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Dh1.25 Million In Traffic Fines For This UAE Driver

Dh1.25 Million In Traffic Fines For This UAE Driver

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But he is allowed to pay half the amount An unidentified motorist has racked up Dh1,250,000 in traffic fines in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, commander-in-chief of the RAK Police, said these traffic fines are the biggest ever recorded on a single driver in the emirate so far. “The fines have all been recorded by the radars installed on the roads and highways of Ras Al Khaimah.” “Most fines came from speeding violations committed by the motorist,” he added. “Even though these were the biggest ever traffic fines recorded on one driver, he had only to pay half the amount – Dh625,000 – after the RAK Police gave him a 50 per cent discount.” The big discount was given by RAK Police due to the country’s celebration of the Happines
Woman Puts Toddlers In Oven, Turns It On

Woman Puts Toddlers In Oven, Turns It On

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A single mother has been accused of killing her two youngest sons A warrant says an Atlanta woman put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on. Local media reported Monday that the warrant charging Lamora Williams with murder in the deaths of 1-year-old son Ja’Karter Penn and 2-year-old Ke-Yaunte Penn says she put them in the oven sometime between midnight Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday. A third boy, 3-year-old Jameel Penn Jr., was found unharmed. Williams waived a court appearance Monday and was denied bail. The father of all three children, Jameel Penn, says Williams called him by video chat Friday night to tell him his children were dead. Penn says he called police after seeing his sons on the floor. Williams’ sister, Tabitha Hollingsworth, says Williams should be p
Top Daesh-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines

Top Daesh-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines

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Philippine forces mounting a final assault on the militants in Marawi killed Hapilon and Omar Maute Leading Daesh Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the United States' list of "most wanted terrorists", has been killed in the battle to reclaim a rebel-held Philippines city, the defence minister said on Monday. Security analysts describe Hapilon as the leader of the Daesh in Southeast Asia, where the militant outfit wants to establish a caliphate as they suffer battlefield defeats in Iraq and Syria. "(Our troops) were able to get Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. They were both killed," Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters, referring to another fighter who led the attack with Hapilon on the southern Philippines city of Marawi city in May. The US government had offered an $5 mi...
Hong Kong Seeks to Hire More Filipino Caregivers with $5,000 Salary

Hong Kong Seeks to Hire More Filipino Caregivers with $5,000 Salary

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Filipinos are well-known for delivering efficient services around the world which make them highly competitive. That is why Filipinos are one of the most-sought nationalities to work abroad. This gives the opportunity to more Filipinos who are willing to work in a foreign land in their pursuit to have a financially stable career. In Hong Kong, families with elders in the house agree to give higher salaries to caregivers provided that they are nursing graduates. With the increase in the number of sick and elderly people that needs to be taken care of, more Filipinos will then be given a promising opportunity and career ahead of them provided they are nursing graduates. In fact, based on researchers, one-third of Hong Kong’s population would be over the age of 60 by the year 2034, cons
Full List of Philippine Embassies and Consulates Addresses Contact Numbers Ambassadors

Full List of Philippine Embassies and Consulates Addresses Contact Numbers Ambassadors

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The Philippine Embassies and Consulates stand as principal representatives of the Philippine Government to different countries. These offices also promote mutual benefit bilateral ties between the Philippines and a country. It protects the rights of the Filipinos and look after the welfare of the Filipinos in a foreign land. The Embassies also promote Philippine Culture and preserve a positive national image. Among the services that the Embassy/Consulate provides are: 1.Issuance of passports, visas and travel documents; 2.Consular Outreach Programs; 3.Authentication/Acknowledgment of documents such as SPAs (Special Power of Attorney), school and medical records, trademarks, oaths and other legal instruments. 4.Registration of birth certificates, marriages and deaths of Filipino...
Customs loosens guidelines on tax-free balikbayan boxes

Customs loosens guidelines on tax-free balikbayan boxes

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will no longer have to submit a proof of purchase for items inside balikbayan boxes sent to the Philippines, as the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday said it suspended such guidelines for the meantime. In a statement, the BOC said it suspended both Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 05-2016 and Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 04-2017 until March 31, 2018. "The BOC has temporarily suspended the guidelines in the implementation of the duty and tax-free privilege of consolidated balikbayan boxes, following the upsurge of criticisms among overseas Filipino workers," it said. Under both CAO 05-2016 and CMO 04-2017, Filipino citizens who send balikbayan boxes to the Philippines are required to submit a photocopy of their Philippine passport to avail...
HK$100 Raise in Monthly Minimum Wage for HK Domestic Workers

HK$100 Raise in Monthly Minimum Wage for HK Domestic Workers

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Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong will receive a minimum allowable wage of HK$4,410 (approximately P28,725 under prevailing currency exchange rates), according to a statement published at the government website The wage hike is equivalent to 2.3% or roughly the same as the city’s inflation rate in 2016. The food allowance for domestic workers will be increased by HK$16 (or 1.5%) from not less than HK$1,037 to not less than HK$1,053 per month. At present, the vast majority of employers provide free food to domestic workers, instead of paying a food allowance. The new minimum wage and food allowance rates will apply to all foreign domestic workers whose contracts are signed effective October 1. The government said it reviews the minimum wage for foreign domestic workers regul
Good News! 5,000 Job Openings in New Zealand for all Filipino! Almost 100k Monthly Salary!

Good News! 5,000 Job Openings in New Zealand for all Filipino! Almost 100k Monthly Salary!

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Up to 5,000 workers or skilled workers are needed in New Zealand, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). New Zealanders are in-demand for carpenters, masons, farm workers, scaffolders and other construction related workers. New Zealand job orders: Carpenter 1928 Mason 499 Farm worker 427 Fitter tire / tech 397 Scaffolder 361 Driver 329 Pipe fitter / worker 309 Machine operator 226 Painter 201 Laborer 167 Auto tech 100 Total: 4,944 Also, the salary offer is not a joke for the above mentioned jobs. The carpenter for example, can earn 2,400 New Zealand dollars or equivalent of P89,000. Laborers, machine operators, masons and drivers, at 3,520 New Zealand dollars, have a salary of P131,000. According to the POEA, rehabili...
10K Filipinos face deportation as US changes immigration policy

10K Filipinos face deportation as US changes immigration policy

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An estimated 10,000 Filipinos may be deported as the United States rescinds a program allowing undocumented immigrant children to stay legally in their country. US President Donald Trump announced the formal dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has given nearly 800,000 young immigrants a reprieve from deportation. Trump gave the US Congress six months to come up with a law that would prevent the deportations of many as the people covered by the program.   DFA on standby to assist Filipinos facing deportation The Philippine government will assist Filipinos who will be affected by the revocation of the DACA program, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. "We will authorize, with certain limitations, the use of the Assistance to Natio...
Emirates tells ‘Dubai Font’ story to world

Emirates tells ‘Dubai Font’ story to world

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The video will see the city further cement its reputation with visitors as a modern and global cultural hub Snapshots of the Dubai Font may be seen across different parts of the city, including along the ever-busy Sheikh Zayed Road, but now the story of how the font came to be will be taking to the skies. On Tuesday, Emirates airline announced that it will air a video describing the 'Dubai Font' story to flyers from around the world. Designed to reflect the modernity and culture of innovation that exists within Dubai, the video will see the city further cement its reputation with visitors as a modern and global cultural hub, extending far beyond the streets of the city. The move comes in partnership with the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai. The fi...
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