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Former actor Ronnie Ricketts found guilty of graft

Former actor Ronnie Ricketts found guilty of graft

Former actor and Optical Media Board (OMB) chairman Ronnie Ricketts was found guilty of graft by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Friday. Ricketts was sentenced to 6 to 8 years in jail and he can no longer hold any position in public office. Back in 2010, the...

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Delayed flight from Dubai saves passenger from Ethiopian plane crash

Delayed flight from Dubai saves passenger from Ethiopian plane crash

Ahmed Khalid was luckily spared from the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash after his connecting flight from Dubai to Addis Ababa got delayed. In an interview with Global News, Khalid said that he was supposed to be one of the passengers of the said flight but...

Batangas mayor faces raps after quick US getaway seen on Facebook

Batangas mayor faces raps after quick US getaway seen on Facebook

The mayor of San Pascual, Batangas is currently in hot water after posting her unsanctioned family vacation to the United States on Facebook. Mayor Roanna Conti is now facing charges of grave misconduct and gross ignorance of the law before the Office of the Ombudsman...

Honda Gulf marks 25 years

Honda Gulf marks 25 years

DUBAI: Honda Gulf FZE, celebrated its 25th Foundation Anniversary on March 4, 2019 at its Jebel Ali Free Zone premises. The event was attended by Japanese Consul-General to Dubai, Dr. Akima Umezawa; Operating Officer for Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Yusuke Hori; Mohammed Al...

Kuwait Airways opens job opportunities for Filipinos

Kuwait Airways opens job opportunities for Filipinos

Flag carrier Kuwait Airways is looking to hire an additional 200 Filipino workers to further beef up its workforce this year. The airline’s recruitment team will be arriving in Manila to interview applicants –March 15-22 for cargo staff and April 15 for aircraft...

OFWs among 300 victims of multi-million investment scam

OFWs among 300 victims of multi-million investment scam

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) were among the 300 who fell prey into a multi-million peso investment scam that allegedly promised a 15- to 25-percent return. The victims gathered in Rizal Park on Sunday morning to call on the authorities to track the suspects behind...

Two Filipino fishermen rescued after suffering from abuse

Two maltreated Filipino fishermen who escaped their vessel were brought home after being rescued by the Vietnamese Navy in the West Philippine Sea. The Filipino fishermen, identified as 34-year old Reynante Mandarcos and 30-year old Conrigal Mandarcos, said that they...

Filipino student drowns in Australia

A Filipino student died after drowning in a beach in Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Thursday, February 28. Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega said authorities in Queensland informed the Philippine Embassy in...

President Duterte signs 20 laws in 5 days

Photo: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial signing of the Revised Corporation Code and the Universal Health Care Act at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2019. “My solid commitment to directly and decisively address our nation’s collective challenges...

Duterte to tap Gray as PH tourism ambassador

The Department of Tourism revealed that Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte is eyeing to tap the newly crowned Miss Universe, Catriona Gray, to be the country’s tourism ambassador. "According to the President he really wants her to be our tourism ambassador," Tourism Secretary...

UAE suspends all flights to Pakistan

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday, February 27, announced that all airline flights travelling from the UAE to Pakistan will be suspended until further notice. In a statement, GCAA said that the decision came following current developments in...

Over 1,000 people walk for arthritis awareness

DUBAI: Over the weekend, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) concluded its ‘Walk for Arthritis’ awareness event, targeted at improving the quality of life for people with arthritis, through exercise and movement. More than thousand people walked 3.5km in Dubai...

Blessing of Filipino Technical Center

The POWER Technical Training Center in Satwa, Dubai has been formally blessed last February 22 by Fr. Michael Cardoz of St. Mary’s Church with special guests Labor Attaché Fely Bay and Vice Consul Beth Ramos. Also present were POWER Chief Executive Officer Engr. Jim...

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UAE-based OFW reveals what she whispered to Pope Francis

UAE-based OFW reveals what she whispered to Pope Francis

It was the second day of Pope Francis’ visit to the United Arab Emirates, and Sally Chan Mallari was almost deadbeat. Being a member of the team in charge of His Holiness visit, she was practically running here and there making sure all the nuts and bolts were...

Two Dubai maids detained after being accused of stealing from sponsor

Two Dubai maids detained after being accused of stealing from sponsor

The Dubai Court of First Instance heard the case of two maids who have been accused of stealing cash, clothes, and jewellery collectively worth more than Dh14,500 from their sponsor. The two Filipina, aged 47 and 29, are facing charges for stealing at least 67 pieces...

Hanggang sa muli, Lolo Kiko!

Hanggang sa muli, Lolo Kiko!

Photo: (From L-R) His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...

Pope Francis bids goodbye to UAE

Pope Francis bids goodbye to UAE

His Holiness Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church, has departed the country following a three-day visit to Abu Dhabi. He was seen off at the Presidential Flight by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme...

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