Philippines has received more than 71 million Covid-19 vaccine doses
President Rodrigo Duterte wants to visit the United States to personally thank their government for their donation of vaccines against Covid-19.In a prerecorded public address on Thursday night, Duterte bared that the Philippines will be receiving an additional 5 million doses of… Read More
MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday said the United States will be sending an additional 5.3 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine to the Philippines through the COVAX Facility.”As I exchanged views w/ Rep. Steve Chabot, Babe… Read More
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will participate in the high-level general debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Sept. 21 to 27.This will be Duterte’s second attendance to the high-level general debate of the international body. He first addressed… Read More
MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday said the Philippines has not surrendered a single inch of territory amid the country’s longstanding dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).Locsin made the statement during the House appropriations committee’s… Read More
Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out as the United States and western nations are scrambling to ferry out its citizens and other nationals out of Kabul before the August 31 deadline set by the Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan/Washington – Multiple explosions shook Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Thursday, including two outside the airport serving the city, killing dozens and injuring over 100, according to media reports and Anadolu Agency’s correspondent on the ground on Thursday.A BBC report citing a… Read More
MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said no Filipino has been wounded in the suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport that killed scores of civilians and 13 American troops.”Preliminary information from Philippine Ambassador Daniel Espiritu, who is based in Islamabad,… Read More
MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday reminded remaining Filipinos in Afghanistan to prepare to leave at moment’s notice after two attempts to land a repatriation flight failed on Wednesday night.Out of the 90 Filipinos who remain in the south-central Asian nation, at… Read More
MANILA – Overseas Filipino worker Elmer Presa was able to exit the crisis-hit Afghanistan together with his fellow nationals after getting permission from the Taliban.In a Facebook status on Thursday, Presa posted a photo of him and some gun-wielding men, apparently Taliban fighters for… Read More
The Philippines’ doors are open to Afghan refugees following the fall of Kabul, Malacañang said on Tuesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this assurance as thousands of Afghans fled Afghanistan after the Taliban fighters took control of the capital.
“Since time immemorial po, the Philippines has had jurisprudence even before the Convention on Refugees Welcoming Asylum Seekers,” he said in a Palace press briefing.
Citing the Supreme Court decision in the case of Kookooritchkin vs. Commissioner of Immigration and Deportation, Roque said the Philippines will not hesitate to admit individuals fleeing their homelands because of fear of persecution.READ MORE
MANILA – Malacañang on Monday urged Filipinos in Afghanistan to prepare for repatriation after Alert Level 4 was raised in the wake of the Taliban’s stunning takeover.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque urged Filipinos to coordinate with the Philippine embassy in Pakistan, which… Read More
MANILA –President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be able to win its fight against Covid-19 just as it hurdled various challenges in the past.Duterte made the remark as ASEAN commemorates its 54th founding anniversary.ASEAN member… Read More
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday handed over the diplomatic note recalling the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) to United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III.
In a statement following their meeting at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Locsin said the US has shown its commitment to fulfilling its obligations to Manila under its alliance.
“They have addressed issues arising from our security relationship with good faith. Together, we have moved forward on the basis of common interest, shared values, and mutual respect,” he said.
“As such, upon the instructions of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, today I handed over to United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III the diplomatic note recalling the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement.” Read More
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte and United States (US) Defense Secretary Defense Lloyd Austin III believed Thursday that “enhanced communication and greater cooperation” can further boost Manila and Washington’s alliance.During Austin’s courtesy call on Duterte at… Read More
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to recall the termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) on the ground of the two nations’ respect for their partnership being “sovereign equals,” Malacañang said on Friday.Presidential… Read More
iday.In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Marie Rose Escalada said Japan is looking to hire foreign… Read More
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to recall the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States will be beneficial to all parties, given the current “uncertain and challenging” international political environment that is aggravated by the coronavirus… Read More