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...

Drilon: No to permanent presence of US troops

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday told the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Department of National Defense (DND) to ensure that permanent presence will not be given to US troops. Drilon also reiterated that negotiations for increased...

President Aquino to attend 22nd ASEAN Summit from April 24 to 25 in Brunei Darussalam

MANILA, Apr 17 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will join his counterparts at the 22nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit that will be held in Brunei Darussalam from April 24 to 25, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on...

Overseas voting for Filipinos in Korea to proceed as scheduled despite tension in peninsula

MANILA,  (Mabuhay) – Overseas voting for more than 13,000 Filipinos working in South Korea will proceed as scheduled despite escalating tension in the Korean peninsula, the Philippines’ election body said on Monday. However, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has no advice...
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