Tuesday, August 21, 2018

PH Ambassador to the UAE arrives in Abu Dhabi

PH Ambassador to the UAE arrives in Abu Dhabi

Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana, the newly-appointed Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, has arrived in Abu Dhabi and has already begun her tour of duty yesterday, August 20. She was welcomed by the entire staff of the Philippine Embassy upon her arrival at around 4:00...

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Duterte sick, in coma claims not true, Palace says

Duterte sick, in coma claims not true, Palace says

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque denied the allegations of Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria “Joma” Sison that President Rodrigo Duterte is sick and has gone in coma. Roque said Duterte is “fine and well” and that the president will...

Emirates airlines passenger proposes to girlfriend on flight

Emirates airlines passenger proposes to girlfriend on flight

A passenger from the Emirates Airlines decided to surprise his girlfriend by asking her to marry him while they were en route from Shanghai to Dubai. The airlines congratulated the couple and posted the video of the proposal on their social media which happened during...

Popeyes returns to the PH after a decade

Popeyes returns to the PH after a decade

American fast food chain Popeye is making a comeback to the Philippines after KUYA J Holdings Group, Inc acquired their exclusive master franchise deal. The brand first opened in the Philippines in 2001 and lasted until 2007 after encountering a problem with the...

Bantay Bata 163 relaunches Children’s Village for victims of abuse

Bantay Bata 163 relaunches Children’s Village for victims of abuse

Bantay Bata 163 is relaunching its Children’s Village program to home minors who have undergone trauma and abuse. First launched in 2003, the village was home to thousands of recovering distressed children. The program director, Jing Castaneda-Velasco said that the...

Solon calls DFA, OWWA to help stranded OFWs in NAIA

A lawmaker on Monday, August 20, called the attention of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the runway mishap at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport...

PAL says airport operations to go back to normal this week

The Philippines' flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), said on Monday that they expect that airport operations will return to normal later this week. This was after a Xiamen airlines aircraft ripped off one of its engines resulting in multiple cancellation of...

China to accept 2000 Pinoy English teachers next month

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that around 2000 English language teachers may fly to China for employment starting next month. Interested applicants may submit their applications to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), reported...

“Build build build” program to provide jobs for OFWs

One of the objectives of the government's "Build Build Build" program is to provide employment opportunities for Filipinos, especially the overseas Filipino workers. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the Duterte administration's “Build Build Build”...

Top 10 Amnesty FAQs: All you need to know

Top 10 Amnesty FAQs: All you need to know

The UAE government has implemented its amnesty program this 2018 aimed at either sending people back to their home countries without a ban, or allowing them to stay in the country to work legally. Others who need more time to land a job may also grab this opportunity....

Libreng ticket para sa mga OFW Amnesty Seeker

Libreng ticket para sa mga OFW Amnesty Seeker

A new beginning awaits overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE who long to reunite with their families back home after overstaying in the UAE. The Philippine government, through the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Philippine Consulate in Dubai, has...

Eid Al Adha likely to be a 5-day long weekend

Eid Al Adha likely to be a 5-day long weekend

The Sharjah Centre for Space and Astronomy predicted that the first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on August 22, giving employees in the UAE a possible five-day long weekend. In a statement released to media company, 24, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Deputy Director of the Sharjah...

OFWs attempt to name popular OPM tunes

One of the most unique characteristics of Filipinos from the rest of the nationalities around the world is our capability to sing in a moment’s notice. Blessed with lovely voices that resonate to the crowds, Filipinos who frequently sing or even listen to songs have...

5 ways to savor Hapag Kainan’s sizzling home cooked goodness

If you’re craving for Filipino dishes that will remind you of your mother’s home-cooked meals back home, Hapag Kainan in Abu Dhabi has just launched several of their sizzling best sellers at Dh 15, complete with a generous serving of munggo and a glass of iced tea....

Free assistance for Illegal residents in the UAE!

