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Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus

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

Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country’s first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local media reported Thursday.

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

PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS

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

The government on Thursday asked more than 400 passengers who shared an airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus to check in with the health department immediately.

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

What Went Before: When PH held Category 2 aviation status

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For six consecutive years the Philippines held a Category 2 aviation status after the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded the country’s rating due to safety concerns.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean, US defense ministers look for lessons from MH370 search

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Malaysian Defence Minister and acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein (R) during a welcoming reception for Southeast Asian defense ministers April 1, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Secretary Hagel is in Hawaii to host a meeting of defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on April 1 to 3. AP

The specter of missing Flight MH370 will loom over a meeting of US and Asean defense ministers Wednesday, as they discuss how to improve their response to natural disasters and emergencies.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysian jet pilot studied aviation in PH

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Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, trained at the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Aviation School in Pasay City in 1980-81, according to a source at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

13 flights at NAIA cancelled due to bad weather

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Inclement weather continued to hamper flights between Manila and typhoon-affected Hong Kong and Batanes until Monday, with 13 flights grounded amid persistent rains and strong winds.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

International flights into PH cancelled–DOTC

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Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows vehicles lined up as they wait for floods to subside in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. Some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital's roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. AP/Philippine Air Force

International flights going into the country were cancelled anew Wednesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by the southwest monsoon.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PAL, Sea Air cancels morning flights—NAIA exec

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Flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Sea Air were cancelled Tuesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by tropical storm “Maring.”

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH expects to be lifted from US air blacklist

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The Philippines expects to be removed from a US air safety blacklist this year, opening a lucrative market for its carriers, an aviation regulator said Thursday.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines, Venezuela carriers allowed back into EU skies

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The European Union on Wednesday allowed carriers Philippines Airlines and Venezuela’s Conviasa back into European airspace on the grounds of improved safety and compliance with EU regulations.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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