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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 »

DFA offers more financial help to Hong Kong hostage victims

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) appealed to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government for sobriety as it offered more financial assistance for the victims of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis and their families.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace in talks with Hong Kong over visa cancellation

Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is negotiating with Hong Kong in light of the diplomatic sanctions against the Philippines over its failure to apologize for a botched hostage crisis more than three years ago.

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

New DFA satellite office to open in Araneta Center

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INQUIRER FLE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to open its newest satellite office in Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao on Monday.

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

Nearly 2,000 Filipinos in Malaysia return home due to crackdown

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated nearly 2,000 Filipinos from Malaysia in the first three weeks of January due to the nationwide crackdown against illegal foreign workers.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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