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DFA temporarily closes some passport service sites amid rising COVID cases

Robie de Guzman   •   January 10, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday announced it will be temporarily closing some of its consular offices amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the country. In...

DFA to cancel, dispose unclaimed passports issued before December 2020

Robie de Guzman   •   December 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced the cancellation and disposal of all unclaimed passports that were scheduled for release before December 2020. In a statement,...

Philippines tells China to ‘back off’ after incident in Ayungin Shoal

Maris Federez   •   November 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — “The acts of the Chinese Coast Guard vessels are illegal. China has no law enforcement rights in and around these areas. They must take heed and back...

PH gov’t urged to open more off-site passport services

Robie de Guzman   •   November 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva has called on the government to open more off-site passport processing centers in malls outside of Metro Manila as the easing of COVID-19 cases...

DFA lowers alert level in Iraq as security situation improves

Robie de Guzman   •   November 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday announced it has lowered the alert level for the whole of Iraq amid improving security situation in the said...

DFA protests over 200 ‘unlawful’ radio challenges by Chinese vessels

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines has filed another diplomatic protest over “provocative acts” by Chinese government vessels, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. In its official social media post, the...

Philippines, Malaysia to boost bilateral ties amid easing pandemic situation – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   October 21, 2021

 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government is looking to bolster its ties with Malaysia amid improving COVID-19 situation in Southeast Asia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. In...

DFA to open additional off-site registration offices for passport applications

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will open additional off-site registration offices for passport applications. Foreign Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused...

DFA temporarily closes NCR West consular office as 7 staff contract COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   September 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advises the public that the operations of its consular office (CO) located at SM City in Manila are temporarily suspended from...

DFA temporarily closes consular offices in Santiago, Tagum

Maris Federez   •   September 13, 2021

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has suspended the operations of its consular offices (CO) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, and in Santiago City, Isabela from 10-14 September 2021...

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