Thursday, April 25, 2019

Emirati woman regains consciousness after 27 years in coma

Emirati woman regains consciousness after 27 years in coma

A family of an Emirati woman said on Wednesday that she opened her eyes and regained consciousness after spending 27 years in a coma induced by a serious brain injury. Munira Omar was 32 when she was injured in a road traffic accident in 1991 after picking up her son...

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24-year old man wins US$768 million Powerball prize

24-year old man wins US$768 million Powerball prize

Manuel Franco just stopped by a gas station in Wisconsin, picked a series of numbers randomly, then paid US$10. “I honestly felt so lucky that I did look at the camera, and I really wanted to wink at it, because I just had that lucky feeling,” Franco said, as reported...

Fil-Am mail bombing suspect pleads guilty

Fil-Am mail bombing suspect pleads guilty

A Filipino-American man has pleaded guilty of sending mail pipe bombs to critics of US President Donald Trump but claimed he has mental disorder, being a steroid addict for over 40 years. The Associated Press reported that Cesar Sayoc made this assertion in his...

Mayor dismissed over Boracay’s decay

Mayor dismissed over Boracay’s decay

Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of the Aklan mayor in charge of Boracay Island after finding him guilty with charges that led to the environment issues besetting the country’s prime tourist destination. The country’s graft body found Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling...

17 OFWs bound for Dubai, Saudi intercepted at NAIA for fake OECs

17 OFWs bound for Dubai, Saudi intercepted at NAIA for fake OECs

A total of 17 overseas Filipino workers with fake OECs have been apprehended at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport during the Holy Week for presenting fake overseas employment certificates. Ten of them were intercepted at the NAIA 1 while the rest were stopped at...

Another Filipino wounded in Tripoli

Another Filipino wounded in Tripoli

Another Filipino worker was wounded in Libya after a mortar round fell in their compound near the Tripoli International Airport. The wounded Filipino was not identified but was only described as a worker of an oil and gas services provider in Qasr bin Ghashir, some 20...

Gorillas pose for a ‘selfie’ with park ranger

Congo-- A park ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo has captured a perfect photo of two gorillas mimicking human poses. In a viral facebook post, Matthulie Shamavu posted the pictures of the two gorillas with a caption "another day at the office." The post has...

PH peso falls to Php52.20 vs the dollar

The Philippine peso returned to the Php52 level on Monday and further weakened today as US dollar rallied across Asia. Peso fell to P52.2 versus the greenback, weaker from P52.04 level last Monday. Peso trading was suspended by Bangko Sentral on Tuesday due to...

Meet the dogs that helped saved lives at Porac

Three dogs, belonging to the K9 Unit of the Metro Manila Development Authority, are making the rounds at Facebook newsfeeds before adoring fans – and for one noble reason: they helped save lives at the height of search and rescue operations at Chuzon supermarket in...

‘Handless girl’ wins handwriting competition in the U.S.

Maryland, United States-- She was born with no hands but has proven that she can do things most people can-- sometimes even better. Ten-year-old Sara Hinesley recently bagged the Nicholas Maxim Award in a national handwriting contest. Hinesley's neatly cursive writing...

Woman from UAE wakes up after 27 years in coma

United Arab Emirates-- After suffering a tragic road accident in 1991, a woman living in the United Arab Emirates has woken up from coma. For 27 years, Munira Abdulla was in comatose after her brain was severely injured due to a traffic accident where her car collided...

Canada vows to resolve garbage, mum on Duterte’s ‘war’ threat

Canada vows to resolve garbage, mum on Duterte’s ‘war’ threat

The Canadian Embassy in Manila assured that Canada is “strongly committed” to resolve with the Philippine government on finally disposing of the Canadian hazardous wastes rotting in the Philippine ports but fell short of saying they will return it back to Canada. In a...

World Bank: Philippines 4th biggest recipient of remittances in 2018

World Bank: Philippines 4th biggest recipient of remittances in 2018

The World Bank reported that the Philippines was the fourth biggest recipient of remittances from migrant workers in 2018, next only to India, China, and Mexico. Based on the World Bank’s April 2019 Migration and Development Brief showed that India’ had the most...

DFA responds to ‘misbound’ Philippine passport

DFA responds to ‘misbound’ Philippine passport

ERRORS happen. This is the response Foreign affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. gave to a netizen who raised to him the problem one traveller encountered with his Philippine passport. In an earlier report of The Filipino Times, a Facebook post by Carlos Canlas showed...

Tony Labrusca opens up about NAIA incident, near deportation

With countless projects and product endorsements coming his way, Kapamilya model-actor Tony Labrusca is becoming one of the most sought after personalities in Philippine show business today. However, this does not spare him from getting involved in several...

Former child star Nash Aguas buys home in Las Vegas

Kapamilya actor Nash Aguas proudly shared on his Instagram account that he now owns a house in the state of Nevada in the United States. The 20-year-old actor posted a photo of him standing in a room of his new home in Las Vegas while holding the deed to the house....

