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Filipino seaman tests negative for Ebola

This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will be acquiring 40 protective suits for its personnel to use in the event that a person infected with the Ebola virus reaches Philippine soil.  AP PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

The reported Filipino seaman showing symptoms of Ebola while on a Greek ship has tested negative for the deadly virus, according to the Philippine Embassy in Athens.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino seafarers on heightened alert

ALL EYES ON EBOLA A nurse adjusts his protective goggles in the isolation room for Ebola patients at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. The health department said it would conduct specialized training programs for health workers to help them detect and treat the highly infectious disease.  RAFFY LERMA

MANILA, Philippines—The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has placed on heightened alert all shipping firms and manning agencies as well as the nearly 400,000 Filipino seafarers deployed worldwide against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has claimed nearly 4,500 lives, mostly in West Africa.   Citing an advisory issued by the Bureau of Quarantine, […]

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

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 Jr.: A step forward. 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 »