‘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


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


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


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


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


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


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


27.1% of Filipinos with Covid-19 abroad recovered: DFA

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – At least a quarter, or 27.1 percent, of the 634 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among overseas Filipinos have recovered, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Friday. “To date, the DFA reports a total of 634 confirmed Covid-19 cases among our nationals across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, … Continue reading