Thursday, June 21, 2018

Amnesty program for overstaying expats in UAE to begin on August 1

Amnesty program for overstaying expats in UAE to begin on August 1

UAE’s three-month amnesty program for visa violators is set to begin on August 1, a senior official announced on Thursday, June 20. Acting Director General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports Department at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC),...

Pinoy student blames online addiction for stabbing cashier to death

Pinoy student blames online addiction for stabbing cashier to death

A 34-year-old cashier who works at a convenient store in Batangas succumbed to death after getting stabbed by a student. The suspect admitted to the crime, blaming his being sleep-deprived due to excessive use of computer, reported ABS-CBN. "Nagdilim lang po talaga...

State of mental health in PH needs better attention

State of mental health in PH needs better attention

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Republic Act 11036 or the Mental Health Law, which will secure affordable and accessible aid for people suffering from mental disorders. Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and principal author of the bill in the Senate, said...

Gold rate in UAE drops to new 6-month low

Gold rate in UAE drops to new 6-month low

Prices of gold in the UAE dropped to its lowest rate within the past 6 months on Thursday, June 21. Last month, gold prices dropped when 24-Karat (24K), 22K, 21K, and 18K gold were priced at Dh156.50, Dh146.50, Dh139.75, and Dh120.00, respectively, reported Khaleej...

Inglot rolls out a one-off Friday offer

Inglot rolls out a one-off Friday offer

Popular cosmetics maker, Inglot is having an offer tomorrow, Friday where the first 100 customers at MOE get a palette worth Dh290 FREE on the purchase of ANY JLOXINGLOT product. So, come one come all. See you there!

Road mishap kills 2 OFWs, injures 3 others

A road accident took the lives of two Filipinos and left three others injured in Jizan, Saudi Arabia last June 14. According to a report by ABS-CBN, the victims were on their way to a shopping mall for the Eid'l Fitr celebration when the accident happened. The van...

ULIRANG AMA

In celebration of this year’s Fathers’ Day, the Philippine Consulate General hosted an afternoon of fun on June 16 joined by 10 overseas Filipino workers bestowed commendations for being role-model fathers. They were Alfredo Navarro, Jeremiah Hernandez, Eugene...

Out-of-wedlock troubles on the rise

Out-of-wedlock troubles on the rise

Authorities in the UAE have always issued warnings that pregnancy out of wedlock is illegal. Despite this, cases persist and some happen in the Filipino community. Officials said one of the reasons for this is economic. DUBAI: Authorities in the UAE have always issued...

More than 1.2M people visited Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque during Ramadan

More than 1.2M people visited Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque during Ramadan

More than 1.2 million people from around the world visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi during the holy month of Ramadan. In more detail, up to 854,090 Muslims broke their fasting at the magnificent mosque; 289,921 came for prayers; and 107,608 visitors...

Sheikh Zayed: Inspiring young Filipinos in the emirates

Sheikh Zayed: Inspiring young Filipinos in the emirates

In times when a solid perspective on justice, humanitarianism and compassion is greatly needed, Sheikh Zayed’s life and legacy is a monument in which our hopes and chances of success as Filipinos outside of the country may be built upon. Thus, Sheikh Zayed is a light...

Dubai Immigration to Filipinos: ‘Contact us for help’

Dubai Immigration to Filipinos: ‘Contact us for help’

“To help the community of Filipinos, we’d like to be clear; we’d like them to follow our social media (and) contact us if there’s anything. We’d like also to hear from them their advices and suggestions – whatever they have to improve our services. DUBAI: The General...

Pancake House to open in Dubai Mall

Photo: From L-R (Peter King, CEO, Max’s Group Inc., Sajan Alex, Vice President, Tablez Food Company, Robert Trota, President and CEO, Max’s Group Inc., William E. Rodgers, Director and Head of International Business) One of the popular comfort foods among Filipinos is...

When in Armenia: 8 top tourist destinations to visit

As hardworking as OFWs might be, they also seek some well-deserved rest and relaxation. More and more UAE-based OFWs who have the knack for travelling even for a weekend getaway are now taking advantage of the visa-on-arrival destination of Armenia as featured in this...

Shop till you drop at 24-hour mega sale in Abu Dhabi

A 24-hour shopping spree and discounts of up to 90 per cent await shoppers starting this month. The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) has announced the launch of the Eid Fest celebrations and this year’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season, two events geared towards...

