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Overseas voter registration sees highest rate of increase


Global overseas voter registration for August rose by more than 50 percent, the highest rate of increase since overseas registration started May for the 2016 presidential election cycle.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: 805 Filipinos with drug cases in jail worldwide


Following the sentencing of two Filipinos in Vietnam for drug trafficking, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said as many as 805 Filipinos are in prison for drug-related cases worldwide including 45 already in death row.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aid given to family of OFW beheaded in Libya – DFA


The remains of the Filipino who was abducted and beheaded by Libyan militias in Libya last July are now back home with his family, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs, which has immediately worked on providing aid to the family of the victim.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH soldiers’ courage hailed

STANDING THEIR GROUND IN STANDOFF  This handout photo taken in October 2013 shows the officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for Golan Heights during their sendoff ceremony at Army headquarters in Manila.  The photo was released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office on Friday, as news broke about heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers defying Syrian rebels in a stand-off at the Golan Heights hours after the gunmen disarmed and took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers. AFP FILE PHOTO

Seventy-five heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers besieged by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are ready to use “deadly force” to defend themselves, their commander said on Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino in Togo has flu, not Ebola virus

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Saturday that the Filipino sailor under quarantine in Togo has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »