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Overseas Pinoys with Covid-19 now 10,314; recoveries rise by 121

Overseas Pinoys with Covid-19 now 10,314; recoveries rise by 121 By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday reported 133 more Filipinos abroad contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the total tally to 10,314. In its latest case bulletin, the DFA also reported 121 new recoveries … 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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BEIRUT EXPLOSION: Two Filipinos killed, eight wounded, 12 missing

Foreigners among victims of Beirut explosion   BEIRUT (Philippines News Agency/Anadolu) – Several countries and organizations have announced the death and injury of a number of their citizens and staff of their diplomatic missions in Beirut massive explosion which has left at least 100 people dead. The Egyptian Embassy in Beirut said in a statement on … Continue reading

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Gov’t programs available for Overseas Filipino Workers displaced by pandemic

Gov’t programs available for OFWs displaced by pandemic By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday enumerated several programs to mitigate the effects of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “We have many programs for our OFWs who have returned to the country due to this pandemic. We … 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

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Over 14K Pinoys return to PH since Covid-19 outbreak

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A total of 14,706 Filipinos abroad returned to the Philippines since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Thursday. Of this number, 3,127 are land-based overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) while 11,579 are seafarers from 70 cruise ships. The repatriation of the seafarers was shouldered by … Continue reading

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DFA records 18 new Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday reported 18 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among Filipinos abroad, bringing the total number to 466. “As of 3 April 2020, 18 new Covid-19 cases among overseas Filipinos in the following regions: Asia and Pacific, Europe, and Americas, have been confirmed, … Continue reading

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OFWs need ‘written declaration’ before returning to HK, Macao

OFWs need ‘written declaration’ before returning to HK, Macao By Azer Parrocha  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Before overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are allowed to travel back to Hong Kong and Macao for work, they will first be required to prepare a “written declaration” stating that they are aware of the risk for contacting the coronavirus … Continue reading