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Emirati woman regains consciousness after 27 years in coma

Emirati woman regains consciousness after 27 years in coma

A family of an Emirati woman said on Wednesday that she opened her eyes and regained consciousness after spending 27 years in a coma induced by a serious brain injury. Munira Omar was 32 when she was injured in a road traffic accident in 1991 after picking up her son...

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24-year old man wins US$768 million Powerball prize

24-year old man wins US$768 million Powerball prize

Manuel Franco just stopped by a gas station in Wisconsin, picked a series of numbers randomly, then paid US$10. “I honestly felt so lucky that I did look at the camera, and I really wanted to wink at it, because I just had that lucky feeling,” Franco said, as reported...

Fil-Am mail bombing suspect pleads guilty

Fil-Am mail bombing suspect pleads guilty

A Filipino-American man has pleaded guilty of sending mail pipe bombs to critics of US President Donald Trump but claimed he has mental disorder, being a steroid addict for over 40 years. The Associated Press reported that Cesar Sayoc made this assertion in his...

Mayor dismissed over Boracay’s decay

Mayor dismissed over Boracay’s decay

Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of the Aklan mayor in charge of Boracay Island after finding him guilty with charges that led to the environment issues besetting the country’s prime tourist destination. The country’s graft body found Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling...

17 OFWs bound for Dubai, Saudi intercepted at NAIA for fake OECs

17 OFWs bound for Dubai, Saudi intercepted at NAIA for fake OECs

A total of 17 overseas Filipino workers with fake OECs have been apprehended at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport during the Holy Week for presenting fake overseas employment certificates. Ten of them were intercepted at the NAIA 1 while the rest were stopped at...

Another Filipino wounded in Tripoli

Another Filipino wounded in Tripoli

Another Filipino worker was wounded in Libya after a mortar round fell in their compound near the Tripoli International Airport. The wounded Filipino was not identified but was only described as a worker of an oil and gas services provider in Qasr bin Ghashir, some 20...

Gorillas pose for a ‘selfie’ with park ranger

Congo-- A park ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo has captured a perfect photo of two gorillas mimicking human poses. In a viral facebook post, Matthulie Shamavu posted the pictures of the two gorillas with a caption "another day at the office." The post has...

PH peso falls to Php52.20 vs the dollar

The Philippine peso returned to the Php52 level on Monday and further weakened today as US dollar rallied across Asia. Peso fell to P52.2 versus the greenback, weaker from P52.04 level last Monday. Peso trading was suspended by Bangko Sentral on Tuesday due to...

Meet the dogs that helped saved lives at Porac

Three dogs, belonging to the K9 Unit of the Metro Manila Development Authority, are making the rounds at Facebook newsfeeds before adoring fans – and for one noble reason: they helped save lives at the height of search and rescue operations at Chuzon supermarket in...

‘Handless girl’ wins handwriting competition in the U.S.

Maryland, United States-- She was born with no hands but has proven that she can do things most people can-- sometimes even better. Ten-year-old Sara Hinesley recently bagged the Nicholas Maxim Award in a national handwriting contest. Hinesley's neatly cursive writing...

Woman from UAE wakes up after 27 years in coma

United Arab Emirates-- After suffering a tragic road accident in 1991, a woman living in the United Arab Emirates has woken up from coma. For 27 years, Munira Abdulla was in comatose after her brain was severely injured due to a traffic accident where her car collided...

Filipino tennis tournament kicks off in Bahrain

A tennis tournament organized by the Filipino Club Tennis Group (FCTG) has officially started with 16 teams competing for titles in two divisions. Sponsored by Grand Safir Hotel Bahrain and sanctioned by the Bahrain Tennis Federation, the 15th FCTG Team Tennis...

Sandstorms hit Riyadh

Warnings were issued by Saudi authorities as sandstorms hit Riyadh and other areas in Saudi Arabia including Al-Jouf, Northern Borders, Qassim regions, Eastern Province and Najran. A wind speed of 31 kph resulting to low visibility was recorded on Monday, which caused...

Consul General Cortes lauds PPIE

DUBAI: Consul General Paul Raymund Corters has lauded New Perspective Media, organizers of the Philippine Property and Investment Exhibition (PPIE), saying the annual event “is an effective tool to entice overseas Filipinos to look into property investment as a...

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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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