Friday, April 20, 2018

Apr 16 18, 1:15 pm

Dialogue On The Filipino Diaspora Held At Pcg

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Strategic Communications Ernesto C. Abella (3rd left, seated) recently met with around 25 movers and shakers of the Filipino community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and conducted a dialogue on diaspora engagement for...

Abu Dhabi Bayanihan Council Installs New Batch Of Officers

The Bayanihan Council in Abu Dhabi recently held their oath taking ceremony at the Philippine Embassy, an event graced by Ambassador Constancio R. Vingno, Jr. together with Vice Consul Von Ryan Pangwi, Vice Consul Anna Guerra, Labor Attaché Ophelia Almenario and...

Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi clarifies availability on online passport appointments

by | News

ABU DHABI: An error message that appears in the Passport Appointment page of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi had netizens asking how will they be able to secure appointments for the renewal of their passport.
This in light, Ambassador Constancio R. Vingno Jr. assured that they are aware of this and closely monitoring passport appointments in Abu Dhabi. “We are monitoring appointments done on a daily basis many times a day. We remove those appointments who are messing with our system,” said Vingno.

The matter stemmed from a concern raised by a netizen, Cesar Rocky Parroco on Facebook, who cited a message at the embassy’s site saying, “there is currently no availability for you to make an appointment through this schedule. Please check back again, later.”

This at hand, The Filipino Times contacted lawyer Anna Guerra, who also is the embassy’s vice consul and third secretary, who explained that it’s not an error message, but a notification that the slots are already full at the moment.
“We open appointments weekly and it’s really on a first-come-first-served basis. However, we open around 5-20 slots daily as soon as appointments are freed up for various reasons. If the appointments are already filled up for the week, we just have to wait for the following week for another batch of slots to be opened,” Guerra told The Filipino Times.

Guerra also advised those who have “extremely urgent” requirements to send an email to the embassy about their situation: “For extremely urgent situations, clients are advised to email [email protected] They have to attach proof of urgency of request, so their case can be assessed properly and they can be given an earlier schedule.”

Jobs

Editors Choice

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...

Dialogue On The Filipino Diaspora Held At Pcg

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Strategic Communications Ernesto C. Abella (3rd left, seated) recently met with around 25 movers and shakers of the Filipino community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and conducted a dialogue on diaspora engagement for...

Abu Dhabi Bayanihan Council Installs New Batch Of Officers

The Bayanihan Council in Abu Dhabi recently held their oath taking ceremony at the Philippine Embassy, an event graced by Ambassador Constancio R. Vingno, Jr. together with Vice Consul Von Ryan Pangwi, Vice Consul Anna Guerra, Labor Attaché Ophelia Almenario and...

Love or Career? A Never Not Love You Film Review

Fans of James Reid and Nadine Lustre are in for a treat as one of the Philippines’ most popular love teams pair up for Antoinette Jadaone’s latest film “Never Not Love You”. Never Not Love You tells the story of Gio (James Reid) and Joanne (Nadine Lustre) about how...

ASG barely makes it vs Destroyers, 71-69

In what was a nail-biter of a game at the season 2 of Ligang Labas Jazzville League, the Destroyers got the upper hand during the opening minutes of the first quarter, leading by 10 points by employing air-tight defense and entrapment that made it awfully hard for...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2017 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in News
No more sale of electronics without warranty in UAE starting July
Published On  April 16, 2018
Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilots to begin specialized aviation training in Australia
Published On  April 16, 2018
VIRAL: Another case of luggage pilferage at NAIA 3
Published On  April 16, 2018
Close