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Ship manned by Filipinos responds to sighting of possible airline debris

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One of the relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 waits to attend a briefing meeting with Malaysian officials in a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Friday, March 21, 2014. Planes are flying out of Australia again to search for two objects detected by satellite that may be debris from the missing Malaysian airliner. AP

A Norwegian merchant ship manned by a crew of Filipinos was the first vessel to respond at the reported sighting of objects in the Indian Ocean that could have come from a missing jetliner that officials in Kuala Lumpur had described as a “credible lead” to the fate of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-370 since it disappeared nearly two weeks ago.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Spanish foreign minister set to visit Manila, Tacloban

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Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo (center). AP FILE PHOTO

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain is set to visit the Philippines for two days during which he will meet with President Benigno Aquino III and will also visit Tacloban City, Leyte to check on the rehabilitation efforts.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA identifying 20 Filipinos arrested in Spain drug raids

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DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is working to get the identities of the 20 Filipinos arrested in Spain for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

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

DFA: Saudi tourists in the Philippines reach record-high

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Growth of visitors in the Philippines from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Infographics from DFA.

The arrival of visitors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is at an all-time high, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement Tuesday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New DFA Spokesman banks on experience in China in new post

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DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

With a total of eleven years of experience in three diplomatic posts in China, the new spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday that he is ready to face the hot issues between the Philippines and China.

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

DFA, DOLE assure safety of Filipinos in Ukraine

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AP FILE PHOTO

A team from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has met with Filipinos in Ukraine to ensure their safety in light of the tense political situation in the country.

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

Ship expulsion ‘clear threat to PH rights’—DFA

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Philippine Foreign Affairs Department spokesman Raul Hernandez  AP  FILE PHOTO

For the second time in 2014, Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessels drove away Filipinos from maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and subsequently rejected the protest filed by the Philippine government.

Posted: March 11th, 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 »

OFWs in Venezuela told to prepare for evacuation

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A demonstrator runs to throw a molotov bomb against Bolivarian National Police officers during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 6, 2014. A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday in a clash between residents of a Caracas neighborhood and armed men who tried to remove a barricade, Venezuelan officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Filipinos in Venezuela have been told to limit their movements and prepare for possible evacuation as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised crisis alert level 2 due to the continuing violence in the country.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,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 »

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