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Only 4 Etihad passengers not accounted for

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Only four passengers from the Etihad Airlines flight carrying the Filipino nurse initially diagnosed with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) have yet to be contacted by the government, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

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

DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans

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The Philippine government is hopeful that more Filipinos would be allowed to work in South Korea as the number of overstaying Filipino workers in that country has decreased, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

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

Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) wants overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East who have been tested for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) to get a clearance first before returning to the Philippines.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH

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Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health wants Filipinos in the Middle East who have been tested for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) to obtain a clearance to travel before they are allowed to return to the Philippines.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

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