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DFA warns vs. illegal recruiters offering jobs in UAE

DFA warns vs. illegal recruiters offering jobs in UAE

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement warning aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against fraudsters who are offering jobs in the UAE but do not provide valid working visas. DFA said the suspects have a recruitment network in Pampanga and...

Saudi’s ‘Special Privilege Iqama’ to cost $213,300

Saudi’s ‘Special Privilege Iqama’ to cost $213,300

The recently announced permanent Special Privilege Iqama will cost $213,333 (SR800,000) while one-year valid iqama will cost $26,666 (SR100,000), the Saudi Gazette reported. In a recent report by The Filipino Times, the “Distinguished Iqama” or Special Privilege Iqama...

UAE supports Saudi King’s call for urgent Arab Summits in Mecca

UAE supports Saudi King’s call for urgent Arab Summits in Mecca

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close ally of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has welcomed the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for two summits with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Arab states in Mecca, on May 30. To...

BREAKING NEWS: 17 hurt in Quezon road mishap

BREAKING NEWS: 17 hurt in Quezon road mishap

Seventeen people were injured after a passenger jeepney slammed into a passenger bus along Diversion Road, Lopez, Quezon past noon today. The jeep overturned due to the force of impact, injuring passengers and the driver. None of the bus passengers were injured. GMA...

Malacanang orders NYC Chair Ronald Cardema to vacate post

Malacanang orders NYC Chair Ronald Cardema to vacate post

Manila, Philippines-- Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Sal Panelo has ordered National Youth Commission Chairperson Ronald Cardema to quit from his post, following Cardema's decision to substitute for his wife, Elizabeth, as the first...

Vico Sotto does not plan on holding political positions for long time

Vico Sotto does not plan on holding political positions for long time

Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto revealed that he has no plans about holding on to his position for a long time. In an exclusive interview with Lei Alviz on GMA News' 24 Oras on Friday, Sotto weighed in on the qualities that make up an ideal leader. "Ako, sa tingin...

Batangas town votes gravedigger as councilor

Manila, Philippines-- For almost two decades, Arnel Garces has been cleaning and digging graves for a living in Taal, Batangas. But little did he know that his life will change when he ran in the just-concluded election: He won as councilor in the town. Garces got...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Brazilian bishop Vilson Dias de Oliveira, who allegedly extorted from priests and covered sexual abuse in the clergy. In April, the 60-year-old bishop admitted to Brazilian police that...

US President eyes major immigration plan revamp

US President Donald Trump wants to change immigration policy to a merit-based system as he pointed out that migrants are accepted merely for having relations in America. Reuters reported that Trump wants to follow the policy implemented in Canada, that issuance of...

DFA evacuate 11 Pinoys from Libya

At least 11 Filipino workers in Libya have been evacuated on Thursday, according to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer G. Cato. This brings the total number of evacuees to 55, since the armed conflict in Libya escalated last month. Cato, in his social media...

Mocha Uson’s partylist gets second largest vote from OFWs

Former assistant secretary Mocha Uson's partylist may be lagging behind in the runup for partylist representative. But for overseas Filipinos, it got the second largest vote. Data from the partial and unofficial tally of Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting...

Passenger hiding grenade arrested at NAIA

Authorities arrested a passenger hiding a grenade in his bag at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 on Friday. Deogracias Pulmano was intercepted after authorities saw through baggage scanning that there was a grenade inside his backpack. NAIA...

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Driver of van in fatal NLEX accident faces multiple charges

Driver of van in fatal NLEX accident faces multiple charges

The driver of the van that got involved in a fatal accident along the North Luzon Expressway has been charged with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide. The driver, who was identified as 28-year-old John Leo Jaylo, was charged before the Pampanga...

UAE cuts visa application, permit renewal to just 15 seconds

UAE cuts visa application, permit renewal to just 15 seconds

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) will start implementing a new automated system that would allow people to apply for entry permits in just 15 seconds. Dubbed as “Entry Permit 50+,” the new smart service can be accessed through GDRFA...

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