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Taiwan to put up medical center in PH

THE Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare has announced that the government of Taiwan will soon establish one medical center in six countries, including the Philippines, as part of its medical cooperation and industrial development program under the New Southbound…

OFW returning from Saudi in hot water for ‘bomb joke’

A RETURNING overseas Filipino worker was arrested Friday morning upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from Saudi Arabia on board Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR665 for cracking a bomb joke. PAL flight stewardess Marissa Galvez identified the…

Saudi missile strike: No Pinoys among casualties

No Filipinos were among the casualties in a missile strike that killed three civilians in the southern city of Jizan in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. The DFA also condoled with Saudi Arabia…

Pinoy killed for aiding 2 women in Slovakia

THE Department of Foreign Affairs has expressed its condolences to the family of an overseas Filipino worker in Slovakia who died a few days after he was badly beaten up in the capital Bratislava. “Our thoughts and prayers are with…

Filipino nurse hurt in Saudi hospital stabbing incident

A Filipino nurse in Saudi Arabia was stabbed multiple times by a Saudi Arabian national for still unknown reasons, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Rolando Mina, a 29-year-old emergency room nurse from Caloocan City, is now in stable…

DFA cautions Pinoys on Hawaii volcano threat

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday night said it is monitoring the situation around restive Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii after experts warned it is gearing for a more violent eruption. The DFA said the Philippine Consulate General in…

OFW, seaman caught selling shabu

GENERAL Trias City -- An alleged overseas Filipino worker and a seaman were caught in the act of selling illegal drugs by local policemen, acting city police chief Supt. Paul Bometivo said yesterday. Suspects, Mark Jeero V. dela Cruz, 36,…

Record-breaking no. of overseas voters bared

THE Department of Foreign Affairs said that the number of overseas voters for the 2019 national elections has reached an all-time high of 1,600,746. This has surpassed the previous record of 1,376,067 for the 2016 Presidential Elections according to the…

Bahrain, PH ties assured

Bahrain has assured the Philippines of its support for Manila’s efforts to counter violent extremism, forge economic partnerships, and promote the welfare of its overseas workers. The assurances were given to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano in his…

No Filipino victim in Paris knife attack

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday said there were no Filipinos among the victims of a knife attack in Paris. Quoting a report from the Philippine Embassy in Paris, the DFA said one person was killed and four…

OFW abuse sa Kuwait labanan!

SA halip na batikusin ay dapat na suportahan pa ng taumbayan lalo na ng nasa gobyerno ang naging hakbang ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sa pamumuno ni Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano na wakasan na ang pang-aabuso sa OFWs sa…

Multiple routes vs Kuwait crisis bared

The Philippine government is taking “multiple routes” to resolve the diplomatic crisis between the Philippines and Kuwait. This was revealed by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano when he met with Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa who arrived late Wednesday night…

Labor officer commended

THE Department of Labor and Employment and the Provincial Government of Palawan commended a labor officer from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for rescuing a distressed OFW from her abusive employer. Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez commended Jonathan Gerodias, senior…

2 Pinoy seamen stranded in Iran return home

THE Philippine Embassy in Tehran has repatriated two Filipino seamen who were stranded in Iran. Jerry M. Gabanzo and Miguel Estrella, Jr., crew members of the MV Blue Nile, arrived in Iran on April 1 after they were offloaded from…
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