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Nineteen Filipinos were wounded in a road accident involving a public transport vehicle in Via Cassia, north of Rome last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Philippine Embassy, according to the DFA, was able to identify and obtain contact details for the Filipinos following the accident last Wednesday, Oct. 16. No one was in a critical condition, said the DFA. The Filipinos, moaning of muscle pain, seek immediate medical

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In a statement posted on the Facebook page of the pageant, BPCI reported that because of “issues with her visa,” Samantha was “detained by immigration officials” in Paris. She was then returned to Manila. Officially later, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Ms Lo’s passport was “tampered[ with] and updated.”   BPCI said her parents confirmed that her passport had been obtained through a “fixer” during a meeting last week

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The Philippine government has condemned the second attack on Abha International Airport last June 23 and urged all parties to keep calm and patience to resolve their differences. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stated in a statement through Assistant Secretary Emmanuel Fernandez Monday night stated, “The Philippine government condemns the second attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport on 23 June 2019.” “The Philippine government hopes for the speedy recovery

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MANILA — Malacañang on Friday said former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was held in Hong Kong for five hours, may have mis-used his diplomatic passport during his trip there. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement, “Mr. del Rosario may have misused a diplomatic passport in his travel to Hong Kong, a trip which is private in nature and is in no way

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MANILA, Philippines — Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stated that the Filipino seafarers at work in one of the two oil tankers damaged in a supposed attack near the Strait of Hormuz have returned home. A statement on Wednesday, the DFA stated the 11 Filipino seafarers of MT Front Altair arrived in Manila this morning. The MT Front Altair is one of the two vessels hurt during the incident near

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed that two Filipinos were killed and 3 others were injured in a collision of a car and a train in New Zealand on the morning of June 19, Wednesday. Alluding to Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Jesus Domingo, the DFA stated that the embassy “is closely coordinating with authorities to ascertain the identities of the Filipinos and check their condition.”

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MANILA, Philippines — A Filipina household worker was allegedly raped by a Kuwaiti police officer, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday. The DFA stated that Chargé d’Affaires Mohd Noordin Lomondot of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait reported that local authorities have issued an arrest warrant against the suspect identified as 22-year-old Fayed Naser Hamad Alajmy. Lomondot, the DFA cited, stated that Alajmy was the one who

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Japan Tuesday night to participate in an international conference and meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo gave a statement, “We look forward to the President’s summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his working visit. Japan is our second major trading partner and one of the biggest official development assistance partners.” “We therefore expect that the President’s

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Canada has sworn to pay for all the expenses essential to ship out 69 container vans of garbage that arrived illegally in the Philippines as stated by Malacañang on Monday, May 6, during a Cabinet meeting. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo stated, “The DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources noted that the Canadian government is committed to shoulder all the expenses to ship out

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Teodoro Locsin Jr., Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary pleaded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya to evacuate to the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli amid the rising violence in the north African nation. Locsin posted in a tweet late Sunday, “Please go to the embassy, I beg you.” Locsin’s plea comes following an earlier post by Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato, asking Filipinos working at the Ali Omar Ashkr Hospital in Esbea to