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President denies Yasay is quitting as DFA head, for now

President denies Yasay is quitting as DFA head, for now MANILA – It has to be the chief executive himself who has to put off the fire on the persistent rumor. President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday denied the rumor that Perfecto Yasay is on his way out as Department […]

PH welcomes award by PCA on West Philippine Sea row – DFA

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement Tuesday on the ruling released by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration which favored the Philippines on its arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea row. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July […]

Territorial sea disputes seen to take spotlight during ASEAN ministerial meet

The territorial disputes in the South China Sea would likely steal the spotlight in this week’s Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting by the regional bloc’s 10 foreign ministers amid reports of China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island. At odds with China over disputed territories in […]

Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that fourteen Filipinos were killed in a vehicular collision in Saudi Arabia while they were on their way to their living quarters in east Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “Our embassy coordinated with the company that they are working for and the initial […]

Hague starts hearing of Philippine – China arbitration case on Nov. 24

The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will hold a one-week hearing starting Nov. 24 on the Philippines’ case challenging China’s enormous claim on disputed South China (West Philippine) sea territories. “Oral hearing on the merits of the Philippines-China arbitration case under Annex VII of the United Nations […]

In your dreams: DFA promises to solve passport production backlog

The Department of Foreign Affairs again is making a horrible promise to solve the backlog in passport production from 15 to 20 days. Quite unbelievable. For their “official” pronouncement do not reflect the true situation on the “ground.” An overseas friend of mine just confirmed the opposite. On May 30, […]

Now overseas Filipinos can use internet voter registration option

Filipinos who expect to be in Europe and Israel during the thirty day (09 April – 09 May 2016) overseas voting period for the 2016 Presidential elections, on 09 May 2016, who like to take part in the Philippine overseas electoral process, may now go to www.irehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph. This […]

President Aquino gears for working visit of Chicago and state visit of Canada

MANILA, April 30 — After the ASEAN presidential trip to Kuala Lumpur, President Benigno S. Aquino III will cross the Pacific with a working visit in Chicago and state visit of Canada. The president is expected to meet with Filipino communities in the second week of May. President Aquino will […]

Indonesia releases execution order for Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

MANILA, April 25 — The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday the execution order for overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso, who was sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking, was received by her family. The Indonesia’s prosecutor gave the notice letter to the family during a meetinf […]

Philippines exhausting all means to save Filipina from Indonesian death row

MANILA, March 29 — The Philippine government is doing everything it can to save a Filipina who has been sentenced to die in Indonesia after she was caught transporting illegal narcotics into the country, Palace official said on Saturday. “Ginagawa naman po ng ating pamahalaan ang ating magagawa within the […]

Senate might compel Purisima to read text messages with P-Noy – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 22 – The Senate might compel resigned Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to disclose his conversation with President Benigno Aquino III and other officials regarding ‘Oplan Exodus’ when he appears in the Senate hearing on Monday. This was disclosed by Senator Grace Poe on Sunday during a […]

US settles Tubattaha reef damage after 2 years

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Two years after the grounding of an American warship in January 2013 which caused damage to tubattaha reef, the United States finally settled the requested full compensation to the Philippine government. This was known as the Department of Foreign Affairs made a statement issued on Wednesday, […]

P-Noy leaves for Korea commemorative meet on Dec. 11-12

MANILA, Dec. 8 — P-Noy leaves for Korea commemorative meet on Dec. 11-12. President Benigno S. Aquino III will be off to Busan to mark the ASEAN-Republic of Korea 25th anniversary commemorative summit on December 11 and 12. The Department of Foreign Affairs said President Aquino and other nine leaders […]

DFA receives additional fund for OFW repatriation program

MANILA, Nov 12 — The Philippine government is issuing additional allotment of P50 million to the Department of Foreign Affairs for its overseas Filipino repatriation program. Fund being released by the Department of Budget and Management to the Department of Foreign Affairs will augment DFA’s P100-million emergency fund to help […]

Embattled PH Ambassador to Kuwait Shulan Primavera Hails From Bicol

After a long wait, definitely the truth will set free whoever was or is encumbered on the sexual harassment case that was filed by an OFW from Kuwait against a Philippine ambassador to that mideast nation. We are referring to Ambassador Shulan Primavera who was accused by “Mabel,” a Filipina […]

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P-Noy leaves for Korea commemorative meet on Dec. 11-12

MANILA, Dec. 8 — P-Noy leaves for Korea commemorative meet on Dec. 11-12. President Benigno S. Aquino III will be off to Busan to mark the ASEAN-Republic of Korea 25th anniversary commemorative summit on December 11 and 12. The Department of Foreign Affairs said President Aquino and other nine leaders […]

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DFA receives additional fund for OFW repatriation program

MANILA, Nov 12 — The Philippine government is issuing additional allotment of P50 million to the Department of Foreign Affairs for its overseas Filipino repatriation program. Fund being released by the Department of Budget and Management to the Department of Foreign Affairs will augment DFA’s P100-million emergency fund to help […]

US settles Tubattaha reef damage after 2 years

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Two years after the grounding of an American warship in January 2013 which caused damage to tubattaha reef, the United States finally settled the requested full compensation to the Philippine government. This was known as the Department of Foreign Affairs made a statement issued on Wednesday, […]

Embattled PH Ambassador to Kuwait Shulan Primavera Hails From Bicol

After a long wait, definitely the truth will set free whoever was or is encumbered on the sexual harassment case that was filed by an OFW from Kuwait against a Philippine ambassador to that mideast nation. We are referring to Ambassador Shulan Primavera who was accused by “Mabel,” a Filipina […]

