Dadey said due acknowledgement must be given to the Philippine government which had, considered among others, the $200.00 (Dhs730.00) each allocation to displaced OFs.
June 12 (Friday) will again be another milestone for the over 109 million Filipinos in the Philippines and the over 12 million across the globe for the day marks the 122nd anniversary of their freedom from 377 years under the Spanish Empire (March 6, 1521-June 12, 1898).
The A-lister also introduced her baby daughter Zoe, with her boyfriend and racecar driver Daniel Miranda.
With film and television productions halted in the Philippines due to lockdown, one special effects artist is maximising his skills by making scary face masks to raise cash and a few smiles.
Filipinos on visit visas severely affected by the pandemic and have no means to cope may still apply for their free repatriation to their home country from the two Philippine missions in the UAE.
A Filipino from Sharjah is extremely happy, not because he already received his one-time Php10,000.00 (Dhs730.00) COVID19-induced cash aid from Manila’s Department of Labour and Employment’s AKAP; but, the concern of officials from the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Dubai (POLODXB) regarding his “unclaimed financial assistance.”
Nations like France and South Korea began resuming face-to-face classes as they got their outbreaks under control, but Philippine authorities see the risk as too great. President Rodrigo Duterte said last month that even if students could not graduate, they needed to stay out of school to fight the spread of the disease.
The children, aged between six months and two years, are accompanied by a family member and an attendant. All of them are currently in a 10-day quarantine period at the hospitals.
A survey conducted over the weekend has revealed that 14 of 23 Filipinos in the UAE would put on hold at least for this year, their membership contributions to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), the government-owned-and-controlled corporation created in 1995 to implement the Filipinos’ universal health programme with the mission and vision to provide everyone, regardless of socio-economic status, equitable and smooth access to medical/health services.
"We think we are an instrument of hope to give spiritual, mental and emotional support also to our patients in time of despair. That’s why when Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince personally appreciated me, I felt he was recognising all nurses for spreading hope," said Jessa Dawn Ubag, 31.