Saturday, October 20, 2018

TESDA reveals top courses preferred by OFWs

TESDA reveals top courses preferred by OFWs

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) revealed the top courses preferred by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who aim to professionalize and improve their existing skills or learn new courses to be able to seek for better opportunities...

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Expat in Dubai jailed for stealing diamond worth Php1 billion

Expat in Dubai jailed for stealing diamond worth Php1 billion

The expat who stole a 9.33-carat blue diamond worth $20 million (Dh74 million; Php1 billion) from a Dubai-based company he worked in has been sentenced to five years in prison to be followed by immediate deportation. The Asian man who worked as a security guard at the...

NAIA Terminal 2 rehab to begin next week

NAIA Terminal 2 rehab to begin next week

The rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 is set to begin next week, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced. MIAA general manager for Engineering Ric Medalla said that the construction of the offices to be used...

UAE visa amnesty program nears end

UAE visa amnesty program nears end

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with overstaying or absconding cases in the UAE are urged by Philippine officials to avail of the amnesty program offered by the UAE Government as it nears end on October 31. As of October 13, a total of 1,527 OFW amnesty grantees have...

Sweeping visa reforms in UAE start today

The sweeping reforms to the UAE visa system will take into effect starting today, October 21, as announced by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC). One of these reforms approved by the UAE Cabinet is the adjustment of visa status of visitors...

PAL resumes flights to Boracay

As the world-famous Boracay island opens on October 26, Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced resume of flights to Caticlan and Kalibo. In an advisory Friday, PAL said it will resume flights between Manila and Caticlan, Cebu and Caticlan, as well as Cebu and Kalibo...

Cebu Pacific launches 5th anniversary sale

Grab your Dubai-Manila plane tickets for as low as AED 5! Cebu Pacific marks its fifth year of serving Filipino expats with an exclusive weekend sale of their Dubai to Manila seats, starting from only AED 5! The sales period is only from October 19 to 21 with a travel...

Public speaking workshop for nurses

The Philippine Nurses Association - Dubai and Northern Emirates and the Filipino Nurses Association in Emirates recently sponsored a public speaking workshop for its members and staff of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Overseas Workers Welfare...

Own a Mitsubishi today with the Ultimate Mitsubishi Offer!

Filipinos who are searching a great car for an even greater value need not look further: The Ultimate Mitsubishi offer from Al Habtoor Motors will give them a range of options of Mitsubishi cars and SUV’s with a rock-bottom interest rate of 1.99% for 5 years – a...

To emoji or not to emoji?

To emoji or not to emoji?

Did you know that woefully inappropriate emojis that you use in your messages or post online can get you in jail in the UAE? TFT reveals emojis with double meanings that you must refrain from sending online The use of social media has been a part of the lives of...

Siblings’ power tug-of-war in 2019 elections

Siblings’ power tug-of-war in 2019 elections

The power tug-of-war is on for the two well-known names in politics— the Ejercito-Estradas and the Binays— as they eye for the same position in the 2019 national polls. For the Ejercito-Estradas, Senator JV Ejercito aims to be reelected as senator when he submitted...

Heavy rains lead to flooding in parts of UAE

Heavy rains lead to flooding in parts of UAE

The heavy rain in the UAE on Tuesday, October 16, has resulted in flooding in some areas in the country. A video uploaded by Storm Center shows a vehicle along Wadi Qur road reversing, upon realizing that the flood is too high to continue traversing the road. The...

WATCH: Design of new Dubai Metro extension stations revealed

WATCH: Design of new Dubai Metro extension stations revealed

The government of Dubai has given the public a sneak peek of the design of the planned extension of the Dubai Metro’s Red Line towards the site of Expo 2020. The new Metro route will be 15 kilometers long and will extend all the way to the site of Expo 2020. The...

Baguio strawberries to be made available in Dubai

If you ever miss the strawberries of Baguio or La Trinidad, Benguet at times, here is a good news: Dubai residents will be able to enjoy freshly picked strawberries soon right inside the city. According to a report by Gulf News, French startup Agricool’s farming...

