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Man held in Kuwait for threatening daughter

Man held in Kuwait for threatening daughter

Kuwaiti police arrested a Pakistani man on charges of threatening to deport his 23-year-old daughter and publish private photographs of her online. Police were surprised when the girl went into the station and reported her father, saying he had obtained “very private”...

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Saudi targets full oil output by next week – source

Saudi targets full oil output by next week – source

Saudi Arabia has restored around 75% of crude output lost after attacks on its facilities and return to full volumes by early next week, a source briefed on the latest developments told Reuters on Monday. Saudi’s oil production from Khurais is now at more than 1.3...

Three ‘dugo-dugo’ gang members targeting OFWs collared

Three ‘dugo-dugo’ gang members targeting OFWs collared

Three suspected members of ‘dugo-dugo’ gang targeting overseas Filipino workers were netted in an entrapment operation by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group CIDG) National Capital Region. A tip from a wife of a Filipino seafarer led to the fall of the...

Top court acquits girl accused of swindling

Top court acquits girl accused of swindling

The Federal Supreme Court (FSC) abolished a two-month jail sentence for a girl accused of swindling money from four people after they dropped the charges. A court of first instance had earlier sentenced the girl at a local government office to two months in prison,...

Boy stabbed over rift for girl

Boy stabbed over rift for girl

A 17-year-old boy from another Gulf country was stabbed at a Dubai shopping mall by a compatriot following a rift over a girl. The victim was with a friend in a busy mall when he was approached by three young men and asked to come with them. When they were out of the...

Defendant refutes witness testimony at court

Defendant refutes witness testimony at court

An Arab man is on trial in Sharjah on charges of swearing and threatening another Arab worker for refusing to pay his money back for nearly 5 years. The defendant denied swearing or making threats but an Asian witness testified that he heard him uttering obscene...

Tropical weather on Arabian Sea won’t affect UAE: NCM

Tropical weather on Arabian Sea won’t affect UAE: NCM

The National Centre of Meteorology, NCM, has tracked a formation of tropical depression to the northeast of the Arabian Sea close to the coast of India, saying that it will have no direct impact on the UAE within the next three days. In a statement, NCM quoted latest...

Sogo hotel in Malate collapses

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno immediately inspected the area after a Sogo hotel branch under demolition in Malate, Manila collapsed on Monday, injuring several people. Moreno immediately talked to Sogo officials and monitored the scene. An emergency team has already been...

DFA to Pinoys in Egypt: Avoid joining protest

The Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated calls to the Filipino community in Egypt to refrain from joining protests in that Middle East country. This came as mass protests gripped Egypt again, this time calling for the ouster Egyptian President Abdel Fattah...

NCM issues warning against fog formations in parts of UAE

Fog formations were reported in some areas in the UAE early Monday morning. In an advisory posted at their official Instagram account, the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) cautioned motorists to take all precautions especially those hitting the road early. NCM...

Five alleged illegal recruiters of OFWs arrested

The Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Anti-Trans National Crime Unit (CIDG-ATCU) have launched multiple entrapment operations in order to arrest five alleged illegal recruiters of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The entrapment...

PH, Russia to forge labor deal during Duterte visit

The Philippines and Russia will sign a bilateral agreement on the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers in Russia, according to the Labor Department. RELATED NEWS: St. Petersburg in Russia introduces free e-visa entry to Filipinos Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello...

Abu Dhabi grants legal status to churches, temple

Some 17 churches and a Hindu temple will be among the places of worship which will be granted legal status in Abu Dhabi. Among the churches which will be legalized is the St. Joseph's Cathedral, which is the UAE's oldest church that dates back to 1965. The move to...

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‘Kala mo okay lang?

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DUBAI: Working in another country is both personally and professionally rewarding. Meeting new people, culture and tradition abroad leads to a life-changing experience. And for many Filipinos, it is an ideal way to seek greener pasture for their families. But these...

BREAKING: Duterte fires BuCor Chief Faeldon

BREAKING: Duterte fires BuCor Chief Faeldon

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the resignation of Bureau of Corrections Chief Nicanor Faeldon immediately. "I am firing Faeldon now, right now," Duterte told reporters in Malacanang. This, amid the controversies hounding the implementation of the Good Conduct...

Chilling group photo captures plane crash in Laguna

Chilling group photo captures plane crash in Laguna

An ordinary group photo taken in Calamba, Laguna on Sunday captured the tragic plane crash that killed 9 people.  On her Facebook account, Josephine Rodriguez shared her group's photo wherein a big smoke fumes billow from behind the man wearing black. Authorities are...

OFWs seek Supreme Court action on SSS law

OFWs seek Supreme Court action on SSS law

DUBAI: The ball is now with the Supreme Court to reinforce or nullify the constitutionality of the mandatory Social Security System (SSS) contributions for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Under Republic Act No. 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018, returning and...

Forced resignation: Does UAE law allow it?

Forced resignation: Does UAE law allow it?

DUBAI: It pays to know the law, especially if it pertains to employment – the very reason why most Filipinos are in the United Arab Emirates, in the first place. One such topic making the rounds in accommodations and even on social media via mostly Facebook accounts...

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