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POEA bars new deployment of workers to Ukraine

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    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 [...]

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs with labor contracts may now return to Yemen — DFA

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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 »

PH bans worker deployment to Yemen

A Yemeni soldier looks at damaged vehicles at the scene where a suicide car bomber and heavily armed gunmen, killed scores and wounded more than a hundred in a fierce battle in the heart of Yemen's capital of Sanaa last Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. AP

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.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipino nurses among 52 dead in Yemen attack

This photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry shows damaged vehicles after an explosion at the Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Thursday at Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 52 people.  AP PHOTO/YEMEN'S DEFENSE MINISTRY

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.

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

2 Filipino doctors among 25 dead in Yemen attack

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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.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hong Kong travel agencies cancel Bangkok tours amid unrest

Anti-government protesters use a wheeled bulldozer to break through police barricade in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.  AP

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.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA lowers alert level in Egypt

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Three Iraq bombs kill eight Shiite pilgrims: officials

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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.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Illegal migrants in Saudi surrender after deadly riots

Foreign workers wait for a taxi as they leave the Manfuhah neighborhood of the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after two people were killed in clashes between Saudi and other foreign residents the previous day, according to the Saudi police. On November 4, the authorities began rounding up thousands of illegal foreign workers following the expiry of a final amnesty for them to formalize their status.  AFP

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.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino among 5 killed in Beijing car crash

Traffic policemen walk past plainclothes policemen place green net shields in front of Tiananmen Gate following a car fire in Beijing Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. AP

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.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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