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Abu Dhabi announces no toll charges until January 1, 2020

Abu Dhabi announces no toll charges until January 1, 2020

Abu Dhabi's Department of Transport has announced that the new four toll gates which will open starting on 15 Oct 2019 will be free of charge until January 1, 2020. This move aims to provide residents more time to planned travel times and explore alternatives. The DoT...

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Futuristic mobility trends transforming the UAE

Futuristic mobility trends transforming the UAE

The UAE is pioneering new futuristic mobility options which are slated to change the way we travel. The Filipino Times gives you a breakdown of the transportation technologies that will make your daily commute a breeze. From smart metro gates to paperless airport...

158 OFWs from UAE repatriated back in PH

158 OFWs from UAE repatriated back in PH

Some 158 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from the United Arab Emirates have arrived in the country, Sunday. The Department of Foreign Affairs welcomed 78 repatriated OFWs from Abu Dhabi and 84 workers from Dubai. “In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s...

Body of OFW who died of cardiac arrest in Dubai arrives in Pampanga

Body of OFW who died of cardiac arrest in Dubai arrives in Pampanga

The body of overseas Filipino worker Ma. Monica Manuel is finally home, Wednesday night, October 2. Monica’s sister, Angela Manuel, accompanied her remains from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on board an Emirates airlines flight at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday (PH time). At 7:20...

Remains of Filipina who died in Dubai heading home

Remains of Filipina who died in Dubai heading home

The remains of Ma. Monica Manuel, an overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who died of cardiac arrest in Dubai last September 27, are now heading home, a relative confirmed to The Filipino Times. Her body left the Dubai International Airport on board an Emirates airlines...

Heart diseases creeping up on OFWs in UAE

It has almost been three months since Auzi Mae Gonzalez passed away, but her family is still heaving in tears for her untimely death. Gonzalez, 31, was an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died of heart attack in Dubai in June 2019. “Masakit pala makitang ate mo na...

9 injured as Pinoy-crewed tanker sparks fire in South Korea

At least 9 sailors were reportedly injured after two oil tankers caught fire at a South Korean port on Saturday. Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that an explosion occurred on the Stolt Groenland, a 25,000-tonne, Cayman Island-flagged oil tanker at around 10:50AM....

UAE officially joins the league of space flyer nations

The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft carrying a three-member crew including Hazzaa AlMansoori arrived Wednesday for their mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). AlMansoori's arrival makes the United Arab Emirates one of the 19 countries that have visited the ISS....

Why Filipinos don’t give up taking a UAE driver’s license

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are relentless in their pursuit of a driver’s license, with some spending above Dh10,000 as well as over six months of classroom sessions and practical training for it. And this raises the question – why? The Filipino Times did a straw...

Driver’s license: Naka-ilang take ka?

DUBAI: There’s a popular Filipino adage that says, “Dumaan sa butas ng karayom,” which, in English means having gone through a really tight squeeze – “karayom” being the needle’s eye. In the UAE, getting a driver’s license is often likened to a similar experience; but...

Stena Impero still in Iran—source

The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, with a Filipino seafarer officer on board, has not yet left the Iranian port although there are strong indications that they will be released soon, a senior diplomatic official said. "The papers for the release of the ship and...

Abu Dhabi grants legal status to churches, temple

Some 17 churches and a Hindu temple will be among the places of worship which will be granted legal status in Abu Dhabi. Among the churches which will be legalized is the St. Joseph's Cathedral, which is the UAE's oldest church that dates back to 1965. The move to...

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CENOMAR muna bago kasal

CENOMAR muna bago kasal

There is this Pinoy humor about how married men who go to work overseas pass themselves as singles – “Binata sa abroad!” This was echoed in a straw poll held by The Filipino Times of over 1,000 respondents, results of which revealed that up to eight in every 10 female...

6 Filipinos among injured in Taiwan bridge collapse

6 Filipinos among injured in Taiwan bridge collapse

At least 20 individuals, including six Filipinos, were injured after a bridge in Taiwan collapsed Tuesday morning, smashing onto a group of fishing boats underneath. More victims are feared to be trapped in the rubble. Rescue operations are underway. Dramatic CCTV...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid reveals Emirati astronaut’s next mission

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid reveals Emirati astronaut’s next mission

Euphoria has not died down yet on first Emirati on space, and yet His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, could not help but share his new vision -- sending Hazza Ali AlMansoori to planet Mars. "We...

UAE milestone reached: First Emirati astronaut rocketed into space

UAE milestone reached: First Emirati astronaut rocketed into space

DUBAI: At exactly 5:57 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the first Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa AlMansoori, blasted off to space from the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. His historic mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will be a giant leap...

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