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Ronaldo takes Globe Soccer player of the year award

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2019


Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo | Reuters

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo won the Player of 2018 trophy at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Thursday (January 3).

Ronaldo also won the goal of the year for his acrobatic overhead strike for Real Madrid against present club Juventus in the Champions League.

Coach of the year went to Didier Deschamps, who steered France to victory in the World Cup final in the summer in Russia.

Club of the year was won by Spain’s Atletico Madrid, whose owner Miguel Ángel Gil Marín picked up the trophy.

Career coach award went to Italian Fabio Capello, who managed AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus at club level and led the England and Russia national sides. — Reuters

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More than 300 distressed OFW take shelter in PH Embassy in Dubai

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Philippine Embassy in Dubai is currently taking custody of more than 300 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).

Almost all of them are holders of either visit or tourist visa who took a chance of looking for a job in Dubai.

Some of them are victims of illegal recruiters. Some had a job but their contracts have expired so there are overstays. Some quit their jobs because of health reasons and had no choice but to run to the Embassy for support.

“Naging polisiya naman ng ating konsulado na kung may kababaihan na nangangailangan ng tulong at pagkalinga or shelter, (It has been the policy of our Consulate to assist our kababayans especially the women if they need help or shelter,) then our office or POLO center is open to assist them anytime,” noted Labor Attaché II Felicitas Bay.

“Ang ating operations dito (ay) 24 hours, (We operate 24 hours a day,)” she added.

Wards at POLO Center can only accommodate up to 120 individuals but because of the influx of distressed OFWs, hallways and some of the staff offices have been turned into bedrooms.

“In the meantime, na nandito sila gumagawa naman kami ng paraan to solve their cases, (In the meantime while they’re here, we find ways to solve their cases,)” the POLO Official said.

“At the same time, gumagawa din tayo ng paraan na (maging) maganda ang kanilang kalusugan, maganda ang kanilang pananaw sa buhay, at maganda rin ang kanilang kaalaman, (We are finding ways to care for their health, to change their perspective in life and equip them with the knowledge they need,)” she added.

On June 23, 23 distressed OFWs were repatriated to the Philippines with the help of the Embassy.

While the OFWs are in the POLO Center, the Labor office is providing them training on how to put up their businesses once they return to the Philippines. – with reports from Annabelle Maravilla / UNTV Dubai

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Wishcovery Season 2 winner to perform as KZ’s front act in Dubai concert

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2019

Wishcovery Season 2 grand champion, Rhea Basco

Three weeks has passed since Rhea Basco became the grand champion of Wishcovery Season 2: The singer and the song, the first and biggest online singing competition in the country.

But until now, the dentistry student from Taguig City still cannot believe the blessings she has been receiving.

“Nandito pa rin po iyong feeling ko na parang regular person pa rin. Mayroong ibang nakakakilala sa akin, or tumitingin so nakakagulat din po, (I still feel like a regular person, but I already get recognized by other people, it is surprising),” Rhea said.

On Friday, Wish 107.5 and Wishcovery innovator Kuya Daniel Razon gave Rhea the key to her brand new car as part of her grand prize for winning the competition. She has also won a house and lot, P1 million cash and a career in the music industry.

Wishcovery innovator Kuya Daniel Razon hands Rhea Basco the keys to a brand new car which is part of her grand prize

Rhea will also perform as a front act in the concert of KZ Tandingan in Dubai on March 22. She said she is already preparing for her very first performance abroad.

“50 percent (preparation) magpa-practice po ako para hindi naman sila madismaya kapag nag-perform na po ako, gagalingan ko. Excited po ko pero kinakabahan kasi KZ iyon, super galing niya, (50% preparation, I am practicing so that the audience will not be disappointed when I perform. I am excited and nervous because she is KZ, she is an excellent performer),” according to her.

“Super happy din po kasi pinagkatiwalaan ako ng Wish mag-front act sa concert ni KZ sa Dubai and sa Davao, so sobrang happy po, ( I’m super happy because Wish has trusted me to do the front act at KZ’s concert in Dubai and in Davao) she adds.

There is a lot in store for her after she concludes her performance in Dubai.

