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WATCH: Car causes multiple vehicular accident in Sharjah

WATCH: Car causes multiple vehicular accident in Sharjah

A vehicle was about turn to the main road in Sharjah when it was rammed by a car driving on the shoulder. The SUV was joining the highway from split road when it was rammed and turned over twice before stopping at the middle of the highway. RELATED STORY: Two visiting...

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Asian offered housekeeping job ends up in brothel in Abu Dhabi

Asian offered housekeeping job ends up in brothel in Abu Dhabi

An Asian woman fell victim to human traffickers after accepting a job offer as a maid in Abu Dhabi. The victim left her sponsor from another emirate and met with an Asian man who offered her the job as a caretaker for the elderly. However, the victim was taken to the...

Father reports son to UAE police after threatening maid

Father reports son to UAE police after threatening maid

Authorities have arrested a 32-year-old man after his father reported him for threatening to kill a maid over the phone. The Sharjah Police said that the accused is also facing charges on damages to public property after he crashed his car against a police vehicle in...

Cayetano assures ABS-CBN can still operate after franchise expiry

Cayetano assures ABS-CBN can still operate after franchise expiry

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano revealed that the House of Representatives is not in a hurry to tackle the pending franchise renewal bid of ABS-CBN.   In an event on Friday, Cayetano said that even without a franchise, the network can still operate as long as there...

Philippines eyes lifting Macau travel ban

Philippines eyes lifting Macau travel ban

Philippine officials said that they are now looking at the possibility of lifting the travel ban in Macau, after the government lifted its ban to Taiwan on Friday.    This is part of the government’s efforts to monitor the spread of the new coronavirus disease or...

WHO announces faster way to detect COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday a new method to detect coronavirus disease (COVID-19). WHO Executive Directory for Health Emergencies Dr. Mike Ryan said in a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland the sudden spike of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in...

Coronavirus death toll jumps to 1,486

Hubei province reported 116 fatalities on Thursday bringing the death toll due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to 1,486. Hubei Provincial Health Commission recorded 4823 new cases, including 3,095 clinically diagnosed cases, in the past 24 hours, Global Times...

1 killed, 6 hurt as Jeepney rams students in Makati

A 14-year-old student was killed while six others were hurt when a passenger jeepney suddenly plowed a pedestrian crossing in Makati City. A CCTV footage showed that a traffic enforcer was guiding students who were crossing a pedestrian lane along J.P. Rizal Avenue...

Bello to appeal to DOH to allow OFWs to Taiwan

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that he is appealing to the Department of Health to allow overseas Filipino workers to go to Taiwan. “For those who are affected by the travel ban in Taiwan, we ask for your patience and in a few days, there will be a review....

400 trees planted in Abu Dhabi to mark legacy of WUF

(WAM) -- Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, took part in the initiative to plant 400 ghaf trees at the Old Airport Garden in Abu Dhabi to mark the legacy of the 10th World Urban Forum, WUF10, the premier international gathering...

DOLE eyes lifting of travel ban to Taiwan

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Thursday it has sought the lifting of temporary travel ban to Taiwan. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said he already asked Department of Health (DOH) to reconsider its ban on departing overseas Filipino workers...

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‘Ghost towns’ in Batangas as Taal Volcano roared back to life

‘Ghost towns’ in Batangas as Taal Volcano roared back to life

Dusty roofs and alleys caked with volcanic ash. This is all that's left in many barangays surrounding Taal Volcano. The bustling fishing area of Brgy. Wawa Ibaba in Lemery, Batangas, has turned into a sleepy village as residents were scuffling to flee their homes due...

IN PHOTOS: Batangas residents wake up with thick ashfall

IN PHOTOS: Batangas residents wake up with thick ashfall

Residents of many areas in the province of Batangas woke up with thick ashfall caking landscapes after the ongoing Taal volcanic activity. Over an inch of ash blanketed Alitagtag, Lemery, Bauan in Batangas. Tagaytay City in Cavite and Cabuyao in Laguna were not spared...

BREAKING: Palace urges companies to suspend Monday work

BREAKING: Palace urges companies to suspend Monday work

Malacañang has urged private companies to suspend Monday work in the National Capital Region, Calabarzon and Region 3 as Taal Volcano is now on Alert Level 4. The midnight announcement came after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued an...

Japan vows to help improve PH railway system 

Japan vows to help improve PH railway system 

The Department of Transportation in the Philippines has met with Japanese officials led by Japanese House of Councillors (HC) Member Iwai Shigeki, together with Koyari Takashi, Koga Yukihito, Wakamatsu Kaneshige, Chief Researcher Hiromatsu Akihiko, and Assistant...

Duterte: Robredo’s 19 day-ICAD stint too short 

Duterte: Robredo’s 19 day-ICAD stint too short 

President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that Vice President Leni Robredo’s 19-day stint as co-chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) is too short and not enough for her to see how the committee works. He, however, clarified that he is open in...

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