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Filipino seafarers barred from disembarking in Ebola-hit countries

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of  Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AP FILE PHOTO

Filipino seafarers will not be allowed to disembark in countries in West Africa with confirmed cases of Ebola to prevent further spreading of the deadly disease that has already claimed nearly 1,000 lives, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said.

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

With more than 7,000 islands, can PH be an int’l cruise destination?

Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia.  INQUIRER.net/Matikas Santos

With more than 7,000 islands throughout the archipelago, international cruise ship companies are looking at the Philippines as a possible cruise destination, Philippine Ambassador to the United States (US) Jose Cuisia said.

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

PH maritime industry given time to implement reforms—DFA

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Maritime industry was given additional time to implement reforms by the European Union to meet international regulations, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Employer’s lapses, not Filipino workers, blamed for US oil rig blast

Gulf of Mexico map

United States federal agency on Monday pointed to “failures” in workplace safety precautions of oil platform operator Black Elk and its contractors for the oil rig blast that killed three Filipino workers on the Gulf of Mexico last year.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bodies of Filipino seamen found

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday confirmed that two bodies recovered following a ship collision in the North Sea on Monday belong to two Filipino seamen who went missing after the mishap.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »