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UAE Law: Can’t Be Clueless About Your Credit Card
Aug01

UAE Law: Can’t Be Clueless About Your Credit Card

Money: Can’t Be Clueless About Your Credit Card By Barney Almazar, ESQ.   Swipe dito, swipe doon! Feeling swanky with your fancy platinum credit card? Get over the dream, kabayan. There’s more to managing your credit than making room for it in your designer wallet. Let the People’s Lawyer, Barney Almazar guide you. Quick hint: credit ain’t cash! So you’ve done your binge shopping, hit the malls for that new iPhone or...

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Dubai Code of Conduct: The Bare Essentials
Jun05

Dubai Code of Conduct: The Bare Essentials

 Dubai Code of Conduct: The Bare Essentials By Barney Almazar, Esq.   Before you show off your itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini along Jumeirah beach, take time to read the Dubai Code of Conduct issued by the Executive Council outlining provisions on decency, beaches, public display of affection.  The culture, customs and traditions of the UAE and its people should be respected by adopting courtesy and moderation...

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Making the UAE Labor Law Work for You
May26

Making the UAE Labor Law Work for You

  By Barney Almazar, Esq.   Whether you are working to live or living to work, it is important that you know your rights as an employee in the UAE. Employer-employee relationship in the emirates is primarily governed by Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 or commonly known as the UAE Labor Law.  Although Article 63 talks about minimum wage, the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs has yet to propose a minimum wage. Until this happens,...

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Handling Hard Times: When Debt Becomes Unmanageable
Dec02

Handling Hard Times: When Debt Becomes Unmanageable

By Barney Almazar, Esq.     When you keep on borrowing money and debt becomes unmanageable, you will experience feelings of fear, stress, guilt, shame or anger. If you are in debt, you may receive phone calls and letters from the companies or people you owe money to.   What are the warning signs that you are headed for financial trouble? Are you regularly spending beyond your budget?                                 Are you...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Barney Almazar, Esq. – The People’s Lawyer
Nov09

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Barney Almazar, Esq. – The People’s Lawyer

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Barney Almazar, Esq. – The People’s Lawyer Above and beyond his capacity as a law practitioner, Barney Almazar has become a bit of a superhero figure in the UAE Filipino community – and rightfully so. He collaborates with the Philippine Consulate to provide free legal advice to kabayans regarding debt management. He regularly conducts seminars that cover hotbed issues such as labour...

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