Netflix ordered to remove ‘Pine Gap’ episodes on China’s nine-dash line – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 11/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has ordered Netflix to cut out certain episodes of a political drama which showed a map of China’s “illegal” nine-dash line in the South China…

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…

‘Biggest ever repatriation in PH history’ is ongoing

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 08/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was not exaggerating when he described the ongoing repatriation of Filipinos from various countries as the biggest in Philippine history. The last mass repatriation of this magnitude took place in…

Cebu City ‘not in haste’ for vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/17/2021

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a vial labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic CEBU CITY, Philippines — COVID-19 vaccines for Cebu City residents may…

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…

Rescued Cebuano seafarers arrive in PH

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The two Filipino seafarers ,who survived and were rescued from a sunken ship off the seas in southern Japan, have returned to the Philippines, the foreign affairs office has reported. In a tweet…

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…

Give us proof that no public funds were spent for tuob kits — dad

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon said the city government has to prove that there were no funds used in the distribution of 2,000 tuob kits to the isolation centers. Dizon filed a resolution…

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…

2 Filipinos die, 6 others injured in Beirut blasts 

Catherine Gonzales, Christia Marie Ramos 08/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two Filipinos were killed in powerful explosions that hit the Port of Beirut in Lebanon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Wednesday. Citing latest reports from the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, the DFA also…

DFA: COVID-19 hits 8,474 Filipinos abroad; recoveries reach 5,101

Christia Marie Ramos 06/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Tuesday seven new COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipino as the number of recoveries increased to 5,101. According to the DFA, a total of 8,474 Filipinos abroad have…

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