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Sara Duterte to decide on possible presidential run by 2021

Davao City mayor and presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday, February 18, said that she will decide on the possibility of her running for presidency by 2021. During the campaign of Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial slate in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur,...

Man in Dubai threatens to publish woman’s naked videos

An Indian man in Dubai went on trial after allegedly blackmailing a Filipina woman that he would publish naked videos of her taking a shower if she would not have sex with him or pay him Dh2,000. According to the 39-year-old Filipina, she met the Indian man, who...

Amnesty program for overstaying expats in UAE to begin on August 1

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UAE’s three-month amnesty program for visa violators is set to begin on August 1, a senior official announced on Thursday, June 20.

Acting Director General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports Department at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC), Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashedi, said the amnesty program, dubbed as the “Protect Yourself by Modifying your Status” campaign, will give visa violators the choice to leave the country without paying any fees or fines or change their status while paying nominal fees, reported Gulf News.

Earlier, FAIC announced the amnesty program for expats residing in the UAE illegally and called on all violators, sponsors and members of the public to benefit from the specified grace period.

The campaign will be launched in the following weeks.

Ali Mohammed bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Chairman of FAIC, praised the cabinet’s decision, which included reviewing the current residency system, with the aim of helping those who desire to reside in the country and search for work.

He added that the decision will have a positive effect on all aspects of life, including the economy, society and the country’s security, as well as achieve the goals of the UAE Centennial to promote the country’s reputation, support overall investment, reinforce the UAE’s moral value system for future generations, raise the productivity of the national economy, and promote social cohesion, which will achieve the happiness of citizens and residents and improve the UAE’s standard of living.

UAE’s visa amnesty program in 2013, which ran for two months, catered to some 62,000 visa violators.

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What to expect on Catriona Gray’s grand homecoming event

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Plan your outfits ahead of the summer season with Springfield ME

As the UAE still enjoys the chilly winds of the winter-spring season, this is likewise the perfect time to plan and get some shopping done for your outfits for the upcoming summer season. With accessible shops like Springfield ME, it’s now easier to find that outfit...

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