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Measures set against entry of MERS-CoV

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered government agencies to put up measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the country.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Japan backs PH in case before UN

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Japan Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. AFP file photo

Japan, which is facing similar security issues with China, has reaffirmed its support for the Philippine recourse to international arbitration over its dispute with Beijing involving territories in an area of the South China Sea, called the West Philippine Sea by the Philippines, citing its basis in international law.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA back to regular passport processing next week

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OLD Passports and new e-Passport. PHOTO FROM DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to revert to its normal passport processing schedule on Tuesday following the completion of maintenance work on the e-passport system, which had extended the waiting time for passport applicants from April 1.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Manila using ‘moral suasion’ vs China–DFA

DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is using “moral suasion” in its conflict with Asian giant China over their claims to parts of the South China Sea, a government spokesperson said on Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA identifies kidnapped Filipina in Malaysia

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Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has identified the Filipina that was kidnapped in Malaysia Wednesday night.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What’s this thick memo vs China?

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DFA Secretary Albert Del Rosario and Solicitor General Francis Jardelaza speaks in front of the media Sunday after the submission of the Memorial to the Arbitral Tribunal Sunday. BONG LOZADA/INQUIRER.net

It’s time for the humble minnow to go up against the mighty shark.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OFWs can again work in Thailand

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (Poea) governing board has approved a resolution allowing the resumption of deployment of Filipino workers to Thailand.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New DFA spokesman talks tough against China

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DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

He may be new, but he can talk tough to mighty China and say that the Philippines has sole control over the disputed Ayungin Shoal.

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

Philippines won’t give up Ayungin shoal—DFA

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The grounded BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal will not be moved despite China's expulsion of Filipino ships attempting to reach it as the Philippines asserts its claim over the reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

The grounded BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal will not be moved despite China’s expulsion of Filipino ships attempting to reach it as the Philippines asserts its claim over the reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH consul watching out for Filipino casualties in New York building collapse

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Firefighters continue to investigate and remove debris from an explosion in the East Harlem neighborhood, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in New York. A gas leak triggered an explosion that shattered windows a block away, rained debris onto elevated commuter railroad tracks close by, cast a plume of smoke over the skyline and sent people running into the streets. AP/Bebeto Matthews

The Philippine Consulate General in New York has been making the rounds of hospitals in East Harlem to check if there were Filipinos injured or displaced by the building collapse in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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