By Tina G. Santos
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is to temporarily ban the deployment of Filipinos intending to work in Ukraine in light of the mounting tension in that country. “We will be implementing a deployment ban there for new hires,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. The Department of Foreign Affairs [...]
By Tarra Quismundo
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.
The Philippine government on Monday banned its citizens from taking up new jobs in Yemen, following a militant attack which killed dozens including seven Filipino medical workers.
Two female nurses from the Philippines were among 52 people who died after a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into the Yemeni defense ministry complex Thursday, followed by an armed assault.
Six doctors, including a Venezuelan and two from the Philippines, were among 25 people killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack on Yemen’s defense ministry complex Thursday, medical and security sources said.
Hong Kong travel agencies said Monday they were cancelling most package tours to Bangkok because of anti-government protests, after authorities issued a travel warning for the strife-torn Thai capital.
By Matikas Santos
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lowered the crisis alert level in Egypt from 3 to 2 Friday, citing improved “political and security situation” in the country.
Three coordinated blasts targeting Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad killed at least eight people and wounded 10 others on Wednesday, Iraqi security and medical officials said.
Hundreds of illegal migrants targeted in a Saudi nationwide crackdown turned themselves in on Sunday after security forces besieged a Riyadh neighborhood where riots had killed two people.
Five people including a Filipino tourist were killed and 38 were injured after a vehicle ploughed into crowds in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Monday and caught fire, police said.
The United Nations warned Wednesday that the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga faces a humanitarian crisis, with tens of thousands of people uprooted by a wave of deadly violence.
By Tarra Quismundo
The government has ordered the mandatory evacuation of some 6,000 Filipinos from Egypt following a visit to the Arab country by Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario to investigate the security situation after days of violent clashes.