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As typhoon Ompong (international name “Mangkhut”) moves closer to the Philippines, the state weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), has declared storm signal warnings across Luzon, Philstar.com reported. Consequently, work and classes have been suspended in several provinces, cities, and municipalities all over the country. Here is the latest image from the Joint Typhoon… Read More

Philippines Braces for Super Typhoon Ompong

A few years ago, super typhoon Haiyan, with the local name “Yolanda,” hit the Philippines. It was one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, with massive storm surges devastating crops, destroying entire communities, and leaving millions of people homeless. Today, a new typhoon is set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The Philippine Atmospheric… Read More

The UAE and the Philippines ranked among the top destinations for travellers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to the latest figures from Wego, which recently released its MENA Traveller Destination Leaderboards for the second quarter of 2018. Wego, the “largest online travel marketplace” in the region, is a provider of… Read More

Lulu Hypermarket is one of the most popular supermarkets here in Dubai, offering plenty of products at affordable prices. But did you know that Lulu Group International has just opened a new product processing facility and food logistics hub in the Philippines? That’s right! According to the Philippine News Agency, Lulu Group International, through its… Read More

Aside from sending smartphones to your home country for just AED 65, Korooti has another exciting offer. Members can now send a brand-new TV to their loved ones at affordable prices! Korooti is a VIP discount card designed especially for overseas workers. Using this card, you can get discounts from hotels, restaurants, and shops abroad and in… Read More

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Whenever Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) go home to the Philippines, one of the most sought after “pasalubong” is the smartphone. While there are many gadgets available in the country, buying them abroad and presenting them as gifts makes coming home extra special! But what if we told you that you don’t have to wait for… Read More

Planning to travel to the Philippines anytime soon? Now is the best time to buy your flight tickets! Dubai’s flagship carrier, Emirates, is offering special fares to the Southeast Asian nation from June to August 2018. Travelers have until 24th June to avail of this special offer. With offerings such as these, for a company… Read More

Although the Philippines celebrates Independence Day every June 12th, the Filipino community in the UAE will celebrate it on June 15th, which is set to be the first day of Eid Al Fitr. It may be recalled that last year, the event was celebrated one month earlier, as it coincided with Ramadan. This year commemorates… Read More

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Al Ameri is one of the most popular vloggers in the UAE. Previously, we shared his viral video about Christmas in the UAE, which featured an insightful look into the diversity of cultures in the emirates. Just recently, the Abu Dhabi-based vlogger travelled to the Philippines! Have you ever wondered how an Emirati would feel… Read More

Last year, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) ranked third among nationalities sending the most money from the UAE. In relation to this, a recent publication shows that the Philippines is among the countries having the best money transfer rates from the emirates. According to Remittance Prices Worldwide, which is published by World Bank, expats from South… Read More

Home furnishings retailer IKEA will soon be launching its first store in Manila, Philippines. By 2020, the global furniture company will open at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) complex, which is one of the largest shopping destinations in the world. According to Alexander Pomento, Vice President for Investor Relations of SM Prime Holdings, Inc.,… Read More

A delegation from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila is visiting Dubai next week, April 2-7, 2018. Their purpose will be to promote community engagement as well as to bring the Philippine government closer to the people by using social media channels. Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes shared that the delegation will include DFA Undersecretary… Read More

According to a recent survey by HSBC, the Philippines ranked third among four countries in the world that are most vulnerable to climate change. Topping the list is India, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. The survey assessed 67 countries based on: ability to respond to climate change, exposure to energy transition risks, sensitivity to… Read More