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Labor execs in sex-for-flight scandal grounded

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Former Riyadh labor attaché Adam Musa. FILE PHOTO

Labor officials who were suspended after being implicated in the “sex-for-flight” scheme will not be given new foreign assignments even after they have served out their penalties.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Church must lead in easing migrants’ plight–Tagle

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle: Sixth Vatican appointment. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The church should lead the way in addressing the plight of forced migrants and refugees, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has said.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

WHO, DOH see no need for travel ban due to ebola

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In this photo provide by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, healthcare workers from the organisation, react, as they prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea. Health officials in the West African nation of Guinea say they're now treating eight cases of Ebola in the capital. Dr. Sakoba Keita, a spokesman for the health ministry, announced on national television the virus had reached the city of 3 million. Keita said Friday, March 28, 2014, at least 70 people have died in the country's south since the Ebola outbreak began last week. AP

There is no need to impose a ban on travel to countries where outbreaks of the ebola virus have been reported, according to the World Health Organization.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Body of worker killed in Qatar gas blast flown home

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The remains of Charlie Closa de Castro, one of two Filipino workers who were killed in a gas explosion at a Turkish restaurant in Doha, Qatar last week, arrived in Manila on Wednesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA bars new deployment of workers to Ukraine

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    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is to temporarily ban the deployment of Filipinos intending to work in Ukraine in light of the mounting tension in that country.   “We will be implementing a deployment ban there for new hires,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   The Department of Foreign Affairs [...]

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH breaks record on donation of organs

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Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag (center), who danced to the tune of “Brave” while potential donors were enlisting at PUP on Friday, said he hopes the “I’m a Lifeline” campaign would help erase the stigma related to organ donations. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.lifeline.ph

Amid a church warning that human organs are not for sale, the Philippines on Friday claimed to have set a world record for the biggest number of people who pledged to donate their organs in one hour and in one place.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Foreign residents told: Register by March 1

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Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison: No extension

The Bureau of Immigration has warned all foreigners residing in the country to report to the bureau no later than March 1 to comply with the government’s alien registration requirement, or face deportation.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA blacklists Saudi job agency after Filipina was abused by employer

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has blacklisted a Saudi recruitment agency after a Filipino woman it hired for household work suffered abuse in the hands of her employer.

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

Japanese apprehended at Naia for failing to declare 53 million Yen

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NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

A Japanese national was intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for failing to declare that he was carrying 53-million Yen, equivalent to about P21 million, upon his arrival in Manila from Tokyo, Japan, late Tuesday night.

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

Vatican exec to address bishops

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Cardinal Robert Sarah. AFP

A Vatican official will address members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) during its biannual plenary assembly, which will open Saturday.

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

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