Filipino vote deadline today



Filipino expatriates have until today to register at their embassy or consulate for their country's presidential elections next year. Since registration began in February, 4,767 Filipinos have registered in Abu Dhabi and 11,964 in Dubai. Another 35,304 are registered from previous years but those who failed to vote in recent elections are asked to sign up again. More than 320,000 Filipinos live in the Emirates.

"I think as an overseas absentee voter, we can make a difference in our country's progress," said Leilani del Rosario, 39, a nurse who was one of 184 Filipinos who registered on Saturday. Due to the large expatriate community in the UAE and in other countries, Filipinos could provide a "swing vote" if they would all vote, she said. Overseas absentee voters are given one month to cast their votes beginning on April 10.

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Rating:+2.5/5

'Moonshot'

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Stars: Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse

Rating: 3/5

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Company: Eco Way
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Company Profile

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Heavily-sugared soft drinks slip through the tax net

Some popular drinks with high levels of sugar and caffeine have slipped through the fizz drink tax loophole, as they are not carbonated or classed as an energy drink.

Arizona Iced Tea with lemon is one of those beverages, with one 240 millilitre serving offering up 23 grams of sugar - about six teaspoons.

A 680ml can of Arizona Iced Tea costs just Dh6.

Most sports drinks sold in supermarkets were found to contain, on average, five teaspoons of sugar in a 500ml bottle.

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