The Department of Foreign Affairs welcomes the statement made by Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive CY Leung on the complete and final resolution of the Quirino Grandstand Incident of August 23, 2010 and the lifting of sanctions.
The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong organized on April 13, 2014 an anti-money laundering talk with Senior Inspector Herman Li of the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit, Narcotics Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force. The talk revolved around how Filipinos can avoid being victimized by money launderers.
The Conference seeks to highlight the lessons learned from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and other mega disasters by identifying gaps and challenges and sharing best practices in technology, innovation, systems and procedures. It also aims to come out with the “Tacloban Declaration” which will contain proposals for the post-2015 global architecture on DRRM.
Last year, France jumped three notches to become the country’s 14th largest trading partner. With the French gaining greater awareness of the Philippines as an emerging economy in the most dynamic region in the world, these figures are expected to increase even further.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines are advising Filipinos staying and residing in the Middle East, especially in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to take the following precautionary measures against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).
The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand conducted a consular outreach program in the popular tourist haven of Phuket on March 8, 2014.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that, effective today, April 15, nationals of seven additional countries will now enjoy visa-free privilege to enter the Philippines for a period of stay of 30 days. These countries are Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15) conducted a goodwill visit to Brunei Darussalam on April 5-7, 2014, after participating in the multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief naval exercise dubbed “Komodo 2014” in Batam, Indonesia from March 28 to April 3.
The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and Northern Emirates held its second weekend mobile consular service in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) last April 11.
“The Philippines is ready to host the 2nd Disaster Response Dialogue (DRD) in Manila on September 11-12, 2014,” Ambassador Cecilia Rebong, Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, assured the other DRD proponents during the DRD High Level Preparatory Meeting in Geneva from April 9 to 10.