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Pacquiao fires 42 as MPBL execs exact revenge on Dubai All Stars

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao showcases his basketball wares in a Dubai exhibition match

ON FIRE. Manny Pacquiao unloads 6 triples in a 42-point performance. Photo from MPBL

Dubai economic slump to persist until 2022 – S&P

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Standard and Poor's expects low oil prices, the US-China trade war, and political turmoil to hurt Dubai's economy

FALSE: Temperature in Dubai reaches '63 degrees Celsius'

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The official highest recorded temperature, according to World Meteorological Organization, is only 56.7 degrees Celsius

OFW dies of brain hemorrhage in Dubai

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The repatriation of the OFW's remains will be shouldered by the employer, according to the Philippine Consulate

Lea Salonga to perform at the Dubai Opera in March 2020

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Middle East fans, mark your calendars!

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Batangas joins MPBL games in Dubai; Pacquiao attending

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM

The inaugural MPBL champions join the Davao Occidental Tigers and Imus Bandera in the Dubai showcase this September

ACTION-PACKED. Expect a thrilling duel when a solid Batangas side battles an Imus squad bannered by former Ginebra player Jayjay Helterbrand and celebrity Gerald Anderson. Photo from MPBL

WATCH: Burj Khalifa lit in Philippine colors for Independence Day

Jun 13, 2019 - 10:10 AM

The world's tallest building in Dubai takes on the colors of the Philippine flag to mark the 121st Philippine Independence Day

BURJ KHALIFA IN PHILIPPINE COLORS. The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, is lit up in Philippine colors on June 12, 2019, Philippine Independence Day. Screenshot from Burj Khalifa

[OPINION] I want to go home and work in my country. But how?

May 31, 2019 - 12:43 PM

I do not want to finally go home for good when I am near my retirement age or retired already. I want to pursue my PR career in the Philippines where I can still utilize my talents and give back to the community.

Huge number of OFWs in Dubai 'big factor' in Duterte’s decision to join Expo 2020 – DTI

May 23, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says EXPO 2020 Dubai will be one of the biggest events that the Department of Trade and Industry, together with other agencies that form part of the Philippine Organizing Committee, will participate in

PHILIPPINE TRADE CHIEF AND DUTERTE. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez (left) with President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacanang photo

Heavy turnout at PH consulate in Dubai as OFWs vote at the last minute

May 14, 2019 - 2:00 AM

Dubai has the biggest overseas electorate of all OFW destinations

Philippines to showcase country’s natural beauty and wonders in Expo 2020 Dubai

May 01, 2019 - 7:40 AM

The 3,000 square meter Philippine pavilion will be part of the expo

1,000 Filipinos vote in Dubai on 1st day of overseas voting

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:55 PM

'It's very promising,' says Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes

OVERSEAS VOTING. Overseas Filipino workers in Dubai cast their votes in the Philippines' 2019 elections. Photos courtesy of The Filipino Times

Alodia Gosiengfiao heads to Comic Con Dubai 2019

Mar 07, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Which characters will she be dressing up as?

Hail centurion: 'Special, magical' Federer reaches 100-title landmark

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Roger Federer joins Jimmy Connors as the only other man to have won 100 titles

LEGEND. Tennis great Roger Federer makes history yet again. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

'Still far away': Relaxed Federer one win from 100th title

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Roger Federer vies to become just the second man to win 100 career titles after Jimmy Connors

CLOSING IN. Another young standount stands in the way of Roger Federer’s record bid. Photo by William West/AFP

Lamar Odom comeback an inspiration, says Tiu

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Four years after recovering from a coma, former Lakers star Lamar Odom slowly finds his groove with Mighty Sports-Philippines

Jett Manuel, Lamar Odom shine as Mighty-PH cops Dubai bronze

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:01 AM

Mighty Sports-Philippines secures a podium finish after overwhelming Homenetmen Lebanon in the battle for 3rd

REDEMPTION. Mighty Sports-Philippines earns a podium-finish this time after a woeful 1-5 stint in the 2017 edition. Photo from Mighty Sports

