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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...

Remains of OFW couple who died in Maldives flown to Sri Lanka

Remains of OFW couple who died in Maldives flown to Sri Lanka

The remains of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) couple who drowned to death while on their honeymoon in Maldives have been flown to Sri Lanka for embalming, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced. In a statement, DFA said that the remains of OFWs Leomer...

Man arrested for stabbing wife to death in Abu Dhabi

Man arrested for stabbing wife to death in Abu Dhabi

A man in Abu Dhabi was arrested for stabbing his wife to death, the Abu Dhabi Police announced on Tuesday, January 15. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations said that initial investigations were conducted and the man was arrested following the crime. The case has...

Massive discounts, free items at Dubai Shopping Festival

Massive discounts, free items at Dubai Shopping Festival

Shoppers in Dubai will be treated to massive discounts and free items as a part of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). On Wednesdays starting January 16, different shops in The Dubai Mall will be offering discounts and will be giving away different free items such as...

Two men found after getting lost for five days in Saudi desert

Two men found after getting lost for five days in Saudi desert

Two Emiratis were rescued after being stuck and lost in the middle of a Saudi desert for five days. According to the Saudi Arabian Border Guards, the SUV of the Emiratis got stuck in the Rub' Al Khali area along the Saudi border. In a statement, the Saudi Arabian...

Another ‘super tall tower’ soon to rise in Dubai

Dubai is set to be the home of another “super tall tower”, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) announced. DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority, and master developer of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), announced on Sunday, January...

Newlywed OFWs drown while on honeymoon in Maldives

An OFW couple having a honeymoon in Maldives died on Sunday, January 13, due to drowning, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed. According to DFA, the couple, who hailed from Laguna, was recently married and flew to Maldives on January 9 for their...

Expat charged for embezzling Dh70,000 from Dubai company

A 51-year-old Filipina is facing legal charges for embezzling Dh70,000 worth of funds from a company in Dubai. The Dubai Court of First Instance charged the Filipina of embezzlement along with three others - two Indian accountants and another 44-year-old Indian woman...

Six-month jobseeker visa no longer available in UAE

The six-month jobseeker visa offered to expats with overstaying cases who wish to seek for employment opportunities in the UAE to legalize their status is no longer available. Several officials in Amer and General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA)...

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Meet the Filipina engineer who works at NASA

Meet the Filipina engineer who works at NASA

Who would have thought that the head of the Advanced Engineering Development Branch at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which is one of the 10 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sites, is a Filipina? In an interview with Spot.ph, Filipina...

With amnesty over, GDRFA says overstayers will be banned for good

With amnesty over, GDRFA says overstayers will be banned for good

DUBAI: With the amnesty program over, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), today warned overstayers who have availed of the government’s six-month jobseeker visa, to turn themselves in if they failed to land jobs during the grace...

OFW receives car, Christmas gifts from employer

OFW receives car, Christmas gifts from employer

The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Abu Dhabi who received house and lot from her employer in 2017 received yet another incredible gift from them on January 3, 2019. Exactly a year after The Filipino Times featured her life as an OFW in the UAE, Dina Tenerife Celo...

Germany is hiring 400 Filipino nurses

Germany is hiring 400 Filipino nurses

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is now accepting applications for nurses under the Triple Win Project of Germany. Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in...

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