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Emirati woman gets jail in maids’ death, torture

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A Dubai court has upheld a 15-year jail term for an Emirati woman who tortured her Ethiopian maid to death by forcing her to drink pesticide, media reported on Monday.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf abductors free Jordanian journalist

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Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani, undergoes medical checkup following his release from one-and-a-half years of captivity in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines late Wednesday Dec.4, 2013. Baker Atyani, a Jordanian national who met and interviewed Osama Bin Laden and his aides in Afghanistan months before the Sept.11, 2001 attacks and now Al-Arabiya's TV Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia based in Jakarta, was doing a story of the island, a hotbed of Muslim militants about 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of Manila, when kidnapped June 12, 2012, with his two Filipino crew on a restive Jolo island where militants are active, officials said.   AP PHOTO/NICKEE BUTLANGAN

Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani was released by his Abu Sayyaf abductors in Patikul, Sulu, Wednesday evening, after 18 months in captivity, police said late Wednesday.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Al-Azhar Grand Imam urges Abu Sayyaf captors to free Jordanian reporter

Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani. AP

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the top religious authority for Sunni Muslims, on Wednesday urged Islamist militants in the Philippines to free a reporter with Al-Arabiya news channel seized in June.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UAE healthcare firm to fund surgeries of 50 Filipino kids with heart defects

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Thankful for the contribution of overseas Filipino workers in the growth of their business, a major healthcare company from the United Arab Emirates launched on Wednesday a P5-million campaign in Manila to save Filipino children with congenital heart defects (CHD) by funding their surgeries and treatment.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amnesty for UAE illegals

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) illegally have until February to avail themselves of an amnesty program that would legitimize their stay.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UAE seeks support for World Expo

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE), where about 500,000 Filipinos live and work, is seeking Philippine support in Dubai’s bid to host the World Expo in 2020.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

University degree a must to visit UAE

OFWs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Tourists from South Asian countries that export labor to the UAE will require a university degree to get a visa as the rich Gulf state fights an illegal influx, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hard-earned secrets of success

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dubai-jeffrey and rose ramos

Overseas Filipinos dream of success. They want to earn a lot of money to care for their families and also to achieve self-actualization in the process.

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dubai should crack down on job recruiters—migration expert

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OFWs in Dubai (pinoy-ofw.com photo)

Manila should ask Dubai to crack down on foreign placement agencies operating in the United Arab Emirates if it wants to stop the flow of Filipino domestic helpers going to strife-torn Syria, a migration expert said Thursday.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ask concierge Charles

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ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD: Hotel concierge Charles Ferrer with his golden keys (Les Clefs d’Or) insignia

In a hotel, the concierge is the person to approach if a guest needs information and assistance, or has a very special request. His wide contacts and extensive knowledge of the city or country where he works allows him to “make seemingly impossible requests come to life.”

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Global Pinoy,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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