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6 OFWs free of MERS virus, are released from hospital

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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 »

No risk from nurse’s remains–Ona

Health Secretary Enrique Ona: No risk

The repatriation of the remains of a Filipino nurse who died from a deadly SARS-like virus in Saudi Arabia would not pose a health threat to the public, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said on Thursday.

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

Filipino nurse hailed as role model in Obama’s State of the Union address

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Filipino nurse Menchu Sanchez (2nd from right, front row) is flanked by US First Lady Michelle Obama to her right and Ms Jill Biden, wife of the US Vice President, to her left minutes before President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address in Washington DC Tuesday before a joint session of Congress. AP PHOTO

A Filipino nurse who led the rescue of hospitalized infants as superstorm Sandy battered New York last year was hailed by President Obama as a role model in his State of the Union Address Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) in Washington DC.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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