Ogie to Ben Tulfo: “I ask that you focus on me”

Ogie Alcasid has stepped in to defend his wife Regine after Ben Tulfo “maligned” her in a Facebook live video. It all started when Velasquez called out Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. for his statement about the alleged collection of endangered giant...

Filipino singer Jej Vinson enters “The Voice US” Top 24

Filipino singer Jej Vinson is a step closer to his dreams after he became one of the contestants to enter the Top 24 of "The Voice US". Vinson earned a spot in the Top 24 after he performed an outstanding rendition of Bruno Mars' "Versace on the Floor" during the...

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Meet the dogs that helped saved lives at Porac

Three dogs, belonging to the K9 Unit of the Metro Manila Development Authority, are making the rounds at Facebook newsfeeds before adoring fans – and for one noble reason: they helped save lives at the height of search and rescue operations at Chuzon supermarket in...

‘Handless girl’ wins handwriting competition in the U.S.

Maryland, United States-- She was born with no hands but has proven that she can do things most people can-- sometimes even better. Ten-year-old Sara Hinesley recently bagged the Nicholas Maxim Award in a national handwriting contest. Hinesley's neatly cursive writing...

6 ideas to help you overcome your fear of public speaking

If there’s one thing that globally competitive Filipinos have in common, it’s how they have seemingly mastered the art of speaking in front of a live audience to share their story. However, like many others – they had to start somewhere. Here are several tips to help...

Disaster recovery plan: Keeping your identity documents secure

  Calamities and natural disasters strike when you least expect it – as seen with the earthquakes that have struck the Philippines as of late. And while you can prepare yourself and your loved ones on what to do and the emergency kit you have to prepare for...

DA, DTI to launch first farmer-owned motorcycle tire brand

Pilipinas Agila Tires, the first farmer-owned motorcycle tire brand, is set to debut on April 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, marking the start of a nation-wide marketing program for utility motorcycles at competitive prices. In his Facebook...

Disaster recovery plan: Keeping your identity documents secure

  Calamities and natural disasters strike when you least expect it – as seen with the earthquakes that have struck the Philippines as of late. And while you can prepare yourself and your loved ones on what to do and the emergency kit you have to prepare for...

LOOK: Thea Tolentino inside Lobo Cave during Eastern Samar quake

Kapuso actress Thea Tolentino had incidentally been exploring the Lobo Cave at Samar when a 6.5 magnitude quake suddenly jolted near the area on Tuesday. Tolentino then tweeted a photo that she took around 30 minutes before the earthquake took place. “Thank God walang...

Get up to 50% discounts of your favorite Asian treats at WeMart

Filipinos in the mood to buy their Asian goodies can now take advantage of WeMart’s latest promotion as they’re dropping prices of part of products up to 50% in discounts only for this weekend – from April 25-27 or until stocks last! WeMart’s Grand Opening Party at...

4 telltale signs you’re becoming a Tito or Tita of Dubai

When a Filipino lands for the first time here in the UAE to begin their career, they are filled with overwhelming emotions of joy, hope, and the thrill of what the country has to offer – especially with their increased purchasing power with the huge salary discrepancy...

Nazih Group organizes special gathering for industry partners

Total beauty product supplier and the undisputed hair and beauty expert in the MENA region, Nazih Group, organized a special gathering for VIP guests, media and key industry partners at the Nazih showroom in Blue Tower along Sheikh Zayed road. This is the first of its...

Golf champ Tiger Woods to play in Japan for PGA Tour event

Golf Champ Tiger Woods has announced that he will return to Japan for the first time in more than a decade to play in a new US PGA Tour event in October. "I'm excited to play in the inaugural ZOZO Championship in October and return to Japan, one of my favorite...

Filipino tennis tournament kicks off in Bahrain

A tennis tournament organized by the Filipino Club Tennis Group (FCTG) has officially started with 16 teams competing for titles in two divisions. Sponsored by Grand Safir Hotel Bahrain and sanctioned by the Bahrain Tennis Federation, the 15th FCTG Team Tennis...

Brooklyn Nets general manager suspended

NEW YORK, USA: For entering the referee locker room after a game, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks, the NBA's first New Zealand-born player, has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000. Reports said Mark made the move Saturday, April 20, after...

Warriors clinch 3-1 lead in 2019 NBA Playoffs

LOS ANGELES, USA – Kevin Durant did 33 field goals for a Warriors 113-105 victory over the Clippers, 113-105 and a 3-1 lead in the opening round of the "We came in with that mindset to put our foot on the throttle and not let go," Agence France-Presse quoted Klay...

Out of shame, China bans 3 of its Boston Marathoners for life

SHANGHAI, China – China has banned three runners for life after breaking the rules at the recent Boston Marathon. The Chinese government accused them of giving the country a bad name even as it vowed to root out cheats, Rappler has reported, citing a dispatch from the...

Fil-Am breaks PH’s 17-year-old 800m record

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American Carter Lilly broke a near 17-year-old Philippine record in the 800 meters at a recent track meet in California, independent news portal, Rappler, reported. Lilly clocked 1:47.52 to finish 2nd in the Bryan Clay Invitational and...

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