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OFWs reminded on ways to avoid MERS-CoV infection

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While there remains no travel restrictions in the Middle East, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) 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 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV

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A Quezon City resident and passenger of the Etihad Airways flight EY 0424, which arrived last week from the Middle East, was negative of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus.

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

DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov

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Graphic on the outbreak of the MERS virus, first detected in April 2012. AFP

Do not panic and be taken in by rumors about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus, or MERS-Cov.

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

DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims

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Calling human trafficking a “contemporary form of slavery,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario has expressed confidence that the Department of Foreign Service personnel attending this week’s DFA regional workshop on the issue will make great strides in addressing the global problem.

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

OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family

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Graphic on the outbreak of the MERS virus, first detected in April 2012. AFP

An overseas Filipino worker from Maguindanao, who had worked in Saudi Arabia about five years already, recently died of suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (Mers-CoV), the family said here.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

200 Filipinos detained but freed in Malaysia crackdown

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Some 200 Filipinos were “affected” by Malaysia’s crackdown on undocumented foreign workers here and were readily released through the representation made by the Philippine Embassy, the Philippine ambassador here said.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOLE to OFWs in HK amid diplomatic spat: Work well, behave

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Amid the diplomatic spat with Hong Kong, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has advised Filipinos living and working in the Chinese territory to do their jobs well and behave.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

16 bound for overseas work stopped at Naia-2 over questionable documents

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Sixteen overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were believed to be victims of a human trafficking syndicate were stopped by the immigration authorities from leaving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Tuesday.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW saved from death penalty in Saudi Arabia now looking for a job

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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) recently spared the death row after spending 13 years in a Saudi Arabian prison for killing a Saudi national has found himself struggling to find a job in his home country.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Remains of 7 Filipinos killed in Yemen arriving Tuesday

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The bodies of the seven Filipinos killed in the bombing of Yemen’s defense ministry complex early this month will arrive in the Philippines on Tuesday.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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