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Filipino priest opts to stay in Sierra Leone despite Ebola risk

Fr. Anthony Patrick Santianez, flanked by two Sierra Leone faithfuls, decides to stay with his parishioners despite the threat of Ebola virus. CBCP NEWS

Another Filipino missionary has decided to stay in Sierra Leone despite the Ebola outbreak in West Africa although he admitted being scared and at one point considered coming home to the Philippines to avoid being infected with the deadly virus.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No official report yet on Filipino suspected of Ebola in Togo

DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has yet to receive official reports about a Filipino sailor contracting the Ebola virus in the West African country of Togo.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

There’ll be no stopping Ebola spread in PH, says expert


If the deadly Ebola virus enters the Philippines, the local primary and secondary hospitals will have a hard time containing its spread, according to an infectious disease specialist.

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

Health, labor, other execs draw up plans on how to fight Ebola


Health authorities are to meet Tuesday with the Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the possibility of raising a public health alert in the face of the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola disease in West Africa, the biggest outbreak ever of the incurable disease.

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

WHO declares Ebola virus ‘health emergency of international concern’

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)” in a statement Friday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »