PH named Destination of the Year

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines was named Destination of the Year by one of Asia’s most prestigious award-giving body in the travel industry. The country received the Destination of the Year Award during the 31st TTG…

DFA to open all consular offices to walk-in passport applicants

Christia Marie Ramos 03/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Walk-in applicants eligible to avail of the passport courtesy lane will be accommodated in all consular offices nationwide starting March 16, 2022, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Monday, March 14. The DFA…

Demand for passports surges anew

Donna Pazzibugan 03/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Sunday fended off complaints by netizens over the continued lack of passport appointment slots from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). His fellow Twitter users showed him several social media…

DFA to cancel, dispose all unclaimed passports

Tina G. Santos 12/11/2021

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will cancel and dispose all unclaimed passports that were scheduled for release before December 2020. In an advisory, the DFA said those who have yet to claim their passports that were…

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…

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