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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...

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Trillanes’ amnesty voided: Everything you need to know

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

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 revokes Trillanes’ amnesty, orders his immediate arrest

Duterte revokes Trillanes’ amnesty, orders his immediate arrest

President Rodrigo Duterte has revoked the amnesty of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV by declaring it "void ab initio" under Proclamation 572 dated August 31. The proclamation was published in today's issue of the Manila Times, September 4. It mentioned that the senator did...

Duterte to Obama: Forgive me, I forgive you

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

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,...

Tech giant hopes Skype ban in UAE will be lifted soon

Tech giant hopes Skype ban in UAE will be lifted soon

As talks between the UAE government and Microsoft continue to allow operation of Skype in the country, the tech giant expressed hopes that the ban on the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system in the country will be lifted soon. In a statement sent to The...

UAE mulls to issue jobseeker visa valid for 3-6 months

In response to the high number of expats who availed of the UAE general amnesty program, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) mulls changes in the current rules on issuing visas, including the introduction of visas specifically for jobseekers...

UAE workers can expect another holiday in 2 weeks

Workers in the UAE who still cannot get over their vacation during Eid Al Adha only need to wait for two weeks for yet another holiday. According to the official holiday dates released by the UAE government, the next holiday following Eid Al Adha is the Islamic New...

De Castro is new SC Chief Justice

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro as the new head of the Supreme Court on August 25. De Castro replaced former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno who was ousted on May 11. De Castro was chosen over her fellow senior...

Filipina dies after being hit by car in Dubai

An overseas Filipina worker (OFW) on Thursday, August 23, died after being hit by a vehicle along Dubai-Al Ain Highway in Dubai, the Philippine Embassy in the UAE reported. The unnamed 34-year-old OFW was hit by an approaching vehicle when she stepped out of her own...

2nd batch of Filipino amnesty grantees returns home

DUBAI: The second batch of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who availed of the visa amnesty in the UAE were able fly home from the Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 on Saturday evening. They arrived in Manila today, August 26, on board Philippine Airlines flight...

Very good, Filipini!

The UAE is second home to about 200 nationalities. And Filipinos are a stand-out, preferred by employers across all industries from oil and gas to hospitality ‘Filipinos have high emotional intelligence. We care for our customers, we think that interpersonal skills...

‘Person of interest’ in OFW’s death arrested in Saudi

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, August 22, said the Saudi authorities arrested the ‘person of interest’ believed to be connected to the death of the overseas Filipina worker (OFW) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The unnamed ‘person of interest’ was caught in...

UAE President receives Mohamed bin Zayed in Evian

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at his residence in Evian, France, has received His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin...

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Plastic warehouse burns down in Ajman

Plastic warehouse burns down in Ajman

A plastics warehouse in an industrial area in Ajman was burned down on Friday, September 21. According to the Ajman Civil Defense, three teams were able to extinguish the fire without any casualties. The industrial center, management and the shelf center managed to...

SUV crashes into water tanker in Abu Dhabi

SUV crashes into water tanker in Abu Dhabi

An SUV ramming into a water tanker caused heavy traffic in Al Dhafra area in Abu Dhabi on Friday, September 21. The driver of the SUV, a 20-year-old Emirati resident, sustained minor injuries from the incident. According to Lt. Col. Suhail Sayah Al Mazrouei, Deputy...

Disciplinary action to be given to rude immigration staff, BI says

Disciplinary action to be given to rude immigration staff, BI says

The staff of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) were reminded to observe courtesy and patience when accommodating passengers in all airports across the country. BI Deputy Commissioner Marc Red Mariñas issued the reminder following reports of BI staff being rude to...

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