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Solon calls DFA, OWWA to help stranded OFWs in NAIA

Solon calls DFA, OWWA to help stranded OFWs in NAIA

A lawmaker on Monday, August 20, called the attention of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the runway mishap at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport...

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Duterte might step down if Bongbong wins VP protest, says Roque

Duterte might step down if Bongbong wins VP protest, says Roque

President Rodrigo Duterte might step down from his post if former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will win his electoral protest against the elected Vice-President Leonor “Leni” Robredo. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that “there are more people...

OWWA offers temporary shelter for OFWs from UAE

OWWA offers temporary shelter for OFWs from UAE

MANILA: The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) offers a temporary shelter for Filipinos who decided to come home after availing of the UAE amnesty program, especially those who cannot immediately travel to their respective provinces. In a press briefing...

Car collision in Sharjah ends newly weds’ two-day marriage

Car collision in Sharjah ends newly weds’ two-day marriage

A tragic car accident in Sharjah last week claimed the life of a woman who had just been married two days earlier. On Monday, August 6, 25-year-old bride Hiam Ahmed Al-Kaabi and her husband Mohammed Abdullah Al Jalaf, were driving along the Emirates Road when they...

PDP-Laban reveals list of possible senatorial bets for 2019 elections

PDP-Laban reveals list of possible senatorial bets for 2019 elections

The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party revealed the 24 names that may possibly be part of its senatorial slate for the coming 2019 elections. PDP-Laban president Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III submitted a letter to President Rodrigo...

First batch of Pinoy overstayers in UAE nakabalik na ng Pilipinas

First batch of Pinoy overstayers in UAE nakabalik na ng Pilipinas

DUBAI: The first batch of overstaying overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE, who have availed of the host government’s amnesty program was flown home yesterday Aug. 15, arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport this morning. The repatriation spoke a lot...

LOOK: UAE skies show a glimpse of the meteor shower

The UAE’s evening skies brightened up a bit as a meteor shower occurrence took place last Sunday, August 12. Abu Dhabi’s Al Sadeem Astronomy Observatory shared a few images that they took during the evening with The Filipino Times. Their co-founder Alejandro Palado...

DOST to launch OFW assistance package before September

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are planning to venture into technology-based businesses will receive assistance from the Department of Science and Technology. DOST is currently developing a package assistance to grant OFWs who want to be business-owners. Some of...

Pinoy couples turn to IVF to have a child

A prestigious fertility institute in Taiwan headed to the Philippines last week to help Filipino couples conceive children using the latest reproductive technology Asia has to offer. Lee Women’s Hospital held consultation fairs in Manila on August 6 and Davao on...

DOLE seeks additional Php2 billion gov’t budget for OFWs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking additional Php2 billion budget for their efforts to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the labor department requested for Php17 billion budget for next year. The...

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To stay without fear: 3 OFWs hope to avail of UAE amnesty scheme

To stay without fear: 3 OFWs hope to avail of UAE amnesty scheme

The last UAE general immigration amnesty benefited 61,826 expats of different nationalities. Mikee, Albert and Dannah are only a handful among those who hope to be granted the amnesty this year. The Philippine Consulate is also forming a special team to assist them...

Good news for OFW parents in UAE

Good news for OFW parents in UAE

During the summer, some OFWs opt to escape the heat to colder countries or go home in the Philippines back to their families. But with the recent announcement from the UAE cabinet, OFWs who long to see their children and young ones may not have to leave the country...

More than 3 in 10 OFW households save for future plans

More than 3 in 10 OFW households save for future plans

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) revealed that 39 percent of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) remittances are kept by their households for savings. In a BSP report, the breakdown of OFW remittances showed that 94.2 percent of OFW households are using their money...

Emirates among world’s best airlines in 2018

Emirates among world’s best airlines in 2018

Dubai’s flagship airline, Emirates, remains as the top UAE-based airline company and was hailed as one of the best airlines in the world, according to the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards in London The awards are based on surveys of more than 20 million travellers,...

OFW from Dubai dies of septic shock in Quiapo motel room

OFW from Dubai dies of septic shock in Quiapo motel room

A domestic helper who had recently returned to the Philippines from Dubai died after an alleged abortion procedure in a motel in Quiapo, Manila. Case investigator of Manila Police District said the OFW booked an appointment scheduled on July 10 with the 57-year-old...

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