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US Embassy in Manila cancels visa appointments scheduled through March 31

Marje Pelayo   •   January 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The United States Embassy in Manila has canceled all visa appointments scheduled through March 31, 2021. Specifically, the schedule cancellation affects applications for H-1B, H-2B, L-1, J...

PH expands entry restrictions, bans travelers from the US effective Jan. 3

Marje Pelayo   •   January 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the expansion of entry travel restrictions effective midnight of January 3 following an order from Malacañang. According to BI Commissioner Jaime...

Immigration Bureau arrests alleged US pedophile in Cebu

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — An alleged American pedophile, wanted for sex crimes in the United States (US) has been arrested in Cebu, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Sunday (December...

US FDA authorizes first COVID-19 kit for self-testing at home

Robie de Guzman   •   November 18, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has approved the first novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) diagnostic test for self-testing at home. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the...

Philippines extends VFA abrogation for another 6 months

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has extended anew the suspension of the termination of its Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary...

PHL hopes for shift in US immigration policies under Biden administration

Robie de Guzman   •   November 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Monday expressed hope that immigration policies will change under the administration of United States President-elect Joe Biden. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said a policy shift...

BOC intercepts illegal shipment of waste from United States

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 22, 2020

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday (October 21)  intercepted an illegal shipment of potential waste materials exiting the Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation. The two container vans arrived from...

President Trump and first lady Melania test positive for COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 2, 2020

United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Trump confirmed their health situation on his twitter account where he also...

US donates hygiene kits, handwashing stations to Manila City gov’t

Robie de Guzman   •   September 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The government of the United States on Thursday donated hygiene kits and handwashing stations to the city government of Manila in support of the Philippine capital’s fight...

Pompeo says closed Chinese consulate in Houston was ‘den of spies’

UNTV News   •   July 31, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday (July 30) the “tide is turning” in U.S. dealings with China, saying there is international support for American policies, including the...

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