As many overstays and illegals have seen a ray of hope in their darkest hours, the 3-months visa scheme has been turning into a blessing in disguise for many all across the country. Thousands of people are heading to the immigration offices in various emirates to seek...

Why this is the best time to get a UAE tourist visa

It's that time of the year again. Everyone around you is going on vacation to be with their families. How about you do something different? Like bring the people in your life to Dubai and let them have the experience of a lifetime. Of course, attaining visas have the...

6 do-it-yourself beauty products OFWs can buy to skip the salon

The concept of ’pampering yourself’ and the need to look presentable at all times is why women from all over the world just can’t resist the thought of having different kinds of cosmetics or going to a salon - and of course Filipinas are very much included. But for...

REVEALED: Most popular UAE attractions for Pinoy travelers

With the recent UAE Cabinet decision to exempt children under 18 years of age from paying visa fee from July 15 to September 15 of each year, the country's popularity as a go-to haven for shopping and holiday break of choice for Filipinos is expected to see a huge...

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VIRAL: Teenager studies in the streets, accompanied by dog

(Photo courtesy of Ian Capoquian) A teenager studying in the streets is going viral after a netizen shared a photo of him on Facebook. Eddie Aquino, a grade 9 student was seen by Ian Capoquian near the Central station of LRT Line 1. According to Capoquian’s post, the...

Millionaire former OFW shares 5 secrets to success

From being an overseas Filipina worker (OFW) in Dubai, Princess San Diego worked her way through different roadblocks, failures, and struggles and is now a millionaire. San Diego shared to The Filipino Times five of her secret ingredients to success. 1. Do not let...

OFW children tend to go back to their parents upon graduation

So, what do OFW children do once they finish college? They tend to go back to the country where their parents work to reunite with them, UAE school principals said. OFW parents send their kids home in the Philippines after finishing secondary education in the UAE for...

8 great gift ideas to give to your loved ones this Eid

The Eid celebrations isn’t just a time to relax with its long holidays, it also presents an opportunity to get together with your loved ones and maybe give them something to make them feel appreciated and loved. Here are several ideas for you to think over as you...

K-12 grads still need to go to college, UAE mentors say

DUBAI: While K-12 graduates are equipped with middle-level skills, lifelong learnings as well as employment and entrepreneurship, they should pursue college education to have them better equipped, according to UAE mentors. This according to principals of three major...

Trending OFW children

OFWs call them their “trophies,” the real fruits of their labor. In this edition, we feature them: The migrant Filipino workers’ children who have gone viral for giving their parents glory amid the pain and hard work. DUBAI: If you regularly ride Dubai’s metro, you...

Morissette rocks Dubai

Dubai, UAE – The first international leg of “Morissette is Made” tour which was held in Dubai on Aug. 17 was a huge success. Approximately 4,500 people from all over the UAE and other parts of the GCC came to Dubai World Trade Center to see her perform. Opening the...

Former beauty queen gets pregnant at 43

Miriam Quiambao, who is 43 years old, has revealed that she is expecting a baby. On Sunday, the former beauty queen posted a photo on Instagram of her ultrasound examination in July. “Praise God who is the author of miracles and the creator of life! By His grace, He...

Filipino football player makes history in European league game

Filipino-British goalkeeper Neil Etheridge made history after becoming the first Southeast Asian player to compete in English Premiere League (EPL) by playing for Cardiff City. Etheridge, known for being the goalkeeper for Philippine national football team Azkals,...

Manny Pacquiao plans on having next boxing fight by December

A few weeks after his victory against Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse, Senator Manny Pacquiao revealed on Tuesday that he plans to have another boxing fight before the year ends. Pacquiao told ABS-CBN News that his camp is thinking on having a second fight on December...

How much did Pacquiao earn from win vs Matthysse?

Manny Pacquiao’s win over Argetina’s Lucas Matthysse last week sealed that the “People’s Champ” is still one of today’s most notable, most watched, and most in-demand boxers in the world. Being in-demand also means big money in the boxing community. Pacquiao’s success...

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