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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

The Philippine House of Representatives recently approved a bill that seeks to make divorce legal, despite strong opposition from the Roman Catholic Church in the country. The Absolute Divorce Act of 2018 or House Bill 7303 was approved on a third and final reading on Monday, 19th March. Based on a tally of 134-57-2, members… Read More

A huge chunk of the UAE population is composed of expats from all over the world. And so, it is not surprising that money transfer services in the country amount to billions of dirhams. In fact, from January to September 2017, expat remittances amounted to a total of AED 121.1 billion! This astounding figure was reported… Read More

In the Philippines, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit is in full swing. The country is currently hosting the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits from November 12-14, 2017. Leading the summit is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who happens to be the Chairman of ASEAN 2017. It can be recalled that he topped… Read More

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Filipinos in the UAE who are wondering how to send house appliances, furniture, and sensitive shipments (live pets and human remains) to the Philippines, LBC Express is offering a service to help you in delivering these personal items in a prompt and professional manner through the LBC Cares Program. Related Post: LBC Cares & Biggest… Read More

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, and the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano, held bilateral talks recently. The talks were held alongside the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Aside from Sec. Cayetano, Dr. Gargash also met with Edward… Read More

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in the UAE is now restricting poultry imports from an affected province in the Philippines. The announcement was made based on reports that the avian flu has hit Pampanga, Philippines. According to the ministry, they are currently restricting the import of poultry to protect the emirates. This involves… Read More