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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...

POLO-OWWA London warns Filipinos against recruitment scam

Marje Pelayo   •   January 4, 2021

LONDON, United Kingdom — The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in London warned Filipino jobseekers against fake entities posing as recruitment agencies supposedly authorized...

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...

Taipei welcomes first snowy New Year in 15 years as cold surge begins

Marje Pelayo   •   December 31, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warns the public of a cold surge where chances of snow are high which started on Wednesday (December 30). The agency said...

Kuwaiti employer sentenced to death for killing Filipino worker

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 31, 2020

A Kuwaiti employer is sentenced to death for being guilty of killing Filipino worker Jeanelyn Villavende, the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait announced. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait...

Foreigners from countries with new COVID-19 variant cases won’t be allowed in flights to PH – PAL

Robie de Guzman   •   December 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will temporarily stop flying foreigners from countries that are included in the Philippines’ expanded travel ban list which was issued to prevent...

Duterte OKs ban on travelers from UK, 19 other countries over new COVID-19 variant – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   December 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommended expansion of the country’s entry ban on travelers coming from the United Kingdom to cover 19 other countries amid reported...

DOH eyes travel restrictions for countries with new COVID-19 variant cases

Robie de Guzman   •   December 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) said it will recommend expanding travel restrictions to include other countries that reported cases of the new variant of novel coronavirus disease...

Philippine Airlines halts Manila-London flights

Robie de Guzman   •   December 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has announced the suspension of its flights to and from London effective December 24, 2020 until the end of February 2021 in compliance...

Singapore confirms first case of new COVID-19 strain

Marje Pelayo   •   December 24, 2020

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Wednesday (December 23) that one case of a new potentially more contagious strain of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) virus — the B117 strain—...

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