Wednesday, December 11, 2019

May 22 19, 2:41 pm

UAE astronomer confirms solar eclipse myth

Several residents were worried about the December 26 annular solar eclipse due to the unusual misconceptions surrounding the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. The CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG) Hasan Al Hariri said that the institution has gotten ‘several calls’ from...

Ajman observes Tolerance Without Traffic Violations

Instead of issuing fine tickets to the motorists, the traffic police in Ajman educated them with their offense and gave them guidance to ensure their safety. This was in line with this year’s observance of ‘The Year of the Tolerance’ in the Middle East. In a report by...

Roger Casugay wins Fair Play Athlete Award

The Fair Play Athlete was awarded to surfer Roger Casugay during the closing ceremony of the 30th SEA Games in New Clark City. The recently concluded biennial event recognized his heroic deed during the men’s long board surfing in La union on December 6. He was on the...

48 lending apps humiliate delinquent borrower

by | News

May. 22, 19 | 2:41 pm

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has warned the public against online lending apps that humiliate borrowers when they failed to pay their loan on time.

In an interview with DZMM, NPC Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro said NPC has received at least 458 complaints against 48 online lending apps.

He said the lending apps get information from the borrowers’ contact list in their mobile phones before lending them money.

“Tinatawagan nila o tinitext nila lahat ng nasa contacts list mo para sabihing itong taong ito ay hindi nakabayad at ipinahihiya nila. (They either call or send texts to all people in your contact list to tell them that you are a delinquent borrower, they humiliate.),” Liboro told DZMM.

“Ito po ay nakakasira ng reputasyon…Hindi naman ho tamang kabayaran ang karakter ng isang tao para sa isang bagay tulad ho ng pagsakto sa pagbayad (This damages reputation…it is not right to ruin one’s character as payment for something like paying on time),” he added.

The NPC is hearing the complaints and the side of the lending app developers.

Jobs

Latest News

UAE astronomer confirms solar eclipse myth

UAE astronomer confirms solar eclipse myth

Several residents were worried about the December 26 annular solar eclipse due to the unusual misconceptions surrounding the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. The CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG) Hasan Al Hariri said that the institution has gotten ‘several calls’ from...

Ajman observes Tolerance Without Traffic Violations

Ajman observes Tolerance Without Traffic Violations

Instead of issuing fine tickets to the motorists, the traffic police in Ajman educated them with their offense and gave them guidance to ensure their safety. This was in line with this year’s observance of ‘The Year of the Tolerance’ in the Middle East. In a report by...

Family releases Mico Palanca’s funeral details

Family releases Mico Palanca’s funeral details

The family of actor Mico Palanca has released the schedule of his funeral wake, which started today until December 13, Friday. The wake is held at the Faith Room of Arlington Memorial Chapels in Quezon City from 1:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Thursday, the wake will be from...

Roger Casugay wins Fair Play Athlete Award

Roger Casugay wins Fair Play Athlete Award

The Fair Play Athlete was awarded to surfer Roger Casugay during the closing ceremony of the 30th SEA Games in New Clark City. The recently concluded biennial event recognized his heroic deed during the men’s long board surfing in La union on December 6. He was on the...

Recent posts

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

Accomodation option available in the market.

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 2.5 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 2.5 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

© 2019 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
First-ever financial literacy for Pinoy school teachers in Dubai held
Published On  May 22, 2019
Dubai clerk embezzles travellers’ VAT refund worth Dh69,300
Published On  May 22, 2019
Man, woman face trial for ‘confining’ OFW in a car
Published On  May 22, 2019
Close