Dubai-based airline Emirates is expecting an increase in the usual passenger traffic during the long weekend and Eid holiday.
A total 612 people in the UAE are applying for political asylum with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The Abu Dhabi Police has busted a car scam syndicate with the arrest of the criminal gang’s 54 members, who allegedly defrauded investors of up to Dh1.3 billion.
Three Asians were arrested in Dubai for making a fake UAE residence visa.
Healthcare professionals urge community to come together for compatriots in need
It takes a village to raise a child – and a community to help those in need.
A group of about 25 medical practitioners has urged Filipinos in Dubai to join hands and work with the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) to extend assistance to compatriots in dire straits, including wards at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Overseas Workers Welfare Office (POLO-OWWA) and hospitals across the city.
This as Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes said helping Filipinos in financial need has become limited to being an individual undertaking, noting the regulations and procedures required to conduct fundraisers.
Groups raising funds for a certain cause needs to coordinate with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD).
“We can not just endorse (fundraisers),” said Cortes. He said donating money “is an individual effort done in a manner most effective.”
Dr. Alfonso Vincent G. Torres, chair of the Philippine Healthcare Professionals Association (PHPA), has raised the matter during a recent town hall meeting presided over by Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr. at the Canadian University of Dubai.
The PHPA regularly holds medical missions at POLO-OWWA to attend to the needs of Filipinos staying there.
“Sila and pinatutuunan naming ng pansin,” said Torres. “Kung sino gustong tumulong, tulungan natin sila,” he added.
He said Filipinos staying at POLO-OWWA, mostly up for repatriation and facing a host of issues, need attention because “hindi sila nakakalabas, walang financial support and suffering from various stresses.”
Torres said those in hospitals is another concern because they lack financial resources, as well. “Marami naming mga kababayan na nagnanais makatulong, wala nga lamang proper channel,” he added.
Doctors are hoping that a law allowing transplants of organs from dead people will be implemented next month in the UAE.
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At least 100 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) stormed an elementary school in North Cotabato Wednesday morning and took some students hostage, according to the military and local police.
Three men in California have been charged with theft for selling boxes of avocados from the company they work for and selling them to customers at a lower price.
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