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No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies

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MERS-COV DOH Advisory

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said it has not issued travel restriction to the Middle East in the wake of the continuing threat of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

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

OFWs reminded on ways to avoid MERS-CoV infection

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MERS-COV DOH Advisory

While there remains no travel restrictions in the Middle East, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) continues to advise Filipinos in the Arabian Peninsula to take precautionary measures amid the continuing threat of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

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

QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV

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A Quezon City resident and passenger of the Etihad Airways flight EY 0424, which arrived last week from the Middle East, was negative of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus.

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

DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov

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Graphic on the outbreak of the MERS virus, first detected in April 2012. AFP

Do not panic and be taken in by rumors about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus, or MERS-Cov.

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

DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Calling human trafficking a “contemporary form of slavery,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario has expressed confidence that the Department of Foreign Service personnel attending this week’s DFA regional workshop on the issue will make great strides in addressing the global problem.

Posted: April 21st, 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 »

Japan backs PH in case before UN

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Japan Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. AFP file photo

Japan, which is facing similar security issues with China, has reaffirmed its support for the Philippine recourse to international arbitration over its dispute with Beijing involving territories in an area of the South China Sea, called the West Philippine Sea by the Philippines, citing its basis in international law.

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

DFA back to regular passport processing next week

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OLD Passports and new e-Passport. PHOTO FROM DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to revert to its normal passport processing schedule on Tuesday following the completion of maintenance work on the e-passport system, which had extended the waiting time for passport applicants from April 1.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Manila using ‘moral suasion’ vs China–DFA

DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is using “moral suasion” in its conflict with Asian giant China over their claims to parts of the South China Sea, a government spokesperson said on Thursday.

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

DFA identifies kidnapped Filipina in Malaysia

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Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has identified the Filipina that was kidnapped in Malaysia Wednesday night.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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