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Level up! Filipino Nannies in UAE Graduate as Social Entrepreneurs

In life, things don't always go as planned. Sometimes, things may turn out for the better or the worse. This is something that Filipino nationals who...

PH Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teddy Locsin Jr., Acknowledges Dubai OFW who Returned AED 195,000 to Rightful Owner

Earlier this week, OFW Mae Anne Olmidillo was recognized by the Dubai Police for her exemplary act of honesty for returning a bag containing...

From cleaner to supervisor: Top student of Filipino Institute Abu Dhabi’s caregiver class shares her success story

41-year-old Ruby Lacuña from Davao City was among the 700 students who graduated from the 17th batch of Filipino Institute Abu Dhabi branch last September 6,...

Filipinos in Dubai Organize Basketball Game to Raise Funds in Support of Compatriot in Critical Condition

Filipinos all over the world, sports-minded or otherwise, understand that basketball is not just a pastime or a sport casually played on the streets...

Meet the Go-to Pinoy Law Advocate in UAE

For the many Filipinos living overseas, it’s important to have a voice or representation that will uphold and make sure that their rights as...

7 Things OFWs Wish Our Family Back Home Knew Before We Left

I've been working as an expat in the UAE in the last 2 years and have heard plenty of stories from various kababayans living abroad. There 700,000...

#BuhayOFW in Your Early 20’s

Below is an article submitted by one of our readers who wanted to contribute an inspiring message to those who plan on becoming an expat...

Pinoy Artist Makes Beautiful Beach Artwork in Dubai’s Shorelines

"The beach is my canvas and the rake is my paintbrush. Then the wonderful happens." - Nathaniel Alapide And what a truly unique masterpiece it...

Pinay Cabin Crew in Dubai

Rose (not her real name) is working as a flight attendant for an airline in Dubai. She used to work in a budget airline...

Waitress in Dubai Turned Housewife

Divine (not her real name) graduated as a nurse in the Philippines and practiced her course in a hospital in Manila for some time....

Housemaid in Dubai

Si Rachel ay isang housemaid ng isang UAE local dito sa Dubai. Nakakuha sya ng trabaho sa pamamagitan ng isang agency sa Pinas na...

Engineer in Dubai

Sir Santos (not his real name) has been living in Dubai for 9.5 years. He works as an engineer in an oil and aluminum...

Retail Sales Representative in Dubai

Marcy (not her real name) worked in a retail shop as a sales executive for 7 months until she filed for resignation. Her employer...