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Filipinos still okay in Ukraine, says Palace

People light candles in memory of the victims of clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday. AP

Malacañang on Saturday said the government is exerting efforts to ensure the safety of Filipinos in Ukraine amid a deep political crisis in which scores have been killed and hundreds injured earlier this week.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Calif. releases final report, preventive steps for oil refinery safety

The August 2012 Chevron refinery explosion in Richmond, California. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ecowatch

After more than 18 months, the California’s Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety (Working Group) released its final report with recommendations to improve public and worker safety at and near oil refineries.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs with labor contracts may now return to Yemen — DFA

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) downgraded on Wednesday its crisis alert for Filipinos in Yemen from Level 3, signaling voluntary repatriation, to the restriction phase under Level 2 as it cited the “improving security and political situation” there.

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

EU official on possible ban of Filipino seafarers : Clock is ticking

A prospective applicant view job opportunities at a recruiting booth at the seafarer's park in Manila. The Philippines supplies a third of the worlds merchant mariners. AFP

Filipino seafarers could soon lose their jobs in the European Union ships if Manila still fails to correct maritime education flaws, a European Commission official said Wednesday.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Riyadh Embassy gets OFW flak


A group of Filipinos met early this month at a Philippine restaurant here to vent their ire on issues concerning the functioning of the Philippine Embassy.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

UK: Agent 007 has nothing to do with our travel advisories


It’s not as if “James Bond” or any other agent from MI6—the British foreign intelligence service—is watching from concealed corners or on the lookout for an imminent threat.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Headlines | Read More »

PAL, Sea Air cancels morning flights—NAIA exec

NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

Flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Sea Air were cancelled Tuesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by tropical storm “Maring.”

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Stay indoors, Filipinos in Egypt told

Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi burn pictures showing the United States President Barack Obama during a rally outside the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 7, 2013. As clashes between protesters raged over the ouster of Morsi, Malacañang on Sunday cautioned Filipinos in Egypt not to venture out on “unnecessary errands.”  AP PHOTO/Hassan Ammar

As clashes between protesters raged over the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, Malacañang on Sunday cautioned Filipinos in Egypt not to venture out on “unnecessary errands.”

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH sets conditions for continued Golan Heights deployment

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

President Benigno Aquino is willing to extend the deployment of Filipino peacekeepers in the conflict-stricken Golan Heights if the United Nations agrees to certain conditions regarding the safety of the Filipino soldiers, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Saturday.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In Vietnam, a Cuban rat poison finds new market

A Vietnamese salesman displays several grains of salmonella-based rat poison on his tongue in Hanoi,Vietnam. AP

His wares banned in much of the world, the Vietnamese salesman hawking a rat poison laced with salmonella sought to prove the bait was as safe as claimed. He sliced open a packet with a pair of rusty scissors, dipped his finger into the sticky, bad-smelling rice, brought out a few grains and then chewed them gingerly.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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