Bamboo and Barbie bring down the house

October 2018, Dubai, UAE – It was nothing short of performance when the Filipino rock icon, Bamboo, and Filipina singer and songwriter, Barbie, performed together. Both brought down the house over the weekend at Dragon Mart 2. The two best Pinoy talents rocked the...

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World’s largest book sale opens in Dubai today

More than 3 million discounted books await all book lovers and bibliophiles in the UAE as the world's largest book sale opens in Dubai starting today, October 18. The Big Bad Wolf Book Fair, dubbed as the biggest book sale in the world, lands in Dubai and will offer...

WATCH: OFW, employer share communication barrier

Imagine moving into a country where you don't know anyone, the places look unfamiliar, the laws and customs are different, and your employers do not speak your language. It can be a serious ordeal, especially in the UAE where the pool of people are diverse. But OFWs...

Miss Earth candidate loses title after selfie in PH

Miss Earth Lebanon 2018 gets disqualified from the beauty pageant after posing a photo with another candidate whose nation is on diplomatic rift with the Lebanese Republic. A photo depicting Miss Earth Lebanon 2018 Salwa Akar with another Miss Earth candidate—whose...

Regine to join ASAP, judge in singing contest in ABS-CBN

Regine Velasquez was welcomed by ABS-CBN executives during her contract signing which was held on October 17 at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN compound. "Sobra akong touched na touched sa welcome na ibinigay sa akin ng ABS-CBN kasi hindi ko akalain na ganun ako...

BEFORE AND AFTER: Claudine Barretto’s drastic weight loss

Actress Claudine Barretto turned heads during a movie premiere Tuesday night when she showed off her latest slim figure. The actress caught the public’s attention on the red carpet with a sleeveless black turtleneck top and a metallic pencil skirt, which showcased her...

Maja Salvador denies being cause of Carlo, Angelica breakup

Actress Maja Salvador has broken her silence on the "third party" issue involving her, and former couple Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino. It can be recalled that Panganiban revealed in a "Gandang Gabi Vice" episode that she and Aquino decided to call their...

LOOK: Jinkee Pacquiao reveals new business venture

Sen. Manny Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee Pacquiao, took to social media to reveal her newest business venture. According to her Instagram post dated October 12, Jinkee is set to open her own café which she has named "Bean Redeemed" inside her husband's beach resort in...

FEU bags 2018 ABA Interschool title

Photo: PBA legend Allan Caidic tossing up.  Dubai: The FEU Tamaraws bagged the 6th Season of the ABA Interschool Tournament, their 3rd championship overall, winning over team El Norte, 46-43 recently at Al Ahli Club Stadium, Dubai. El Norte squad was leading with 36...

Action in the Dubai Hard Court

Aces’ air tight defense yields 8-0 run for a 62-55 victory over TLG III at the United OFW Basketball League (UOFWBL). The boys of TLG III showed what they were made of on the opening frame of the match and well into the second and third. But team Aces refused to back...

UFC GYM introduces ‘UFC GYM Jiu-Jitsu Program’ in the UAE

UFC GYM Middle East has launched their highly-structured Jiu-Jitsu program in the UAE at their facility located at Business Bay in Dubai. The launch was initiated by Mauricio ‘Tinguinha’ Mariano, one of the biggest names in the global Jiu-Jitsu community who also...

UAP-Abu Dhabi conducts 1-day sportsfest for a cause

The United Architects of the Philippines – Abu Dhabi chapter (UAP-Abu Dhabi) recently held a 1-day sports festival to promote health and wellness for their members, as well as to provide financial support to one of their fellow members suffering from a serious health...

Banayad Boys clinch UOFWBL title

Championships are always about air-tight defense. Not one to give space for free. Such was the case with the recent match between Banayad Boys and DXB Avengers at the first season of the United OFW basketball league (UOFWBL) – a fight characterized by box outs and...

Filipino fighter Jon Chris Corton bags debut win in Brave 16

The Philippine flag is raised high once again in the international sports stage as Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Chris Corton of Philippines’ Team Lakay was hailed as the victor in a unanimous decision at the recently held Brave 16 Combat Federation in...

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