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Former OFW in UAE appeals for help in rare cancer fight

Former OFW in UAE appeals for help in rare cancer fight

Manila, Philippines-- Maria Socorro Macapagal's life changed when she was diagnosed with a rare type of ovarian cancer in 2016. Macapagal used to be an Overseas Filipina Worker (OFW) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She lost her job in 2018 and flew back to the...

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‘Wow cool post, thanks for sharing’ comments spread on Facebook

‘Wow cool post, thanks for sharing’ comments spread on Facebook

If you are frequently online, you have probably noticed that comments which read "wow, cool post, thanks for sharing" have been making the rounds on Facebook. Many Facebook users have been spreading this kind of comment to eventually earn a Top Fan badge. The Top Fan...

Senators approve creation of PH Space Agency

Senators approve creation of PH Space Agency

Manila, Philippines-- A Philippine Space Agency may soon be in place and provide opportunities for Filipinos to explore space. Senators have passed the Philippine Space Act on third and final reading with an 18-0 vote in favor. The agency will be tasked to plan,...

JV Ejercito still hoping for a miracle in Senate bid

JV Ejercito still hoping for a miracle in Senate bid

Manila, Philippines-- The lawmaker behind landmark laws including the Universal Healthcare Act has found himself in a difficult spot in the recently held midterm elections. Re-electionist JV Ejercito is currently at 13th place and at least two hundred thousand votes...

26 local narco-politicians win in polls

26 local narco-politicians win in polls

UPDATED: The Philippine National Police (PNP) has bared that 26 local politicians, who were allegedly linked to the illegal drug trade, won in last Monday’s midterm elections. Local network media reported that PNP Director-General Oscar Albayalde said there actually...

OFW shares experiences, difficulties of working as nurse in Japan

OFW shares experiences, difficulties of working as nurse in Japan

A Filipino nurse in Japan shed light on the hardships that workers like her experience in the country. "Grace," not her real name, said she decided to fly to Japan and work there for career advancement," South China Morning Post quoted her as saying. She chose Japan...

Locsin: No ransom paid for release of kidnapped Filipinos in Libya

Locsin: No ransom paid for release of kidnapped Filipinos in Libya

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. said no ransom was paid for the release of the three Filipino and Korean engineers who were kidnapped in Libya in July 2018. Locsin took to his Twitter account to clarify that no money was involved in the release of the...

Comelec: Tuesday’s proclamation likely

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has expressed confidence that winning senatorial candidates and party-list groups will be proclaimed on Tuesday. "It's a pretty sure bet that we are going to have a proclamation tomorrow... party-lists in the morning, then...

Davao-bound passenger found dead at NAIA restroom

Manila, Philippines-- A man was found "unresponsive" and declared dead inside a restroom cubicle at the Ninoy Aquino International Airpor (NAIA) Terminal 3, Sunday. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported that a janitor saw the man enter the...

42% of Pinoys blocked someone due to politics – study

Four in every 10 social media users in the Philippines have blocked someone because of their views on political issues, a Pew Research Center study on mobile technology showed. This is equivalent to 42 percent of the Filipino respondents, while 57 percent said they...

Saudi to impose 100% tax on e-cigarettes and smoking tools

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT) has announced that it has approved a measure imposing a 100% tax on electronic cigarettes and liquids used in smoking. Aside from the excise tax on electronic smoking, authorities will also...

Expat jailed after sending death threats on WhatsApp

The Court of First Instance in Dubai recently charged and detained an expat who sent death threats through WhatsApp to one of his contacts if she got him jailed. The 39-year old expat who used to work as a driver sent several messages to the complainant, one of which...

House vows to pass more bills before session ends

Congress has resumed its session on both chambers with the House if Representatives vowing to pass more bills in their remaining session days. House Majority Leader Fred Castro said all pending bills will be treated 'priority'. Congress has taken a three-month break...

Dh 35 million in fines to be waived by Jafza in Dubai

(WAM) - Jebel Ali Free Zone, Jafza, has announced that it will waive an estimated AED35 million in fines owed by its customers, in commemoration of the UAE government’s designation of 2019 as the 'Year of Tolerance'. Jafza’s decision to waive fines is an initiative...

DFA warns vs. illegal recruiters offering jobs in UAE

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement warning aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against fraudsters who are offering jobs in the UAE but do not provide valid working visas. DFA said the suspects have a recruitment network in Pampanga and...

Saudi’s ‘Special Privilege Iqama’ to cost $213,300

The recently announced permanent Special Privilege Iqama will cost $213,333 (SR800,000) while one-year valid iqama will cost $26,666 (SR100,000), the Saudi Gazette reported. In a recent report by The Filipino Times, the “Distinguished Iqama” or Special Privilege Iqama...

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Ramadan will most likely fall in most Islamic nations on this date

Ramadan will most likely fall in most Islamic nations on this date

The International Astronomical Centre has predicted the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan on May 6th in most of the Islamic nations. The eye sighting of the crescent moon would be impossible from East and Southeast Asia as well as Southern Europe and most of the Arab...

CONFIRMED: Duterte approves PH’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

CONFIRMED: Duterte approves PH’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed an administrative order constituting the Philippine Organizing Committee (POC) for the Expo 2020 Dubai. On Wednesday, Duterte signed Administrative Order 17, assigning the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary to be...

PPIE na! Handa na ba kayo?

PPIE na! Handa na ba kayo?

DUBAI: Filipinos across the UAE are excited about the much-awaited 7th edition of the Philippine Property and Investment Exhibition (PPIE) happening April 26 and 27 where major property developers from the Philippines will be huddled under one roof, rolling out best...

LOOK: Palm Sunday 2019 mass schedules in the UAE

LOOK: Palm Sunday 2019 mass schedules in the UAE

Catholic faithful around the UAE are expected to gather at the churches today, April 14 as they celebrate Palm Sunday that marks the beginning of the Holy Week and the last week of the Lenten season. Palm Sunday commemorates the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem before...

Overseas absentee voting for Filipinos begins

Overseas absentee voting for Filipinos begins

DUBAI: Registered overseas Filipino voters start trooping to the Philippine Embassy and Consulate on April 13 as they cast their votes in the Philippines' midterm election where 12 Senate seats and one in the lower house are at stake. This as Ambassador Hjayceelyn...

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