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Relief worker draws inspiration from helping Yolanda victims

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Amid the hundreds of countries and relief organizations helping the Philippines move along the long road to recovery after Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), one relief worker has found the perfect combination of work and passion.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No travel restrictions to Middle East amid MERS-CoV scare

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Malacañang has explained that Filipinos will not be restricted from traveling to countries in the Middle East amid incidents of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH deadliest Asian country for environment activists – report

In this July 6, 2012 file photo, candles are lit at the very spot where Dutch environmental activist Wilhem Geertman, a former religious missionary who helped poor farmers affected by illegal logging and mining, was killed allegedly in a robbery attempt in San Fernando city, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. AP

The Philippines is the deadliest Asian country for environment and land defenders, a report from a London-based group said.

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

Japan mulls no visa rule for Filipinos

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Talks are underway to finally lift the tough visa requirements for Filipinos to visit Japan, a report said Wednesday.

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 »

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 »

Cheaper climate change solutions available now—Kerry

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Fighting climate change is about will and not about capacity, United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to an international panel’s report that greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels.

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

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