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Respect Dubai’s cultural norms, PH consulate warns OFWs

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Dubai Consul General Frank Cimafranca

The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), reminded all Filipinos and foreigners coming into the conservative Muslim state to respect their cultural
norms after two Filipinos were reportedly jailed for cross-dressing in public.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Dubai face deportation for cross-dressing

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Two Filipinos are facing deportation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after they were arrested for cross-dressing at a Dubai Metro station last March.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

6 OFWs free of MERS virus, are released from hospital

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (in photo) has approved the deployment to Libya of a two-man contingency team that would augment the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) staff in Tripoli.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Six overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) previously diagnosed to have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been released from the hospital after they were declared negative of the deadly virus strain, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amnesty Int’l accuses Qatar of failing to protect domestic workers

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An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Burj Khalifa goes dark to join worldwide celebration of Earth Hour

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The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, went dark for sixty minutes to take part in Earth Hour Saturday. Photo by Matikas Santos/ INQUIRER.net

The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), went dark for an hour Saturday to join the worldwide celebration of Earth Hour.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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