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Locsin hails Pinoy workers for ‘selfless service’ abroad

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Saturday hailed all Filipino workers who continue to provide “selfless service and gentle nurture” abroad as the country celebrated its 123rd Independence Day. From medical professionals to seafarers, Locsin said overseas Filipino workers have contributed a lot to the world … 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

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Kuwaiti employer of slain OFW sentenced to death

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Kuwaiti employer of Jeanelyn Villavende, the overseas Filipino worker who was tortured and killed in Kuwait, has been sentenced to death by a criminal court, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. announced late Wednesday. “The (Philippine Embassy) lawyer Fawziya … Continue reading

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Outgoing SoKor envoy turns over $500-K Covid-19 donations

Outgoing SoKor envoy turns over $500-K Covid-19 donations DONATIONS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (right) receives in-kind donations from Korea through outgoing Korean Ambassador Han Dong-man (left) during the ceremonial turnover ceremony on Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2020). The donations to the Philippines consist of 17,664 Covid-19 diagnostic kits, one set of PCR and DNA … Continue reading

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PH earmarks P4.85-M aid for Rohingya refugees: Locsin

PH earmarks P4.85-M aid for Rohingya refugees: Locsin By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   (Anadolu photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine government has pledged USD100,000 or around PHP4.85 million to assist, through the United Nations, the Rohingya refugee crisis that has affected over a million people in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since 2017. “The Philippines is … Continue reading

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President Duterte, Secretary Locsin agree to push projects backed by China firms

PRRD, Locsin agree to push projects backed by China firms By Azer Parrocha President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (File photo) MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. has agreed with the decision of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to push ahead with infrastructure projects backed by Chinese firms that have been … Continue reading

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New Zealand gives P64-M aid to PH in fight vs. Covid-19

New Zealand gives P64-M aid to PH in fight vs. Covid-19 By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   COOPERATION. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. receives New Zealand Ambassador Peter Francis Tavita Kell to discuss the bilateral cooperation priorities and other topics of mutual importance between their two countries. The New Zealand government has extended about PHP64.25 … 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

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Pinoy students brought back from Covid-affected countries

Pinoy students brought back from Covid-affected countries MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and State Universities and Collegesb(SUCs) have completed the safe repatriation of 13 students from Vietnam, Japan and the United Kingdom to the Philippines amidst the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) lockdown. Among these were five BS in Hospitality Management … Continue reading