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34 repatriated overseas Filipinos from Jeddah arrive home

Thirty-four distressed overseas male Filipino workers from Jeddah, Saudi Arrabia have safely arrived in the country. The repatriated Filipino workers worked as plumbers, electricians, or air-conditioner technicians in the Kingdom, who failed to secure Iqama or...

OFW complains about selfish employer; uses ‘flat iron’ to cook food

A video of an OFW in Saudi Arabia showcasing her “out of the box” cooking method has gone viral over the internet. The Filipina overseas worker, identified as Red L Lee, uploaded a Facebook video of her using a flat iron to cook her meal. In the 3 minutes and 24...

23 PH firms promote Pinoy food products in Gulfood 2018 in UAE

Among the 5,000 exhibitors in the Gulfood 2018 in Dubai, 23 Filipino companies have joined the food and beverage commodity expo to showcase the best of the Philippine’s food products from February 18-21, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Center. On the 23rd edition of the...

The Future has arrived In Dubai

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, has launched the first tests of the world’s first autonomous pods. The step is part of RTA’s efforts under Dubai Future Accelerators initiatives.

In a media announcement sent to The Filipino Times, RTA said the autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated road lanes. They can be coupled in 15 to 20 seconds or detached, depending on the destination of riders, in 5 seconds.

The autonomous pods are fitted with cameras and electromechanical technologies to carry out the coupling and detaching processes, and this feature can be activated in-motion.

Each pod measures 2.87m in length, 2.24m in width and 2.82m in height. It weighs about 1500 KG and has a capacity to accommodate ten riders (6 seated, four standing). The autonomous pod is fitted with a battery that supports 3 hours of operation; which is chargeable in 6 hours. Its average speed is 20 k/h.

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said, “The pilot test of driverless units is directed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the context of transforming Dubai into the smartest city worldwide.”

The test run was done in Madinat Jumeirah.

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Remains of OFW Joanna Demafelis back home in Iloilo

Remains of OFW Joanna Demafelis back home in Iloilo

Emotions overflowed at the Iloilo International Airport early Saturday morning when the remains of overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis enclosed in a wooden box arrived. Upon seeing the crate, Joanna’s sister Jessica broke down in tears and hugged the box that...

Filipinos in UAE confused over new circular on Good Moral Certificate

Filipinos in UAE confused over new circular on Good Moral Certificate

The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has announced in a statement that the Certificate of Good Moral Conduct for Filipino and Indonesian workers will be suspended until June 2018. "As for the rest of the nationalities," the circular says, "the...

OFW in coma ‘waits’ for daughter before passing away

OFW in coma ‘waits’ for daughter before passing away

Laarni Reyes Remoquillo, right, with eldest daughter, Allyssa, and sister, Leah Reyes Rathnayake during happier times. “May kasabihan nga, pagka ganyan, bubulungan at nakikinig daw; kaya naman nag-stabilize sya in time for her daughter’s arrival. Matagal silang hindi...

34 repatriated overseas Filipinos from Jeddah arrive home

Thirty-four distressed overseas male Filipino workers from Jeddah, Saudi Arrabia have safely arrived in the country. The repatriated Filipino workers worked as plumbers, electricians, or air-conditioner technicians in the Kingdom, who failed to secure Iqama or...

Angelica Panganiban takes another big jab at ex-boyfriend

The Hugot Queen Angelica Panganiban is back at it again with throwing shades at her ex-boyfriend who still remains unnamed. In an interview with Philstar, the 31-year-old actress said that she is already over her ex-boyfriend, but that did not stop her from spilling...

LOOK: Anne Curtis’ birthday boots costs more than P500K

It's Showtime host Anne Curtis definitely took advantage of her birthday to don an expensive OOTD (outfit of the day). Curtis, who celebrated her 33rd birthday on February 17, posted a photo on her Instagram account wearing a black velvet one-sleeve dress custom-made...

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