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OFWs reminded on ways to avoid MERS-CoV infection

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MERS-COV DOH Advisory

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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MERS-COV-infographics

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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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

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 »

Palace ready for China backlash

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LEAVE US ALONE  Activists stage a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday to protest the Chinese Coast Guard’s attempt to stop a Philippine resupply vessel from getting to the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea on Saturday.  RAFFY LERMA

The government is prepared for any backlash from its move to question in the United Nations China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, but Manila’s ties with Beijing remains the same, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gov’t has other options to address sea dispute with China—Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government is not limiting its options to the arbitration case filed before a United Nations tribunal amid its territorial dispute with China, according to one of President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesmen.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH not giving up Sabah over Malaysia’s help in peace talks with MILF — Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

The Philippines didn’t dangle Sabah as a concession to Malaysia for facilitating talks that culminated in a historic peace deal with Moro rebels, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Sunday.

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

Malaysian PM Razak to witness signing of PH gov’t-MILF peace pact

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak AP FILE PHOTO

His country going through its own crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to fly to Manila on Thursday (March 27) to witness the historic signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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

Canadian-led group to present recommendations on Bangsamoro police

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Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder. FILE PHOTO

The Canadian-led Independent Commission on Policing (ICP) established to draw up a police system for the Bangsamoro juridical entity will present its recommendations after the expected signing of a comprehensive peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), according to the Canadian ambassador in Manila.

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

PH to continue nurturing good side of ties with China amid sea dispute – Del Rosario

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Alberto del Rosario

Despite recent encounters between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is still hoping to nurture the good side of its ties with Beijing.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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