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PH peacekeepers in Liberia told to restrict movements amid Ebola outbreak


Filipino troops serving in Liberia as United Nations peacekeepers are advised to refrain from “non-essential movements” amid the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vigan barges into next round of New7Wonders Cities

Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, bares the 21 qualifying cities for the New7Wonders Cities in Lisbon, Portugal on Tuesday. PHOTO FROM NEW7CITIES

The city of Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, has made it to the next round of the international search for New 7 Wonders- Cities of the World.

On Tuesday, July 8, the New7Wonders announced the 21 official finalists that will contend for the New 7 Wonder Cities. Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, made the announcement in Lisbon, capital of Portugal.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipina maids, other helpers being spied on in Singapore

Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong AFP FILE PHOTO

In Singapore, more employers are hiring private detectives to trail their maids.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US to hold naval exercises near Scarborough

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Continuing bilateral relations, the Philippines and the United States will hold naval exercises in Subic Bay, with some activities near Scarborough come June 26, a Philippine Navy officer said.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China lowers standards for military recruits


Amid China’s growing military capability that is causing concern among its neighbors, it is also boosting its efforts to strengthen its manpower by easing out its requirements on physical and even mental standards “in an effort to attract more young people with higher education backgrounds.”

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »