June 16, 2019

Category: TRAVEL

Celebrating Eid’l Fitr 2019 in Jordan; Home Still Where Heart Is

“Asked what are the things they longed for most in the Philippines, many replied that it is not their favorite food at all since some of these foods are available here in Jordan. What they really missed are the personal and special bonding they have with their families – their kids, wives, siblings and parents.” By […]

No Sighting of Shawwal Crescent Moon; Eid’l Fitr Prayers on June 5 — Darul Ifta

Media Release: Here’s an announcement from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) about conclusion of 2019 Ramadan fasting: June 4, 2019 NCMF 1440 Eid’lFitr Advisory: No sighting of Hilal or New Moon “The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), as the Government agency tasked in providing accurate information in relation to the affairs of […]

Sen. Joel Villanueva Looking into Abused OFW Pido’s Situation in Malaysia

(SDN) — May 25 (Saturday) marks the 16th day of Penny Fritz G. Pido, 39, at the Borneo Medical Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. For 12 days she was alone in her hospital room, no companion, only relying on the kindness of medical practitioners attending to her, like nurses. And some Filipinos who visited her […]

Justice for Penny Fritz Pido, OFW: Beaten in Malaysia, Can’t Walk

​(SDN) — S.O.S.! HELP! TULONG PO! Penny Fritz Gutierrez Pido, 39, is an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), one of the more than two million Filipinos who are away from home, away from their loved ones. Eking out a living, toiling to provide their family a better life. The Philippine government has dubbed OFWs “modern day […]

No Hitches for DOST’s Php120-M Filipino-Made Train on PNR Tracks

(SDN) — NO hitches, major or otherwise. That’s referring to the 60 minutes inaugural run of the  Php120-million Hybrid Electric Train (HET) which made its official public debut at the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Alabang Station in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, to the Biñan Station in Laguna. At last, the HET has found a home! […]

NCMF Reminds ‘Sheikhs’, Pilgrims: Saudi Closes Hajj E-Portal on April 20

RAMADAN fasting is less than a month away, and the Hajj 2019 is not far off. In relation with this, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) on Tuesday, April 9, issued a reminder to Filipino pilgrims and their guides called “sheikhs” about the strict implementation of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umra […]

Sheikh Zayed’s legacy lives on; UAE declares 2019 Year of Tolerance

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2019 as Year of Tolerance. His declaration is aimed at highlighting UAE’s approach in bridging communications between peoples of different cultures thriving in a respectful environment which rejects extremism and emphasizes acceptance of others. It’s in honor of and a […]

Indonesia Travel and Tourism Fair 2019 in photographs at Glorietta Mall

FOR two days, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia staged an international Trade and Tourism Fair at the Glorietta Mall in the Central Business District of Makati City. The embassy headed by Ambassador to the Philippines Dr. Sinyo Harry Sarundajang said at the opening on Friday, March 8, the event marked the 70th diplomatic […]

Indonesia marks 70th year of Philippine ties, holds trade, tourism fair at Glorietta

GLORIETTA, Makati City (SDN) — Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Indonesia is now 70 years old this month of March 2019. Just in case anyone forgets about it, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia opened today, March 8, here at the Central Business District (CBD) a two-day International Trade and Tourism Festival. Showcased […]

Skyjet Airlines to fly direct to Camiguin starting in May 2019

SHOULD be more fun on Camiguin Island, Northern Mindanao. It’s fun already, but it should be soon. It’s because Skyjet Airlines, Manila’s first boutique carrier, will be flying direct to the Region 10 tourism draw starting in May this year. Imagine that for over three decades there was no direct flight to the island province […]