Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Duterte appoints new Comelec commissioner

Duterte appoints new Comelec commissioner

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Socorro Balinghasay-Inting as Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner on Tuesday, April 17. Inting will serve as COMELEC commissioner until February 2, 2025, replacing retired elections...

Traveling soon? Pay travel taxes online

Traveling soon? Pay travel taxes online

The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), and the DBP Data Center Inc. (DCI) reminded travelers that they can pay travel taxes using the internet via the Online Travel Tax Payment System (OTTPS)....

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi to open on July 25

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi to open on July 25

Abu Dhabi is set to open a $1 billion indoor Warner Bros. amusement park on July 25. With the opening of the theme park, the public will be able to experience 29 rides, daily live shows, and several family interactive activities featuring Warner Bros.' most popular...

UAE weather today: Fair, partly cloudy

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced on Twitter that weather across the UAE today, April 19, is expected to be fair, and partly cloudy at times. Just like yesterday, the temperature in the country will continue to drop. NCM also warned residents that...

Meet the first Filipino police officer in UAE

Most overseas Filipino workers travel to different parts of the world to usually work in the hospitality, construction, and medical industries. But John Ray Cerna was the first Filipino to go to the UAE and work in a different sector of the society - in law...

Free gifts await shoppers at Jacky’s Electronics!

Fancy getting free smartphones, televisions, camera, accessories, backpacks, & even laptops? For a minimum purchase of AED 299 at the Jacky’s Electronics store, each customer will win one of these guaranteed prizes! The customer will just have to scratch a card and...

Asian man nabbed for sexually assaulting girlfriend

A 21-year-old Filipino was arrested by authorities for allegedly raping his girlfriend. According to a report by Asia Times published on April 16, the Filipino man, a holder of a Hongkong identity card, was with her girlfriend at a flat in a private housing estate on...

Four-year-old Filipina survives 4-storey fall

A four-year-old Filipina sustained serious injuries after falling from the fourth floor of a housing board flat in Tampines in Singapore. The little girl, identified as Sachi Hailey Unique Cruz, was left alone in their flat when her grandmother went to a nearby...

‘Peso-dirham rate headed for P14.40’

For the next couple of months, we are expecting a Ph14.40 rate. DUBAI: Remittance companies are keeping a close watch on global developments involving the US as the peso-dirham rate continues to break records, recently hitting a 12-year low at Php14.24 with a...

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UAE-PH strengthen ties through media collaboration

UAE-PH strengthen ties through media collaboration

WAM Executive Director Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi (left, center) explains a point during the meeting. Listening on were, from left: Peter Hellyer, WAM adviser; Jojo Dass, TFT editor; Karen Remo, Partner and Managing Director of New Perspective Media, which owns the...

WAM, The Filipino Times unite in news coverage to reach wider audience

WAM, The Filipino Times unite in news coverage to reach wider audience

WAM, Dubai, UAE: The Filipino Times (TFT) has discussed means of cooperation with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), benefiting from the latter's expertise in obtaining wider dissemination of information. During the meeting, the two sides focused on enriching content...

UAE approves anti-begging law

UAE approves anti-begging law

The Federal National Council (FNC) announced on Tuesday that the UAE has approved an anti-begging Federal Law which aims to completely obliterate beggary in the country. With the newly approved law, anyone who will be caught begging will be penalized with three months...

Filipino journalist bags Pulitzer Prize for PH drug war coverage

Filipino journalist bags Pulitzer Prize for PH drug war coverage

A Filipino journalist has received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his contribution on covering the anti-illegal drug campaign of the current administration. Manuel Mogato, together with his colleagues from Reuters, Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall, won the...

Emirates warns public against new ticket hoax

Emirates warns public against new ticket hoax

Emirates, Dubai’s flagship airline, warned passengers of an online ticket hoax that lures potential victims into offering free tickets in celebration of the airline company’s anniversary. “We are aware that there are posts circulating regarding a ticket giveaway for...

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