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OFW escaped death twice in Saudi Arabia, says DFA

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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was able to return home to the Philippines after he escaped death twice in Saudi Arabia, first when he was sentenced to death and second when he became ill with tuberculosis, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

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

OFWs in Israel urged to get ready to leave; alert level 2 up

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urges Filipinos in Israel and the West Bank to prepare for possible evacuation as the crisis alert level 2 was raised Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino beheaded by Libyan militias

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A Filipino construction worker was decapitated in Libya after being kidnapped by an armed militia group last July 15, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mandatory evacuation for Filipinos in Libya ordered

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday ordered the mandatory evacuation of Filipinos in Libya as conflict in the country escalates.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

In this photo taken April 17, 2014, Pham Duc Viet works in his carpentry shop in Vu Hoi, Vietnam. Nine years ago, when Viet's wife moved to Taiwan to work as a maid, he took over her household chores and childcare responsibilities. Now his double duty is second nature. "There are lots of other guys around here who do the same thing," he said, adding that his wife plans to return home for good this year. AP

When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter.

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

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