Al Riyadi-Lebanon eliminates Mighty Sports-PH in Dubai tilt

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:43 AM

Mighty Sports-Philippines' blistering run falls short against six-time champion Al Riyadi-Lebanon in the knockout semifinal duel

NEEXT BEST THING. Juan Gomez de Liaño (right) and Mighty Sports try to wrap up their campaign with a third-place finish. Photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports-PH clinches Dubai semis berth

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Behind Justin Brownlee and Juan Gomez de Liaño, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iraq to march to the Final Four versus Al Riyadi

TEEN SENSATION. UP standout guard Juan Gomez de Liaño pumps in 21 points in Mighty Sports-Philippines’ do-or-die quarterfinal duel. Photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports-PH sweeps Dubai elims

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:59 AM

Clutch Justin Brownlee drops 27 as Mighty Sports storms back with a late 14-0 run versus Syria

UNBEATEN. Juan Gomez de Liaño and Mighty Sports-Philippines head into the knockout quarterfinal match with a 4-0 card. Photo from Mighty Sports

Tiu hopes Odom steps up to sweep Dubai eliminations

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom tallies only 4 points in the Dubai tournament, so far

STEPPING UP. Lamar Odom looks to step up in Mighty Sports' bid for a playoff berth in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. Photo from Charles Tiu's Instagram

Mighty Sports halts late Lebanon rally for 3rd win in Dubai

Feb 04, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Justin Brownlee makes key free throws down the stretch to cap off a near-triple-double performance

SPOTLESS. Juan Gomez de Liano and Mighty Sports remain undefeated. Photo from Instagram (@mightysports_ph)


Mighty Sports holds off UAE national team, clinches Dubai quarters

Feb 03, 2019 - 1:43 AM

Justin Brownlee tallies a double-double as Mighty Sports-Philippines rolls to a second straight victory

Tiu on Mighty’s big win vs AUD: ’Not the real competition’

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Team Mighty Sports-Philippines thinks it’s best to tone down the hype even after a huge opening-day win

Odom-led Mighty Sports wrecks AUD to open Dubai campaign

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:54 AM

Justin Brownlee leads the way as former Lakers star Lamar Odom plays his first official game in 5 years

COMEBACK. Lamar Odom returns to basketball years after a life-threatening drug addiction that once put him in a coma. Photo from Charles Tiu's Instagram

Odom, Mighty Sports kick off bid vs unfamiliar foe

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Led by former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom, Mighty Sports-Philippines opens its Dubai campaign versus American University

BIG BOOST. With former NBA stalwart Lamar Odom at the helm, Mighty Sports looks to redeem itself from a forgettable debut two years ago. Photo from Might Sports Instagram

Odom sinks game-winner as Mighty Sports escapes Magnolia

Jan 29, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Even with the win, Mighty Sports still has a lot to improve on, according to head coach Charles Tiu

REINFORCEMENTS. Lamar Odom (left) and Justin Brownlee continue to deliver as Mighty Sports prepares for the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. Photo from Lamar Odom's Instagram

LOOK: Maymay Entrata graces cover of Dubai fashion magazine

Jan 29, 2019 - 12:20 PM

This 21-year-old lady is definitely going places!

FALSE: Video of man who caught fire in Dubai after his cell phone overheated

Jan 23, 2019 - 1:34 PM

No, this is not a video of a man in Dubai who caught fire after his cell phone overheated

LOOK: Former Lakers star Lamar Odom arrives in Manila

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The two-time NBA champion is set to reinforce a Philippine club team that will see action in a Dubai basketball tournament

REINFORCEMENT. Former NBA standout Lamar Odom has been tapped to beef up Mighty Sports Philippines in an international club tilt. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: World welcomes 2019 with fireworks and festivities

Jan 01, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Here's how the world celebrates the new year

UNITED KINGDOM. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Ex-Laker Lamar Odom to reinforce PH squad in Dubai tilt

