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Baldoz reinstates DOLE convergent actions on MERS-CoV

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In view of a recent report that some Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia have been exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday issued a memorandum directing all Philippine […]
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DOH: Nurse from Saudi returns to PHL positive with MERS-CoV

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health said in a press briefing Wednesday that a Filipina nurse who has returned to the country from Saudi Arabia has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome- Corona Virus (MERS-CoV). Health Secretary Enrique […]
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Nearly 2,000 Pinoy nurses hurdle test to set foot to US

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A total of 1,951 Philippine-educated nurses took the US National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the first time from January to June this year, in the hopes of obtaining gainful employment in America, Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. […]
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Pinoy militants fighting in Iraq, Syria?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said it will ask the appropriate agencies to verify reports that Filipino militants are going to Iraq and Syria to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Deputy presidential spokesperson […]
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TFC Europe launches ‘Juan EU Konek’: Inspiring Stories of Pinoys in Europe

LONDON, United Kingdom  – ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) explores the rich and varied stories of Pinoy expatriates in Europe in a new, monthly magazine program, Juan EU Konek. Airing every first Sunday of the month on TFC in Europe and […]
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Cebu Pacific, Tigerair make progress with interline agreement

Cebu Pacific and Tigerair, the two largest low-cost carriers in the Philippines and Singapore respectively, have made further progress on their interline agreement with the first interline flights available on Cebu Pacific’s website from 23 July 2014.  Tigerair flights will...
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PHL bans OFW deployments in 3 countries

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As conflicts in the tumultuous regions of East Africa and the Middle East continue to rage, the Philippine government has begun imposing both partial and total bans on Filipino worker deployment in Kenya, Israel as well as […]
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Another weatherman leaves PAGASA for Qatar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Another employee of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has chosen to leave the Philippines for a better paying job abroad. Philippine Weathermen Employees Association (PWEA) president Ramon Agustin said...
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PHL foreign service posts in Middle East, Africa brace vs. MERS-CoV threat

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine foreign officials in the Middle East, Africa and other neighboring countries met on Thursday to discuss the government’s response to the threats posed by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus and other viruses. In a statement on […]
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OWWA to include MERS-CoV info in pre-departure seminars for OFWs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Pertinent information about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) will now be included in the pre-departure orientation seminar (PDOS) for overseas Filipino workers. This was according to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda...