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DFA: Mandatory repatriation in Libya continues

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The mandatory repatriation continues, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reiterated Thursday after a Filipino nurse was abducted and raped in the capital city of Tripoli.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA confirms Filipina nurse abducted, raped in Libya


The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that a female Filipino nurse in Tripoli, Libya was abducted, raped, and then released Wednesday.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New funding for PH digital payments startup eyeing remittance market

Mikko perez

Ayannah, a digital payments startup based in the Philippines, has raised $1 million in new funding, reported technology news source TechCrunch http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/techcrunch.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines evacuates embassy staff in war-torn Libya

This frame grab shows an airplane on the tarmac of the airport belching black smoke into the air during fighting between the Islamist Misarata brigade and a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya. AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has evacuated some staff of the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya as fighting intensified between rival militias.

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

Filipino teachers are in Laos, too

DONNA (right) with the author at Hanuvong Park  fronting the Mekong River which divides Thailand and Laos

Three years ago, this capital city looked like a small municipality in the Philippines with few vehicles and buildings. A different Vientiane welcomed me this time: the main road was now similar to Ayala Avenue in Makati City; new vehicles were on the road; buildings indicated Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese investments. Behind those developments, particularly in the education sector, Filipinos can also take their place.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »