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Dubai hosts car-free day today

Dubai Municipality is urging motorists to refrain from using their cars today, February 24, and use public modes of transportation instead as part of the 10th edition of UAE Car Free Day. Residents are encouraged to walk, use bicycles, or take public transportation in...

These main highways in UAE remain closed until Feb. 24

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) posted a public announcement on their social media account regarding a partial road closure that will be observed until today, February 24. The said road closure of Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road (E22), E11 towards Ghweifat started...

LOOK: Rare animal spotted in Abu Dhabi for the first time in 35 years

A rare creature called Arabian Caracal was spotted in Abu Dhabi for the first time in 35 years. The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) said that the Arabian Caracal (Caracal schmitzi) sighting in Jebel Hafeet National Park in Al Ain was recorded earlier this month....

LOOK: Dubai to have its version of New York’s Central Park soon

Dubai-based holding company Meraas has announced its plans to bring a slice of New York to the emirate of Dubai by creating its own version of the famous Central Park. Dubai's Central Park at City Walk, which is expected to measure 230,000 square meters, will include...

Once upon a time in Satwa

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ME: (While walking headed to Baqer Mohebi Supermarket with 2 friends and seeing Kuya pushing a trolley full of belongings) Kabayan anu yan- lipat bahay ka ba?

KUYA: Oo eh. palagi kasing may nag-iinuman dun sa tinitirhan ko. Minsan di makaiwas kapag niyayaya. Eh nagka trouble so baka madamay pa ako; iwas na lang. Kawawa pamilya ko kapag may masamang nangyari.

ME: Bakit di ka kumuha ng isang maliit na pick-up para di ka na pabalik-balik?

KUYA: Ah, ito lang naman gamit ko. Sayang pa ibabayad ko sa pick-up. Eto nga di pa ko nakakain man lang, kasi naipadala ko agad ang buong sweldo ko; eh di naman akalain na makakalipat pala ako ngayon agad-agad. So. kailangan ng down sa bahay at kalahating buwang deposit. Kakasahod ko lang manghihiram na ulit ako. Ganun talaga eh. Mabuti pa nga kayo masaya habang naglalakad. Ako nag-iisip kung papaano.

ME: Ah, kabayan. Nagtatawanan kami kasi kailangan namin lumakad ng malayu para pumunta sa Baquer . Alam mo na… Dh1 dirham na asin, murang mantika at sabon, sale na bigas at asukal…mumurahing kape at baka may papa-expire na gatas. Eh, kaya kami nagtatawanan, kasi tumataba kami sa papa-expire na binibili namin sa Baqer.

KUYA: Ah oo nga, hahaha… ganyan din kami dun sa villa. Akala nila sa atin masarap bukay dito ano?

ME: Ah, kabayan, kaming tatlo may mga anak na pinapag aral sa Pinas. Isipin mo na lang kaya natin ang hamon ng buhay sa Dubai. Ito ngang kasama ko papauwi na kasi maysakit na sya. Sana di kanser. Di pa kasi na check ng doktor. Saka ina-akay namin at malabo na mata. Pero masaya kaming binabagtas ang daan ng buhay.

O sige kabayan , katulad ng kariton mong isinusulong, isulong mo din ang buhay sa matuwid na daan. Pasasaan ba at makakauwi din tayo para magpahinga.

KUYA: O sige, ingat kayo.

Ate Cora Tarcena (Middle) with her friends

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Mandatory SSS for OFWs

Mandatory SSS for OFWs

'Hindi siya ganung kalaki – nag e-earn tayo ng dirhams dito so mas madaling mag-contribute compared sa mga nasa Pilipinas who are earning less' DUBAI: For the first time in years, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be required to make regular payments to the...

Filipinos now included in Argentina’s easy visa access system

Filipinos now included in Argentina’s easy visa access system

The Argentine government has included the Philippines among a group of selected countries that may avail of easier access to Argentine visa, the Philippine Embassy in Buenos Aires said Wednesday. The South American nation released Resolution 33/2019 dated February 12,...

Duterte signs law creating Philippine Sports Training Center

Duterte signs law creating Philippine Sports Training Center

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law establishing a state-of-the-art and highly-scientific sports complex to be known as the Philippine Sports Training Center (PSTC). Republic Act No. 11214 otherwise known as Philippine Sports Training Center Act signed by...

Dubai hosts car-free day today

Dubai Municipality is urging motorists to refrain from using their cars today, February 24, and use public modes of transportation instead as part of the 10th edition of UAE Car Free Day. Residents are encouraged to walk, use bicycles, or take public transportation in...

These main highways in UAE remain closed until Feb. 24

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) posted a public announcement on their social media account regarding a partial road closure that will be observed until today, February 24. The said road closure of Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road (E22), E11 towards Ghweifat started...

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