Overseas Filipinos told to be vigilant amid terror attacks

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday urged overseas Filipinos to be vigilant amid terror attacks in Russia and Burkina Faso, Africa. “We want our kababayans wherever…

COA: DFA fails to release unclaimed OFWs’ service benefits for 10 years

MANILA — The Commission on Audit(COA) has called the attention of the Department of Foreign Affairs(DFA) for PHP112,200,850.22 unclaimed End of Service Benefits (ESB), which have not been released to…

More Filipinos may leave Saudi next week

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said another batch of undocumented Filipinos may be repatriated from Saudi Arabia next week. “The next batch most likely will…

DFA orders mandatory repatriation of OFWs in Syria

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised alert level 4 in Syria, which means mandatory repatriation of overseas Filipino workers, due to worsening situation there, DFA spokesperson…

President Duterte appoints Usec. Manalo as acting DFA chief

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday appointed Undersecretary for Policy Enrique Manalo as Acting Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) a day after the Commission on Appointments…

DFA: Filipinos not among arrested by US immigration officials

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said it has not received any information that there were Filipinos rounded up by immigration authorities in the United States.…

Palace saddened by execution of Filipina worker in Kuwait

MANILA — Malacacanang has expressed sadness as it confirmed the execution of a Filipina worker on Wednesday afternoon (Philippine time) in Kuwait. “It is with sadness that we confirm the…

No report of any Filipino casualty in New Zealand earthquake – Palace

MANILA – Malacanang has not received report of any Filipino casualty in the New Zealand earthquake, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a press statement. ”The Philippine embassy in Wellington…

PHL joins 3rd International Tourism ad Heritage Conference Expo in Amman

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said the Philippine embassy in Amman has joined the 3rd International Tourism and Heritage Conference and Expo there. The Philippines…

President Duterte may visit drug rehab centers in China – DFA

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte may visit China’s law enforcement and drug rehabilitation centers during his four-day state visit next week, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday.…

LA City, California Council proclaims October as Filipino – American History Month

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said the Los Angeles City Council, honored the Filipino-American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2016 as…

DFA: Revitalizing PHL-China trade does not mean weakening ties with US

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday that revitalizing trade between the Philippines and China does not mean the weakening of ties between the Philippines and the…