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‘Peso-dirham rate headed for P14.40’

‘Peso-dirham rate headed for P14.40’

For the next couple of months, we are expecting a Ph14.40 rate. DUBAI: Remittance companies are keeping a close watch on global developments involving the US as the peso-dirham rate continues to break records, recently hitting a 12-year low at Php14.24 with a...

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My “Oh, Man!” exit experience

My “Oh, Man!” exit experience

I wrote this not to discourage Filipinos who have future exits. Once you’re there, you’re actually not alone. Al Buraimi Hotel walls have witnessed struggles, have seen faces of hope and heard a lot of prayers - Contributed by Richard Cabico It all started three days...

Toxic’ flatmate? Pangaralan na yan!

Toxic’ flatmate? Pangaralan na yan!

It’s all about respect for other people’s time and space, then you’ll have peace as longtime OFWs in the UAE would say. DUBAI: As Tom Hanks would say in that multi-awarded, critically acclaimed 1994 film, Forrest Gump, “(L)ife is like a box of chocolates. You never...

TFT MOTHERS’ DAY PICK. Son remembers mom’s love

Reset. Restart. Reverse. Anything that would bring her back to me. I hope I won't sound greedy asking for even just a minute more with her. I can vividly remember her last photo when she wasn’t sick yet. We were on our way to Aklan, travelling inside the cheap but...

TFT Educator of the Year wins international award

A Filipino-American organization of educators in the U.S. has picked a multi-awarded Dubai-based professor and civic leader for its very first International Educator Award. Dr. Rommel Pilapil Sergio, a human resource management program chair and associate professor at...

Dubai-bred Pinoy, one of Brisbane’s student ambassadors

Photo: Lord Mayor Graham Quirk appoints Ralph Teodoro as an international student ambassador for Brisbane. DUBAI: One of Brisbane’s international student ambassadors was born and raised in Dubai and he’s a Filipino. Ralph Teodoro, a 20-year-old nursing student at...

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...

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....

Spouses of diplomats speak about women’s empowerment

This, in a nutshell, is the message from Mesdames Yoko Ramos-Vingno and Yasmin Balajadia-Cortes, respectively, spouses of Ambassador Constancio R. Vingno, Jr. and Consul General Paul Raymund, on the occasion of the 2018 International Women's Day, held March 8 and...

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Pulse Asia survey releases “magic 12” in 2019 Senate race

Pulse Asia survey releases “magic 12” in 2019 Senate race

A survey conducted by Pulse Asia showed that more than half of Filipinos already have a complete line-up for the May 2019 senatorial elections. The survey, conducted from March 23 to 28, consisted of 1,200 respondents who were asked to select their senatorial...

UAE-PH strengthen ties through media collaboration

UAE-PH strengthen ties through media collaboration

WAM Executive Director Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi (left, center) explains a point during the meeting. Listening on were, from left: Peter Hellyer, WAM adviser; Jojo Dass, TFT editor; Karen Remo, Partner and Managing Director of New Perspective Media, which owns the...

WAM, The Filipino Times unite in news coverage to reach wider audience

WAM, The Filipino Times unite in news coverage to reach wider audience

WAM, Dubai, UAE: The Filipino Times (TFT) has discussed means of cooperation with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), benefiting from the latter's expertise in obtaining wider dissemination of information. During the meeting, the two sides focused on enriching content...

UAE approves anti-begging law

UAE approves anti-begging law

The Federal National Council (FNC) announced on Tuesday that the UAE has approved an anti-begging Federal Law which aims to completely obliterate beggary in the country. With the newly approved law, anyone who will be caught begging will be penalized with three months...

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