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PHL, Spain ink agreement to pave way for direct flights

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Philippines has inked an agreement with Spain to improve air connectivity between the two countries.

PHL seeks assistance of Iraq, Libya on kidnapped Filipinos

THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has sought assistance from authorities in Iraq and Libya following the separate kidnapping incidents of five Filipinos in the two countries.

DFA coordinating with Saudi Arabia in inquiry on hit-and-run death of...

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said it has coordinated with Saudi authorities in investigating the death of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was hit by a vehicle on June 12.

DFA ‘continues to engage in diplomatic actions’ with China

DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Ernesto C. Abella said the Philippine government is serious as it “continues to engage in diplomatic actions” to address the West Philippine Sea (WPS) dispute with China.

Social security deal on Filipino, Japanese nationals in force Aug. 1

A SOCIAL SECURITY deal between Philippines and Japan will enter into force on Aug. 1 following the two countries’ exchange of diplomatic notes to provide both Filipino and Japanese nationals social security benefits in either country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Friday.

Family of murdered OFW in Kuwait given two months to file...

By Gillian M. Cortez The Department of Foreign Affairs said that the family of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis only has two months to file for a...

DFA says ‘diplomatic action’ pursued on Chinese deployment

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter and Camille A. Aguinaldo “DIPLOMATIC ACTION” is being carried out to protect Philippine territories in the South China Sea, the Department...

Top diplomat takes OFW cause to Bahrain

By Camille A. Aguinaldo BAHRAIN is ready to receive more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) into their country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on...

Bahrain ready to take in more Filipino workers — DFA

Bahrain is ready to receive more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) into their country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday, May 14. In...

Philippines hopes for sea exploration pact with China this year

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is confident that an agreement with China to jointly explore for oil and gas in South China Sea...

DFA: Undocumented OFWs in Kuwait brought home

By Camille A. Aguinaldo and Charmaine A. Tadalan SOME 190 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait, including 18 minors, were brought home by the...

Nearly 200 repatriated OFWs arrive from Kuwait

Some 190 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait was brought home by the government as part of the amnesty program of the Kuwaiti...

DFA monitoring situation of OFW forced to drink bleach

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is coordinating with Saudi Arabian authorities following the hospitalization of an Oversees Filipino Worker (OFW)...

OFW allegedly forced by Saudi employer to drink household bleach in...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is coordinating with authorities in Saudi Arabia following the hospitalization of a Filipino household service worker who was...

Philippine government wants joint exploration deal with China ‘done ASAP’

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte's administration wants the agreement on the joint oil and gas exploration between the Philippines and the...

No Filipino killed in van crash in Münster, Germany —...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday, April 9, reported no Filipino casualty when a van crashed into a crowd in Münster, Germany...

DFA: No Filipino casualty in Riyadh after missile attack from Yemen...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported no Filipino casualty after Houthi rebels in Yemen fired seven ballistic missiles towards Riyadh and several other...

Philippines congratulates Putin on his re-election

Below is the statement issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs on the re-election Russia's Vladimir Putin: The Philippines congratulated President Vladimir Putin for getting...

DFA to open more offices to ease passport processing delay —...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to open two new consular offices this month and additional six before June to augment the...

Philippines, Turkey sign MOUs on agriculture, investment promotion

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Monday, Feb. 26, that the Philippines and Turkey had signed two bilateral agreements on agriculture and...

Suspect in killing of Kuwait OFW in police custody — envoy

By Arjay L. Balinbin The main suspect in the killing of Filipina domestic helper Joanna D. Demafelis, whose body was found in a freezer in...

Kuwait extends amnesty for overstaying OFWs

By Arjay L. Balinbin The Kuwaiti government has granted the Philippines’ request to extend its amnesty program for Filipino workers who have overstayed their visa,...

Kuwaiti foreign minister: We are communicating with PHL on OFWs

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz and Camille A. Aguinaldo Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah said on Tuesday, Feb. 13, that his country...

Senator tells DFA to make public Benham Rise permit given to...

SENATOR MARIA Lourdes Nancy S. Binay has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the details of the permit given to Chinese oceanographers...

Senate concurs with PHL-EU agreement

THE SENATE in a statement on Monday said it has adopted a resolution expressing its concurrence with the ratification of a framework agreement “on...

No Filipinos injured in NY attack; PHL sends condolences

THE PHILIPPINES, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), expressed its condolences following the terror attack in New York City on Oct. 31 involving...

Celebrating the synergy of sports and tourism

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo THE BURGEONING sports tourism scene and industry in the country got added dimension recently with the holding of the first-ever...