The President’s Day: August 1, 2014

Today at 11:00 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III attended a mass commemorating the 5th death anniversary of Corazon Aquino at the Manila Memorial Park. Later at 3:00 p.m., the President had a meeting with the Executive Secretary in the Private Office in Malacañan.

Statement: DFA on the PH proposal “Triple Action Plan”

The Philippines joins countries of the region and the international community in calling for urgent action to reduce the rising level of tension in the South China Sea. These tensions have strained relations among countries, increased levels of mistrust, and heightened the dangers of unintended conflict in the region. Therefore, in order to immediately do what is right in accordance with law, the international community must take determined actions to reduce tensions as we urgently work to resolve the dispute in the South China Sea.


PH joins Yokohama Sparkling Twilight 2014

The Cultural Section of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, representatives of Filipino community, and volunteer groups in Tokyo participated in the Yokohama Sparkling Twilight 2014 held at Yamashita Park, Yokohama City from July 19 to 20. The Yokohama Sparkling Twilight is an annual summer event organized by the citizens of Yokohama City featuring displays of fireworks, seafront performances, an international parade and seaside restaurant booths.


PH featured in 2 popular Korean TV networks

On July 14, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Educational Broadcasting Network (EBS), started airing 55-minute and 40-minute programs, four episodes each, featuring the Philippines. The episodes were sponsored by the Department of Tourism (DOT) Seoul and Korea’s Tourism Promotions Board (TPB).

DOH: Philippines is still Ebola-free

The Department of Health (DOH) today reported that the Philippines is still Ebola-free but strictly urged any returning Filipino manifesting fever, headache, intense weakness, joint and muscle pains and sore throat to seek clearance with local health authorities from the country of employment before being allowed to embark in order to prevent the entry of Ebola virus in the country.