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AN overseas Filipino worker was injured in an explosion in strife-torn Yemen, Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said. “He was taken to a hospital for treatment and subsequently released. He is now out of danger and is recuperating from his injuries,” Jose said. The DFA official said the building explosion occurred in Fajhateen district ...

May 1, 2015

FILIPINOS in Abu Dhabi have been warned against a new scam using professional social networking sites to steal their money. The Philippine embassy in Abu Dhabi said some Filipinos received messages from a bogus organization calling itself the Middle East Compensation Package. “The recipients were instructed to make arrangements with the pay...

May 1, 2015

THE Department of Foreign Affairs has raised Alert Level 1 (Precautionary Phase) in South Africa due to the recent attacks against migrants in areas around the country. Filipinos in South Africa Kurdistan have been instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places, and take extra precaution. “The Philippines condemns the w...

May 1, 2015

TWO Filipino mountaineers survived the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal that left at least more than 4,000 people dead. Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose identified the Filipinos as Jessica Ann Nicole Ramirez and Jose Francisco Oracion. Jose said the two had checked in at Khwopa Guest House in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, but are now in Durbar...

May 1, 2015

AT least 67 Filipinos were rounded up in Sarawak as Malaysia continues is crackdown on illegal immigrants. The Borneo Post said the arrested Filipinos consisted of 56 Suluks, seven Badjaos and four Yakans from Sulu, Basilan and Tawi-Tawi. Sarawak Immigration Enforcement Chief Gary Belayong said the Filipinos were found hiding on a two-story h...

May 1, 2015
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