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Remains of Filipino seaman killed over iPad to arrive home on Black Saturday

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The remains of a Filipino seaman who was killed by a robber in Honduras after he refused to give his iPad is set to be flown back home on April 19, Black Saturday, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Tuesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs in Middle East warned on spread of MERS

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned Tuesday all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Middle East on the breakout of the deadly disease in the region that has claimed the life of a Filipino and affected five others.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

OWWA promises aid to family of MERS-CoV fatality

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assured that it will provide assistance to the family of the Filipino who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Disease threatens world’s bananas—UN

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The United Nations warned on Monday of the potential “massive destruction” of the world’s $5.0-billion (3.6-billion euro) a year banana crop as a plant disease spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dance group from ‘Haiyan’ struck Leyte surprises consulate clients

Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon (2nd from left) with Filipino Community partners in the Bay Area and the Leyte Dance Theater. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Performers of the Leyte Dance Theater surprised clients of the Philippine Consulate General with a performance of folk songs and dances, much to the delight of the transacting public Thurs., April 10.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino WWII veterans slam China ‘bullying’

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Filipino World War II veterans and supporters mark Day of Valor in Washington, DC. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Elderly Filipino American veterans denounced Wed., April 9 Chinese “bullying” against the Philippines, which they said was part of China’s design to seize Philippine territories in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Ams in Las Vegas relieved by Pacquiao win

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Filipino-Americans watch the Pacquiao-Bradley fight at the house of William and Trini O'Rourke on Dessert Inn in Las Vegas) Photo by Bert Eljera/INQUIRER.net

Manny Pacquiao is back as champion. Order has been restored. Filipinos in Las Vegas can rest easy.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino in UAE dies from MERS

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One Filipino was confirmed to have died in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Leland Yee smuggling case spurs review of exportation procedures

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California state Sen. Leland Yee. AP FILE PHOTO

Bureau of Customs (BOC) Chief John Philip Sevilla ordered a review of existing procedures on exportation following reports that California State Senator Leland Yee managed to smuggle high powered firearms from the Philippines to the US.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Charity football for ‘Yolanda’ victims raises $190,000

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The star-studded charity football match organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) raised $190,000 for the rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan).

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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