President denies Yasay is quitting as DFA head, for now

President denies Yasay is quitting as DFA head, for now MANILA – It has to be the chief executive himself who has to put off the fire on the persistent rumor. President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday denied the rumor that Perfecto Yasay is on his way out as Department […]

Senate might compel Purisima to read text messages with P-Noy – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 22 – The Senate might compel resigned Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to disclose his conversation with President Benigno Aquino III and other officials regarding ‘Oplan Exodus’ when he appears in the Senate hearing on Monday. This was disclosed by Senator Grace Poe on Sunday during a […]

Now overseas Filipinos can use internet voter registration option

Filipinos who expect to be in Europe and Israel during the thirty day (09 April – 09 May 2016) overseas voting period for the 2016 Presidential elections, on 09 May 2016, who like to take part in the Philippine overseas electoral process, may now go to www.irehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph. This […]

Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that fourteen Filipinos were killed in a vehicular collision in Saudi Arabia while they were on their way to their living quarters in east Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “Our embassy coordinated with the company that they are working for and the initial […]

Territorial sea disputes seen to take spotlight during ASEAN ministerial meet

The territorial disputes in the South China Sea would likely steal the spotlight in this week’s Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting by the regional bloc’s 10 foreign ministers amid reports of China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island. At odds with China over disputed territories in […]

PH welcomes award by PCA on West Philippine Sea row – DFA

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement Tuesday on the ruling released by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration which favored the Philippines on its arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea row. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July […]

Hague starts hearing of Philippine – China arbitration case on Nov. 24

The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will hold a one-week hearing starting Nov. 24 on the Philippines’ case challenging China’s enormous claim on disputed South China (West Philippine) sea territories. “Oral hearing on the merits of the Philippines-China arbitration case under Annex VII of the United Nations […]

In your dreams: DFA promises to solve passport production backlog

The Department of Foreign Affairs again is making a horrible promise to solve the backlog in passport production from 15 to 20 days. Quite unbelievable. For their “official” pronouncement do not reflect the true situation on the “ground.” An overseas friend of mine just confirmed the opposite. On May 30, […]

Philippines exhausting all means to save Filipina from Indonesian death row

MANILA, March 29 — The Philippine government is doing everything it can to save a Filipina who has been sentenced to die in Indonesia after she was caught transporting illegal narcotics into the country, Palace official said on Saturday. “Ginagawa naman po ng ating pamahalaan ang ating magagawa within the […]

President Aquino gears for working visit of Chicago and state visit of Canada

MANILA, April 30 — After the ASEAN presidential trip to Kuala Lumpur, President Benigno S. Aquino III will cross the Pacific with a working visit in Chicago and state visit of Canada. The president is expected to meet with Filipino communities in the second week of May. President Aquino will […]

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Now overseas Filipinos can use internet voter registration option

Filipinos who expect to be in Europe and Israel during the thirty day (09 April – 09 May 2016) overseas voting period for the 2016 Presidential elections, on 09 May 2016, who like to take part in the Philippine overseas electoral process, may now go to www.irehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph. This […]

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Embattled PH Ambassador to Kuwait Shulan Primavera Hails From Bicol

After a long wait, definitely the truth will set free whoever was or is encumbered on the sexual harassment case that was filed by an OFW from Kuwait against a Philippine ambassador to that mideast nation. We are referring to Ambassador Shulan Primavera who was accused by “Mabel,” a Filipina […]

In your dreams: DFA promises to solve passport production backlog

The Department of Foreign Affairs again is making a horrible promise to solve the backlog in passport production from 15 to 20 days. Quite unbelievable. For their “official” pronouncement do not reflect the true situation on the “ground.” An overseas friend of mine just confirmed the opposite. On May 30, […]

DFA receives additional fund for OFW repatriation program

MANILA, Nov 12 — The Philippine government is issuing additional allotment of P50 million to the Department of Foreign Affairs for its overseas Filipino repatriation program. Fund being released by the Department of Budget and Management to the Department of Foreign Affairs will augment DFA’s P100-million emergency fund to help […]

Hague starts hearing of Philippine – China arbitration case on Nov. 24

The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will hold a one-week hearing starting Nov. 24 on the Philippines’ case challenging China’s enormous claim on disputed South China (West Philippine) sea territories. “Oral hearing on the merits of the Philippines-China arbitration case under Annex VII of the United Nations […]

P-Noy leaves for Korea commemorative meet on Dec. 11-12

MANILA, Dec. 8 — P-Noy leaves for Korea commemorative meet on Dec. 11-12. President Benigno S. Aquino III will be off to Busan to mark the ASEAN-Republic of Korea 25th anniversary commemorative summit on December 11 and 12. The Department of Foreign Affairs said President Aquino and other nine leaders […]

Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that fourteen Filipinos were killed in a vehicular collision in Saudi Arabia while they were on their way to their living quarters in east Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “Our embassy coordinated with the company that they are working for and the initial […]

US settles Tubattaha reef damage after 2 years

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Two years after the grounding of an American warship in January 2013 which caused damage to tubattaha reef, the United States finally settled the requested full compensation to the Philippine government. This was known as the Department of Foreign Affairs made a statement issued on Wednesday, […]

Territorial sea disputes seen to take spotlight during ASEAN ministerial meet

The territorial disputes in the South China Sea would likely steal the spotlight in this week’s Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting by the regional bloc’s 10 foreign ministers amid reports of China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island. At odds with China over disputed territories in […]