Kuya Daniel Razon told Wishers to stay tuned for the concert and album launch of Rhea along with her fellow grand finalists in Wishcovery Season 2.

“So ito ang immediate na kasunod nito, ang launch ng kanilang album and we’re looking forward na makapag-collaborate din sila sa kanilang mga mentors, ang kanilang mga composers, isang performance that they will be doing sa malaking venue, (The launch of their album will follow. We’re also looking forward to their collaboration with their mentors and composers, in a performance that they will be doing in a bigger venue],” he said.

Meanwhile, singing hopefuls should prepare for the upcoming Wishcovery Season 3.

“We will be announcing soon the mechanics for the season 3 ng Wishcovery, so abangan na lang po nila and hopefully makapag-bigay ng panibagong chance doon sa mga ibig na pumasok sa larangan ng musika. (We will be announcing soon the mechanics for the Wishcovery season 3, so watch out for that and hopefully it can provide another chance for those who want to be in the music industry). Watch out for the opening and we will be announcing the mechanics soon,” Daniel Razon added.

So Wishers, keep on wishing and you might be the next Wishcovery grand champion—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Mirasol Abogadil)

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OPM legends of the ‘90s in Dubai for concert

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, December 27th, 2018



Filipino musicians dubbed as the legends of the ‘90s received a warm welcome from their fans when they landed in Dubai on Wednesday (December 26).

Singers Cookie Chua, Glenn Jacinto, Lei Bautista, Naldy Padilla and Wency Cornejo, who became popular in the ’90s, are in Dubai for their ‘90s Upload Concert set to be held on Friday (December 28).

Music fans are ecstatic to see the said Filipino artists in person and even expressed excitement over the upcoming concert.

“Exciting po sa darating na Upload ’90s Concert kasi po dekada nobenta yun kapanahunan po namin, panahon ng laro, anime, banda-banda, mga songhits, mga gita-gitara, mga cartoons …. ganun po, mga idol na banda, dekada nobenta himig natin, yun po,” said Adrian Manlapaz, an OPM fan.

“Since OFW ako so masarap sa OFW ung marinig mo ung mga old music. ‘Yan ung mga pang relax, yung time na pagod na pagod ka pero mapapakinggan mo yung mga Filipino artists na dadayo pa dito, pupunta pa dito, para kantahin nila mga songs na ineexpect natin na kakantahin nila ung mga ’90s songs,” said Rafael Agapito, also an OPM fan.

The artists have expressed gratitude for the warm reception and vowed to make their fans feel the ’90s vibe with the music line up they prepared for the concert.

“Sa lahat po ng manonood ng ’90s Upload maraming, maraming, maraming salamat sa inyo. Nahahalata niyo paos na o ako dahil ang biyahe naming ay napakatagal at napakahaba inintay pero kaming lahat na mga singers para sa ’90s Upload ay narito para sa inyo, dahil sa inyo. Sa aming show, expect niyo na lang, na rakrakan ng mga Pinoy icons tulad ni Naldy, ako, si Glenn, Cookie at si Lei, kita kita tayo dun,” said Wency Cornejo.

“Yuyugyugin naming ang Dubai World Trade Center. Lahat kami mga rakista galing sa ’90s so kailangan nandun kayo kasi sobrang saya na aming mga inihanda para sa mga kababayan natin na nagtatrabaho ng maigi para sa mga pamilya nila sa Pilipinas. Excited na excited kami,” said Lei Bautista.

The ‘90s Upload Concert in Dubai is produced by Wish 107.5 together with La Verdad Events Management and Viu.

Wish 107.5 innvovator Kuya Daniel Razon, who is also in Dubai, invites all Filipinos to watch the concert and once again enjoy the sound of the ’90s.

“We are inviting you all to see us in the ’90s concert. Yung mga sikat na mga artists nung ’90s and yung mga sounds ng mga nasa edad namin, punta po kayo and ini-invite namin kayong lahat… hope to see you, all of you there,” said Kuya Daniel.

The ‘90s upload concert will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center Saeed Hall 1.
Tickets are available for purchase via platinumlist.net. -Bevs Balmaceda, UNTV

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