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:08 AM

The two-time NBA champion will join Mighty Sports Philippines in the Dubai Basketball Championship

NEVER STOPPING. Lamar Odom, 39, still wants to play in the BIG3 and the Chinese Basketball Association. Screengrab from Instagram (@lamarodom)


Shakey's Pizza opens first store in Dubai

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The pizza chain seeks to expand in the Middle East, 'where it is leveraging on the large population of Filipinos' for future growth

200 OFW 'baby cases' in Dubai in Q1 2018 – PH consulate

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:14 PM

'They know the culture. They know the rules. They know it’s illegal, yet they still do it,' says Vice Consul Von Ryan Pangwi

Dubai airport retains top international spot in 2017

Feb 05, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Dubai airport was the world's busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travelers

BUSY AIRPORT. A picture take on September 14, 2017 shows Emirates planes parked at the tarmac at Dubai's International Airport. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Around 1,000 OFWs diagnosed with cancer in UAE every year – doctors

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Working away from home and loved ones – with the emotional and psychological stress it entails – 'may play a role' in getting the dreaded disease, doctors share

Body of OFW who died while looking for a job brought home

Dec 23, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Aguilar, who was staying in Jafilia with a visit visa, suffers from a stroke and is confined at Rashid Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on November 13. He dies on November 21.

Kejuaraan Dubai Super Series tinggalkan memori berharga bagi Kevin/Marcus

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Kevin/Marcus berhasil memecahkan rekor dengan meraih tujuh gelar Super Series di tahun 2017

BONUS. Pasangan ganda putra Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Gideon mendapat bonus dari Kemenpora masing-masing sebesar Rp 150 juta. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @Kemenpora_RI

Kevin/Marcus pecahkan rekor dengan meraih tujuh gelar Super Series di tahun 2017

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Di tengah perjuangannya meraih gelar juara, bahu dan lutut Kevin sempat berdarah akibat terjatuh di lapangan

Pinoy on visit visa dies while looking for a job in Dubai

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:37 PM

A Filipino died of a stroke in Dubai, barely a month after flying to the city with a visit visa and while looking for a job

The week in photos: November 11-17, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:06 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) delegates watch the performance of the Philippine Ballet dancers during the Opening Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Manila on November 13, 2017.World leaders are in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / NOEL CELIS

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Chooks to Go Pilipinas destroys Dubai, sets up Thailand rematch for 5th place

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The Philippines can now fall no further than sixth place

EASY WIN. LA Revilla had a perfect game in the win over Dubai, scoring 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting. Photo from FIBA.com

Dubai OFW wins P14 million in raffle, says 'I am coming home'

Aug 30, 2017 - 2:21 PM

After working 11 years in the UAE Bansil looks forward to being with his wife and daughter every day for the rest of his life

Photo courtesy of The Filipino Times

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper The Torch

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Authorities say no casualties are reported from the blaze which erupted in the middle to upper floors of The Torch once the tallest residential developments in the world

THE TORCH. A picture taken on August 4, 2017 shows a general view of "The Torch", one of the tallest towers in Dubai, after a fire blaze ripped through it early in the morning. Photo by Karim Sahib/ AFP

Shakey’s Pizza inks agreement to open 10 stores in UAE

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Under the agreement the first Shakey s store in the UAE will open in Dubai in the first half of 2018

First robotic cop joins Dubai police

Jun 01, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Wearing a police cap and moving on wheels the robot features a computer touch screen on its chest that can be used to report a crime or inquire about speeding tickets

DUBAI'S ROBOT COP. The world's first operational police robot stands to attention near the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/ AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Number of abandoned Filipino babies in Middle East on the rise

May 19, 2017 - 9:55 AM

The reason? Women who get pregnant but can t produce a marriage certificate face detention

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Apr 02, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Major fires have hit several Dubai high rises in recent years

ANOTHER FIRE. Smoke billows near the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, after a fire hit the construction site in Dubai on April 2, 2017. Mohamad Ali Harissi/AFP