DFA raises ‘Crisis Alert Level 4’ in Ukraine, orders evacuation

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  (Anadolu photo) MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised crisis alert level 4 for all areas in Ukraine, paving the way for the implementation of the mandatory evacuation for all Filipinos. In an advisory on Monday, the DFA said the mandatory evacuation will be at the government’s expense. … Continue reading



13 Filipino evacuees from Ukraine welcomed at Poland border

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor  Image grabbed from video in Department of Foreign Affairs official Twitter account MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has welcomed 13 Filipino evacuees from Ukraine at the Rava-Ruska-Hrebenne Border Crossing Station in Poland. In a video uploaded in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official Twitter account Sunday morning, Locsin … Continue reading


40 Filipinos flee Ukrainian capital: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  EVACUATED. Philippine Ambassador to Poland Leah Basinag-Ruiz (center, wearing mask) receives the first 37 Filipinos in Lviv after they were evacuated from the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Friday night (Feb. 25, 2022, PHL time). The number increased to 40 as of Saturday afternoon (February 26). (Photo courtesy of Foreign Affairs  Undersecretary … Continue reading