Philippines

‘No appearance’ voter registration eyed for passport holders

‘No appearance’ voter registration eyed for passport holders By Ferdinand Patinio  Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is eyeing at adopting a “no personal appearance” for voter registrants with passports. According to Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, they are planning to let Filipinos abroad and in the country to register online, in … Continue reading

Philippines

Filipinos with Covid-19 abroad near 10K mark: DFA

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday reported 26 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among Filipinos in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, raising the overall case count abroad to 9,959. Eight more recoveries and seven fatalities were also recorded by the agency, bringing the numbers to … Continue reading

Philippines

DFA reports another spike in Filipino coronavirus cases abroad

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said another spike in the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among Filipinos abroad was recorded with 57 new infections in Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East. These new confirmed cases bring to 9,873 the overall tally among overseas Filipinos. … Continue reading

Philippines

Coronavirus cases among overseas Filipinos top 2K

Coronavirus cases among overseas Filipinos top 2KBy Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 2,140 with 218 new confirmed cases on Friday (May 8), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported. Seventeen recovered while 22 died, mostly from the … Continue reading

Philippines

DFA warns vs. fake websites posing as PH gov’t agencies

DFA warns vs. fake websites posing as PH gov’t agencies By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday warned Filipinos and foreign nationals against transacting with entities posing as a Philippine government agency following the spread of fake websites online. In a bulletin, the DFA … Continue reading

Alberta

Dept.of Foreign Affairs, Phil.Consulate General’s Office Calgary to repatriate remains of Filipino who drowned after heroically saving Kababayan

Press Release Dept.of Foreign Affairs, Phil.Consulate General’s Office Calgary to repatriate remains of Filipino who drowned after heroically saving Kababayan Calgary — The remains of Jefferson Cruz, the 42-year-old overseas Filipino worker who drowned in Lake Snye, Fort McMurray, Alberta on 23 August 2019 after saving the life of his kababayan, will be repatriated to … Continue reading

Philippines

DFA to help Filipinos facing deportation in Israel

DFA to help Filipinos facing deportation in Israel By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign of Affairs (DFA) will provide assistance to hundreds of Filipinos in Israel who are facing deportation, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this assurance following reports that hundreds of overstaying Filipino families, … Continue reading

Philippines

DFA opens more appointment slots for passport application, renewal

DFA opens more appointment slots for passport application, renewal By Leslie Gatpolintan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — At least 94,000 appointment slots for passport application and renewal have been added by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) after it has implemented reforms. Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca of the Office of Consular Affairs said the 62,450 … Continue reading