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Video: Two Filipinos Arrested For Helping Maids Escape In Kuwait

Video: Two Filipinos Arrested For Helping Maids Escape In Kuwait

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KUNA said on Sunday the two Filipinos acknowledged convincing the maids to leave. Kuwaiti police have arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers' homes as the Philippines' ambassador faced questions for comments about his embassy's work in aiding abused workers, authorities said Sunday. The arrests, reported by the state-run KUNA news agency, come as relations are tense between Kuwait and the Philippines, which sends many domestic labourers to the Gulf Arab emirate. فيديو جديد / انتهاكات السفارة الفلبينية .. تهريب خادمة من منزل معزبها في وضح النهار#الفلبين pic.twitter.com/9Jg9CNhDSH — ديوان الكويت 🇰🇼 (@aldew3n_q8) 21 April 2018 Already, the government of President Rodrigo Duterte has banned workers from heading to Kuwait over ab
New Passport Rule For Filipino Expats In Dubai

New Passport Rule For Filipino Expats In Dubai

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It will be implemented starting today. The Philippine Consulate in Dubai has issued an announcement dated April 8, 2018 regarding the renewal of Filipino passports. In the memo posted on the consulate's website, it said that the Philippine Consulate in Dubai will no longer accept walk-in applications for passport renewals. Starting April 10, Tuesday only those who need immediate renewal of their passports will be prioritised. However, these parties need to send an email to the consulate along with proof that they need their passport on an urgent basis. People who fall in this category were indicated in the same memo. Only those who need to renew their passport due to an emergency, medical reasons, death in the family will be given priority application for passport renewal. These p...
Dubai-Based Filipino Expat Killed In Philippines

Dubai-Based Filipino Expat Killed In Philippines

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He was set to return to Dubai next week. An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Philippines was killed by a 19-year-old helper in a fit of rage. The deceased, Efren Cornejo died on the spot after he was attacked with an axe by the suspect identified as Jhomel Marasigan. Cornejo was set to return to Dubai next week, according to a GMA News Online report. The incident took place in Candelaria, province of Quezon, after Cornejo intervened in a spat between his son and Marasigan, and tried to pacify them both. The two also seemed to have reconciled and even shook hands. However, when Cornejo was driving home on his motorcycle, Marasigan allegedly attacked him from behind with an axe. Cornejo was hit on the head and body and died on the spot. Marasigan fled the scene and is said to be...
GOOD NEWS for Filipinos, 2018 Is Luckiest Year For Filipinos In UAE! Under NEW LAW Employee Can Take 30 Days Annual Leave With FULL PAY!

GOOD NEWS for Filipinos, 2018 Is Luckiest Year For Filipinos In UAE! Under NEW LAW Employee Can Take 30 Days Annual Leave With FULL PAY!

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KAMUSTA to all Filipinos here in UAE, lalo na sa domestic workers, sana ay mabuti ka. United Arab Emirates especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi is trying their best to achieve the International Labour Standards to ensure decent working and living conditions for all UAE Labours, they have already provided the best social media apps and friendly websites. There are more than 750,000 domestic workers mostly from Philippines in United Arab Emirates from which 65% of workers are living in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. We have noted that Filipinos specially the Domestic workers are under hard pressure by their sponsors or agencies because of longest duty hours, weekly off, paid leave, retaining personal documents especially the passport are among rights that Philippine expats are looking for....
New passport rule for Filipino expats in Dubai

New passport rule for Filipino expats in Dubai

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It will be implemented starting today. The Philippine Consulate in Dubai has issued an announcement dated April 8, 2018 regarding the renewal of Filipino passports. In the memo posted on the consulate's website, it said that the Philippine Consulate in Dubai will no longer accept walk-in applications for passport renewals. Starting April 10, Tuesday only those who need immediate renewal of their passports will be prioritised. However, these parties need to send an email to the consulate along with proof that they need their passport on an urgent basis. People who fall in this category were indicated in the same memo. Only those who need to renew their passport due to an emergency, medical reasons, death in the family will be given priority application for passport renewal. ...
Saudi Family’S Gesture Towards Filipina Worker’S Son Redefines Humanity

Saudi Family’S Gesture Towards Filipina Worker’S Son Redefines Humanity

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The young boy speaks fluent Arabic (Saudi dialect) and only knows a few Filipino words. Domestic workers employed in the Arab world often live away from their own children and families to make a living in the region. Because most of them are regularly governed by the "kafala system," they usually live in the homes of their employers or "sponsors." It's almost unheard of for a domestic worker to have their family visit, let alone live with them. However, one Filipina worker who resides with a Saudi family along with her son in Hail governorate is breaking the mold. Speaking to Al Arabiya earlier this week, the woman said her employer welcomed the idea of her son, Othman, living with her years back. At the time, the woman's husband was also living and working with her in t...
Saudi Man Expresses Thanks To Filipina Nanny Online

Saudi Man Expresses Thanks To Filipina Nanny Online

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Previously, it can be recalled that a Filipina nanny was given by a house and lot by foreign employers for serving them whole-heartedly for many years. This time, an Arab man sends salute to the Filipina domestic helper who worked for their family for the last 29 years. The Arab man was identified as Abdulrahman Al Sharhan. He posted on Twitter a photo of them with her nanny named Menyam. In the Tweet, she express her heartfelt thanks to the woman who had been with their family for more than a decade. His Tweet reads: “After 29 years of service, our dear Menyam has decided to leave us and head back to the Philippines. She always said, ‘I’ll go back home when Abdulrahman gets married.’ Thank you for everything you did for us, God willing, I will make sure to visit you
Philippine bus careens into ravine, killing 19, injuring 21

Philippine bus careens into ravine, killing 19, injuring 21

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An infant near the front survived after a relative embraced the baby and the seat cushion prevented him from being pinned to death MANILA, Philippines: A passenger bus careened off a winding dirt road and hurtled down a ravine south of the Philippine capital, killing 19 people, police said Wednesday. The crash Tuesday night in a mountainous area of Sablayan town in Occidental Mindoro province injured 21 other passengers, including an infant, police investigator Alexis Go said. He said the bus apparently went out of control and swerved wildly on a downhill stretch of the road, which was under repair. As it approached a bridge in the dark, “a surviving passenger recalled the driver yelling at them to hold on because the bus had lost its brakes”, Go said by telephone. “Then the
Pornographic video accidentally plays on highway in Philippines

Pornographic video accidentally plays on highway in Philippines

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The video appeared for about half a minute on an electronic billboard. The mayor of the major financial hub in the Philippines said on Wednesday she was investigating after a pornographic video appeared briefly on a prominent billboard, startling motorists on one of the bustling city's major roadways. The video appeared for about half a minute on an electronic billboard at a busy intersection on the main road through Makati City, the central business district of the sprawling capital, Manila, on Tuesday afternoon. Makati Mayor Abigail Binay immediately ordered the billboard shut down after the clip of a couple having sex was shown, but pictures and videos of it captured by motorists on their mobile phones were shared widely on social media. The billboard will remain closed pend...
19 people die in Philippines bus crash

19 people die in Philippines bus crash

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The crash occurred around 9.30 pm on Tuesday Nineteen persons were killed in southern Philippines when a bus ran off a highway and plunged into a ravine. At least 25 others have been injured in the incident, authorities said. The crash occurred around 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday in Sablayan town of Occidental Mindoro, Xinhua news agency reported. The bus driver lost control over the vehicle and it crashed, Acris Panillo, head of disaster risk management office said. Source