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Filipino nurse tests negative for MERS

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

Health authorities on Friday stopped tracking passengers who were on the same flight with a Filipino female nurse initially reported to be positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, after a retest showed that she was negative for the deadly virus.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Body of Filipino MERS victim buried


The body of the nurse from Cadiz City in Negros Occidental who succumbed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia was buried immediately after she was brought back here on Thursday.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi journalist reunites with long-lost Filipino nanny

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A journalist in Saudi Arabia has reunited with her long-lost Filipino nanny after the news story on her search went viral on the Internet.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bantay OCW

Abused, starved and locked out of the house


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


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 »