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Philippines adds more countries to COVID-19 ‘red list’

Robie de Guzman   •   September 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has updated its list of “red, yellow, and green” countries and territories, Malacañang said Friday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the...

3 more Filipinos evacuated from conflict-torn Afghanistan — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed the latest repatriation of three overseas Filipinos from conflict-stricken Afghanistan. In an advisory on Thursday (September 17), the DFA said...

PH gov’t intensifying readiness vs terror threat amid Japan warning – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Thursday assured that the military and police forces are intensifying their readiness against any possible threat to national security. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the...

PH gov’t assures safeguards remain despite lifting of travel restrictions on 10 countries

Robie de Guzman   •   September 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday assured that strict border control measures will remain despite the lifting of travel restrictions on 10 countries. The Philippine government...

Philippines to accept Afghan refugees only via gov’t-to-gov’t arrangement

Marje Pelayo   •   September 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the Philippines will accept asylum seekers from Afghanistan only under a government-to-government agreement. He stressed, the Philippines will not entertain...

HK closely monitors COVID situation in PH; to accept vax records starting Sept. 1

Marje Pelayo   •   August 31, 2021

The government of Hong Kong announced on Monday that it will accept vaccination records of inbound travelers coming from the Philippines effective September 1. In a press release, the Hong...

Philippines added to Qatar’s list of ‘special risk’ COVID-19 countries

Marje Pelayo   •   August 31, 2021

Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has listed the Philippines among countries under the “special risk” category in the Arab state’s COVID-19 travel list. The list was posted on Qatar’s official...

Teachers should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination, UNICEF says

Robie de Guzman   •   August 30, 2021

Teachers and school employees should be included in groups prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations to allow the return of children to schools around the globe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...

Foreigners hired to work in PH but still abroad may get work visas – BI

Robie de Guzman   •   August 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Foreigners currently abroad who have been hired to work in Philippine-based companies will soon be allowed to pre-apply their work visas before entering the country, the Bureau...

Afghanistan Crisis: OFWs escape to Dubai, Qatar with help from employers

Marje Pelayo   •   August 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Relatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Afghanistan confirmed with UNTV that their family members have reached Dubai safely after narrowly escaping the unrest in the Taliban-controlled...

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