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US Embassy closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday

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The Embassy of the United States here and its affiliated offices will be closed to the public on April 17 and 18 in observance of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, according to a statement Wednesday.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US embassy releases its list of 2014 holidays

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The United States Embassy has released its own list of holidays for 2014, dates that would inform the public that the embassy is closed for the day, following the release of the Philippine Government’s release earlier.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The 12 ‘scams’ of Christmas

People buy souvenirs outside a church on Christmas eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.  AP

It’s a time of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men. But some unscrupulous types use the Christmas period to scam us. There is no worse time to fall victim to one of these swindles. Don’t get duped by the hoaxers, the tricksters and the fraudsters this Christmas.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

British embassy closed for 6 days

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MANILA, Philippines – The British Embassy in Manila announced on Tuesday that it will be closed for six days during the holiday season.

“The British Embassy Manila is closed today, December 24 until December 26,” the embassy announced on Twitter.

Its offices will also be closed from December 30, 2013 to January 1, 2014.

“For British nationals who need urgent assistance during these days, please call +63 2 858 2200. Please follow instructions when you are connected to be put through to Consular Response,” the embassy said.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US embassy in Manila closed during holidays

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The United States Embassy announced on Friday that it will be closed for four days during the holidays, including Christmas and New Year.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Thanksgiving holiday an economic boon to many Fil-Ams

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As millions of people head home and travel across the United States for Thanksgiving, many Filipinos see it more as an economic opportunity, taking advantage of special compensation that employers give for those working during the four-day holiday weekend.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

U.S. Embassy closed on Nov. 1 for All Saints’ Day

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The Embassy of the United States in Manila and its affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Friday, November 1, 2013, in observance of All Saints’ Day, a Philippine holiday.   The Embassy and its affiliated offices will resume services on Monday, Nov. 4.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

DFA announces closure of passport offices on 2013 holidays

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Friday that its passport offices in Metro Manila would be closed in observance of the following regular holidays and special non-working holidays in 2013:

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA announces closure of passport offices on holidays

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The Department of Foreign Affars (DFA) on Friday announced that its passport offices would be closed on the following holidays:

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinos in LA on edge during arson spree

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LOS ANGELES—During the three days at the height of the arson spree, Fil-Am couple Valorie and Jeff, weren’t sure exactly what to do to celebrate the New Year. Should they stay home and watch their belongings? Or go out and celebrate the New Year, while a serial arsonist was on the loose and targeting random [...]

Posted: January 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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