Filipino Feared with Ebola, Malta Turns Away Ship

Malta has turned away a ship traveling from Guinea with a Filipino passenger with suspected Ebola and seeking medical assistance. The sick Filipino passenger was taken in by Italy, and initial medical assessment suggested he has hepatitis, port authorities in Sicily told Agence France-Presse, reports GMA News.

Japanese Firm Deploying Filipino Professionals Overseas

The Philippines has long provided the Western world with highly skilled and motivated workers, especially in such fields as nursing, domestic help and back-office services. Now, Japanese companies are tapping into the potential of Filipino engineers and technicians, setting up "mother factories" in the Philippines and dispatching Filipino engineers to work as leaders in other parts of the world, reports Nikkei Asian Review

PH Dart Players Sweep Malaysian Tournament

Filipino darters swept the major awards in the recent 2014 Malaysian Open darts tournament at Premier Hotel in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. The Filipinos emerged champions in men’s and ladies’ singles, men’s singles soft tip and the premier division of the team competition, Manila Bulletin reported.

Wealthy American Leases Fuga Island in PH for $2 Billion

The private island owner club boasts some very famous and extremely rich members: Richard Branson, Larry Ellison and Leonardo DiCaprio, to name a few. Now there's a mysterious new addition to this group. An American buyer, who has remained incognito, shelled out $2 billion for a 25-year lease on a paradise island called Fuga in the northern Philippines, reports The Economic Times

World Bank, Australia, Canada Hail Bangsamoro Draft

The World Bank, Australia and Canada hailed the submission of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) draft by President Benigno Aquino  to Congress, calling it an important step towards peace and development in Mindanao, reports

60 Maps Debunk China's West PH Sea Claim

An exhibit of 60 ancient maps show that China has never had “historical ownership” of Scarborough Shoal, one of the many maritime features in the disputed West Philippine Sea, reports The maps were published based on the previous lecture of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio.

Pope Eager to Meet Poor, Youth, Typhoon Victims in PH

Pope Francis told Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario who met the Pontiff in Rome that he was looking forward to his trip to the Philippines next January to meet the poor, the youth and those affected by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, reports

8 Filipinos Get Chevening Scholarships in UK

Eight Filipinos have been awarded scholarships to pursue a master's degree in world-class universities in the United Kingdom through the prestigious Chevening Scholarship program, reports GMA News. The eight will pursue studies in healthcare, Islamic finance, environment, socio-economic development, law and information and cyber security.