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Only 4 Etihad passengers not accounted for

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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 FILE PHOTO

Only four passengers from the Etihad Airlines flight carrying the Filipino nurse initially diagnosed with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) have yet to be contacted by the government, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return

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Fifteen Filipino seamen are now back in the Philippines with their loved ones following their repatriation from Malta on April 18, Good Friday, after being stranded for eight months on Maltese waters.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senator hopes PH will also get same vow

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In this file photo, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano hopes US President Barack Obama will categorically state that the United States will defend the Philippines if it is attacked by China over disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money

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A year later, Buddhist monk leads the rites to mark the first anniversary of 2010's botched bus hostage drama at the Rizal Park in Manila. They are from right front row, Tse Chi Hang, Lee Mei Chun, Lin Siu Ching, Tse Chi Kin, all relatives of Masa Tse, the tour guide who was the first to be killed by the hostage-taker. AP FILE PHOTO

Money raised by Chinese-Filipino businessmen and businessmen in Hong Kong who have interests in the Philippines was used in the compensation package for the victims of the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy, a Manila councilman said on Thursday.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III’s designated trouble-shooter with Hong Kong emphatically declared Thursday that the dispute over the bungled Manila hostage rescue in which eight Chinese were killed seven others wounded in 2010, was “absolutely” over.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans

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The Philippine government is hopeful that more Filipinos would be allowed to work in South Korea as the number of overstaying Filipino workers in that country has decreased, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning

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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 FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) wants overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East who have been tested for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) to get a clearance first before returning to the Philippines.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US

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US President Barack Obama (right) and President Aquino   MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

With the United States assuring Japan and other Asian allies of support in their territorial disputes with China, Manila will seek a “clearer understanding” of its “strategic partnership” with Washington amid Beijing’s increasing assertiveness in the West Philippine Sea when US President Barack Obama visits the country next week.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions

Traffic policemen walk past plainclothes policemen place green net shields in front of Tiananmen Gate following a car fire in Beijing Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis

In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

On August. 23, 2010, eight Hong Kong people died after dismissed policeman Rolando Mendoza took a busload of Hong Kong tourists hostage in Manila, in a desperate attempt to be reinstated after losing his job over corruption allegations.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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