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Training video insulting to Filipino healthcare workers withdrawn

Filipino community leaders and the Philippine Embassy on June 28 lauded a California-based company for its decision to delete a scene in its customer service training video that negatively portrayed Filipino healthcare workers.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

PH Embassy offers condolences, help to family of twister victims

Lolabeth Ortega and Lord Balatbat of Jersey City, New Jersey died in a tornado that hit a campground in Virginia. FACEBOOK PHOTO

The Philippine Embassy here and the Philippine Consulate General in New York offered condolences to the family of two Filipino Americans from New Jersey who lost their lives after a tornado struck a camping site in Cape Charles, Virginia, on Thursday, July 24.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos warned on Internet love scams in Malaysia


Love scams are making a brisk business in the Internet and Filipino women in Malaysia have been victimized.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines to evacuate workers from parts of Iraq

Iraqi men line up at the main army recruiting center to volunteer for military service in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. The campaign by the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State militants has raised the specter of the sectarian warfare that nearly tore the country apart in 2006 and 2007, with the popular mobilization to fight the insurgents taking an increasingly sectarian slant, particularly after Iraq's top Shiite cleric made a call to arms on Friday.  AP

The Philippines said Thursday it will evacuate its citizens from all areas of Iraq except the north due to the rapidly deteriorating security situation.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »