Philippines asks UK to continue protecting Filipino health workers amid COVID-19

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin has called on the United Kingdom to continue protecting Filipino health care professionals and uphold their well-being months after several of them were reported to have died from coronavirus. In last...

PH raises alert level in Mali due to political unrest

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised alert level 2 in Mali due to the current political and security situation in the West African country. Under alert level 2, Filipinos are instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid...

OFWs affected by Beirut blast get DOLE assistance

MANILA, Aug 14 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday said it has extended assistance to over 20 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were affected by the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon. “(Around) 28 (OFWs were) provided with welfare and relief...

PH still asserting sovereign rights vs China — Panelo

MANILA, Aug 11 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines continues to assert its sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea against China amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Monday. In his...

DFA: Number of injured Filipinos in Beirut blasts now at 47

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) — The number of Filipinos injured in last week’s deadly blasts in Beirut, Lebanon has increased to 47, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday. An embassy report said there were five more Filipino casualties in the explosion that killed...

DFA spending P15M for repatriation efforts after Beirut blast —Locsin

MANILA, Aug 8 (Mabuhay) — Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. said Saturday that the DFA is paying P15 million from the agency’s funds for chartered flights to repatriate Filipinos affected by deadly and devastating blast in Beirut, Lebanon. In...

400 Pinoys from Lebanon returning to PH — envoy

MANILA, Aug 8 (Mabuhay) — About 400 Filipinos are expected to return home in the coming weeks following the catastrophic twin explosions in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on August 4. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said a flight scheduled on August 16 also seeks to...

DFA chief orders check on Chinese survey vessel near Reed Bank

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. on Friday instructed the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs (ASPAC) to check on reports that a Chinese survey vessel is currently near Reed or Recto Bank within the...

2 Filipinos among dead in Beirut blast — DFA

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) — Two Filipinos were killed in the massive explosion that ripped through Lebanon’s capital Beirut, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Wednesday. In a text message, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez said eight...

VP Binay writes Saudi King for 2nd extension for illegal workers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay wrote Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud this week to ask for another extension of the Nov. 3 deadline for illegal workers in the Kingdom to rectify their status or return home. Binay, the presidential adviser on overseas...
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