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Pinay kid wins Dh10,000 in singing competition in Dubai

Pinay kid wins Dh10,000 in singing competition in Dubai

An 11-year old Filipina took home Dh10,000 after being hailed as the grand champion of a singing competition in Dubai, December 9. Keira Isabelle Celiz, whose parents are from Iloilo City, is currently studying in GEMS Founders School. She beat 14 other contestants in...

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Man dies after saving children from drowning

Man dies after saving children from drowning

An Indian father saved his son Aryan, 6, and daughter Devika, 9, after the two children were drowning off the beach of Al Raha on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi city. Dileepkumar Raveendran, aged 39 successfully saved his children. Unfortunately, he suffered a suspected...

Sharjah Airport implements new baggage rule

Sharjah Airport implements new baggage rule

The new baggage rule at the Sharjah Airport is now being implemented by the Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA). The new rule states that bags should be 75 cm high, 60 cm wide and 90 cm long with at least one level surface. Among the baggage not allowed at the airport are...

OFW families who save, invest increase in last quarter of 2018

OFW families who save, invest increase in last quarter of 2018

The number of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) families using remittances for saving and investments increased in the fourth quarter of the year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) revealed. According to the 4th Quarter Consumer Expectation Survey of the BSP, the...

Senate seeks to increase DOLE budget to improve OFW services

Senate seeks to increase DOLE budget to improve OFW services

The Senate is seeking to increase the budget of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to improve the government’s services directed to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). According to Senator Sonny Angara, vice chairman of Senate finance committee tasked to...

OWWA repatriates 109 distressed OFWs from Saudi

OWWA repatriates 109 distressed OFWs from Saudi

A total of 109 distressed overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia were repatriated through the help of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). The OFWs from Dammam, Saudi Arabia arrived on Saturday, December 8. The Filipino workers from three companies...

OFW found dead in Malaysian river, DFA confirms

OFW found dead in Malaysian river, DFA confirms

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Saturday that an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was found dead in a river in Sabah, Malaysia. The Philippine Embassy in Malaysia said that OFW Madelyn Bernardo Asuncion was found by a group of plantation workers...

Peso to swell towards end of week

The Philippines peso is projected to end the year strong, as it gradually inflated on Thursday at Php52.45, moving a notch higher from the previous Php52.585 after the speech of US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in November. Landbank of the Philippines market...

Php4.2-billion China-funded bridge in Manila OK’d

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Tuesday, Dec. 4, that the construction of the Binondo-Intramuros Friendship Bridge will push through and promised to ensure that the China-funded bridge would not affect Manila’s heritage sites. In a...

112 Asian workers complain over unpaid salary in Dubai

More than 100 Asian workers in a fruit company in Dubai filed a complaint before the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) after their employer failed to pay their salaries for three months. According to their group complaint, their Bangladeshi...

WATCH: Three Words to Forever to premiere in the UAE

Star Cinema’s latest movie, “Three Words to Forever” will soon be screening in UAE cinemas! The film will star Kathryn Bernardo, together with Mega Star Sharon Cuneta & Richard Gomez, as well as Star Cinema’s seasoned actors and actresses in a film that tells a...

Is this the best time to buy UAE gold?

The prices of different types of gold in the UAE have slightly increased by less than Dh1 per gram on Tuesday, December 4. According to Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group, 24K gold is currently priced at Dh149.75 per gram, which is Dh0.25 higher than yesterday’s price of...

Two cars catch fire in Sharjah

Two cars parked in an area in Sharjah caught fire on Sunday, December 2, the Sharjah Civil Defence reported. Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director General of Sharjah Civil Defence, said that a fire sparked in one of the cars parked in Abu Shagara in Sharjah which...

Sun-powered bus shelters to be tested in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Monday, December 3, announced that they will be testing two shelters powered by solar energy in Dubai. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said that the transport...

UAE raises orange alert due to critical heavy fog

The foggy season is here. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) warned motorists on Tuesday, reminding drivers not to text/call and drive. This after road visibility was reduced to a mere 500 meters in the early morning. Some coastal and offshore areas have...

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3,000 undocumented OFWs to benefit from Bahrain Flexi Visa

3,000 undocumented OFWs to benefit from Bahrain Flexi Visa

About 3,000 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Bahrain can benefit from the recently launched Flexi-Visa Program of the Bahraini government, told the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The flexi-visa, launched on November 5, is a residence and work...

OFWs in UAE welcome PH national ID system

OFWs in UAE welcome PH national ID system

DUBAI: News from the Philippines about the country’s national ID system finally set to get off the ground next month sent waves of approval among the estimated one million Filipinos in the UAE. They however, raised concerns ranging from security issues to the...

More than half of amnesty grantees prefer to stay in UAE, records show

More than half of amnesty grantees prefer to stay in UAE, records show

DUBAI: More than half of the 6,800 overstaying Filipinos, who have availed of the UAE government’s amnesty program, have preferred to remain in the country and try their luck at getting a job, according to records at the Philippine Consulate General’s office. In an...

OFWs can use OWWA e-card abroad to avail of gov’t services

OFWs can use OWWA e-card abroad to avail of gov’t services

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Tuesday, November 6, announced that OFW e-cards can also be used to avail of services offered by Philippine government offices stationed abroad. During the launching of the e-cards at the Philippine International...

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