6 hidden gems for tourists (and residents) in the UAE

With the increasing purchasing power of Filipinos in the UAE, most of them already plan big and aim for the usual tourist destinations such as Paris, Maldives, and Seychelles. However, did you know that there are a lot of “Instagram-worthy” trips that you can visit...

Asia Kitchen By Mainland China Opens At Burjuman.

UAE dining experience gets elevated with the addition of Asia Kitchen by Mainland China. Located on the Ground floor of Burjuman Mall, Dubai, the restaurant is a delicious addition to the Mall’s dining scene. Mainland China is the brainchild of Indian hotelier and...

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WATCH: OFW’s ‘busted’ wedding proposal goes viral

The proposal is often as important to women as the wedding. That’s why the preparation alone takes months to ensure the moment would be special and memorable. Unfortunately, an overseas Filipino worker’s (OFW) strategy to pop the question did not go as planned after...

How can OFWs achieve financial success?

The road to financial freedom isn’t a straight path, especially for OFWs who already have the main task of sending money monthly for their families back home. However, it isn’t impossible either. TFT Lifestyle TV’s latest episode shares the steps and secrets to begin...

VIRAL: OFW gives full vent on her ‘demanding’ kumare

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) took to Facebook and gave full vent to her disappointment about her ‘demanding' kumare (close female friend) back home. The OFW based in Bahrain, named Ruby Banta, posted on Facebook on June 16 the conversation thread between her and...

LATHALAING OFW. Eid Mubarak! Tara maglugaw po tayo!

Lugaw (rice porridge) is a Filipino dish traditionally thought of as a soft food for people with illnesses or recuperating from a medical condition. But lugaw is enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, and when you’re sick, even as a meal in itself. Some meat is added to...

Did Pia just predict that Catriona will win Miss Universe?

If there is one Filipina who has sufficient knowledge on what it takes to win the highly-coveted crown of Miss Universe, it would probably be Pia Wurtzbach who took home the crown back in 2015. And much to the delight of Filipino pageant enthusiasts, the former Miss...

Valerie Concepcion earns college diploma

Filipina actress Valerie Concepcion has finally realized her dream of earning a college degree. The 30-year-old celebrity mom joined the graduates of batch 2018 after she finished Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arellano University under the ETEEAP program. It is...

Rufa Mae Quinto emotionally recalls fondest memory with her mother

Comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto was not able to hold back the tears when she shared her fondest memories with her Mommy Carol, who died last May 26. On Tonight with Boy Abunda program on Tuesday night, Quinto remembered her late mother by sharing some of the important life...

Singer-TV host falls on hard times, becomes homeless

The world of show business is not always as glamorous as it seems. Even the most famous actors experience their fair share of downfalls, and a singer-TV host is not immune. According to a blind item written by showbiz columnist Cristy Fermin for Bandera, a certain...

You will not believe how much Kris’ OOTD for her presscon costs

Kris Aquino went all out with her clothes during the press conference of her upcoming movie "I Love You Hater", her comeback project with Star Cinema. During the movie’s press conference, Aquino donned a black-and-gold ensemble which, according to her, she personally...

OFW Friday Papawis Unrated Friendship Game

Aboura Warriors got the upper hand in the first half of the knockout game to end it at 27-25 in their favor. But dahil walang forever, lampaso sila pagdating ng third quarter with a 14-0 run by the Banayad Boys who made sure the Warriors never got a chance to narrow...

Kalayaan Ambassador’s Cup 2018 officially opens in Abu Dhabi

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Constancio R. Vingno Jr., and his spouse, Mme Yoko Ramos- Vingno, chair of the Philippine Ladies Circle, and son Chase, together with Embassy officials formally open the Kalayaan 2018 Ambassador's Cup. The league is headed by the...

6 World Cup players who will steal your hearts on field

The countdown to the 21st installment of arguably the biggest and most anticipated sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup, is well underway. From June 14 to July 15, 32 international football teams will compete in Russia in hopes of winning the title as the...

Kapampangans in the UAE organize basketball tourney

DUBAI: Some 11 teams participated in a recent basketball tourney, named “Ligligang Kapampangan” which was highlighted by a wonderful parade of muses and team leaders. Touted teams, Lubao and Floridabanca lived up to their fans’ expectations as they waylaid their...

FIFA World Cup match schedules in UAE

Football fans in the UAE are now on their toes in anticipation of the upcoming FIFA World Cup which will be held in Russia from June to July. While some have already booked their flights to Russia to attend the sports event, others have decided to stay in the UAE and...

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