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‘Bring our troops home’

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UN Filipino peacekeepers. FILE PHOTO

The government will repatriate more than 400 of its troops serving as United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Seamen to get briefing on Ebola

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Hans Leo Cacdac

MANILA, Philippines—Manning agencies must now include information on the deadly Ebola virus from the Health department and the World Health Organization (WHO) in predeparture seminars for Filipino seafarers, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said in an advisory.   In similar advisories, the Marina and POEA also asked shipping [...]

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino police UN peacekeepers in Ebola-hit Liberia safe—PNP

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The thirty United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Ebola-stricken Liberia are “relatively safe and uninfected” by the disease, a police official confirmed on Tuesday.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino seafarers barred from disembarking in Ebola-hit countries

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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of  Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AP FILE PHOTO

Filipino seafarers will not be allowed to disembark in countries in West Africa with confirmed cases of Ebola to prevent further spreading of the deadly disease that has already claimed nearly 1,000 lives, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO declares Ebola virus ‘health emergency of international concern’

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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of  Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AP FILE PHOTO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)” in a statement Friday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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