Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken Skorean ferry

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:04 p.m.

MOKPO, South Korea -- After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said.

Pinoy Mers-Cov victim ready for discharge

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:14 a.m.

MANILA -- The first Filipino diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (Mers-Cov), an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), is now ready to be discharged from quarantine, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

“The two tests done to the index passenger yielded negative results, hence, the passenger is now ready for discharge,” said Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy, DOH Emerging Infectious Diseases Program Manager.

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:25 a.m.

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Another three guides remained missing, and searchers were working quickly to find them in case weather conditions deteriorated, said Maddhu Sunan Burlakoti, head of the Nepalese government's mountaineering department.

Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 09:06 a.m.

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.

The vigil is among the Vatican's most solemn services.

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:28 a.m.

JERUSALEM -- The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.

Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

JINDO, South Korea — The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are hampered by poor visibility and can venture only so deep.

Aquino orders creation of Task Force Mers-Cov

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:45 p.m.

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to mobilize a task force to create a heightened awareness among the public on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (Mers-Cov).

Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Saturday the DOH is working closely with all concerned government agencies to ensure public health and safety. However, he said that there is no epidemic or outbreak of the Mers-Cov.

POEA to hold registration for EPS-Topik

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 08:11 p.m.

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is set to hold the registration for the 10th Employment Permit System–Test of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-Topik) this week.

In a statement, POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac said the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD-Korea) and the POEA is set to hold the registration period from Monday, April 21 to Friday, April 25.

Senators welcome Gigi Reyes as possible state witness

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 03:57 p.m.

MANILA -- Senators urged on Saturday pork barrel scam accused Atty. Jessica Gigi Reyes, former chief of staff and rumored mistress of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, to tell the truth saying the public clamors for justice.

OFW from Abu Dhabi tests negative for Mers-Cov

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 03:44 p.m.

MANILA -- The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) earlier tested positive of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus (MERS-COV) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was found to be negative of the virus after he was re-tested by the Department of Health (DOH).

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