DFA advises Filipinos to postpone trip to Iraq

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday asked all Filipinos traveling to Iraq to cancel their trip amid the recent rocket assaults targeting the Baghdad International Airport and the country’s heavily-fortified Green Zone....

VP Robredo: 200,000 jobs at stake if EU pushes trade sanctions vs PH over human rights issues

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay)– Over 200,000 Filipinos could lose their jobs if the government fails to meet the standards set by the European Union amid its calls to step up efforts in tackling human rights abuses in the country, Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday. Citing...

US military donates P11-M in medical supplies to PH

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) — The United States Army and Marine Corps service members delivered on Monday an additional PHP11.4 million (US$230,600) in medical equipment to hospitals in 11 cities across the Philippines. This new donation brings the total US government...

DFA confirms it investigated sexual harassment complaint vs. ex-envoy to Korea

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday confirmed it investigated a sexual harassment complaint filed against the former Philippine ambassador to Korea. The complaint was filed in February this year before the Philippine Embassy in Seoul...

DFA, UNDP facilitate 500K masks donation to DOH

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) witnessed the handover of 500,000 surgical masks donated by the Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SCLF) of Beijing, China, through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) last July 8. The surgical masks, valued at...

DFA clarifies ‘moratorium’ on Mary Jane execution

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday clarified reports on the supposed moratorium on the execution of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina convicted in Indonesia for drug smuggling. DFA spokesperson Charles Jose, citing Philippine officials in Jakarta,...

DFA: No reports yet of Pinoys hurt in Paris attacks

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday said it has not yet received reports of Filipinos affected in the terrorist attacks that rocked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris, France. DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary...

Gov’t urged to study proposed China-ASEAN maritime drills

Manila, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) – A former Justice Secretary-turned-opposition lawmaker has asked the Aquino administration to study China’s proposed joint naval drills with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which, he said, could help ease the tension in the...

Canada’s trash violated int’l treaty

DFA chief says Canadian waste importation to PHL Basel Convention MANILA (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday said the importation of Canadian waste to the Philippines was a violation of the Basel Convention, and that the Department of Foreign...

Pinay in terror plot in Saudi Arabia?

PHL ready to provide legal aid if arrested woman in was confirmed Pinay MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines is ready to provide legal assistance if ever the woman arrested in Saudi Arabia over alleged involvement in a terrorist plot turned out to be a Filipina as reported,...