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…

Cebu-Netherlands ties get boost

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/21/2017

The Kingdom of the Netherlands saw strengthened ties with Cebu as it reopened its honorary consulate here last week. Marion Derckx, ambassador of the Netherlands to the Philippines, said they hope to forge new connections and business…

More direct Cebu–China flights in 2017

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/18/2017

Tourism and business opportunities await Cebu as more direct flights are launched from China to the southern Philippine province in 2017. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in a statement quoting Xiamen Air Travel general manager Deng…

Legarda to PH gov’t: Ratify Paris climate accord

11/04/2016

SENATOR Loren Legarda has renewed her call for the Philippines to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, saying the country has nothing to lose “but everything to gain with it.” In particular, Legarda urged all concerned…

DFA Dumaguete consular office turns 1

PR 10/26/2016

THE Department of Foreign Affairs-Regional Consular Office (DFA-RCO) in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental celebrated its first anniversary recently. Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo and former ambassador MacActhur Corsino graced the occasion at Robinsons Dumaguete. In line with…

International spotlight

09/25/2016

When President Rodrigo Duterte invited officials from the United Nations, the United States and the European Union to investigate reports of extrajudicial killings, he probably had no idea that they would take his invitation seriously. When the…

Workers to stay home as four Saudi employers on watch list

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/31/2016

THE regional Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) suspended the processing of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) for workers bound for four employers placed on its watch list in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Evelia Durato, chief…

Bid for study aid endorsed to Japan embassy

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/17/2016

THE proposed feasibility study on a provincial development master plan has already been endorsed to the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Director Efren Carreon of the National Economic and Development Authority…

14 Filipino fire victims in Iraq being identified

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/06/2016

PHILIPPINE Embassy officials in Iraq have gone to the Kurdistan region to identify and start repatriation proceedings for the 14 Filipinos who perished in a hotel fire. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, it was not yet known…

Gov asked to help bring OFW’s remains home

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/19/2016

A family from Toledo City has asked the Capitol for help in the repatriation of the remains of a 35-year-old female domestic helper who died in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last year. Zenaida Yu said her…

Negrenses now have passports within reach

PR 12/11/2015

PASSPORT processing and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) assistance services of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) are now accessible to Negrenses with the inauguration of its new office at Robinsons Place in Dumaguete City. The the DFA…

Unsaon pagwagtang sa ‘haze’?

Lloyd Suarez 10/26/2015

Nahimong  inutil  ang atong  kapolisan human mi-invoke sa ilang diplomatic immunity  ang magtiayong  Chinese nationals  nga sila si Guo Jing kinsa  first secretary consul sa  Chinese Consular  Office dinhi sa  Sugbo  ug  ang  iyang  bana  nga si…

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