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11/17/2017-US warns of Christmas, New Year terror threat in Europe

The United States updated on Thursday its advice to travelers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Washington has a long-standing warning to its citizens to beware of extremist attacks in European cities, and in recent years it has expressly warned of dangers at festive…

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11/17/2017-New York Times sues Filipina journalist for false representation

Rita Villadiego passed herself off as a Times reporter since May 2015 to ‘gain admittance to news conferences and other events,’ according to the New York Times The New York Times is suing a Filipina journalist for falsely representing herself as one of its reporters to “gain admittance to news conferences and other events and to attract…

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11/16/2017-Human rights still sore point in PH-EU ties

Human rights protection has remained a sore point between the Philippines and the European Union (EU) in the recently concluded 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Manila. Facing the press after glitzy closing ceremonies, President Duterte on Tuesday night said he raised the issue of extrajudicial killings with the EU, which called…

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11/16/2017-Duterte cites vigorous momentum in Manila-Beijing relations

Turning a new page in Chinese-Philippine relations, President Duterte welcomed Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Malacañang on Wednesday, the first official visit by a Chinese premier to the Philippines in 10 years. Mr. Duterte held an extended bilateral meeting and hosted a state banquet for Li after China promised to fast-track negotiations for a code…

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11/15/2017-Villanueva lauds Asean accord to protect rights of migrant workers

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed on Wednesday the recently signed Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Consensus on the protection of migrant workers’ rights, saying it would complement the proposed measures, including the creation of a separate department for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Villanueva, chair of the Senate committee on labor, issued the statement a day…

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11/15/2017-2 domestic flights canceled due to bad weather

Two domestic flights between Manila and Butuan City in Agusan del Norte were canceled on Wednesday morning due to inclement weather prevailing in the province. The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said the cancelled flights were the following: 5J Cebu Pacific Air 785 Manila-Butuan 5J Cebu Pacific Air 786 Butuan-Manila The weather agency earlier said…

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11/15/2017-Group pushes for ‘binding’ ASEAN pact on migrant workers’ protection

The ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers must be legally-binding and cover undocumented workers and migrants’ families, Migrante International says. The Philippines may end up of gifting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations with a “landmark spoiler” for migrant workers’ rights if the document ASEAN leaders are set to…

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11/14/2017-Suspending OEC processing for 15 days: Is it worth it?

This is not the first time DOLE suspended the issuance of overseas employment certificates this year to investigate the same issue. Jean (not her real name) had it all planned out: go to Manila, process her papers, and perhaps drop by Divisoria to buy more clothes she can bring with her to Jordan where she’ll…

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11/13/2017-At least 135 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

At least 135 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts, officials said Monday. Footage posted on Twitter showed panicked people fleeing a building in Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq, as windows shattered at the moment the quake struck late Sunday, while…

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11/13/2017-DOLE suspends processing of OECs

The Department of Labor and Employment has ordered the suspension of acceptance and processing of all new applications for overseas employment certificates (OEC) for all overseas Filipino workers, including direct hires. Excluded from the coverage of the suspension are workers hired by international organizations and members of diplomatic corps and royal families, seafarers hired by…

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10/09/2017-Halladay was flying plane low, witnesses tell safety board

Roy Halladay was flying his tiny sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico shortly before it slammed into the water and killed the retired star pitcher, witnesses told federal investigators. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigator Noreen Price said on Wednesday that Halladay’s ICON A5 experienced a “high-energy impact” with the water. She said…

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11/09/2017-US Embassy in Manila closed on Nov. 10

The United States Embassy in Manila will be closed on Friday in observance of an American holiday, its Information Office said on Thursday. “The United States Embassy in the Philippines and affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day, an American holiday,” the Embassy said in a…

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