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Filipino student drowns in New Zealand

Filipino student drowns in New Zealand

A Filipino student died after he drowned at Whangarei Falls in Northland, New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced. The student, identified as 26-year-old Kent Espinosa, was swimming with his friends during the incident. Espinosa was on his...

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BI clarifies bounds of ‘Balikbayan visa’ program

BI clarifies bounds of ‘Balikbayan visa’ program

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded the public of the bounds of the "Balikbayan Program" intended for former Filipinos visiting the country. "Under Republic Act No. 6768, the one-year Balikbayan visa privilege is exclusively given to former Filipinos naturalized...

Expat bags Dh15 million in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle

Expat bags Dh15 million in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle

An Indian expat in the UAE took home Dh15 million (Php214,848,267 approx.) after winning the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle on Thursday, January 3. The expat, named Sarath Purushothaman, was shocked when her ticket no. 083733 was called as the grand prize winner. Another...

Netflix warns public vs doing ‘Bird Box challenge’

Netflix warns public vs doing ‘Bird Box challenge’

Subscription-based streaming service provider Netflix on Wednesday, January 2, warned the public of the dangers of doing the “Bird Box” challenge which is inspired by the movie namesake. In a post on Twitter, Netflix said the challenge could land a person in hospital....

Emirates warns passengers vs fake surveys offering free tickets

Emirates warns passengers vs fake surveys offering free tickets

Dubai-based airline company Emirates has warned passengers against fake online surveys that offer free plane tickets in return. According to Emirates, their official contents, including competitions, are only posted in their social media accounts which are marked by a...

WATCH: Filipino wins ‘biggest singing reality show’ in UAE

WATCH: Filipino wins ‘biggest singing reality show’ in UAE

A Filipino was hailed as the first ever grand winner of the ‘biggest singing reality show’ in the UAE. On Instagram, Jovan Aquino said he is beyond words after winning the first season of “The One”, the largest singing reality show in the UAE. “I’m still speechless...

DTI mulls insurance coverage for balikbayan boxes

DUBAI: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is working with the recently-formed League of Freight Forwarders (LFF) to have balikbayan boxes insured to compensate senders in cases of delivery failure or damage to the goods. “Isa sa mga advocacy ng LFF is to have...

OFW escapes abusive employers in Saudi

A distressed overseas Filipina worker (OFW) opted to stay at the Philippine labor office in Saudi after renewing her passport to escape her employer. According to OFW named Marlene (not her real name), her male employer and his sons have been sexually abusing her for...

PAL yuletide video honors OFWs around the world

MANILA – Filipinos see working abroad as the norm, and more often than not, questions like “Wala ka bang balak mag-abroad?” (Don't you have plans working abroad?) get casually dropped during reunions. Most deem that better opportunities are found overseas. In fact, in...

Barbecue banned in this popular UAE tourist spot

Barbecue is now banned at one of the UAE’s most popular tourist spots, Jebel Hafeet Mountain, the Al Ain Municipality announced. The order was released following reports of abuse from visitors who failed to dispose of their charcoal and garbage properly. Some visitors...

P.9-M worth shabu seized from ex-OFW

A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Camanjac, Negros Oriental was arrested in a buy-bust operation after storing 15 packs of illegal drugs amounting to Php885,000. The City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) in Negros, the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG-7),...

Up to 50% discounts on grocery items in UAE

UAE residents can score cheaper grocery items as Union Coop holds its sale giving shoppers up to 50 percent discounts on grocery items such as fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. Union Coop CEO Khalid Al Falasi said that the discounted products will be available from...

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Inflation rate stays at 6.7% in October

Inflation rate stays at 6.7% in October

The Philippine Statistics Office (PSA) on Tuesday, November 6, revealed that inflation rate in the country remained steady at 6.7 percent for the month of October. National Statistician Lisa Grace Bersales said that higher annual increases were observed in six...

Dubai Arena set to open in 2019

Dubai Arena set to open in 2019

The largest all-purpose, air-conditioned indoor arena in the MENA region Dubai Arena is set to open to the public next year. Dubai Arena's facade and paneled structure are now fully installed, while work on the external infrastructure and landscaping are still under...

UUWI KA BA SA PASKO? MAGKANO BUDGET MO?

UUWI KA BA SA PASKO? MAGKANO BUDGET MO?

“Sa Paskong darating, Santa Claus ako rin.” That’s the feeling that most Overseas Filipino Workers, not only in the UAE but across the world, dread to experience. Isn’t it? Since the yuletide season is just seven weeks away, many of us abroad are for sure utterly...

Two waiters tried to kill compatriot in Dubai

Two waiters tried to kill compatriot in Dubai

Two Filipino waiters have been accused of attempting to kill their compatriot at a flat in Al Muraqqabat, Dubai. The Dubai Court of First Instance heard the case on Sunday, October 28, reported Gulf News. The victim, a Filipino, sustained stabbed wounds in his...

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