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UK to screen Filipino visa applicants for TB


The United Kingdom (UK) Border Agency on Thursday announced that it would be implementing an additional requirement of pre-entry tuberculosis (TB) screening for UK visa applicants in the Philippines.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Philippines expects to get 10 Japanese patrol boats

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines said Tuesday it expects to get 10 new Japanese patrol boats within 18 months, as it tries to strengthen its sea defense capabilities amid a deepening territorial row with China.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Body of Filipino killed in cruise ship mishap to be repatriated, says DFA


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said that the remains of the Filipino seafarer who died in a lifeboat drill of a cruise ship docked in Spain’s Canary Islands would be repatriated back to the country soon and that Philippine authorities in Spain were closely monitoring the investigation of the case.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 OFW survivors, 4 fatalities in Algeria siege to arrive Tuesday–DFA

The Japanese government plane which carries the bodies of nine Japanese victims and seven Japanese survivors in last week's hostage taking at a remote Algerian gas plant, arrives at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has said that four Filipinos who survived the siege of a remote natural gas plant by Islamic militants in Algeria was scheduled to arrive Tuesday.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH seeks international support for arbitration case against China

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said that it would pursue its move to challenge China’s nine-dash claims to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) before an arbitral tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), saying that the next important step in the proceedings is the formation of the five-member arbitral panel to deal with the case.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »