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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...

“The Terminal’ Pinay stranded in Sri Lanka airport for 6 days

“The Terminal’ Pinay stranded in Sri Lanka airport for 6 days

IF life imitates art, 34-year old Sunshine Sereno should've wished she would be Catherine Zeta Jones. But fate wanted to be insidiously funny sometimes. Sereno found herself being the Tom Hanks in the movie "The Terminal" -- being stranded at the Sri Lanka...

DFA searching for kin of OFW who suffers from amnesia

An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) suffered from amnesia and was left in a hospital in China. The Department of Foreign Affairs identified the Filipino as Richard Soriano. He was repatriated to Manila last Friday. The foreign affairs department could not ascertain his...

30 undocumented Dubai-bound Filipinos intercepted at NAIA

Thirty undocumented Dubai-bound Filipinos were not allowed by Immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to leave the country on Friday, March 29. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said the workers, 18 women and 12 men, claimed that they would only...

51 distressed OFWs arrive from Abu Dhabi

MANILA: A batch of 51 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who are mostly undocumented and runaway workers, arrived from Abu Dhabi, March 24. The OFWs were flown from UAE via Philippine Airlines Flight PR 659 at 8:14 a.m, reported GMA News. They were assisted...

No deportation of OFWs from UAE, says PH labor department

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday assured that there will be no deportation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), amid the news circulating online that the Middle Eastern country will deport all foreign...

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PPIE na! Handa na ba kayo?

PPIE na! Handa na ba kayo?

DUBAI: Filipinos across the UAE are excited about the much-awaited 7th edition of the Philippine Property and Investment Exhibition (PPIE) happening April 26 and 27 where major property developers from the Philippines will be huddled under one roof, rolling out best...

LOOK: Palm Sunday 2019 mass schedules in the UAE

LOOK: Palm Sunday 2019 mass schedules in the UAE

Catholic faithful around the UAE are expected to gather at the churches today, April 14 as they celebrate Palm Sunday that marks the beginning of the Holy Week and the last week of the Lenten season. Palm Sunday commemorates the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem before...

Overseas absentee voting for Filipinos begins

Overseas absentee voting for Filipinos begins

DUBAI: Registered overseas Filipino voters start trooping to the Philippine Embassy and Consulate on April 13 as they cast their votes in the Philippines' midterm election where 12 Senate seats and one in the lower house are at stake. This as Ambassador Hjayceelyn...

‘Go out and vote’ — PH officials urge OFWs

‘Go out and vote’ — PH officials urge OFWs

DUBAI: It’s all systems go for the Philippine Embassy and Consulate as polling stations open at 8am on Saturday, April 13, in what will be the start of a 29-day electoral exercise of some 361,265 registered overseas Filipino voters in the UAE, who will be making their...

New policy on sponsoring relatives

New policy on sponsoring relatives

DUBAI: The Filipino community in the UAE has welcomed the host government’s move to approve a measure requiring expats bringing their family members to the country to show proof of income instead of profession as has been the practice. Though an income bracket has yet...

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