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Meralco power rates hike Php0.23 per kwh in April

Meralco power rates hike Php0.23 per kwh in April

For the third straight time this year, consumers will experience hike in power rates as the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) announced increase of Php0.23 per kilowatt hour (kWh) this April. According to Meralco, the  Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) increased...

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...

2 Asian workers buried alive under sand in UAE

Two Asian workers, aged 25 and 28, who were digging a well in Ras Al Khaimah died after being buried alive under a mound of sand. Initial investigation said that a large pile of sand collapsed on them. Captain Mohamad Ali Al Nuaimi, acting director of Al Ma’moura...

2 suspects charged for drug deals with Espinosa, Lim killed

Two of the suspects accused of drug-related activities with Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim were killed in two separate locations. Albuera police chief Senior Inspector Ronald Espina told Rappler that Max Miro was killed by the police while servicing a police warrant...

UAE suspends good conduct certificate until further notice

The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has issued a circular on the suspension of the mandatory good conduct certificate needed to process employment visas from April 1, reported The National. “We would like to inform you of the decision of the...

VP election recount starts today

The manual vote recount for the poll protest that was filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo has officially started today, April 2. The said recount, which was initially scheduled in February and was later moved to...

Toxic’ flatmate? Pangaralan na yan!

It’s all about respect for other people’s time and space, then you’ll have peace as longtime OFWs in the UAE would say. DUBAI: As Tom Hanks would say in that multi-awarded, critically acclaimed 1994 film, Forrest Gump, “(L)ife is like a box of chocolates. You never...

VIRAL: Marines rescue family stuck at sea for 3 days

A father and his two daughters have been stranded at sea for three days after a group of marines rescued them last March 12. As seen on the video posted by Marino PH on Facebook, the marines were on board a tugboat traveling from Bohol to Cagayan de Oro last Monday...

‘OFW Handbook’ bill passes House committee level

The House committee on overseas workers affairs approved on the bill that seeks to produce handbook containing rights of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The substitute bill, “Handbook for OFWs Act of 2018,” tasks the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration...

Pulso ng bayan: Why 8 out of 10 OFW netizens favor divorce

“Kundi lang dahil sa dalawang anak ko… matagal ko nang nilayasan yan,” DUBAI: With her laptop showing news about the ongoing debate in the Philippine Senate on the merits of a bill legalizing divorce reaching feverish pitch, Marielle Bartolome could only glance at the...

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‘Peso-dirham rate headed for P14.40’

‘Peso-dirham rate headed for P14.40’

For the next couple of months, we are expecting a Ph14.40 rate. DUBAI: Remittance companies are keeping a close watch on global developments involving the US as the peso-dirham rate continues to break records, recently hitting a 12-year low at Php14.24 with a...

Cebu Pacific secures IATA operational safety accreditation

Cebu Pacific secures IATA operational safety accreditation

Largest Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has achieved full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), joining a roster of 429 airlines worldwide that have strictly complied with the most stringent of...

Saudi authorities promise justice for OFW forced to drink bleach

Saudi authorities promise justice for OFW forced to drink bleach

Saudi authorities assured the Philippine government justice for the overseas Filipina worker (OFW), who was forced to drink bleach by her employer, will be served. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato told reporters, "Saudi authorities have issued assurances...

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