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Abused, starved and locked out of the house

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Despite the difficult situation of Anna Liza in Saudi Arabia, she still managed to post a message on the Bantay OCW Facebook page. An avid listener and televiewer of the Bantay OCW program, Anna Liza knew this was one site she could go to for help.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

OFW escaped death twice in Saudi Arabia, says DFA

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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was able to return home to the Philippines after he escaped death twice in Saudi Arabia, first when he was sentenced to death and second when he became ill with tuberculosis, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

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

Deadly disease MERS-CoV won’t stop PH Muslims’ hajj

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In this Tuesday May, 13, 2014 file photo, Muslim pilgrims wear surgical masks to prevent infection from respiratory virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

The government can’t prevent Filipino Muslims from flying to Mecca despite the high incidence of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia, an official of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) here said.

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

Hajj pilgrims urged to avoid hugs, kisses to prevent MERS-CoV spread

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In this Tuesday May, 13, 2014 file photo, Muslim pilgrims wear surgical masks to prevent infection from respiratory virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. AP

As much as possible, no hugs and kisses.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino Muslims urged to abort Mecca trip due to MERS virus

A Pakistani offers afternoon prayers in front of a mural depicting the Kaaba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, June 30, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan--a month of fasting during which observant Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable. AP

The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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