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DFA: Rumors PH passports being stamped ‘not valid for Libya’ not true

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) dispelled rumors that Philippine passports are being stamped as “not valid for travel to Libya” because of the ongoing violence in the African nation.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gov’t: Evacuation of Filipinos from Libya continues

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after being repatriated from war-torn Libya Monday Aug. 4, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The government on Sunday said it would continue to evacuate Filipinos from war-torn Libya after planes carrying 766 Filipinos arrived in Manila.

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

Filipinos urged to board last DFA-charted ship leaving Libya

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after being repatriated from war-torn Libya Monday Aug. 4, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Board the chartered ship for repatriation out of Libya now because it’s the only one there is, Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario told Filipinos in Libya on Thursday amid reports that hundreds of them had backed out from repatriation.

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

PH to rely on ‘Triple-Action Plan’ vs China’s lighthouse plan

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Friday said that it will focus on the Triple-Action Plan (TAP) amid China’s reported plan to build lighthouses on five islands in the disputed South China Sea.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Only 13 of 900 OFWs repatriated from Iraq, no evacuation since–DFA

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Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined government forces to fight Sunni jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) take part in a training session near the southern port city of Basra on August 7, 2014. A UN statement said some reports put the number of people forced to flee by the IS takeover at 200,000. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI

Only 13 of the 900 Filipino workers in Iraq have been repatriated despite the ongoing unrest and no OFWs have evacuated since, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday, as US President Barack Obama authorized “targeted air strikes” against the strife-torn country.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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