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OFWs in Hong Kong told to stay away from protests

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Malacañang on Tuesday reiterated the government’s call for Filipinos to steer clear of the massive protests in Hong Kong.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: No Filipinos hurt, involved in Hong Kong protests

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has not received any reports of Filipinos being injured or involved in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rebecca Bustamante: The maid who made it


She was born poor. But for Rebecca Bustamante, it was the beginning of a journey that was to be inspired by a promise she made to her late mother: To improve herself so that she can provide education and the life her siblings deserved.

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

Filipina maid faces adultery rap in UAE

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A Filipina domestic helper was slapped with an adultery charge Sunday after giving birth at the bathroom of her employer’s home in Al-Nouf, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates last week.

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

DFA lowers alert levels for Israel, Palestine

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria. For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria. But as Syria has plunged into civil war and the peacekeepers themselves have become targets of al-Qaida-linked rebels, the U.N. observer force has begun to fall apart, leaving its future — and the prospects for ever establishing peace in this rugged area of the Middle East — in doubt.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Citing that the security situation in Israel and Palestine has improved, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lowered its alert levels.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »