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US authorities found body of 3rd Filipino fatality in oil rig fire

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Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Cuisia confirmed the date of US president Barack Obama's working visit to the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Authorities in the United States (US) had recovered and positively identified the body of the missing Filipino oil rig worker, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia said in a statement issued Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Injured Filipino oil worker dies after seeing wife, children

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In this image released by an oil field worker and obtained by the Associated Press, a fire burns on a Gulf oil platform on November 16 after an explosion on the rig, in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. AP

One of the four seriously injured Filipino oil workers in Louisiana died shortly after his wife and three children arrived from Manila to see him, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. said.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kin of victims in oil rig fire to go to US

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In this aerial photograph, a supply vessel moves near an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico damaged by an explosion and fire, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La. Four people were transported to a hospital with critical burns and two were missing. AP/Gerald Herbert

Relatives of the victims in the oil rig fire off the Gulf of Mexico will go to the US for a visit, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cuisia visits US Oil Rig fire victims

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Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Cuisia confirmed the date of US president Barack Obama's working visit to the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Philippine Ambassador to the United States (US) Jose Cuisia Jr. has joined three other Filipino consular officers in attending to the needs of the Filipino contract workers who were injured when an oil platform caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico Friday.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH officials in Louisiana to assist Filipinos in US oil rig fire

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Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / US COAST GUARD

The Philippine embassy in Washington on Monday said Philippine officials had arrived in Louisiana to assist Filipinos who were wounded when an oil platform caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico Friday.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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