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.

President Aquino meets with the Filipino community in Brussels

President Benigno S. Aquino III received a warm and very enthusiastic welcome from the more than 700 Filipinos living and working in Belgium who attended the FILCOM Grand Event at the Cathedral of Sts. Michael and Gudule, in the heart of Brussels.

Statement: Secretary of Foreign Affairs on the signing of the ceasefire protocol on Ukraine on September 5, 2014

The Philippine Government welcomes the signing of the protocol on ceasefire between the representatives of Ukraine, Russia, and other parties concerned on 5 September 2014 in Minsk, Belarus. The ceasefire is a first step towards resolving the crisis in Ukraine, and achieving durable peace and stability.

PHL Consulate General in Milan launches financial literacy seminar in Bologna

The Philippine Consulate General together with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Milan sponsored a seminar on financial literacy with the theme “Sama-sama sa Pag-ahon ng Bayan,” in Bologna on September 6. The seminar was organized as part of the Consulate’s Gender Awareness Development initiatives. Working women from various Filipino associations in that city attended the seminar.

Canada accredits first female Philippine Ambassador

Presiding over the presentation of credentials of six newly-arrived Ambassadors to his country, Canadian Governor General David Johnston warmly received Philippine Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia in a stately ceremony on September 03 at the Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Ambassador Garcia is the first female Philippine Ambassador to Canada since diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1949.

PH Embassy in Riyadh reiterates advice to Filipinos to continue taking precautionary measures against MERS-CoV

Filipino workers in the healthcare sector should strictly follow infection control protocols in their workplaces. They are also strongly encouraged to take advantage of voluntary MERS-CoV screening tests available through their employers, especially if they intend to travel back to the Philippines.

PH Embassy: Yemen still under Alert Level 2

Cognizant of the continued political and security tensions in Yemen, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh would like to reiterate to all Filipino nationals in Yemen that Yemen remains under Alert Level 2 (Restriction Phase). All Filipinos are, therefore, advised to restrict non-essential movement and avoid public places.