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.

Hyundai Engineering & Construction considers PH a “competitive location for investors”

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd (HDEC) is considering expanding its business in the Philippines beyond its current interests. It’s head called the country “a competitive location for investors,” in a meeting with the Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul S. Hernandez last July 22 at the Embassy Chancery in Seoul.

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.

Statement: The Presidential Spokesperson on the 5th death anniversary of President Corazon C. Aquino

As we look back on President Cory’s celebrated life, let us remember the virtues for which she is best known and which have endeared her to the public—the courage with which she adopted the fight for democracy; the humility which she maintained throughout her presidency; and the compassion with which she considered the needs of all Filipinos. This is the legacy she left us with, a legacy that marks not only the pages of our history but also our collective memory. In gratitude for her contributions, let us seek to emulate these virtues as we continue her work of establishing a stronger, even more vibrant democracy.

Overeseas Voter Registration Center is open at the Commission on Filipinos Overseas

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS), announced today, August 1, 2014, that the second Overseas Voter Registration Center (OVRC) in the Philippines, in preparation for the 2016 Presidential Elections, was opened this morning, at the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), 1345 Pres. Quirino Ave., Paco, Manila.