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China’s demand to remove ship nixed

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The Philippines has rejected China’s demand to pull out a grounded Philippine Navy ship from the disputed Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) in the South China Sea.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH consul watching out for Filipino casualties in New York building collapse

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Firefighters continue to investigate and remove debris from an explosion in the East Harlem neighborhood, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in New York. A gas leak triggered an explosion that shattered windows a block away, rained debris onto elevated commuter railroad tracks close by, cast a plume of smoke over the skyline and sent people running into the streets. AP/Bebeto Matthews

The Philippine Consulate General in New York has been making the rounds of hospitals in East Harlem to check if there were Filipinos injured or displaced by the building collapse in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

DFA summons Chinese diplomat to protest water canon incident

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday slammed China for its use of water cannons against Filipino fishermen to drive them away from a disputed shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: February 25th, 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 »

Treat Filipinos well, Kuala Lumpur asked

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines on Friday called on Malaysia to respect the rights of Filipinos who might be arrested amid the crackdown against undocumented workers.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH says China’s territory subject to Unclos

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines insisted on Wednesday that under international law, China could not project its power beyond its boundaries, following Beijing’s announcement of fresh sea patrols in disputed parts of the South China Sea.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China to regulate fishing in sea despite protests

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A Philippine official says China has insisted it will regulate fishing in the disputed South China Sea despite protests by neighboring countries.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA issues alert level 1 over Thailand unrest

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised alert level 1 in Thailand in light of the anti-government protests aiming to shutdown the capital city of Bangkok.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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