After a Filipino casualty in the United Arab Emirates, an overseas Filipino worker who recently arrived in Manila was tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), reports Inquirer.net. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Wednesday the OFW, who is a nurse, had contact with the victim who died in UAE. The male health worker is now quarantined.
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Most Philippine employers still look at fresh graduates' alma mater in choosing whom to hire, with a majority of them favoring those from top schools. But they are not discounting graduates from other colleges and universities, reports Rappler.com, citing Jobstreet.com Philippines' Fresh Graduates 2014 Job & Salary Report.
After experiencing one of the worst typhoons in history, the Philippines is ready to share its knowledge via a dialogue it will host in September. Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Cecilia Rebong said, “The Philippines is ready to host the 2nd Disaster Response Dialogue (DRD) in Manila on 11 and 12 September 2014,” reports ABS-CBN News.
Filipino seafarers now have an assurance of continued protection in the international community, after the Philippines was elected vice chair of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) in Geneva, reports GMA News.
In a face-off between the defense chiefs of China and the US, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told his Chinese counterpart that his country does not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation, reports Inquirer.net. Hagel said America will protect Japan, the Philippines and other allies locked in disputes with China, as laid out in US treaty obligations.
One Filipino health worker has died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus and 5 others have been infected with the disease in the United Arab Emirates, state news agency WAM reported on Friday, reports ABS-CBN News.
The Canadian government has announced an initial allocation of 50 million Canadian dollars (P2.046 billion) to support recovery programs across Eastern Visayas as part of a counterpart fund to match more than C$85 million (P3.5 billion) Canadians had raised through a public appeal shortly after Super Typhoon Yolanda, reports Inquirer.net.
Fil-Canadian fashion designer Farley Chatto started his own line while he was still a student at Ryerson University. Dubbed by fashion media as one of the Top 8 designers in Canada, Chatto's Far and Away Fur Collection hit the runway at the World Mastercard Canada Fashion Week in Toronto, reports ABS-CBN News.