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Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III’s designated trouble-shooter with Hong Kong emphatically declared Thursday that the dispute over the bungled Manila hostage rescue in which eight Chinese were killed seven others wounded in 2010, was “absolutely” over.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans

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The Philippine government is hopeful that more Filipinos would be allowed to work in South Korea as the number of overstaying Filipino workers in that country has decreased, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio

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President Barack Obama. AP

Filipino soldiers will have a chance to see the most powerful man in the world, US President Barack Obama, in the flesh.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies

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MERS-COV DOH Advisory

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said it has not issued travel restriction to the Middle East in the wake of the continuing threat of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH

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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 FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health wants Filipinos in the Middle East who have been tested for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) to obtain a clearance to travel before they are allowed to return to the Philippines.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit

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A Secret Service agent holds open a door to the armored limo known as "The Beast," as US President Barack Obama arrives at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Obama is in Austin to visit the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and speak during a Civil Rights Summit. AFP/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Members of the US Secret Service have arrived in the country in preparation for the visit of US President Barack Obama next week, the military said.

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

Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission

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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Despite Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras’ initial denial that he accompanied Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to Hong Kong, Malacañang on Wednesday thanked the former president for his successful attempt to gain the forgiveness of families and victims of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted

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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong Wednesday. Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations. AP

The Hong Kong government has finally accepted the apology of the Philippines over the 2010 Manila Hostage Crisis after Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada travelled there to apologize to the relatives of the victims.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK

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Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In light of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada’s visit to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to apologize to the relatives of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis victims, China has once again urged the Philippine government to respond to their demands for a formal apology.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Mideast urged to take precautions vs MERS virus

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Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While no restrictions have been imposed on travel to the Middle East, the Department of Foreign Affairs continues to advise Filipinos in the Arabian Peninsula to take precautionary measures amid the continuing threat of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome–Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

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

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