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Filipino seafarers barred from disembarking in Ebola-hit countries

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of  Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AP FILE PHOTO

Filipino seafarers will not be allowed to disembark in countries in West Africa with confirmed cases of Ebola to prevent further spreading of the deadly disease that has already claimed nearly 1,000 lives, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA exempts some OFWs from deployment ban in Libya


Despite the worsening political and security situation in Libya, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) exempted some Filipinos from the deployment ban in the strife-torn country.

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

Singaporean, 13 Filipinos arrested for human trafficking; 36 women rescued

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Authorities raided a recruitment agency in Las Piñas City suspected to be a front for human trafficking and rescued 36 women on Friday night.

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

OFW deployment to Libya totally banned

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (in photo) has approved the deployment to Libya of a two-man contingency team that would augment the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) staff in Tripoli.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (Poea) on Friday imposed a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Libya amid the continued unrest there.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Guard tightened vs MERS-CoV

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Air travelers entering the country through its premiere gateway will be thoroughly screened for the dreaded Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) through the combined efforts of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »