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Things you need to know in sending balikbayan boxes

Things you need to know in sending balikbayan boxes

Sending a balikbayan box (repatriate box) is a fulfilling experience for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) around the world. Aside from being a modern manifestation of the pasalubong practice, these boxes are tightly secured with packaging tape not only because they...

UAE among top OFW remittance sources in February

UAE among top OFW remittance sources in February

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the United States (US) and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are top sources of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) remittances in February 2018. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr announced on Monday, April 16, remittances from the US...

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...

Netizen who uploaded “tabig-selfie” Jadine video speaks up

Netizen who uploaded “tabig-selfie” Jadine video speaks up

The netizen who uploaded a video showing Nadine Lustre brushing away the arm of a fan posing for selfies with James Reid has recently shared her side of the story. Karen Gonzaga aired her sentiments on Facebook, saying that James and Nadine did not make a big issue...

UAE to grant one-day entry visa for transit visitors

The UAE Cabinet has approved a policy granting entry visa for transit visitors who wish to visit the country’s tourist attractions and landmarks. The move was done to boost tourism in the country by allowing stopover passengers in any airport in the emirates to roam...

LOOK: Duterte attends birthday celebration of ex-wife

President Rodrigo Duterte took a quick break from his presidential duties to celebrate the 70th birthday of his ex-wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman, last Saturday night. The celebration was attended by family members and close friends. Davao City Information Officer Jefry...

UAE to require emergency call system in vehicles

The UAE cabinet has made it mandatory for all vehicles there to have emergency communication systems in order to reduce the response time of authorities in case of traffic accidents. This comes after the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA)...

NAIA ready for influx of passengers this summer

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Sunday, April 15, assured the public that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is ready for the expected influx of passengers this summer season. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal on Sunday said he has...

Cloudy with chance of light rain in UAE today

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced on Twitter that weather across the UAE today, April 16, is expected to be partly cloudy in general and hazy at times. The weather bureau said that there will be an increase in the amount of clouds over scattered areas...

PAL to offer four new int’l flights this year

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced on Sunday, April 15, that it is set to launch flights to at least four new international destinations later this year. These destinations include New York in the United States, New Delhi and Mumbai in India, and...

Durterte meets scalded OFW from Saudi

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday met with the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Saudi Arabia who was doused with boiling water by the mother of her employer four years ago. OFW Pahima Alagasi met with the president in Davao City after she arrived at the Ninoy...

Will PH host Miss Universe 2018?

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said Saturday that President Rodrigo Duterte is open to holding the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in the Philippines. According to a report by GMA News, Teo revealed that it was the president himself who brought up the idea during their...

Asian worker stabs roommate to death over TV volume

An Asian worker in Abu Dhabi died after his roommate, also of Asian descent, stabbed him in the stomach twice. The suspect reportedly stabbed his roommate after the latter increased the volume of their television while he and another roommate were sleeping, reported...

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Abu Dhabi Police go Filipino on social media

Abu Dhabi Police go Filipino on social media

The Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, ADP, has taken the initiative to communicate with the Filipino community in the UAE in their national language via various social media platforms. The Abu Dhabi police will be releasing announcements, advisories, messages, etc. in the...

Aguirre after DOJ resignation: “We have delivered on our promise”

Aguirre after DOJ resignation: “We have delivered on our promise”

Resigned justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said he was able to accomplish his promise to make the Department of Justice (DOJ) better than before. "In our own humble way, we have delivered on our promise to make the DOJ better than when we found it," Aguirre said...

Temperature to drop in UAE today

Temperature to drop in UAE today

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) updated on Twitter that the weather across the country today is expected to be partly cloudy in general and hazy at times. The NCM also said in its forecast that temperature will decrease today. The weather bureau said that...

81 distressed OFWs from Abu Dhabi return home

81 distressed OFWs from Abu Dhabi return home

Eighty-one distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Abu Dhabi arrived in the Philippines on Friday, April 6, on board Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR 657. Most of the distressed OFWs have been victims of illegal recruiters, and were tourist visa holders...

MOU, UAE’s new domestic worker law seen to curb OFW abuses

MOU, UAE’s new domestic worker law seen to curb OFW abuses

With the recently signed domestic law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Abu Dhabi and Manila all enforced, the Philippine government is optimistic that incident of abuses on overseas Filipino workers will go...

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