Articles By Esther Tanquintic-Misa

People hug as they leave an area designated for family members of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 passengers, while waiting for more information about the crashed plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines Bo

From Economy 5:12 pm

Malaysia Airlines MH17 Trial: Malaysia or Netherlands to Convene Trial, Not ICC

The trial of those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17 will be convened in either a Malaysian or Dutch court, but not at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

File photo of Malaysia Airlines aircrafts taxiing on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur

From Economy 4:18 pm

Twin Malaysia Airlines MH370, MH17 Aviation Disasters Create Phobia Among Travellers

Four incidents that rocked the global aviation industry in just a span of four months have created the inevitable phobia among air travellers. While Superman did say that air travel is still the safest mode of transportation, the fate of the four airlines doesn't seem to jive to this testament.

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with an Ebola outbreak in Conakry, Guinea, March 23, 2014. Health officials fighting an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea on Sunday dispatched specialised medical equipment, imposed

From Economy 2:21 pm

2014 Ebola Outbreak: ‘Out of control… and Can Get Worse'; Asky Airline Stops Flying to Liberia, Sierra Leone; Liberia Closes Schools

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered the closure of all schools in Liberia amid the deepening Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which has been categorised as "out of control" by Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Nigeria's major ASKY airline had announced it is stopping all flig...

A worker takes radiation readings on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this June 12, 2013 file photo. Since March 2011

From Economy 12:45 pm

Fukushima Radiation Tests on Waters Along U.S. Coast Yield Negative Results

Tests looking for possible Fukushima radiation contamination on the waters along the U.S. coast continued to yield negative results, a group of scientists said on Tuesday. However, they warned low levels of radiation from the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan are still expected to reach the US shore.

Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus in Kenema,

From Economy 11:30 am

Ebola Doom: UK Panics, Holds Crisis Mtng; Expert African Doctor Dies

Authorities in Britain have called for a crisis meeting to tackle possible measures to fight off as well as cope with the spreading deadly Ebola virus. UK pressed the panic button after an infected man managed to fly out from disease-affected Liberia to the major international travel hub of Lagos, Nigeria.

People stand on the street after evacuating an apartment building after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Mexico City, July 29, 2014. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesda

From Science Jul 30

6.3-magnitude Quakes Strikes Mexico, 1 Dead

At last one person has died when a 6.3-magnitude quake struck Mexico on Tuesday.

Singers and actors hired by state-run Iraqiya channel perform patriotic songs inside a church in Baghdad, July 21, 2014. State television is working overtime to persuade Iraqis to help Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki confront an al Qaeda offshoot that has s

From Economy Jul 30

China Crackdown Against Christianity: Removes Church Cross, Cites Building Code Violation

Citing building code violations, police in China's city of Wenzhou have removed a 10-foot cross from a local church. Wenzhou is considered be "China's Jerusalem" due to its large Christian population.


From Politics & Policy Jul 30

ACCC Targets Australian Companies Over Scrapped Carbon Tax; Orders Virgin, Qantas to Explain Why No Savings to Give Back to Consumers

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has started targeting companies now that the carbon tax has been scrapped. It has specifically ordered airline companies Qantas and Virgin to explain why they cannot pass on to travelers the supposed savings they generated from implementing the said tax.

A French farmer drives his combine as he harvests wheat in a field in Oisy-le-Verger, near Douai, northern France, July 18, 2014. Western Europe is heading towards a hefty wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that a large share of it will fai

From Politics & Policy Jul 30

El Niño Update: 2014 Threat Easing, ‘Unlikely to be a Strong Event’ – Australia BoM

The looming threat of an El Niño in 2014 is easing up and is unlikely to be a strong event should it strike during spring time, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

Foreign citizens working and living in Ukraine wave the flags of their countries during a rally demanding justice for the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at Independence Square in Kiev July 27, 2014. Nearly 300 people, 193 of them Dut

From Economy Jul 30

Global Aviation Accidents: UN to Form Safety Task Force, Gov'ts Should Share Intelligence Info to Avert Future Incidents on Flying Over Warzones (PHOTOS)

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has said it will be creating a task force on airline safety in light of the fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over war-torn Ukraine. This, as the global aviation industry rallied that governments must relay or share intelligence information to avert future incidents on flying over war-zone declared areas.