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Rep. Seneres & OFW groups urge PNoy to stop MIAA from implementing integration of terminal fees on November 1

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  The impending implementation of the integrated terminal fee in all airline tickets on Nov. 1 will violate a 19-year old law that grants benefits to millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), OFW Family Partlylist Rep. Roy V. Seneres said today. Seneres, speaking on behalf of various Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) groups and advocates opposing […]

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Frequently Asked Questions on the Ebola Virus

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  What is Ebola virus disease (EVD)? Ebola is a severe, infectious often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) caused by infection with Ebola virus.  It is very infectious, kills in a short time but can be prevented. How did it spread? The natural reservoir of the virus is unknown and it […]

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NGO seeks immediate repatriation of scalded OFW

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September 8, 2014 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), today called on the government to prioritize the repatriation of scalded OFW “Candice” Alagasi in light of the dismissal of the public rights complaints filed against her employers by a Saudi prosecutor. The NGO called on […]

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World Health Organization releases statement on the meeting of the Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola Virus Disease

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Members and advisors of the Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) convened on August 6-7, 2014 regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. The Committee agreed that the virus is indeed a public health risk to other states and that coordination  between international communities must be done to […]

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OFWs in Libya seek understanding — Ople Center

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5 August 2014 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center today said the decision to leave Libya is not an easy one for many overseas Filipino workers to make due to the circumstances in their place of work. “Some of them have this strong sense of obligation to keep working because Libya’s basic services and critical […]

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A Call to Our OFWs in Libya

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To all our OFWs in Libya, which is under Crisis Alert Level 4, please avail of the repatriation program offered by the Philippine Government. Kindly get in touch with your Philippine Embassy in Tripoli and register for repatriation. The Philippine Government will shoulder the repatriation costs. To register for repatriation, Filipinos can contact the Embassy in […]

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the MERS-CoV

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  Q: What is MERS? A: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness. MERS is caused by a coronavirus called “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (MERS-CoV).   Q: What is MERS-CoV? A: MERS-CoV is a beta coronavirus. It was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoV used to be called “novel coronavirus,” or “nCoV”. It is […]