Philippines

348 repatriated OFWs back from UAE

  HOME. A group of overseas Filipino workers from the United Arab Emirates lands at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in this June 2021 photo. Three chartered flights have been processed by the Department of Foreign Affairs while the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration led the repatriation of 348 Filipinos who arrived Sunday (July 11) morning. (Photo courtesy … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Covid-19 recoveries among Pinoys abroad now 11.4K: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The recovery tally among Filipinos abroad infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 11,400, with the addition of 31 people who recuperated this week. In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday said the active cases currently stand at 6,091 while … Continue reading

Philippines

‘Be hopeful of better days ahead,’ Duterte tells Filipinos

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential Photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday encouraged his fellow Filipinos to remain optimistic despite the challenges that confronted them this year. “May we all have a meaningful celebration and let us be hopeful of better days ahead. Maligayang Pasko sa ating lahat (Merry Christmas to … Continue reading

Philippines

Filipinos’ indomitable spirit helped us survive 2020: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha President Rodrigo Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte praised Filipinos for their “indomitable spirit”, which according to him, has helped them survive adversity this year. In his Christmas message, Duterte acknowledged that this year has been a “trying time” for everyone as many lives were lost and changed due … Continue reading

Philippines

20K Overseas Filipino Workers to get AKAP cash aid next week: OWWA

20K OFWs to get AKAP cash aid next week: OWWA By Ferdinand Patinio   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Some 20,000 displaced and stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have applied for the Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) are set to get their cash aid next … Continue reading

Philippines

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

Philippines

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

Edmonton

Filipinos in Edmonton celebrate Philippine Heritage Month in a vehicle train

News Release Filipinos in Edmonton celebrate Philippine Heritage Month in a vehicle train Edmonton — In the morning of Sunday, June 14, the Edmonton Filipino community will be going around two locations in the city in a vehicle train to celebrate the Philippine Heritage Month. The organizers call the participants and supporters to get creative … Continue reading