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.


23 Filipino repatriates from Syria to arrive on September 30

Twenty-three (23) Filipinos from Syria, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP), will arrive on September 30 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board Emirates Airlines flight number EK-332 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Flight EK-332 is scheduled to arrive at 4:35 p.m.


Aegis officials convey apology to PH Embassy officials on video

Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya received Aegis BPO Sdn Bhd officials who personally reiterated their company’s apologies for the uploading of a video which placed the Philippines in an unfavorable light. Aegis Senior Vice President-Corporate Divya Dutta and Associate Vice President for Human Resource P. Ganesan said that they did not authorize the uploading of the said video, which was created by a local agency.


APEC 101: Imagine the Possibilities Information Roadshow kicks-off at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro

In preparation for the Philippine hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2015, the Office of the Undersecretary for International Economic Relations (OUIER) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) kicked off the APEC 101: Imagine the Possibilities Information Roadshow on September 16 in Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City.


DFA temporarily suspends passport and authentication services due to inclement weather conditions

Operations at DFA-Aseana will resume on September 22, 2014 (Monday). Operations at mall-based DFA Satellite Offices will resume tomorrow, 20 September 2014 (Saturday) if weather conditions improve. The DFA will post an advisory if there is a need to suspend consular operations at DFA Satellite Offices tomorrow.


President Aquino visits Brussels

From the Department of Foreign Affairs [Learn more about the President’s trip.] President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived in Brussels, Belgium for a three-day working visit. From the airport, the President proceeded immediately to the headquarters of the European commission to meet President Jose Manuel Barroso. The two leaders discussed bilateral issues of concern such […]


President Aquino meets with EU Commission President Barrosso in Brussels

On the first day of his official visit to Belgium, President Benigno S. Aquino III met with his counterpart from the European Commission, President Jose Manuel Barroso at the Commission Headquarters in Brussels on September 15. President Aquino expressed appreciation for the opportunity to meet President Barroso especially since the Philippines and the EU are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their bilateral relations this year.