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Over 325K overseas Filipinos repatriated in 2020

  HOME. A total of 264 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are now back home as they arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on January 1, 2021. The Department of Foreign Affairs capped its repatriation efforts in 2020 by bringing home 327,511 overseas Filipinos. (Presidential Photo) … 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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1.5K Pinoys in UAE join Sinopharm’s vaccine clinical trials

1.5K Pinoys in UAE join Sinopharm’s vaccine clinical trials By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Some 1,500 Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in Sinopharm’s clinical trial for its candidate vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Chinese Embassy in Manila confirmed Wednesday. In a statement quoting Ambassador Huang Xilian, … Continue reading

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27.1% of Filipinos with Covid-19 abroad recovered: DFA

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – At least a quarter, or 27.1 percent, of the 634 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among overseas Filipinos have recovered, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Friday. “To date, the DFA reports a total of 634 confirmed Covid-19 cases among our nationals across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, … Continue reading