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…

Filipinos now allowed to enter 26 countries

Dona Pazzibugan - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-six countries have so far lifted their border restrictions on Filipinos arriving from the Philippines, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA on Sunday said Filipinos leaving for essential travel would…

DFA tells passport applicants to reschedule appointments

Dona Z. Pazzibugan - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Passport applicants have to make an appointment by email before going to consular offices, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. On Monday, the DFA will reopen consular offices in Luzon except those in…

DFA: Some consular services to resume May 4

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 05/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Friday that some of its consular offices will resume operations starting May 4 while enforcing strict safety and health measures. Normal operations of consular offices in…

DFA slaps China, tells Beijing to respect PH sovereignty

Frances Mangosing 04/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) virtually slapped China in the face, declaring that the Philippines was rejecting China’s naming of geographical features in Philippine territory in the Kalayaan Island Group and establishing…

DFA: 6 more overseas Filipinos contract COVID-19

Christia Marie Ramos 04/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Another six overseas Filipinos have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement released by the DFA on Monday, the total number of Filipinos with…

DFA: COVID-19 now infects over 600 Filipinos abroad; death toll rises to 72

Christia Marie Ramos 04/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some 607 Filipinos overseas have now contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday, as the number of fatalities increased to 72. According to DFA, 13 more Filipinos…

MCIAA assures foreigners due for repatriation follow protocols

Rosalie Abatayo 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has assured that all foreigners that arrive in Cebu to board their repatriation flights have followed the proper protocols of the airport amid the coronavirus disease…

International agency donating P4.7M worth of coronavirus detection kits to PH 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/30/2020

CEBU CITY—An international agency is donating P4.7-million worth of detection kits for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to the Philippines. This was revealed by the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology…

PH barring foreigners; DFA says no exceptions

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 03/20/2020

In another move by the government to control the spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced on Twitter that all foreigners—with “no exceptions”—would be barred from entering the country on…

DFA confirms second Filipino COVID-19 patient in Hong Kong

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said it has confirmed reports that a second Filipino woman in Hong Kong has tested positive for the COVID-19. According to DFA, the information from the…

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