Secretary Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday commended the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) and the Association of Genuine Labor Organizations (AGLO) for the successful conduct of a dialogue/consultation on maintaining coordination in the promotion of industrial peace and social justice.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario chaired the 11th ministerial meeting of the Southwest Pacific Dialogue (SwPD) on July 1 in the margins of the 46th ASEAN Ministerial Meetings and other related meetings in Brunei Darussalam.
In light of the political tension in Egypt and the ongoing demonstrations in Cairo and its suburbs, the Philippine Embassy in Egypt has intensified its monitoring of the situation and has assigned duty officers to man the Embassy and its communication lines 24/7.
Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ezzedin Tago informed the Department of Foreign Affairs today that King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has ordered an extension of the correction grace period until the end of the current Islamic year or on November 3, 2013.
The Philippine Embassies in Damascus and Beirut in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is set to repatriate another group of Filipinos who were caught in the violence in Syria.
Secretary of Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, said that the government’s acquisition of 74,879 units of Glock 17 9mm pistol worth P1.2 billion has moved it closer to the Philippine National Police’s (PNP)’s goal of arming each police officer with a service pistol.
I very much welcome the decision of the King of Saudi Arabia to extend to 3 November the deadline for the legalization or correction of stay of illegal migrant workers in Saudi Arabia, which includes Filipino workers.