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Filipinos in Saudi told: get tested for MERS-CoV before returning to PH

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Enrique ona

After a Filipina nurse arriving in the country was found positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia reiterated its warning to Filipinos throughout the region to follow health guidelines to prevent being infected.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipinos meted death on drug raps in Vietnam

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A Filipino man and woman have been sentenced to death in Vietnam for smuggling nearly five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine into the communist country, reports said Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fiji says 43 soldiers captured in Golan Heights

Philippine Military Spokesman Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan, left, answers questions about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The United Nations said Friday that as well as the 43 detained Fijian soldiers, another 81 Philippine peacekeepers had been effectively trapped after being restricted to their positions by militants in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah. At right is Col. Roberto Ancan, Commanding Officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Peacekeeping Operations Center. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gazmin to tap ‘international networks’ to help determine Filipinos in ISIS

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said he would ask help from international networks to determine claims that Filipino Muslim youths were training under jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino scholars in Korea urged to give back to PH

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Philippine Ambassador to Korea Raul Hernandez (center) recognized Filipino scholars who completed their graduate studies in Korean universities and urged them to come back to the Philippines to contribute to the country's growth. PHOTO BY Philippine Embassy in Korea.

Filipino scholars who completed their graduate studies in Korea were urged to apply their learnings back in the Philippines in order to contribute to the country’s progress.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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