Cuisia honors California-based emergency response groups for saving 2,000 lives in Leyte

Los Angeles – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. in separate ceremonies, presented plaques of appreciation to Mammoth Medical Missions on 06 November 2014 at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and Team Rubicon of Los Angeles on 07 November 2014, for their crucial roles...

Martial law victims abroad can file their claims online

In the Philippine Government’s efforts to reach every victim of gross human rights violations during the Marcos regime, the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) is now accepting applications from human rights violations victims (HRVV) living and/or working abroad. The...

PHL Embassy launches mobile app for Radio Tambuli

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles informs the public that as part of the commemoration of first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. has launched the “Radyo Tambuli” mobi...

Trafficked Filipino teachers urged to step out of the shadows

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy is calling on some 500 undocumented Filipino teachers in the United States who were victimized by illegal recruiters to step out of the shadows so they could be assisted in securing immigration relief and in going after those who...

PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has taken another step in fulfilling its mandate to look after the interest and welfare of Filipinos abroad by partnering with the United States in reaching out and educating members of the Filipino-American Community about their rights and...

PHL gets $17.68-M aid for law enforcement, judicial reforms

MANILA (Mabubay) – The Philippines received a P795-million boost from the United States for beefing up its land-based and maritime law enforcement and judicial reforms. A statement from the Philippine embassy in Washington D.C. said the $17.68-million assistance was part of the...

Congress pressed for law on online voting for overseas Pinoys

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission of Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass a law allowing Filipino voters abroad to cast their ballots online in order to encourage them to participate in the 2016 local and national elections. Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes...

Passport production returns to normal after DFA breakdown

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Passport production has normalized after the Department of Foreign Affairs addressed technical problems that led to delays. However, delays will still persist within the next three to four weeks, the DFA said in a statement on Saturday. “The Department assures...

20 Filipino repatriates from war-torn Syria on the way home – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said some 20 Filipinos from Syria, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP), will arrive on Thursday (Sept. 18) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board Emirates Airlines flight...

US to Fil-Ams: ‘We hear you on TPS’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today assured leaders of the Filipino-American Community in the United States that their clamor for the Philippines to be placed under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is being heard and that their views will be taken...