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Japan mulls no visa rule for Filipinos


Talks are underway to finally lift the tough visa requirements for Filipinos to visit Japan, a report said Wednesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Financial capacity not a requirement to travel–Immigration chief

Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

Netizens were irate over a newspaper story that said financial capacity may be required to travel abroad. But the immigration chief was quick to clear the confusion.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace lauds inclusion of PH on world’s top tourism list

Daranak falls, Tanay Rizal. Photo by Noy Morcoso lll/INQUIRER.net

The newest online survey tagging the Philippines as among the top 10 places in the world to visit would attract even more tourists to come to the country, Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Saturday.

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

San Francisco Consulate launches ‘FAQ Friday’ about services

Philippine Consulate

The Philippine Consulate’s Facebook page will feature Frequently-Asked-Questions Friday (FAQ Friday) on the fourth Friday of each month, to answer some of the most-asked questions about its services.

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

New DFA satellite office to open in Araneta Center


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 »

Renew your PH passport 2 months before traveling


Is your Philippine passport still valid? If the answer is no, don’t wait until you have travel plans. Apply for your passport renewal at the earliest opportunity.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos traveling to Bangkok warned

Anti-government protesters make their way across Buddhayodfah bridge during a warm-up rally to paralyze the capital Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of protesters took part in the rally aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Protest leaders have set Jan. 13 as the date to bring Bangkok to a halt. AP FILE PHOTO

Filipinos with travel plans to Bangkok should expect increased security measures due to the ongoing state of emergency, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a press conference Wednesday.

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

7 boo-boos to avoid on the way to the Philippines

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I didn’t plan on getting stranded in the Philippines. It was only supposed to be a three-week trip. Yet the pace of life and how things are done in this tropical paradise required that I stay as long as necessary.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Russia lifts travel ban to PH—DFA

A mountain in Leyte with toppled coconut trees after the Nov. 8 Supertyphoon “Yolanda” lashed Leyte and other provinces in central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Russia lifted its travel ban to the Philippines, a month after it recommended that its citizens refrain from going to areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Hong Kong travel agencies cancel Bangkok tours amid unrest

Anti-government protesters use a wheeled bulldozer to break through police barricade in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.  AP

Hong Kong travel agencies said Monday they were cancelling most package tours to Bangkok because of anti-government protests, after authorities issued a travel warning for the strife-torn Thai capital.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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