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Tips for OFWs Going for Vacation in the Philippines

Tips for OFWs Going for Vacation in the Philippines

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One of the first planned activities of OFWs following years of working abroad is going for a trip or vacation. Getting a few days off is a well-deserved break and a breathing space that every OFW can offer to self after years of hard work and feeling of loneliness abroad. Whether you are planning to go to the Philippines with or without a company, the following traveling tips might come in handy 1. Create an itinerary. Organize your traveling plans by developing a guidebook. Planning ahead of time help you grab the cheapest and the best deals. Also, hunt for the cheapest flight in advance. Coming up with a random schedule of things not only put things out of order but also may overlook important matters like process bank accounts, settle debts and renew professional licenses which wa...
Two years on, here’s why the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie divorce isn’t final yet

Two years on, here’s why the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie divorce isn’t final yet

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No compromise, frequent travel, and a new girlfriend might be the reason why Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven’t been able to arrive at a divorce settlement in almost two years since their split. Angelina Jolie abruptly split from her partner of 12 years and husband of two, Brad Pitt, in September 2016. But their divorce still isn’t final, a new report says, because they still haven’t agreed to terms about their six children. According to E! News, Jolie is resentful of Pitt for essentially locking her down in Los Angeles, because he’s chosen a film that will be shot in LA to be near his kids. Jolie, meanwhile, had planned on taking them to Europe. “Brad is opposed to that and is blocking it from happening. Brad will be filming in LA for the summer and wants to see the kids on his re
Filipina Arrested Over Fake Marriage In Japan

Filipina Arrested Over Fake Marriage In Japan

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Some Overseas Filipino Workers take provocative things just to ensure that they can stay and work abroad. Some even pursue illegal activities just to get a residency visa. But then, this should never be followed or you will be arrested just like this young Filipina in Japan. Tokyo – A Filipina was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police after engaging in a bogus marriage in Machida City. Her fake husband was also arrested over the incident. Masao Kurokawa, 61, and the unidentified Filipina woman, 21, was arrested after they registered fraudulent paperwork for their marriage at the local office. They did it so she can obtain a residency in the country. The woman allegedly works in the bar and that is where Kurokawa found her. However, reports say that they do not live togethe
Filipina In Kuwait Allegedly Did Not Have Salary For 14 Years, Seeks Help At The Philippine Embassy

Filipina In Kuwait Allegedly Did Not Have Salary For 14 Years, Seeks Help At The Philippine Embassy

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Most of the time, employees receive gratuity pay after years of service with their employers. This payment is like a gratitude pay and every employee, including domestic helpers are entitled to have one. However, this isn’t the case of Corazon Uyaw. Corazon Uyaw was a domestic helper in Kuwait who was found by a concerned citizen. She asked for help because her employer allegedly sent her away without paying her for 14 years. According to Corazon, she told her employer that she wanted to go back to the Philippines because she is already suffering from numerous pains. But her employer wouldn’t permit her and refused to give her passport. She forced her employer to hand the passport. Corazon was sent away by her employer after that. Her nightmare didn’t end with that. Corazon’s empl
Dubai Vendor Held For ‘Molesting’ Woman Trying On Abaya In Shop

Dubai Vendor Held For ‘Molesting’ Woman Trying On Abaya In Shop

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He denied the charges claiming he had unintentionally touched her. A vendor has been charged with molesting a female shopper while trying clothes in his shop. According to court documents, the 22-year-old Pakistani man groped the Arab woman as she was trying on an abaya (a traditional dress) in his Naif Souq shop on March 6. He denied the charge, claiming he had unintentionally touched her. "We arrested the vendor around 11 am after receiving a complaint that he violated a woman's modesty in a public place," a police sergeant said. "I went with my patrol colleague to the shop and talked to the complainant. She said that the salesman had touched her. We called for the man and questioned him and he confessed he touched her as she was trying the abaya. We took him into custody ...
Tenancy Rules Bachelors Need To Know Before Renting An Apartment In Dubai, Sharjah

Tenancy Rules Bachelors Need To Know Before Renting An Apartment In Dubai, Sharjah

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Only three people are allowed to live in a studio apartment Q-I am planning to rent an apartment in the emirate of Sharjah or Dubai on a sharing basis with my friends. What's the law for bachelors regarding the sharing of rented apartments in these two emirates? Can we register the tenancy contract with the municipalities concerned? A: As per as the Sharjah Rent Regulation Department practices and Law Number 2 of 2007 on Regulations of Landlord-Tenant Relationship in Sharjah, there is no specific provision that a group of friends or bachelors cannot take up an apartment for rent. However, the landlord shall take precautionary measures before letting out his apartment on rent to bachelors especially in areas where families reside. If the landlord approves to let the apartment out o...
Jobless Man Punches Dubai Cop On Head, Tears His Uniform

Jobless Man Punches Dubai Cop On Head, Tears His Uniform

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He has been charged with assaulting a police officer and damaging a public property. A 32-year-old unemployed man has gone on trial in a Dubai court on the charge of evading two police officers and physically assaulting one of them. The Court of First Instance was told that the Emirati man was ordered to stop by two police officers as he walked injured on a road in Al Quoz on January 11, but he ran away and punched one of the officers on the head. He also allegedly pulled that officer forcibly by his uniform tearing it up and making it unusable. He has been charged with assaulting a police officer and damaging a public property. "I was on police patrol duty with a colleague when we were informed about a man walking injured on a road in Al Quoz. We called for an ambulance and we...
Wedding Proposal Turned Into Disaster – Saudi Prince Orders Arrest Of The Filipino Couple

Wedding Proposal Turned Into Disaster – Saudi Prince Orders Arrest Of The Filipino Couple

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Wedding proposals are supposed to be a good event to celebrate. We have all heard of those men, kneeling down in front of their love to propose a lifetime commitment with her. However, everything turned out into disaster when Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah, ordered the immediate arrest of the couple who went viral online. In the video, it can be seen that the man is dancing in front of Jeddah Corniche. After that, he went straight to her girlfriend and proposed marriage. A local media reported that the couple is Filipino. Their gesture didn’t pass by the keen eyes of His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah. They are set to get arrested because they violated a law in Saudi Arabia. According to the laws, public display of affections are highly prohibited in
OFW in Saudi Arabia Asks For Help After Employer Locked Her in The Stockroom and Made Her Eat Spoiled Rice

OFW in Saudi Arabia Asks For Help After Employer Locked Her in The Stockroom and Made Her Eat Spoiled Rice

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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – Thanks to the video of a Filipina domestic helper which became viral, the poor domestic helper from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is finally safe from her abusive employer. In the viral video, it can be that a woman is speaking wholeheartedly throughout the video. The woman was identified as EdrelynCauntoy. According to Cauntoy, her employer locked her inside a stockroom and was only fed with noodles at night and was even made to eat spoiled rice. This all happened after her Saudi Arabia ID got expired. “Simula ho kasi nung 12 ng gabi, pinababa ako ng amo kong babae rito. Sabi niya po dito nalang po ako sa baba. Mag-antay nalang daw po ako dito po sa stockroom,” says Edrelyn. These irregular meals made her feel sick. “Hilung-Hilo narinpoako. Masamanapoangpakiramd
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