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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

Non-machine readable passports no longer acceptable starting October 1
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Non-machine readable passports no longer acceptable starting October 1

News Release Advisory on Non-Machine Readable Passports and Travel Documents The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to inform the public that effective 01 October 2016, the Consulate General will no longer accept non-machine readable passports/travel documents from all visa applicants. This advisory applies to all types of passports including ordinary, official, diplomatic, and/or service … Continue reading

ASC issues Interim Order against Shane David Yawrenko and Umbrella entities
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ASC issues Interim Order against Shane David Yawrenko and Umbrella entities

News Release ASC issues Interim Order against Shane David Yawrenko and Umbrella entities CALGARY -– The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has issued an Interim Order against Umbrella Merchant Services Inc., Umbrella Media Outdoor Inc., and Shane David Yawrenko (Yawrenko), all from Edmonton. The Interim Order prohibits all trading in securities of Umbrella Merchant Services Inc.  … Continue reading

President Duterte declares all appointive gov’t positions vacant
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President Duterte declares all appointive gov’t positions vacant

President Duterte declares all appointive gov’t positions vacant By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Except for secretary and undersecretary posts, President Rodrigo Duterte declared vacant all the positions in the government with presidential appointments to further cleanse the ranks of the public service down to the regional level. At a press … Continue reading

Pres. Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels
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Pres. Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels

Pres. Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called anew for peace, as he thanked soldiers and military for the service they have extended to the country. “Maraming namatay sa inyo, pero bagamat marami ring namatay sa mga komunista. … Continue reading

Full text of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA)
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Full text of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA)

Full text of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered before members of both Houses of Congress at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on Monday (July 25, 2016). “Kindly sit down. Thank you. Allow me a … Continue reading