Philippines

US military donates P11-M in medical supplies to Philippines

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The United States Army and Marine Corps service members delivered on Monday an additional PHP11.4 million (US$230,600) in medical equipment to hospitals in 11 cities across the Philippines. This new donation brings the total US government pandemic assistance to the Philippines to PHP989 million or more than US$20 million. “This latest … Continue reading

Alberta

Philippine Consulate resumes passport services in Calgary

Press Release PCG CALGARY RESUMES SATURDAY CONSULAR SERVICE FOR PASSPORT APPLICATIONS CALGARY — After being unable to conduct its once-a-month Saturday consular service from March to June 2020 due to the province of Alberta’s declaration of public health emergency related to COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary resumed its Saturday consular service … Continue reading

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Canada, India eye vaccine trials collaboration with Philippines

India, Canada eye vaccine trials collaboration with PH By Ma. Cristina Arayata MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– India and Canada have expressed interest to collaborate with the Philippines in their vaccine trials, an official from th Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) over the weekend, DOST-Philippine Council … Continue reading

Philippines

Ressa, Santos conviction ‘case of accountability’: Panelo

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynalod Santos Jr. over a libel case is “a case of accountability”, as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Monday. Panelo disagreed with opposition lawmakers who said their conviction is slowly killing press freedom. ”Ms. Ressa should stop telling … 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

Philippines

Russia thanks PH for helping repatriate nationals amid ECQ

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Russian Embassy in Manila on Thursday night thanked the Philippine government for helping repatriate some 650 Russian nationals affected by the community quarantine imposed in different parts of the country, “No Embassy in the world has its own boats or airplanes. Therefore, we owe a debt of gratitude to the … Continue reading

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PBS launches musical get-together to honor Pinoy front-liners

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) is launching a musical get-together starting next week to honor Filipino front-liners continuing to work amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The program entitled “Parangal, Bayanihan at Samahan – We Heal As One” will be aired beginning April 20, 5 p.m. at FM 1 Philippines, … Continue reading

Philippines

Balanga bishop ‘roams’ around Bataan for his Easter blessings

SAMAL, Bataan (Philippines News Agency)– Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga made the rounds of several areas in this province to give Bataeños Easter Sunday blessings on board an open vehicle. Holding a small cross with the crucified Christ, the prelate on a vehicle bedecked with flowers, blessed everyone he passed by from this … Continue reading