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Prepare to evacuate, DFA tells 3,500 OFWs in Libya

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano raises Alert Level 3 in Libya, which entails voluntary repatriation

ALERT LEVEL 3. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano raises Alert Level 3 in Libya. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH gov't to Filipinos in Yemen: Leave!

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The Philippines also warns Filipinos in Yemen to avoid unnecessary travel outside their homes

INCREASING UNREST. Members of the Shiite Huthi movement sit on a pick up truck mounted with a machine gun at a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on January 18, 2015. Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen's capital seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff on January 17, 2015 in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

POEA stops OFWs from returning to Ebola-hit countries

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:51 PM

The suspension comes after the Department of Foreign Affairs announced its plan to raise alert level 3 over Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone by mid November

EBOLA-FREE PH. Health Secretary Enrique Ona talks about the department's efforts to prevent the entry of Ebola in the Philippines. Photo by Mark Cristino

RITM doctors on fear of Ebola: Call of duty comes first

Oct 22, 2014 - 11:47 AM

About 400 health workers worldwide have so far contracted the Ebola and more than 230 have died But PH health workers say they won t focus on fear

CALL OF DUTY. Dr Mark Pasayan of RITM explains the triage area of the hospital for possible Ebola and MERS-CoV patients. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Senate to probe PH's Ebola preparations

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The Senate will look into how government agencies are synchronizing their efforts to keep the Philippines Ebola free

RESERVED. A nurse wearing a protective suit stands in front of the door of the isolation room reserved for possible Ebola cases in the country inside the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WHO: PH is systematic, meticulous about Ebola

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:32 PM

RITM can accommodate up to 14 patients with Ebola in 7 negative pressure rooms 2 intensive care units and 3 wards

PROTECTION. Health workers demonstrate how to put on a personal protective equipment worn when treating Ebola patients. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Philippines to start training health workers for Ebola

Oct 17, 2014 - 2:29 PM

UPDATED Weekly trainings will be given by experts in infectious diseases and Ebola

TRAIN HEALTH WORKERS. World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in the Philippines Dr Julie Hall speaks during a press conference on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at the Department of Health (DOH) office in Manila, Philippines, 17 October 2014. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Rappler Newscast | October 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:58 PM

Revilla: Millions are from showbiz earnings Laude died from drowning autopsy report PH not sending health workers to Ebola zone

PH not sending health workers to Ebola zone

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:58 AM

UPDATED Health spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says the country will for now focus on preparing against the virus

GLOBAL CALLS FOR HELP. A Liberian ambulance team transport the 70-year old Francis Konneh, a suspected Ebola patient from the township of West point in Monrovia, Liberia, 15 October 2014. Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Strengthen PH defense vs Ebola first – doctors' group

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The Philippine College of Physicians says the country must start preparing its health workers and health facilities for Ebola cases

On Christmas, PH brings home 11 from South Sudan

Dec 25, 2013 - 5:27 PM

This group of male repatriates will arrive in the Philippines in time for Christmas

PH tells Filipinos to leave South Sudan

Dec 23, 2013 - 4:14 PM

The Philippines joins other countries in evacuating nationals from South Sudan which faces the threat of civil war

SEEKING REFUGE. Civilians fleeing fighting that broke out in recent days and seeking refuge wait outside a compound of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in Bor, 18 December 2013. UN Photo/Hailemichael Gebrekrstos

PH tells Filipinos to leave Yemen

Dec 09, 2013 - 6:02 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised crisis alert level 3 over the Middle Eastern country after a suspected terrorist attack killed 7 Filipinos there

ATTACKED. A handout photo released by the Yemeni Defense Ministry shows burned cars after the explosives-packed car hit the country's Defense Ministry complex. Photo from EPA/Yemeni Defense Ministry

PH scraps plea for OFWs to leave Egypt

Nov 29, 2013 - 4:11 PM

The political and security situation in Egypt has improved says the DFA but only OFWs with existing contracts are allowed to return to their host country

MORE PROTESTS. Egyptians activists shout slogans as they rally near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 19 November 2013. EPA/Al-Masry al-Youm

Leave Egypt, DFA tells Pinoys amid unrest

Aug 15, 2013 - 1:47 PM

The DFA raises alert level 3 in Egypt because of rising tensions there

File photo. Fayez Nuraldine/AFP