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Thailand gives additional P27M for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

Residents sit outside their damaged house after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. AP

Thailand donated $622,243.39 or P27.195 million to aid in the rehabilitation efforts for communities devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” November last year, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement released Monday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: Rumors PH passports being stamped ‘not valid for Libya’ not true

Philippine Passport

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) dispelled rumors that Philippine passports are being stamped as “not valid for travel to Libya” because of the ongoing violence in the African nation.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

355 OFWs safely return from Libya


Cheers and applause rang out as Philippine Airlines (PAL) Flight 9007 carrying 355 weary Filipinos evacuated from strife-torn Libya touched down at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

More Filipino militants fight in Iraq

Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Iraqi Air Force has been carrying out strikes against the militants, and for the first time on Friday, U.S. war planes have directly targeted the extremist Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq. AP

Philippine authorities are on alert following an increase in the number of Filipinos going to Iraq and Syria to train and fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DFA: Very few OFWs in Libya heeded call for repatriation

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lamented the small number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have signed up for evacuation despite the arrangements already in place for them to leave the country.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »