No Filipinos in Russia ask to return home, brave mutiny’s climax – DFA

Beatrice Pinlac 06/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipino in Russia has asked to be repatriated after the recent power struggle between the military and a mutinous paramilitary group, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Monday. DFA Undersecretary Eduardo de…

Cancel Teves passport, Enrile urges DFA

Nestor Corrales 06/25/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Juan Ponce Enrile on Saturday urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to finally cancel the passport of fugitive Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. for his refusal to face the multiple…

Suspended Rep. Teves eyeing asylum in Timor Leste, says DOJ chief

Tetch Torres-Tupas 05/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Suspended Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. is in Timor Leste (East Timor) seeking asylum, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said on Tuesday. The Department of Justice (DOJ) was informed by the Department of…

More Filipinos move out of Sudan but are stuck in border -DFA

Beatrice Pinlac - Reporter 04/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — At least 300 more Filipinos have started evacuating Sudan while the 72-hour ceasefire clock of warring factions in the war-torn country continues to wind down, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Foreign Affairs…

Ex-DFA chief Albert del Rosario dies at 83

Beatrice Pinlac 04/18/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, 83, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, his family announced. The longtime diplomat’s daughter, Dr. Inge del Rosario, broke the news of his passing in a statement…

What to prepare for your DFA passport appointment

03/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the threat of COVID-19 now waning and with the global economy on the rebound, the urge to travel whether for business or pleasure is also mounting. Here are some important reminders on…

DFA chief: China harassment a ‘daily situation’ for PH

Francis Mangosing, Tina G. Santos 02/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo brought up the Philippines’ maritime tensions with China at a high-level security conference in Germany on Saturday, saying that China’s harassment of Filipino fishermen and the country’s coast guard was…

2 Filipinos hurt in Turkey after massive earthquake — DFA

Daniza Fernandez 02/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Two Filipinos in Turkey were hurt following the massive earthquake that jolted the foreign nation. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued the remark on Tuesday evening, noting that the individuals are currently fine.…

New Philippine Envoys visit Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Before they will be deployed in their respective designations abroad, at least eight newly appointed Philippine Ambassadors visited Cebu to learn and help promote the island province’s economy on the international scene. The…

DFA to open 300,000 more passport appointment slots before year ends

Daniza Fernandez 10/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) plans to open at least 300,000 additional passport appointment slots nationwide before 2022 ends. “We have opened more than 803,000 passport appointment slots and we plan to open at least…

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…

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