A FEMALE overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was spared from the death row after a court in the United Arab Emirates acquitted her for the killing of her employer who tried to rape her in 2014, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.
The Court of Appeals in Al Ain, in a hearing on June 19, declared Jennifer Dalquez, 30, innocent “without diyyah or payment of blood money,” the DFA said in a statement.READ MORE
THE Social Security System (SSS) said that more Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are becoming financially literate and secured as many of them are starting to invest for their future.
This, after the agency noted that the annual incentive benefits (AIB), disbursed to qualified OFWs in 2016, rose by 18.1 percent to P15.5 million from the P13.15 million provided in 2015.MORE
CEBU can expect more Chinese nationals and vice versa as China Eastern Airlines announced yesterday two new routes connecting Cebu to Shanghai and Canton.
The Cebu-Canton route will commence this June 28, and the Shanghai-Cebu route will begin in Oct. 18 this year. Both will fly four times weekly using the Boeing 737 aircraft.MORE
THE United States (US), United Kingdom and Australian governments issued separate travel advisories on Friday, June 2, urging their citizens to exercise caution following the attack that left 37 people dead at Resorts World Manila.
THE Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Beirut, London issued an announcement informing the public of their operation schedule during the holy month of Ramadan last May 26.
As of Monday, May 29, the embassy is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with no lunch break.
The embassy will resume regular office hours on the first working day after Eid’l Fitr on June 26.
Muslims around the world fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar/Hijrah calendar.
Every year, Muslims are reminded of their spiritual obligation to fast during this time. Fasting is one of the five Pillars (along with a belief in Allah, a pilgrimage to Mecca, charity, and prayer five times each day) of Islam.
Fasting during this month begins at dawn and ends at sunset. It is a requirement asked of all able-bodied adults, and the persons who are exempted to fast are women who are in their monthly period of menstruation; those who are sick; and those who are traveling to far places.