covid 19 / Philippines

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

Philippines

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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386 Filipinos, including remains of 8 arrive in Philippines

386 Filipinos, including remains of 8 arrive in PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   REPATRIATED. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. greets Reginald Apinardo, one of the OFWs injured in the Beirut blast last August 4 who arrived in Manila on Monday (Aug. 17, 2020) via a chartered Qatar Airways flight from Lebanon. The Philippine government … Continue reading

Alberta

UNDER A “NEW NORMAL,” PHILIPPINE CONSULATE OFFICE IN CALGARY RESUMES PASSPORT SERVICES

News Release UNDER A “NEW NORMAL,” PCG IN CALGARY RESUMES PASSPORT SERVICES 1 June 2020, Calgary – With the City of Calgary implementing today the last phase of the Province of Alberta’s Stage 1 economic relaunch, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary resumed its passport services for the public. Starting 1 June 2020, the … Continue reading

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Cayetano: PHL has independent foreign policy, refusing aid with conditions

Cayetano: PHL has independent foreign policy, refusing aid with conditions By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the Philippines has an independent foreign policy thus, it will not accept aid from any country with conditions or that donors will interfere in … Continue reading

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Baird Announces New Canadian Mission to ASEAN

News Release Baird Announces New Canadian Mission to ASEAN Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced yesterday that Canada will establish a diplomatic mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The mission will be headed by Canada’s first dedicated ambassador to ASEAN, and will be co-located with Canada’s mission in Jakarta. “The ASEAN region … Continue reading