PHL Ambassador sheds light on PHL foreign policy goals at NZ military course

From the Department of Foreign Affairs Upon the invitation of the New Zealand Defence and Staff College, Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Virginia H. Benavidez made a presentation on “The Philippines and New Zealand as Friends and Partners in the Asia-Pacific Region” on October 14 at the New Zealand Advanced Command and Staff Course, Trentham […]


Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to undertake Official Visit to the Philippines

Turkey has taken great interest in the Philippine Peace Process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front through its participation as member in the International Contact Group and as Chair of the newly-formed Independent Decommissioning Body.


PHL Embassy honors California-based emergency response groups for saving 2,000 lives in Leyte

The Philippine Embassy honored two emergency response groups based in California on November 7 for saving as many as 2,000 lives in Leyte in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan more than a year ago.


PH to present report on capacity-building, innovation as 2014 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week kicks off

The 2014 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week begins with the APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM) from November 5 to 6, 2014 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China.


DFA raises alert level 3 in Yemen, sends crisis management team

Alert level 3, which calls for voluntary repatriation, is raised when violent disturbances occur in a limited area of a country. It has been raised in Yemen due to the threat posed by the continued occupation of the capital city Sana’a by Houthi rebels, and the attacks against civilians by separatists and the members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.


COMELEC launches pilot online overseas voter registration; registration center opens at OWWA   

The Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) announced on October 17 that the Commission on Elections, through the promulgation of Resolution No. 9903, approved the piloting of the iRehistro Project, an internet-enabled system for overseas voter registration. On October 3, the Overseas Voter Registration Center (OVRC) at the Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) was inaugurated.


Secretary del Rosario joins Asian, European leaders to promote and strengthen regional cooperation

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario joined the leaders from 51 Asian and European countries, ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union in the northern Italian city of Milan to discuss regional and global issues as well as efforts to deepen cooperation between the two regions.


PHL tourism and products go mainstream in 1st Ottawa International Expo

With the support of the Department of Tourism’s New York Office, the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa showed off Philippine tourist destinations as well as an assortment of Philippine crafts and food products at the First Ottawa International Expo (OIE) – International Food and Drink Soirée on October 4 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.