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WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions

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Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city’s King Fahd Hospital. AFP

With the recent death of a Filipino health worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and the arrival of another infected OFW here, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged healthcare facilities and the general public to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Last call for nominations to ’14 Presidential Awards

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Nominations for the 2014 Gawad ng Pangulo (Presidential Awards) are still being accepted.

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San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks

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A local coalition of small business owners declared opposition to a beverage tax as the city’s supervisors held a public hearing April 16 on a proposed ballot measure that would impose a 2¢ per-ounce tax on most sugar-sweetened beverages sold in the city.

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A ‘time-travel’ production of ‘Les Miserable’ at Stanford

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David Lorenzo Lopez and Amy Dubose in “Les Miserable” PHOTO BY FRANK CHEN

The April 11 opening night of the internationally acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical “Les Miserables” at the Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium had a surprising feature—time travel.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina Maryknoll sister honored for years of service

Sister Margarita Jamias speaking at the centennial celebration of Miriam College. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Maryknoll Sister Margarita Jamias was recently honored for her years of “exemplary service” on the Board of Trustees for Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines.

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Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus

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Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country’s first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local media reported Thursday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster

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Two Filipino seamen were rescued from the doomed South Korean ferry that capsized and sank last Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS

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

The government on Thursday asked more than 400 passengers who shared an airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus to check in with the health department immediately.

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Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog

This photo released by Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV Facebook page, shows a combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of Maaloula, Syria, Monday, April 14, 2014.  AP/Al-Manar TV

Syria is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists a US-based watchdog said Wednesday as it published its annual impunity index tracking unsolved killings of reporters.

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Japan says visa-free entry still a plan

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Kyoto path. FILE PHOTO

Not so fast, don’t buy that plane ticket to Tokyo just yet.

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