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Fil-Am NBA star to play for Gilas Pilipinas in Asian Games

Fil-Am NBA star to play for Gilas Pilipinas in Asian Games

Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson on Tuesday, August 14, has been allowed to play for the Philippine basketball team, Gilas Pilipinas, during the 2018 Asian Games on August 18 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that...

5-day Eid mega sale with up to 75% discount starts today

5-day Eid mega sale with up to 75% discount starts today

Shopaholics are in for a treat as an incredible 5-day sale which will offer up to 75% discount on several international brands will be starting today. In celebration of Eid Al Adha, the Concept Big Brands Festival, which is considered as the biggest fashion and beauty...

President Duterte considers resigning due to rampant corruption

President Duterte considers resigning due to rampant corruption

With four more years before his term ends, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he is thinking of stepping down from his post as he feels tired from fighting corruption and illegal drug use in the Philippines. During his speech before business leaders in Malacanang...

UAE announces bank schedule for Eid Al Adha holidays

UAE announces bank schedule for Eid Al Adha holidays

The Central Bank of the UAE announced the schedule of operations of national banks and major branches in the country in accordance to the Eid Al Adha celebration. As stated in an advisory released by the UAE Central Bank, all banks will be closed for the Eid holidays...

Philippine Embassy, Consulate General to be closed on Aug. 21 – 23

Philippine Embassy, Consulate General to be closed on Aug. 21 – 23

The Philippine Embassy and Consulate General will be closed from Aug. 21 to 23 “in respect to the Islamic traditions and UAE government regulations,” according to an official announcement issued by authorities. The Islamic world will next week celebrate Arafat Day on...

Asian in Dubai arrested for groping workmate

A Filipino man in Dubai on Thursday, August 9, pleaded not guilty after being arrested for groping his Indian workmate. The 40-year-old Indian masseuse said she was talking to her workmates outside the spa after their duty when her 29-year-old Filipino workmate hugged...

PICE-UAE celebrates 6th year anniversary

The Philippine Institute for Civil Engineers in the UAE celebrated their organization’s 6th year of existence in the emirates with a free technical seminar in the morning and a funky rock and retro themed fellowship from afternoon onwards. In attendance were...

Over 200 Abu Dhabi-based OFWs pass TESDA certifications

More than 200 Abu Dhabi-based OFWs had their skills certified by TESDA in the fields of Caregiving, Massage Therapy, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II and Trainer’s Methodology for assessors with a passing rate of 81.79% that took place in an onsite...

SHRPA celebrates second anniversary

The Society of Human Resource Professionals and Associates celebrated their 2nd year anniversary at the Mix International Restaurant in Hilton Abu Dhabi. In attendance were Vice Consul Anna Guerra, Bayanihan Council President Elmer Casao, together with more than 50...

OPMMAD celebrates 9th anniversary

The Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mangaawit at Mananayaw sa Abu Dhabi (OPMMAD) organization welcomes their 9 years of existence in the UAE with an amazing evening of song and dance performances In attendance were Philippine Embassy Chargé d'affaires Rowena...

103 million riders used Dubai Metro on first half of 2018

The Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) in Dubai revealed that the Dubai Metro was able to service 103 million passengers during the first half of the year. In a statement, RTA said that 66.86 million passengers rode the Dubai Metro Red Line while 36.43 million...

Over 30,000 OFWs assisted by Duterte admin in 2 years

Thirty four thousand, and five hundred seventy nine overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have been assisted by the government in the first two years of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term, says the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Using its Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN)...

Beauty queen tops 2018 pharmacist licensure exam

A beauty queen graduate of Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) topped this year’s Pharmacist Licensure Examination, according to the list released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday, August 8. Louise Tan Theunis, who graduated magna cum laude from...

Homeless Japanese in Manila refuses to go home

A Japanese citizen, who was seen wandering off the streets of Roxas Boulevard near Libertad last Tuesday, Aug. 6, reportedly refused offers of some netizens to fly him back to Japan. The Facebook uploader of the viral video named Maribelle Ocampo, who regularly visits...

Robredo, Liberal Party mull taking legal action vs. trolls

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and her political party, Liberal Party, on Thursday, August 9, announced their plans to take legal action against social media users who spread “malicious” information about them online. Liberal Party President Francis...

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UAE weather: Brace for possible sandstorm this week

UAE weather: Brace for possible sandstorm this week

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) announced on Twitter that weather across the UAE today, July 8, is expected to be hot in general and hazy at times. Over the weekend, some parts in the UAE, including Dubai, Al Ain and the northern emirates, experienced...

Shakey’s Pizza is now open in Dubai!

Shakey’s Pizza is now open in Dubai!

OFWs who lived in the 80s-90s era back in the Philippines will definitely relish in their memories of enjoying their pizza at the very iconic Shakey’s Pizza Parlor. Fast forward to the present, Shakey’s is now enjoying huge success with over 226 stores with the next...

Peso-dirham rate headed to Php15

Peso-dirham rate headed to Php15

Investors are pulling out of the Philippines and putting their money in the US, which gives higher interest rate. Consequently, the peso depreciates against the dollar. DUBAI: The peso-dirham exchange rate, which has continuously been moving up since last year and...

UAE-based Filipino wins luxury motorcycle in Dubai Duty Free draw

UAE-based Filipino wins luxury motorcycle in Dubai Duty Free draw

A Dubai-based Filipino is one of the lucky winners in a raffle draw of the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise promotions, held on July 3 at the Dubai International Airport in Concourse D. Leonardo Reate will be taking home a brand new BMW R...

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