Ewold Horn, a wildlife photographer, was shot by his guards from the Abu Sayyaf group when he tried to flee during a clash between government troops and the militants, said Brigadier General Divino Rey Pabayo, commander of a Joint Task Force on Sulu island.
The knowledge and understanding of the Philippines and its people may now be more appreciated and embraced as the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi now has its own Sentro Rizal.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted China’s proposal to jointly investigate allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea,
Mock elections, in which Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and accredited media took part, in relation to the month-long overseas absentee voting (OAV) electoral process for the one-day Manila’s Mid-Term (General and Local) Elections on May 13, Monday, were held at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General in Al Qusais, Dubai (PCGDXB) on Saturday morning.
The Philippine Consulate General in Al Qusais, Dubai (PCGDXB) has two polling precincts operational until 9 p.m. to accommodate registered Filipino voters who only have evenings as their opportunity to exercise their right to suffrage for Manila’s May 13 mid-term (legislative/general/local) elections.
Some of the 318,992 registered Filipinos voters in the UAE for Manila’s mid-term elections took advantage of the first day-weekend April 13 to May 13 overseas voting (OV) on Saturday.
Three Philippine soldiers and four pro-Daesh militants were killed, and a total of 22 wounded during a brief, but intense, firefight on a remote southern island on Friday, the military said.
The 318,992 registered Filipino voters in the UAE for Manila’s May 13 (Monday) general-local elections have 29 days to exercise their right to suffrage and help their 61,843,750 registered voting countrymen back home as well as the other 1,470,831 overseas Filipinos absentee voters (OFAVs) decide on the next set of national lawmakers who will serve their nation in the next six years.
Three bodies have been pulled out of a collapsed building in the town of Porac, while an old woman and her grandchild were crushed to death by another building in the town of Lubao, provincial governor Lilia Pineda told ABS-CBN television.