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RP Embassy in Ottawa issues advisory on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Embassy of the Philippines Ottawa ADVISORY ON CANADA’S TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM (TFWP) (Source: http://www.vancouverpcg.org/) Following consultations with relevant Canadian authorities to whom concerns of Filipino temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in Canada were conveyed, the Philippine Embassy calls the attention of affected Filipino nationals to the following program changes and situations relative to the TFWP. 1. … Continue reading

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PCO Sec. Martin Andanar’s Statement on the NY blast

PCO Sec. Martin Andanar’s Statement on the NY blast MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — 

We are deeply saddened by the New York explosion that left scores injured in Chelsea district.

 As authorities begin to investigate, the Philippine Consulate General in New York continues to monitor the situation closely. 

 We advise Filipinos living in the … Continue reading

Norwegian ASG captive now in custody of Presidential Peace Adviser Dureza
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Norwegian ASG captive now in custody of Presidential Peace Adviser Dureza

Norwegian ASG captive now in custody of Presidential Peace Adviser Dureza By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has confirmed the transfer of former Norwegian Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) captive Kjartn Sekkingstand to Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus “Jess” Dureza on Sunday afternoon. “For info, we confirm … Continue reading

Davao’s Public Safety, Security Center partners with Interpol
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Davao’s Public Safety, Security Center partners with Interpol

Davao’s Public Safety, Security Center partners with Interpol By Lilian C. Mellejor and Lovely A. Carillo DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The city’s Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) has partnered with Interpol as the city government further intensify security in the city after the Sept. 2 bomb explosion at the Roxas night … Continue reading

All set for 3rd Edson Inter-Town tourney
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All set for 3rd Edson Inter-Town tourney

The 3rd Edson Inter-Town Basketball League gets going on September 24 to 25 in Edson. Organizers Rodel Gravides, Randy Cagalitan and Joey Manalang jointly made the announcement through Pinoy Edmonton News today. Ten teams are joining the two-day event sponsored by Crosstown Auto Centre. Tim Horton’s-Edson and Drayton Valley Team are also backing the cagefest with volunteers from … Continue reading

PSC pushes through plan to put up Philippine Sports Institute; gets P25-M budget
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PSC pushes through plan to put up Philippine Sports Institute; gets P25-M budget

PSC pushes through plan to put up Philippine Sports Institute; gets P25-M budget By Lovely A. Carillo DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is pushing through with its plan to put up a Philippine Sports Institute with satellite offices all over the country to promote grassroots sports. “The Institute will … Continue reading

US military forces have to leave Mindanao – President Duterte
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US military forces have to leave Mindanao – President Duterte

US military forces have to leave Mindanao – President Duterte By Jelly F. Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) -– President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that United States military forces have to leave Mindanao to prevent being targeted by kidnap-for-ransom groups, particularly the Abu Sayyaf. ”I do not want a rift with America, but they have … Continue reading

Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Oath-taking of Appointees
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Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Oath-taking of Appointees

Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Oath-taking of Appointees MANILA (Philippines News Agency) –Ang Iraq, pumasok ang Britain, pati Amerika, on the sole allegation that there were weapons of mass destruction. They killed Saddam because [inaudible] strongman, and where is Iraq now? It is a failed country. Pinakialaman nila ang Libya, they supported … Continue reading