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Filipino shipbuilding workers hailed for skills, work ethics

Filipino shipbuilding workers hailed for skills, work ethics

By John Rey Saavedra | PNA CEBU CITY – Filipino workers in the global shipbuilding industry in Cebu have taken center stage as their skills and work ethics were praised on Wednesday by foreign executives of Austal Philippines as contributory to the growth and expansion of the shipyard’s business. “Our Balamban (Cebu) Shipyard is a showpiece. Here […]

Philippine Embassy launches “Philippines-Australia Friendship Day” campaign

Philippine Embassy launches “Philippines-Australia Friendship Day” campaign

CANBERRA, Australia (22 May 2019) – On Philippines-Australia Friendship Day, the Philippine Embassy in Canberra highlights the role of Filipino student organizations all over Australia in promoting Filipino culture and heritage in their school communities. The Philippine Embassy has launched a social media campaign celebrating our youth who nurture the friendship between Filipinos and Australians. […]

Updated passenger guidelines from Philippine Bureau of Customs

Updated passenger guidelines from Philippine Bureau of Customs

To ensure smooth Customs clearance, please read these guidelines thoroughly. General Provisions Except as otherwise provided for in the CMTA or in other laws, all goods, when imported into the Philippines, shall be subject to duty upon importation, including goods previously exported from the Philippines. (Section 704, CMTA) Regulated Goods Goods which are subject to […]

DFA releases P4.8-M cash aid to OFWs affected by NAIA fiasco

DFA releases P4.8-M cash aid to OFWs affected by NAIA fiasco

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA — Some 962 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the recent flight delays and cancellations due to the runway closure at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have already received a PHP5,000 cash assistance each, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. As of Friday night, the agency released PHP4.8 […]

Doing business in the Philippines

Doing business in the Philippines

A project of the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), in partnership with Quisumbing Torres Law Firm, has produced a guidebook titled Doing Business in the Philippines. The book is a useful reference for foreign business people who are interested to invest in the Philippines. It contains the following topics: Summary of steps in starting a business […]

2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has formally opened the nomination to the 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas to be conferred by the President in December 2018 at the Malacañan Palace, Manila. The awards are conferred on meritorious individuals and organisations overseas in recognition of their work in the service of […]

Philipinnes, Australia to strengthen cooperation in War vs Terror

Philipinnes, Australia to strengthen cooperation in War vs Terror

SYDNEY—Saying the war against terror can only be won by working together, the Philippines today said it is looking forward to further strengthening its counterterrorism cooperation with Australia and other countries. “We had very good discussions with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull where we both reaffirmed, among others, our desire to strengthen our cooperation in the […]

NBI cracks syndicate selling early passport appointment dates

By Benjamin Pulta MANILA — Authorities have cracked a syndicate selling appointment dates to passport applicants at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran identified the four suspects as Pedro “Peter” Abulencia, Marlon Fria, Edie Boy Awa-ao and Lito Awa-ao. A certification from the DFA Human Resources Management […]

Ilonggo Tops 2018 PMA Graduating Class

By Joseph B. Zambrano BAGUIO CITY, March 15 (PIA) — Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Honotria of Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo tops the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alagad ng Lahing Binigkis ng Tapang at Lakas (Alab Tala) Class of 2018. The valedictorian and Brigade Commander of Alab Tala 2018 will receive the Presidential Saber Award from […]

DFA cracks down on fixers; More than 20 arrested in entrapment operations

MANILA, Mar. 4 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today reminded passport applicants to beware of fixers, following the arrest of over 20 individuals who sold passport appointment slots in separate entrapment operations by authorities. A police report identified the 23 fixers, with ages ranging from 63 to 24. Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, Southern […]