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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 »

PH to continue nurturing good side of ties with China amid sea dispute – Del Rosario

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Alberto del Rosario

Despite recent encounters between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is still hoping to nurture the good side of its ties with Beijing.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chicago consul general moved to Los Angeles

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Chicago Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim PHOTO from www.philippineschicago.org

Chicago Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim has been appointed to replace outgoing Los Angeles Consul General Hellen Barbers De La Vega, the consulate here announced Monday.

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

No Filipinos hurt or involved in Venezuela crisis—Palace

Motorcyclists watch Bolivarian National Guards arrive after the motorcyclists tried to remove street barricades placed anti-government protesters, which broke out in clashes between them and the residents of Los Ruices neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 6, 2014. The car in the foreground was burned during the clashes that officials say killed a National Guard member and a civilian. AP

Malacañang said it has not yet received reports of Filipinos hurt or involved in the political unrest in Venezuela.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipinos killed in Qatar blast

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Firemen work at the site of an explosion in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. A apparent gas explosion Thursday at a restaurant near a filling station in the Qatari capital killed a dozen people and wounded several more, emergency services officials in the energy-rich Gulf nation said. (AP Photo)

Two Filipinos were killed and two others were injured in a gas explosion at a Turkish restaurant near a filling station in Qatar’s capital Doha on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Friday.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 Filipinos killed, 2 others injured in Qatar blast

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Firemen work at the site of an explosion in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. A apparent gas explosion Thursday at a restaurant near a filling station in the Qatari capital killed a dozen people and wounded several more, emergency services officials in the energy-rich Gulf nation said. (AP Photo)

Two Filipinos were killed on Thursday when a gas tank exploded at a Turkish restaurant in Doha, Qatar, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs with labor contracts may now return to Yemen — DFA

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) downgraded on Wednesday its crisis alert for Filipinos in Yemen from Level 3, signaling voluntary repatriation, to the restriction phase under Level 2 as it cited the “improving security and political situation” there.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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