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COMELEC urges OFWs to start voting this Saturday, April 13

The Commission on Election reminded the Overseas Filipino Workers around the world to exercise their rights to vote starting this coming Saturday, April 13. There are 1,822,173 registered absentee voters from different countries outside the Philippines. Of this, 1,779,140 are landbased while 43,033 are seafarers. OFWs may vote for 12 senators and 1 partylist group.

Transportation Department launches app to monitor realtime traffic during Songkran

Thailand’s Department of Transportation announced on their website yesterday, April 9 the launch of traffic maps that updates on real time which would prove very useful in monitoring the traffic during the Songkran break. Just scan the QR codes below: There are five different maps: (1) combined all four maps, (2)north, (3)northeast, (4)east, and (5)south.… Read more »

Giant Vacuum Cleaner clears Chiangmai Smog

In a Facebook post by Chiangmai One, photos of giant green vacuum cleaner deployed along the streets in Chiangmai to clear the city of the smog problem. The 500,000 THB giant purifier is expected to reduce dust particles by half. According the website of the advertiser, “The Jet Venturi Scrubber utilizes a liquid motivated ejector… Read more »

400,000 passengers expected at Thai airports for Songkran

Department of Airports Director General Ampawan Wannako 404,773 passengers to flock 25 airports around Thailand for the Songkran holidays on April 11-17. That is an estimated of 57,000 plus passengers a day. Domestic flights projections this year is at 365,891 up from last year’s 347,423 while an estimated of 38,882 international passengers are expected to… Read more »

Aranyaprathet – Poi Pet railway to reopen this month

The Aranyaprathet – Poi Pet railway ceased to operate in 1965. 54 years later, it is set to reopen on April 22, 2019. Earlier, Transportation Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith headed a team in an inspection of the the facilities in Ban Khlong Luek Border Crossing Temporary Railway Station in the Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo ahead… Read more »

Electric train projects to Chiang Mai, Pangnga, Phuket and Korat gets Royal Approval

The Royal Thai Government Gazette announced HM King Rama X’s approval of the Sky Train Act 2562 (2019) directing the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand to immediately proceed with electric train projects in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Pangnga, Phuket and Nakorn Ratchasima (Korat). Source: https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1539945 Photo by Thairath

DFA raises ALERT level 3 in Libya

VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION ENCOURAGED AMONG FILIPINO WORKERS POSSIBLE DEPLOYMENT BAN TO BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY DFA BULLETIN The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today raised Alert Level III in Libya and urged Filipinos in Tripoli and nearby areas to consider getting themselves and their dependents repatriated to avoid getting caught in the middle of ongoing clashes between… Read more »

Normal work day for “Big Joke” no comment on transfer

In a report by The Nation, Former Immigration Bureau Chief Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn otherwise known as “Big Joke” was seen reporting to work yesterday at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters. Last Friday, Royal Thai Police Chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda ordered Surachate’s transfer to an inactive post at the headquarters. According to the report… Read more »

Royal Coronation Preps Up

Preparation for the Royal Coronation Ceremony of King Rama X has already started with the collection of waters from different important and sacred sources was done last week. The waters will be combined and used for the Royal Purification and Anointment Ceremonies during the Coronation. For more information about the Royal Coronation Ceremony visit this… Read more »