• 23 ‘runaways’ go home today – PH Embassy

    DUBAI – Twenty-three Filipina ‘runaways’ and and with ‘overstaying’ cases will be going back to the Philippines today, October 19, after their cases have been solved. These repatriated Filipinos

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  • ‘Amnesty’ online report debunked as fake news

    ConGen urges netizens to trust official news sites instead DUBAI – A top official from the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates is warning the Filipino

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  • Pinoys sending more money home this year

    DUBAI – After slow remittance transactions in July, exchange centers are picking up again this month. “As per our data, there was a decrease [in remittance transactions] last July but it is

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  • PRC: No more CPD for OFWs

    DUBAI – Great news for all overseas Filipino workers! The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines has announced that it will defer Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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  • PH Passport now valid for 10 years

    From five-year to 10-year validity DUBAI – The time has come mga kabayan! The Philippine passport will now have a 10-year validity. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the new law on

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Filipino poet, novelist to grace SIBF 2017

DUBAI – A multi-awarded Filipino fictionist and poet will grace the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) to do a series of workshops for UAE-based teachers and librarians. Edgar Samar, 36, is


Solo Parents’ Welfare Act

Atty. Barney, since 2015, I have been living separately from my husband. Our two daughters are with me and I am taking the full responsibility of raising and supporting them. Am I considered a


Paying zakat on savings

Paying zakat on savings Q: For the last five years, a direct monthly deduction goes out of my salary to my children’s saving accounts, which has now mounted to over AED 12,000. Do I have to pay

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