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.


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.