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Emirates warns public against new ticket hoax

Emirates warns public against new ticket hoax

Emirates, Dubai’s flagship airline, warned passengers of an online ticket hoax that lures potential victims into offering free tickets in celebration of the airline company’s anniversary. “We are aware that there are posts circulating regarding a ticket giveaway for...

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Humid, hazy days ahead for UAE residents

Humid, hazy days ahead for UAE residents

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) updated on Twitter that the weather across the country today is expected to be cloudy and hazy at times. The weather bureau said that there will be light to moderate winds, and that relative humidity will increase at night and...

LIFESTYLE CHECK: Are your work and eating habits killing you?

LIFESTYLE CHECK: Are your work and eating habits killing you?

Most overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE who have died of illnesses have had telltale signs but didn’t see a doctor because they “were too busy and didn’t have time." (Editor’s note: The Filipino Times is running this feature on the occasion of April 7 being...

Duterte approves 6-month closure of Boracay

Duterte approves 6-month closure of Boracay

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay for 6 months, starting on April 26, in the middle of the peak summer season. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque announced the closure of the world renowned tourist destination via Twitter. “Bora closed for six...

OFW helps compatriot suffering from stroke connect with family

OFW helps compatriot suffering from stroke connect with family

A Filipino domestic worker in Kuwait is hoping to repatriate a fellow overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who suffered from stroke with her family in the Philippines. Through a Facebook post, a certain OFW with Facebook handle name Isturis Delacruz Robertocuadrante Yheng...

Top 20 ways Pinoys in the UAE deal with homesickness

(The Filipino Times is running this feature on the occasion of the United Nations' International Day of Happiness on March 20. -- Ed) DUBAI: Filipinos have always been known to be a very happy bunch. Nothing could perhaps lend more credence to this than a recent...

LOOK: Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach arrives in Dubai

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has just landed in the UAE. As seen on her recent Instagram Story, Wurtzbach shared a photo of her hotel room in Dubai where she stays. Wurtzbach announced on Wednesday that she will be visiting Dubai for a meet-and-greet session with...

OFW complains about his friend who keeps asking for money

Borrowing money once off your friend is usually fine. After all, we all go through a sticky situation. But if it becomes your habit, your friend may sense that you're already taking advantage of him, and worst, your friendship may start to slip away. An overseas...

UAE bans meat imports from 2 South African manufacturers

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has announced ban on two meat importers from South Africa after the Ministry traced deadly listeria outbreak to their meat products, reported WAM news agency. The two manufactures were identified as Tiger’s...

1,000 jobs in Czech Republic to open for Filipino workers

The Czech government announced that 1,000 jobs will be offered to qualified Filipino workers as part of Czech Republic's three-country expansion for foreign workers. Philippine Embassy Charge d’affaires Jed Dayang said Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš personally...

Busted: Top fake news in the Philippines this week

A news feed suddenly pops up on your social media account, so bad and disgusting that it bursts your impulse to share it right away or click the "angry" emoticon on Facebook. Think again, because sharing and liking hoax news spur unending cycle that makes it go viral....

Body of starved OFW in Kuwait arrives in PH

The remains of the overseas Filipina worker (OFW) who was reportedly starved by her employers in Kuwait has arrived in the Philippines Thursday, March 8. The body of Jeanette Plegaria-Opido arrived at the Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)...

‘Sniper!’ Huli ka balbon!!

'Sniper' or the definition it has taken in the accommodations to mean someone who takes things and food without being offered, has a loose etymology. One could only surmise it takes its roots from the way a real sniper operates: covertly. DUBAI: “He came like a thief...

Kuwait finally agrees to PH’s conditions to protect OFWs

The Kuwaiti government has agreed Wednesday to the conditions stated in the memorandum of agreement (MOU) with the Philippines, which aims to protect the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state. Under the said MOU, employers can no longer...

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OFWs from Kuwait rush home as amnesty program nears deadline

OFWs from Kuwait rush home as amnesty program nears deadline

Many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) continue to arrive in the Philippines from Kuwait as the deadline for the amnesty program offered by the Gulf state’s government for undocumented OFWs nears. On Monday, April 16, some 190 undocumented Filipinos from the said...

Critically burned Filipino sailor saved, airlifted from UAE waters

Critically burned Filipino sailor saved, airlifted from UAE waters

The National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC) on Sunday, April 15, airlifted a Filipino sailor from a Republic of Cyprus ship after suffering from critical burns. The NSRC received a call from the captain of the vessel from Cyprus at around 2:25 in the afternoon,...

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...

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