PH to continue asserting sovereignty after latest ‘illegal’ acts of China Coast Guard in WPS

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 11/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will continue to insist on its “sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction over our territory” despite reports that the China Coast Guard recently “blocked and water cannoned” Philippine supply boats in the West…

Legarda bats for greater protection for overseas Filipino workers

PR 10/29/2021

Promoting the rights and welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will continue to be among the priorities of three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda to ensure that Filipinos working in foreign countries, which include domestic workers,…

49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s…

Cebu-made high speed ferry sails to Denmark

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The completion of a high-speed ferry assembled by a shipping company based in Balamban town in western Cebu marked the 75th anniversary of bilateral relations between the Philippines and Denmark. The Department of…

DFA strongly advises travelers to postpone trip to PH amid travel ban

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 01/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reiterated its advice to travelers coming from or transiting through countries that have reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant to postpone their trips to the Philippines. “The…

DFA: 127 seafarers stranded in ships abroad await repatriation

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some 127 Filipino seafarers stranded in ships abroad are still awaiting repatriation, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier directed the DFA to assist Filipino seafarers who are stranded in…

Filipinos killed in Beirut blasts now at 4, wounded at 31 – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos 08/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines  — Two more Filipinos have been reported killed after powerful explosions struck the Port of Beirut in Lebanon earlier this week. Citing the latest reports from the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, the Department of Foreign…

Locsin apologizes to UK for death of British in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro ‘Teddy’ Locsin Jr. apologized to the government of the United Kingdom for the death of one of its citizens in Cebu. In a tweet, Locsin said he learned that…

Repatriated OFWs transferred to New Clark City for 14-day quarantine

Maria Adelaida Calayag - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/09/2020

CAPAS, Tarlac — The 30 repatriated Filipinos from China have been transferred to the New Clark City (NCC) here after their charted plane arrived at Clark Air Base around 7 a.m. on Sunday. The Department of Foreign…

Sotto: Ban travelers from countries with coronavirus cases if outbreak worsens

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 01/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Should the novel coronavirus outbreak worsens, the Philippines should ban all travelers coming in from countries with confirmed cases of the infection, said Senate President Vicente Sotto III. This after the Palace said President…

MAO BA?

09/25/2017

RED TAPE AT DFA Netizens were infuriated over the turtle-like pace of processing of applications for passports at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Cebu even when applicants submitted their requests online. Charlene Tyler said, “This…

DFA: No Filipino hurt in Finland knife attack

Inquirer.net 08/20/2017

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said there were no Filipinos hurt in the Finland knife attack that left two people dead. “We condemn any act that seeks to undermine peaceful and tolerant societies,” Foreign Affairs…

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