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2 Filipinos die after inhaling toxic pesticide in Dubai


Two Filipinos died in Dubai after accidentally inhaling a toxic pesticide that leaked from their neighbor’s ventilation system, an online report said.

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

Respect Dubai’s cultural norms, PH consulate warns OFWs

Dubai Consul General Frank Cimafranca

The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), reminded all Filipinos and foreigners coming into the conservative Muslim state to respect their cultural
norms after two Filipinos were reportedly jailed for cross-dressing in public.

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

Filipinos in Dubai face deportation for cross-dressing


Two Filipinos are facing deportation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after they were arrested for cross-dressing at a Dubai Metro station last March.

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

6 OFWs free of MERS virus, are released from hospital

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (in photo) has approved the deployment to Libya of a two-man contingency team that would augment the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) staff in Tripoli.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Six overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) previously diagnosed to have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been released from the hospital after they were declared negative of the deadly virus strain, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amnesty Int’l accuses Qatar of failing to protect domestic workers


An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »