman fell from the balcony of her family apartment on King Abdul Aziz Road around 7 in the morning, reported Gulf News. The police...

UAE announces more visa changes

The UAE Cabinet on Tuesday, June 19, approved the resolution that seeks to allow widows, divorced women, and their children to apply for one-year visa extension from the day of the death of the spouse or the date of the divorce. The decision was made to help widows...

Ombudsman indicts former president Aquino, Abad over DAP

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Wednesday, June 20, has indicted former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and former budget secretary Butch Abad over the P72-billion Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) controversy. In a statement, the Office of the...

Shades of Pink Society holds oath-taking ceremony

The Shades of Pink Society in Abu Dhabi held an oath taking ceremony for their current batch of officers. The oath taking was led by Chargé d’affaires Rowena Pangilinan-Daquipil. In attendance as well were Labor Attache Atty. Ophelia Almenario, Cultural Officer and...

OFW sells camote amid swirling sandstorm

Many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) would go out of their way to earn some extra cash. Some families in the Philippines, however, fail to recognize and value their hard-earned money. An OFW in Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan shared her encounter with a...

Waitress in Sharjah commits suicide after losing job

A 25-year-old woman who used to work as a waitress at a hotel in Sharjah took her own life after she lost her job. The Moroccan woman hanged herself from the ceiling of her boyfriend's apartment in Abu Shagara, reported Khaleej Times. The woman suffered from severe...

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Filipinos without residence visas can now buy property in Sharjah

Filipinos without residence visas can now buy property in Sharjah

Filipinos without UAE residence visas can now buy their own property in Sharjah. This comes after a landmark decision by Sharjah authorities has been lodged in a follow-up to a ruling released in 2014 which gave non-UAE investors the thumbs up to buy property there on...

Filipino allegedly responsible for death of fellow OFW

Filipino allegedly responsible for death of fellow OFW

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) identified an unnamed Filipino as the alleged suspect in the death of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) whose skeletal remains were found in a septic tank in South Korea. Foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said South...

UAE to see fair to partly cloudy weather today

UAE to see fair to partly cloudy weather today

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced on Twitter that weather across the UAE today, May 7, is expected to be fair to partly cloudy in general, and hazy at times. According to NCM, there will be moderate to fresh winds that may cause blowing dust and sand...

UAE tops world in job satisfaction

UAE tops world in job satisfaction

WAM: The United Arab Emirates has the highest percentage of employees satisfied with their jobs, according to a recent survey released by Gallup World Poll. The survey, which was released on May 1st, surveyed over 1,000 people in each of 128 countries, and found that...

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