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Duterte set to ‘speak to the nation’ today—Palace

Duterte set to ‘speak to the nation’ today—Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte will be “speaking to the nation” on Tuesday, September 11, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced. During a press briefing, Roque said that Duterte announced in Davao City that he would like to address the nation tomorrow around 3 in...

Another batch of OFWs from Dubai returns to Manila today

Another batch of OFWs from Dubai returns to Manila today

A total of 112 undocumented overseas Filipino workers from Dubai have returned to the Philippines on September 10. The Department of Foreign Affairs said that the fifth batch of repatriates boarded Philippine Airlines flight PR 659 and landed at the Ninoy Aquino...

Emirates hailed as world’s best airline

Emirates hailed as world’s best airline

Emirates airline was hailed as the “World’s Best Airline for Long Haul Holiday” and “World’s Best Business Airline” by the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards. The award was based on votes from Condé Nast Traveller readers' which were collected from March 4 to...

Earthquake jolts Japan after Typhoon Jebi

Earthquake jolts Japan after Typhoon Jebi

UPDATED As of 1:10 PM: Only days after Typhoon Jebi ripped through the western part of Japan, an earthquake hit the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, September 6. The magnitude 6.7 earthquake lasted for almost a minute resulting to landslides which buried many...

Bigger, better Pinoy power!

Bigger, better Pinoy power!

DUBAI: Filipinos, numbering approximately one million, consist a sizeable bulk of the UAE’s expatriate community, having been instrumental in shaping the country as it is to date – from barren lands to bustling cities. Filipinos aren’t just confined to the field of...

UAE tourists can avail VAT refund starting November

The UAE's Federal Tax Authority announced that the Tourist Refund Scheme, which will enable tourists to refund VAT on purchases made at participating retailers through designated refund outlets, will begin in November 2018. The FTA has also chosen international...

Trillanes stays in Senate overnight to study case

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV worked until 4 a.m. inside his office at the Senate to review the proclamation order revoking his amnesty for his Oakwood Mutiny and the Manila Peninsula Siege case, the senator’s staff revealed on Wednesday, September 5. Trillanes’ media...

Woman gets lost for 12 hours in Dubai airport

She was on her way to the United States from South Africa through a connecting flight in Dubai. She was supposed to fly to Seattle but did not know how to speak English. The woman also had a high blood pressure and did not have money with her. The Dubai Police had...

3rd batch of amnesty grantees from Dubai returns home

A total of 97 undocumented overseas Filipino workers from the UAE have arrived on Wednesday morning, September 5, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. The third batch of OFWs who availed of the visa amnesty in the UAE were able fly home via Philippine...

PH inflation rate in August hits new 9-year high of 6.4%

A government report released on Wednesday, September 5, revealed that the Philippines’ inflation rate in August 2018 hit 6.4 percent, a new high in nearly a decade. The new record high Inflation rate is only 0.2 percent shy from the 6.6 percent inflation rate recorded...

Trillanes’ amnesty voided: Everything you need to know

Amid Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s state visit in another country, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was surprised by an advertisement issued by Malacañang and was published in the Sept. 4 issue of the Manila Times newspaper. In the said advertisement, the president is revoking the...

UAE declares holiday for Islamic New Year

The UAE Cabinet has announced that September 13 will be a holiday for ministries and federal entities in celebration of the Islamic New Year, or the new Hijri year. WAM reported that work will resume on Sunday, 16th September, 2018. The Cabinet takes the occasion to...

Duterte to Obama: Forgive me, I forgive you

President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former United States president Barack Obama for throwing curse words at him two years ago. "I am sorry for uttering those words," Duterte said referring to what he had said about Obama back in 2016. In his speech on Sunday...

Gold rates in UAE decline, 24K now at Dh145.50

After its slight increase last week, gold rates in the UAE have dipped once again on Monday, September 3, 2018. Today, based on the latest updates of Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group, 24K gold is now priced at Dh145.50 per gram. Other types of gold, such as 22K, 21K,...

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‘Ompong’ casualties climb to 74; 55 still missing

‘Ompong’ casualties climb to 74; 55 still missing

The number of casualties caused by Typhoon Ompong which hit the Philippines earlier this week continues to rise as missing bodies are recovered, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said. As of 6:30 p.m., September 18, the PNP Public Information Office has confirmed...

UAE to use digital tobacco stamp next year

UAE to use digital tobacco stamp next year

Beginning next year, the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) will implement a digital tax stamp scheme to ease collection, ensure transparency and combat tax evasion. The new scheme is expected to reduce illegal smuggling of cigarette in the UAE. This means that every...

Fixer nabbed for extortion of Php1 million from foreigners

Fixer nabbed for extortion of Php1 million from foreigners

The Manila Police District has arrested an alleged fixer of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in an entrapment operation on Monday, September 17, after he was reported by two foreigners for extorting almost one million pesos from them. The suspect was identified as...

Three Filipinos to fight in Brave 16 MMA showdown

Three Filipinos to fight in Brave 16 MMA showdown

Three representatives from the Philippines will join this year’s Brave 16 – a massive mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card happening at the Mubadala arena this Friday, September 21. The bouts will feature fighters coming from 17 nations around the world including the...

Isuzu PH offers up to Php30,000 discount to OFWs

Isuzu PH offers up to Php30,000 discount to OFWs

Isuzu Philippines is offering a discount of up to Php30,000 to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who will purchase an Isuzu mu-X and/or an Isuzu D-MAX. Under the ‘Isuzu Kababayan Promo’, OFWs and their immediate relatives can get a discount of Php20,000 when they...

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