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Chinese woman gang-raped by 9 compatriots in Muntinlupa

A Chinese woman sought the help of authorities after a group of nine Chinese nationals--including one woman--raped her in a hotel in Muntinlupa City on Tuesday, November 13. Muntinlupa Police Superintendent Marites Salvadora said that the suspects are all co-workers...

Bertiz nominated to represent pro-OFW party-list for 2019 elections

Despite receiving backlash for his refusal to follow airport security protocols at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), congressman Aniceto “John” Bertiz III revealed that he is still nominated to represent ACTS-OFW Party-List for the 2019 midterm elections....

Free WiFi in Sharjah buses, bus station

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OFWs boost Lazada sale shoppers by 100 percent

The biggest online sale of Lazada called 11.11 Shopping Festival has generated sales 15 times more than their regular daily orders—and among the top contributors are OFWs. Lazada Philippines Chief Executive Officer for Logistics Juan Pavez Spencer said that the...

Tax refund for UAE tourists to begin on November 18

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The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) announced on Monday, October 22, that the Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme, which will enable tourists to refund VAT on purchases made at participating retailers through designated refund outlets, is set to begin on November 18.

With the refund system, non-resident tourists may refund VAT on purchases made at participating retailers through designated refund outlets, provided that such goods are not exempt from the tax system, reported Khaleej Times.

More than 4,000 retail outlets in the UAE are registered under the refund scheme. Eligible outlets have posters displayed in their storefronts for tourists to see that they will receive a tax refund if they make purchases in their stores.

Earlier, the Cabinet said that the move was done to promote UAE’s tourism sector and to maintain its position as a global destination for tourists.

Saif Saeed Ghobash, Under-Secretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi, welcomed the move which would encourage more tourists to visit UAE.

“The UAE in general, and Abu Dhabi specifically, will now have this added significant attraction to all types of tourists and business travellers, reinforcing the emirate’s position as a ‘go-to’ destination and further boosting potential visitor numbers,” Ghobash said.

The refund would also help reduce accomodation costs for tourists in the UAE as municipality and tourism fees are reduced.

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