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Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group


With the 30th edition of the Balikatan exercises to begin on May 5, one militant group warned President Benigno Aquino III that the military drills could hamper the peace negotiations between them and the Philippine government.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes

This photo posted on the online petition on Change.org shows a container van full of hazardous waste that is being held by the Bureau of Custom in the Port of Manila. The petition urges the Canadian government to take back the shipment of 50 container vans full of waste. PHOTO/ CHANGE.ORG PETITION

The Canadian government recognizes the call of petitioners, both Filipino and Canadian, to have the container vans filled with hazardous wastes brought back to Canada, the Embassy of Canada said Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare

Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised Filipinos in the Middle East to remain calm and not panic amid the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as well as false rumors regarding it.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit

President Barack Obama meets with  President Benigno Aquino Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that President Benigno Aquino III and United States President Barack Obama will tackle the US forces’ pivot to Asia when the latter visits the country next week.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders


In 1977, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos scored an incredible propaganda victory. That year, a revered Mexican American icon, a legend in US civil rights history, visited him in Manila and endorsed one of the most corrupt rulers in history who was then also notorious for gross violations of human rights.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus

Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, shows how the thermal scanner of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3 works by detecting high temperature from a passenger on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO

After putting the first Filipino in the country infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus into quarantine, the Department of Health is set to continue the crackdown on the fellow passengers of the migrant worker.

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

OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief

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Passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The male Filipino nurse who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) when he was still in the United Arab Emirates tested negative here based on results of a confirmatory examination by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), according to Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus

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 PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

The Department of Health has denied reports that the Filipino quarantined for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) no longer tested positive for the virus.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded 243 infection cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) worldwide as of April 17, 2014, the latest include a man in Malaysia who came from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. He is the first confirmed case in Southeast Asia of the spreading virus.

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 »

DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster

South Korea Ship Sinking

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 »



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