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DFA raises ‘Crisis Alert Level 4’ in Ukraine, orders evacuation

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  (Anadolu photo) MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised crisis alert level 4 for all areas in Ukraine, paving the way for the implementation of the mandatory evacuation for all Filipinos. In an advisory on Monday, the DFA said the mandatory evacuation will be at the government’s expense. … Continue reading

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PH women with Ukrainian spouses can’t leave just yet

By Marita Moaje  Philippine Ambassador to Poland Leah Ruiz (Screengrab) MANILA – Philippine Ambassador to Poland Leah Basinag-Ruiz said Filipino women in Ukraine married to locals are undecided if they will leave the strife-torn European nation or not. Ukainian men aged 18 to 60 have been restricted to leave as they must join the Army to help … Continue reading

Pulling Russian liquor products from Alberta shelves
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Pulling Russian liquor products from Alberta shelves

News Release Pulling Russian liquor products from Alberta shelves Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is not accepting new stock of Russian-made liquor products and will not sell any current stock to retailers. Alberta’s government has directed AGLC to take these immediate steps as a sign of condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Alberta stands … Continue reading

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13 Filipino evacuees from Ukraine welcomed at Poland border

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor  Image grabbed from video in Department of Foreign Affairs official Twitter account MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has welcomed 13 Filipino evacuees from Ukraine at the Rava-Ruska-Hrebenne Border Crossing Station in Poland. In a video uploaded in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official Twitter account Sunday morning, Locsin … Continue reading

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40 Filipinos flee Ukrainian capital: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  EVACUATED. Philippine Ambassador to Poland Leah Basinag-Ruiz (center, wearing mask) receives the first 37 Filipinos in Lviv after they were evacuated from the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Friday night (Feb. 25, 2022, PHL time). The number increased to 40 as of Saturday afternoon (February 26). (Photo courtesy of Foreign Affairs  Undersecretary … Continue reading

Alberta’s government contributing $1 million to Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
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Alberta’s government contributing $1 million to Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

News Release Supporting humanitarian aid in Ukraine Alberta’s government is contributing $1 million to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Canada Ukraine Foundation to help coordinate and deliver much-needed humanitarian aid in Ukraine. “Our government will always stand by Ukrainians and their elected government. I have been clear that … Continue reading

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38 OFWs in Ukraine en route to border near Poland: OWWA

By Ferdinand Patinio  OWWA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac (File photo) MANILA – Around 38 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are currently headed outside of Ukraine as tensions continue to grip the eastern European nation, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said on Friday. “Now there are around 38 OFWs en route to the western border of Ukraine bordering … Continue reading

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PH Embassy in Warsaw on ‘high alert’ as Ukraine crisis spirals

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised Filipinos in Ukraine to remain vigilant and maintain contact with Philippine authorities as the crisis between the European nation and Russia further worsen. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he approved a “special military operation” in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region and … Continue reading