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Military chief thanks WHO for statement of support

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AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. AP FILE PHOTO

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang visited the Manila office of the World Health Organization on Friday to personally thank its staff for supporting his controversial visit to 132 Filipino former UN peacekeepers quarantined on Caballo Island on Manila Bay since their return from Ebola-stricken Liberia.

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

DFA urges OFWs in 3 Ebola-hit African states to come home

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Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipinos in three Ebola virus-stricken West African states have been urged by the Philippine government to come home even if the government has assessed their chances of contracting the deadly disease to be “small.”

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

Doctors’ group seeks updating of quarantine law after Caballo island brouhaha

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In the wake of the controversial visit of the chiefs of the Department of Health and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to soldiers being quarantined for possible Ebola virus infection on Caballo island, a medical group is proposing an amendment to the law of quarantine to prevent protocol violations in the future.

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

Military chief denies breaking quarantine

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Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang on Monday said he did not breach protocol on the quarantine of the 138 Filipino peacekeepers who recently arrived from Ebola-stricken Liberia when he and acting Health Secretary Janette Garin made an “unprotected” visit to Caballo Island on Sunday.

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

Filipino peacekeeper from Ebola-hit Liberia brought to hospital

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Some relatives of peacekeepers stayed at the Villamor Airbase to watch the livestream of the arrival of the UN Peacekeepers from Liberia.

The Filipino peacekeeper who has been quarantined for having a fever has been brought to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City, the Department of Health said on Friday.

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

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