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Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus

Passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country’s first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local media reported Thursday.

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

PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP

The government on Thursday asked more than 400 passengers who shared an airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus to check in with the health department immediately.

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

PH files 4,000-page ‘memorial’ vs China before int’l court

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The Philippine government on Sunday filed a 4,000-page memorandum on its claims on the West Philippine Sea before an international court, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Hong Kong acts to stem abuse of maids

A 44-year-old woman, surnamed Law, with covered head, is escorted by police officers for an investigation at her home in Hong Kong, on Jan. 21, 2014, for alleged maid abuse. Hong Kong has vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.  AP

Hong Kong has vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US, Canada laud PH-MILF peace deal

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  AP FILE PHOTO

The United States (US) and Canada congratulated the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for the conclusion of negotiations on the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro last Saturday in Malaysia.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China poultry banned; PH still bird flu-free

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AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Agriculture (DA) activated a temporary ban on live birds, poultry meat, chicks, eggs and semen imports from China to keep the Philippines bird flu-free.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t alone can’t defeat corruption, ex-PH official tells Ohio radio show

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Leonor Briones

A former high-ranking Filipino official on Jan. 4 told a Cleveland, Ohio-based online radio program that the Philippine government alone may not be able solve the worsening problem of graft and corruption.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BI chief alarmed by reports of cops extorting money from tourists

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Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison: A reminder. facebook photo

The head of the Bureau of Immigration has asked law enforcers to treat with respect foreign visitors following reports that some policemen in the cities of Manila and Makati extorted money from tourists from the Middle East.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to pursue damage claims vs US on Tubbataha

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The government remains committed to continue pursuing its claims for compensation on the damages made by a US Navy Ship on the Tubbataha reef in 2013, Malacanang said Saturday.

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

UK allocates P1B for PH’s ‘build back better’ program for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Vowing to support the Philippines for the long-haul, the United Kingdom has allocated at least P1 billion in fresh funding for government’s “build back better” program to rebuild typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas, the British Embassy in Manila has said.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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