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5 Filipino sailors rescued as storms resurge off Spain

A fishing boat is hit by a wave near the coastal city of Burela, northwestern Spain, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Spanish coastguards rescued five Filipino sailors by helicopter after the seamen's boat got caught in a storm on Tuesday off northwestern Spain, where fresh sea gales were growing, authorities said.  AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL RIOPA

Spanish coastguards rescued five Filipino sailors by helicopter after the seamen’s boat got caught in a storm on Tuesday off northwestern Spain, where fresh sea gales were growing, authorities said.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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

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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 »

Blackout freezes Australia’s biggest airport

SYDNEY – The travel plans of thousands of Australians were disrupted Saturday by a power outage at Sydney’s international airport. Australia’s busiest air terminal was blacked out for an hour and a half, crippling security screening and check-in and delaying “thousands” of passengers, a Sydney Airport spokesman said. “The cause of the failure is under [...]

Posted: July 30th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bureau of Customs files charges vs alleged vehicle smuggler

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(UPDATE) The Bureau of Customs on Thursday sued suspected car smuggler Lynard Allan Bigcas and five of his alleged cohorts for bringing in 29 luxury motorcycles and cars without paying the appropriate customs duties and taxes.

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Police Files

TRAFFIC SCHEME EXTENSION The Cebu City Council has approved a one-month extension of an experimental traffic scheme in a portion of Panganiban Street located along N. Bacalso Avenue and in Sanciangko Street. Councilor Ritchie Osmeña, proponent of the extension, said the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) needed more time to “study the effect” of the [...]

Posted: May 15th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Metro,Newsstand | Read More »

DOE to distribute 12,000 fuel subsidy cards in Cebu

THE Department of Energy in Central Visayas (DOE-7) is set to distribute at least 12,000 Pantawid Pasada cards to subsidize fuel public utility jeepneys in Cebu. DOE- 7 Regional Director Antonio Labios said they are still completing the mechanisms on how the “Pantawid Pasada Card” will be implemented in Cebu. “We still have to set [...]

Posted: May 5th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News,Newsstand | Read More »

DZIQ: NAIA scan machines not working, says security official

MANILA, Philippines – The Ion scan machines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport are not working, a NAIA security official told Radyo Inquirer Tuesday. Corporal Allan Dahili said these scanning machines would have helped them in detecting drugs or explosives inside luggages. Dahili issued the statement as NAIA was placed on heightened alert following the [...]

Posted: May 3rd, 2011 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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