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DFA respects Kuwait’s deadline for amnesty application for undocumented foreign workers

Posted on: February 17th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano went on a meeting with the Kuwait Ambassador to the Philippines, Musaed Saleh Althwaikh, on Thursday. “There is a severe outrage or...

President Duterte halts foreign marine exploration in Philippine Rise

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential spokesperson, Secretary Harry Roque has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte wants Filipino scientists to have an exclusive marine researching the Philippine Rise and ordered the cancellation...

DFA to investigate gov’t agencies over alleged sale of passport application endorsements

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) received information that some government officials are selling their slots to endorse or sponsor those who want to walk in the...

Giving permission to other countries for marine research needs transparency — maritime law expert

Posted on: January 26th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The government’s approval of China’s request to conduct marine research in the Philippine Rise or Benham Rise has become controversial. Benham Rise is rich in corals, marine...

Philippines, China set to conduct second bilateral consultative mechanism next month

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 | No Comments
The Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA defended itself from allegations that it is not taking steps to stop China’s ongoing militarization of the West Philippine Sea. Critics particularly refer...

DFA opens online appointment for 10-year validity passports

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will start issuing passports with 10-year validity starting January 2018. This follows the Republic Act 10928 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte...

DFA to accept e-payments next year for passport applications

Posted on: December 7th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) shall implement the electronic payment of passports for citizens who wish to apply for a passport or renew one in 2018....

Over 100 Filipino victims of human trafficking in Abu Dhabi return to the Philippines

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 | No Comments
“What happened to us there was really traumatic. For me, it’s not humane, it’s slavery. We were allowed to sleep for only two hours. We are also not allowed to...

Duterte-Abe meeting agenda in Japan: Regional security, economic and trade

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will have a working visit in Japan from October 29 to 31. According to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), President Duterte and Prime Minister...

132 Filipinos repatriated from the Caribbean to arrive tonight

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — 132 Filipinos affected by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands, Saint Maarten and Anguilla are on their way to the Philippines. They will arrive tonight together with ...