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Minor earthquake reported in UAE

Minor earthquake reported in UAE

A minor earthquake was reported in the UAE at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, the National Center for Meteorology (NCM) said. According to NCM, the magnitude 2.1 earthquake was felt in East Masafi, which is at the base of the Hajar Mountains, straddling the...

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OFW in Saudi almost loses eyesight due to physical abuse

OFW in Saudi almost loses eyesight due to physical abuse

An overseas Filipina worker (OFW) from Saudi Arabia almost lost her eyesight after suffering from physical abuse from her employer. According to OFW Lovebella Abcede, her employer, who also owns the OFW’s recruitment agency in Saudi, told her that she will be sent...

Talk Hang celebrates 1st year anniversary

Talk Hang celebrates 1st year anniversary

Talk Hang celebrated their 1st year of operations with not only great food, they also had a very special guest – former Assistant Secretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson last December 5. Mocha dined together with the...

Mocha Uson visits Duterte supporters in Abu Dhabi

Mocha Uson visits Duterte supporters in Abu Dhabi

Former Assistant Secretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson visited Abu Dhabi to meet Duterte supporters at Al Nakheel Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The meet and greet was organized by OFW Global Movement Association and...

Spectacular ‘Christmas comet’ visible in UAE skies this weekend

Spectacular ‘Christmas comet’ visible in UAE skies this weekend

UAE residents will be dazzled by the brightest comet of the year this weekend, as the heavenly body streaks closest to the Arab skies. The phenomenon which happens only once in more than four centuries is a welcome treat as Christmas draws near. The 46P/Wirtanen, more...

Several Dubai roads to be closed this weekend

Several Dubai roads to be closed this weekend

A number of roads in Dubai will be closed for motorists on Friday, December 14, in line with this year's Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge event. At least 2,000 cyclists are expected to join the event where they will be biking around the emirate to raise funds for the...

Manager to spend 3 months in jail for groping Asian cleaner

Manager to spend 3 months in jail for groping Asian cleaner

The Egyptian manager who groped a Filipina in Dubai lost his appeal on the case will be spending three months in jail for the crime. The Appeal Court on Sunday, December 9, confirmed the three-month jail sentence given towards the Egyptian manager after the court...

Dubai among world’s most visited cities, survey says

A UK-based market research firm hailed Dubai as one of the most visited cities for 2018. According to the Euromonotor's 100 most visited cities ranking, Dubai is the seventh most visited city in the world next to Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, Singapore, Macau, and...

Man to spend life in jail for killing friend using sword

An Emirati man in Dubai was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, December 5, after killing his friend using a sword. The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the Emirati man of premeditated murder, after stabbing his friend to death using a 50cm-long sword...

Are you ready for du Tough Mudder?

du Tough Mudder, the world-renowned obstacle course challenge will return to Hamdan Sports Complex for its third consecutive year this weekend and with new challenges designed to test your limits, along with signature returning obstacles, it promises to be a...

Duterte says OFWs’ taxes are safe, well spent

President Rodrigo Duterte has assured Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that the taxes they pay to the government will be protected under his administration. “Do not be so sad about being taxed because your money here during my term is safe,” Duterte said as he...

DFA issues travel warning amid protests in France

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday, December 5, issued an advisory for Filipinos travelling and staying to France as violent protests continue in the country. “Filipinos in France, as well as those in the Philippines who are traveling to Paris, are...

Toyota offers special year-end sale on best-selling models

Al-Futtaim motors, the official distributor of Toyota in the UAE, is offering a year-end sale for their best selling models including the Toyota Fortuner, Prado, Land Cruiser, and Rav4! The festive season ushers low prices: Their 2019 Toyota Fortuner starts from Dh...

Give a gift of brilliance this Christmas with PANDORA

This season, give the gift of jewellery to that special someone. Feel the magic of the festive season, and select the perfect present for your loved one from PANDORA. Choose from a variety of styles and beautiful pieces from PANDORA’s latest collections, and pick the...

5 men attack, steal Dh1.6 million from sales exec in Dubai

Five men in Dubai were arrested after they attacked and stole a massive amount money from a sales executive in broad daylight. According to court records, the incident happened in September when the Chinese sales executive closed a deal with a trading company and...

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UAE expat wins luxury apartment from Dubai Mall

UAE expat wins luxury apartment from Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall’s 10th year anniversary raffle will change the life of an expat forever as he won a luxury apartment in Dubai. The expat, named ‘Julious’ and was said to be a Filipino according to the comment section of a video posted on Dubai Mall’s social media...

Dubai visit visa in 15 seconds

Dubai visit visa in 15 seconds

Photo: GDRFA Director General Mohammed Ahmed Al-Marri (center) making the announcement. DUBAI: The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) announced that it has put in place a fully automated system that can issue all kinds of visas in 15...

IKEA’s first PH store will be as big as 150 basketball courts

IKEA’s first PH store will be as big as 150 basketball courts

Swedish-founded furniture giant IKEA announced that it will be opening its first store in the Philippines, which will also be its largest outlet in the world, in 2020. In a statement, IKEA said that the store will occupy 65,000 square meters, equivalent to the size of...

DOLE intensifies drive to fight illegal recruitment of OFWs

DOLE intensifies drive to fight illegal recruitment of OFWs

The Department of Labor and Employment is intensifying its fight to curb illegal recruitment and human trafficking in all fronts, locally or overseas, to further safeguard the welfare of the Filipino workers from unscrupulous recruiters and syndicates. In an...

Saan aabot ang Dh100 mo?

Saan aabot ang Dh100 mo?

DUBAI: Finally, the festive season has arrived, and with it, plans by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on how to spend this much-awaited part of the year. Some will be going home for Christmas. Others will try Yerevan in Armenia or Tbilisi in Georgia. Still others...

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