Hirit ng tag-init: Taga-UAE ka kung alam mo ‘to.

Indeed, summer is so here. Average temperature is hovering in the mid-40 Celsius at 11 in the morning. Humidity is so high, one would sweat profusely just standing on a corner for a taxi or bus. Going home, it’s not unusual to see road billboards reading 44 Celsius...

‘kahigpitan na sa visa!

The UAE government has moved in to address concerns about the abuse of its 90-day visit visa program, allowing only selected travel agencies to process applications and subjecting the paperwork to rigid scrutiny. The move caught several quarters flat-footed including...

DFA clarifies Qatar deployment ban

Only new hires still in the Philippines are covered by a halt on the sending of overseas Filipino workers to Qatar. This, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) which issued a statement on June 7 stating that the government “continues to process...

Pinoys in Qatar worried, in panic

Filipinos in Qatar are apprehensive about the outcome of a move by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt to cut diplomatic ties with the country over regional security reasons. “They are worried. Some are posting their concerns on their Facebook page. I believe the...

Gulf countries cut ties with Qatar

Citing the need to “protect national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism,” Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, which is alleged to have been creating instability in the region. UAE’s official news...
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