Philippines

No Pinoys reported affected by wildfires in US, Canada: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said no Filipino has been reported affected by the raging wildfires in the United States and Canada. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez said the agency did not yet receive any reports from its foreign service posts in … Continue reading

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DFA vows to wipe out 3M passport backlog

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  (Photo courtesy of Presidential Photo Division/PCOO) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will do “whatever it takes” to erase its 3,000,000-passport backlog within the next few months, including spending all its remaining funds. DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. likewise ordered the launch of more temporary off-site … Continue reading

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Reduced workforce at DFA after Covid cases spike

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said it will indefinitely maintain a reduced workforce amid a spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among its personnel. “The recent Covid-19 testings at the Department this March 2021 saw a significant surge in Covid-19 cases among … Continue reading

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Online Apostille appointment system now up at DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   APOSTILLE APPOINTMENT. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. (right) tries out the online Apostille Appointment and Verification System with the assistance of Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro (left). The DFA has formally launched on Tuesday (March 9, 2021) the new system that would allow applicants who … Continue reading

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DFA brings home 38 stranded Filipinos from Cambodia

OFWS FROM CAMBODIA. A total of 38 distressed overseas Filipino workers return from Cambodia on Dec 19, 2020. The government has so far facilitated the repatriation of 819 OFWs from Cambodia. (Photo by DFA Philippines) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed the arrival of 38 distressed overseas Filipinos from Cambodia on Dec. … Continue reading

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213 new Covid-19 recoveries among overseas Pinoys: DFA

213 new Covid-19 recoveries among overseas Pinoys: DFA By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday reported 217 new recoveries among Filipinos abroad, pushing the overall tally of recovered cases to 7,136. In its latest case bulletin, the DFA also tallied 213 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections … Continue reading

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‘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

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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

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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

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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