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Temporary office closure | 31 May-18 June 2018

Temporary office closure  |  31 May-18 June 2018

As the Honorary Philippine Consul will be on leave, the Philippine Consulate office in Melbourne will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED from Thursday 31st May 2018 and will re-open on Tuesday 19th June 2018. During this time, please direct your enquiry to the Philippine Embassy in Canberra Phone (02) 6273-2535 Fax (02) 6273-3984 www.philembassy.org.au We apologise for […]

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 […]

Australia affirms military support for Philippines

Australia affirms military support for Philippines

CLARK, Pampanga – Australian Defense Minister Senator Hon Marise Payne on October 23 said it is a great opportunity to exchange views on key security issues that challenge the region everyday such as terrorist activities. “These are the things that enable us to work as one in a strong multilateral context and that’s what ADMM […]

Overseas Filipino Bank offers cheaper rates: DOLE

Overseas Filipino Bank offers cheaper rates: DOLE

MANILA— The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is encouraging overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to invest in the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) and take advantage of its services and offers as it is partly owned by them. “It will be wise for them to invest in the bank because they actually own the bank,” said […]

President Duterte declares Marawi City liberated

President Duterte declares Marawi City liberated

https://youtu.be/B4XEO5nxbwk MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on October 17, 2017, declared that Marawi City has been liberated from terrorists after more than four months of battle against the ISIS-inspired Maute group. “Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from the terrorist influence that marks the beginning of rehabilitation for the people,” the […]