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Catapang thanks WHO for easing Ebola fears

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Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Catapang on Friday visited the World Health Organization-Philippines office to express his gratitude for its support of his controversial decision to visit the 132 Filipino peacekeepers who are under quarantine on Caballo island.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA urges OFWs in 3 Ebola-hit African states to come home

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Filipinos in three Ebola virus-stricken West African states have been urged by the Philippine government to come home even if the government has assessed their chances of contracting the deadly disease to be “small.”

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

Doctors’ group seeks updating of quarantine law after Caballo island brouhaha

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In the wake of the controversial visit of the chiefs of the Department of Health and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to soldiers being quarantined for possible Ebola virus infection on Caballo island, a medical group is proposing an amendment to the law of quarantine to prevent protocol violations in the future.

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

Peacekeepers’ families ‘understand’ no-visit policy, AFP says

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Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia arrive at Villamor Airbase on Wednesday, November 12, via UT Air at 5p.m. There are 133 peacekeepers coming home -- 108 from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 24 from the Philippine National Police and 1 from the Bureau if Jail Management and Penology. PHOTO FROM PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday said the families of the Filipino peacekeepers “understand” the no-visit policy imposed on them.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino did not raise Laude slay case, VFA with Obama during Asean

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Saying it was not “earth-shattering” enough for top-level talks, President Benigno Aquino III said he saw no need to take up with US President Barack Obama the renewed concern over the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) after a murder case involving a visiting US serviceman.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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