Filipina on hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia dies of heatstroke

Adrian Parungao 06/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed that a Filipina based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who was on a hajj pilgrimage, died of heatstroke. According to DFA Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega, the Filipina, who…

Philippines seeks UN confirmation of its vast continental seabed in the disputed South China Sea

06/16/2024

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has asked a United Nations body to formally recognize the extent of its undersea continental seabed in the South China Sea, where it would have the exclusive right to exploit resources,…

DFA to tighten tourist visa rules for Chinese nationals

Donna Pazzibugan 05/10/2024

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) plans to make tourist visa rules stricter for Chinese nationals to prevent exploitation by syndicates involved in illegal Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos). Foreign Undersecretary Jesus Domingo announced this at a…

‘Leave Scarborough Shoal,’ PH tells China in latest protest 

05/03/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Thursday urged China to leave Scarborough Shoal (Bajo de Masinloc) and nearby areas right away, following a water cannon attack by the Chinese coast guard on two Philippine government ships conducting…

Iran seizes ship with 4 Filipino crew

Donna Pazzibugan 04/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials are working to free four Filipino crew members from the MSC Aries, a ship captured by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz. The four Filipinos are part of the ship’s 25 crew, which…

How to get a passport: A first-timer’s guide

Pia Piquero 04/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Ever found yourself caught in the bureaucratic loop of needing a valid ID to get another form of ID? Imagine this, you need an ID to get another ID, but to get that first…

DFA launches e-Apostille service; first in Asean region

Adrian Parungao 03/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Consular Affairs (DFA – OCA) announced that it launched an e-Apostille service for civil registry documents. DFA said the system will allow the public to apply online for…

Freed Filipino hostage: ‘Alive because of the Lord’

Julie M. Aurelio, Kathleen de Villa - @inquirerdotnet 11/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino was among the hostages released by Hamas en masse from the Gaza Strip under a ceasefire agreement, seven weeks into the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group. With this development,…

DFA: Woman from Negros Occ. 3rd Filipino killed in Israel-Hamas conflict

Jun A. Malig, Nestor Corrales - @inquirerdotnet 10/14/2023

A 49-year-old Filipino caregiver from Negros Occidental has been confirmed to have been killed in the conflict in Israel that followed the Oct. 7 coordinated attacks by Hamas militants. This was confirmed by the Department of Foreign…

DFA says 5 Filipinos missing amid conflict in Israel

Charie Abarca - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed that five Filipinos have remained unaccounted for amid ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. However, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega told INQUIRER.net in a phone…

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