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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 »

No-fly, no-sail zone at Caballo Island where peacekeepers are quarantined for Ebola

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Call it security overkill, but the Philippine Navy (PN) is not taking any chances to ensure the safety of the 108 Filipino peacekeepers who returned Wednesday from Ebola virus-stricken Liberia.

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

Kin rejoice upon seeing PH peacekeepers arrive at Villamor Airbase from Liberia

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In this photo provided by Armed Forces of the Philippines, Filipino soldiers and police officers disembark from their chartered flight from Liberia upon arrival Wednesday, Nov.12, 2014 at Villamor Air Base at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. AP

“That’s him! That’s your daddy!” As if by instinct, “Therese,” not her real name started shouting these words to her three-year-old daughter, her eyes (Therese’s) glued to a man in green projected on the big screen in front of her.

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

Singapore requires visa for Ebola-hit African states

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Citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will need a visa to enter Singapore as part of measures against the spread of Ebola, the city-state’s health ministry said Monday.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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