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Immigration tightens screening of visitors from Mideast, Africa

Al-Qaida-linked Syrian militants gather around vehicles carrying UN peacekeepers from Fiji before releasing them, as they arrive near the Syrian village of Al Rafeed in Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, seen from the border of the Israeli side Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers.  AP PHOTO/GIL ELIYAHU

Immigration authorities have begun tightening the protocols for the entry of foreigners coming from the Middle East and Africa, following reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was recruiting followers in the country.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ambassador denies Filipino jihadists training with ISIS in Iran

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Iran’s top diplomat in the Philippines has sent the Department of Foreign Affairs a note verbale denying press reports 100 Filipinos had traveled to Iran to train under the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino home after 12-day EU tour, US nostalgic trip

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MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THESE  President Aquino with his former neighbor, Rebecca Vallete, a professor of Boston College. Vallete waited until she finally talks with the President at the facade of Aquino’s former house in Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts on Sept. 22.  EDWIN BACASMAS

President Aquino returned to Manila Thursday night after a 12-day tour of Europe and the United States, bringing home pledges of investment from foreign businesses and possibilities of “making dreams come true.”

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Miaa to proceed with integrating Naia terminal fee in air fare on Oct. 1

NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

Despite the opposition from overseas Filipino workers’ groups and recruiting agencies, the Manila International Airport Authority is going ahead with its plan to integrate the terminal fee into the cost of airline tickets beginning Oct. 1.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 Aetas fly to India to study solar energy

FLYING HIGH Off to India to study solar energy, these Aeta women
line up at the immigration counter of Ninoy Aquino International
Airport Terminal 1 as they await their first ever plane ride.

Evelyn Clemente, a 49-year-old member of the Aeta tribe in Zambales province, had never taken a plane in her life until Thursday.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »