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Five alleged illegal recruiters of OFWs arrested

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...

DFA: Filipinos safe after massive fire in a Maldives building

DFA: Filipinos safe after massive fire in a Maldives building

The Foreign Affairs Department said that the seven Filipinos residing in a building engulfed by fire in the Maldives were reported safe on Sunday. In a statement, the DFA said the fire took place at Maldives’ capital city of Malé last Friday night, which resulted in...

PH, Russia to forge labor deal during Duterte visit

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

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...

Dubai now ranked 8th among Global Financial Powerhouses

Dubai has risen the ranks of the Global Financial Centres Index, GFCI, to the eighth position, representing its highest ever-ranking. The city is the only financial centre within the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, MEASA, to appear within the top 10 rankings,...

RTA to build two new bus stations in Dubai

The Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has awarded a contract for constructing two bus stations at Oud Metha and Al Satwa in a meeting chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA. The...

LOOK: Abu Dhabi launches dedicated buses headed to churches

In support of the Year of Tolerance, the Department of Transport and the Integrated Transport Centre recently launched a new bus service that would cater to church goers in Abu Dhabi. Launched last September 20, bus service 'X9' is a weekly express transport that...

Tadweer collects 1.208 million tons of waste in H1 2019

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center,Tadweer, announced that it collected 1.208 million tons of waste in H1 2019 through the companies contracted to provide waste collection and transportation services across the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Municipal solid waste amounted to...

Customs confiscate 6 boxes of liquid Marijuana at NAIA

Authorities have confiscated six boxes of liquid marijuana at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The Bureau of Customs said that the boxes came from Romania and were declared "Ulei Cannabidiol Full Plant Extract". The boxes were supposed to be delivered to...

Cleaner steals from customer at exchange shop

An Asian cleaner working at an exchange shop in Dubai thought it was his lucky day when he saw a client placing an envelope filled with money on the desk and leaving. The client was so busy with counting changed currency that he forgot that envelope and left the shop....

Banker swindles Dh828,000 from clients

A Dubai court sentenced a banker to one year in prison and ordered him to return nearly Dh828,000 he had swindled during his work for a bank in the emirate. The court also ordered his deportation from the country after he was convicted of stealing the funds from the...

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Dubai bus crash driver gets 7-yr prison term, to pay Dh3.4M

Dubai bus crash driver gets 7-yr prison term, to pay Dh3.4M

The bus driver in the horrific road crash that killed 17 passengers has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment and was ordered to pay Dh3.4 million compensation to the families of the victims. The 53-year-old Omani driver will pay Dh200,000 in blood money to each...

The Pinoy twang. Do you have it?

The Pinoy twang. Do you have it?

DUBAI: Filipino, according to some experts, is the most accent-neutral language, reason why the Philippines has replaced India as the “Call Center Capital” of the world. Philippine outsourcing revenue from call centers surged 160 percent to an estimated $23 billion in...

UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

DUBAI: Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) sent home the third biggest remittances among other expatriates working in the UAE last year. Filipino workers in the UAE sent Dh3.2 billion or around 7.9 percent of the entire remittances from the emirates. This is the third...

LOOK: Cargo vessel capsizes off San Fernando, Cebu

LOOK: Cargo vessel capsizes off San Fernando, Cebu

A cargo vessel capsized off SEDC Port in San Fernando, Cebu at around 4:40 pm, Tuesday, June 25. All of its 12 crew were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Central Visayas. Lt. Jr. Grade Michael John Encina, spokesman of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central...

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