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Search for Etihad passengers launched

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. Philippine officials said a Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates. It’s the first known case of the deadly virus in the country. AP

The Department of Health (DOH) may have to track down more than 200 passengers of Etihad flight number EY0424 even if a returning male Filipino nurse who earlier tested positive for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) has been cleared.

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

Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion

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Noting that Metro Manila’s traffic, infrastructure and housing problems can no longer be solved by the National Capital Region alone, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has come up with a “Dream Plan” for what it calls a “Greater Capital Region,” composed of the NCR and neighboring Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.

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

Filipinos in US poised for success

Filipinos are among the top Asian migrants in the United States poised for success. A new report titled “Race for Results” released recently by the Annie E. Casey Foundation tackles the topic of racial and ethnic indicators of success.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Visas for priests and other faith leaders

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PHILIPPINE Catholic leaders are urged to send out more  Filipino priests to minister to the increasing number of Filipinos overseas. FILE PHOTO

Roman Catholic priests are declining in number in the United States. This is based on the study that was conducted in 2013 by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

5 Filipinos with MERS in UAE reported in stable condition

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Five Filipinos infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) remain quarantined at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates but are in stable condition, the Department of Foreign Affairs saidSaturday.

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

Canadians back PH plea to take back waste

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Even Canadians want their government to take back the trash that was shipped from their country to the Philippines.

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 »

Japan says visa-free entry still a plan

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

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

Visa-free travel by Filipinos to Japan still a proposal

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The Japanese Embassy clarified Wednesday that a proposal to waive the visa requirement for Filipino tourists remains a plan as such a move would require a formal agreement between Tokyo and Manila.

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

Measures set against entry of MERS-CoV

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered government agencies to put up measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the country.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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