Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Dubai residents urged to participate in Car-Free Day

The Dubai Municipality urged residents to leave their vehicles parked on February 24 and opt to use public mode of transportation in celebration of the annual “Car-Free Day”. In a tweet, the Dubai Municipality encouraged residents to walk, bike, or use public...

Scaffolding collapses in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Municipality confirmed that a scaffolding collapsed at a building demolition site on Monday, February 18. The Abu Dhabi Crisis Management Team, Abu Dhabi Police, Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and the Department of Transport,...

Tricycle driver accused of raping Irish tourist in Palawan

A tricycle driver in El Nido, Palawan was accused of raping a 21-year-old Irish tourist on Wednesday night. The victim said that the 39-year-old tricycle driver, who was identified as Perry Gaspe, took advantage of her when she was on her way to a hostel, reported...

Pope caps historic UAE visit with 180,000 Catholic faithful in attendance at Papal Mass

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His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, brought the curtain down on his historic visit to the UAE by delivering a Papal Mass to 180,000 Catholic faithful in the country, February 5. Arriving on his Popemobile, His Holiness waved at the sea of crowd, who expressed their joy and excitement as the Pontiff entered Zayed Sports City Stadium, where he conducted the 90-minute holy mass.

As earlier reported by The Filipino Times, thousands of Filipino community members in the UAE participated in the mass and the organizing committee estimated that the number of attendees exceeded the 135,000-mark.

In his Homily, the Holy See conveyed his thanks to the UAE’s leadership and people saying, “I would like to thank the children of Zayed in the land of Zayed,” which received a thunder of applause from the attendees.

The concerted efforts of the UAE authorities paid off with the success of the event. The Filipino community lauded the UAE Government for deploying 1500 paramedics and members of the police force to ensure the safety and security of the attendees. The 2000 buses arranged by the government also helped the faithful from all across the Emirates to reach the place on time and safe.

The Papal Mass was televised across the globe thanks to more than 250 international journalists who took part in the momentous occasion.

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RTA opens main bridge at intersection of Expo Road, Al Asayel Street

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Immigration officers at NAIA banned from using phones while on duty

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Dubai residents urged to participate in Car-Free Day

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Scaffolding collapses in Abu Dhabi

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