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Bill allows Pinoys married to foreign divorcees to remarry

MANILA, Philippines — Voting 202-3, the House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that recognizes, and enforces as well, a fore.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 25th, 2018

Ceremonial Signing of the Philippine Identification System Act

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte enacted the ceremonial signing of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act. The PhilSys Act seeks to implement a single official identification card for all citizens and foreign residents that would serve as a de facto national identification number, in which President Duterte signed eight (8) copies of the said bill. Source link: Ceremonial Signing of the Philippine Identification System Act.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

PH Navy to help rescue Pinoys abducted in Libya

The Philippine Navy will assist the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in planning and mounting a mission to rescue three Filipinos kidnapped in Libya. Commander Jonathan Zata, spokesman of the Philippine Navy, said liaison officer Captain Donn Miraflor has been instructed to coordinate with Boy Melicor, the Charge d’Affaires in Tripoli, Libya. Three Filipinos and [...] The post PH Navy to help rescue Pinoys abducted in Libya appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

No Pinoy casualty in IS Syria attacks

No Filipino was harmed in a series of Islamic State attacks in southern Syria on Wednesday that killed 252 people, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Reports from the Philippine Embassy in Damascus said that at least 150 people were also wounded in the attacks. Two Filipinas in Sweida married to Syrian nationals […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Heart Evangelista, Tootsy Angara show support for SOGIE bill by wearing rainbow pins at SONA

For many, the ensembles donned by lawmakers and their partners and guests were the focus of attention in President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday. Sen. Nancy Binay's Filipiniana attire, for example, matched the blue carpet, while Senator Grace Poe wore an understated white, knee-length dress, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos' bloody red gown. For some, it's the small details that count. Accessories certainly weren't absent in the occasion, and for Heart Evangelista and Tootsy Angara, their rainbow pins were perfect in delivering their message. Evangelista, who is married to Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero, is known for her classic and chic s...Keep on reading: Heart Evangelista, Tootsy Angara show support for SOGIE bill by wearing rainbow pins at SONA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Youth group to Duterte: Change environmental policies, not Constitution

A youth group on Saturday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to prioritize changing the government's environmental policies rather than amending the Constitution. In a statement, Youth for Rights said its members were concerned on the proponents of the proposed charter change on foreign ownership among businesses, which it said is hidden "in the guise" of federalism. "The agenda to change the Constitution, together with development aggression, that favor businesses over people will surely bring about more danger to our environment, affecting the next generation," the statement read. According to the group, "green bills" like the Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) are still...Keep on reading: Youth group to Duterte: Change environmental policies, not Constitution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

3 Pinoys snatched in Libya, 2 in Iraq

Three Filipinos were kidnapped in Libya on Friday, bringing the total of those seized in the Middle East to five, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

5 Pinoys snatched in Libya, Iraq

DFA seeks Bahgdad, Tripoli help in rescue of 2 Pinays, 3 Filipino technicians taken by armed men THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday requested the assistance of authorities in Iraq and Libya in securing the safe release of five Filipinos who on Friday were taken by armed men in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

No Pinoys affected in California wildfire

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said no Filipinos so far have been affected by the wildfire in Northern California but is closely monitoring the situation of close to 2,000 Filipinos in the area. Residents in the path of the dangerous wildfire have been ordered by authorities to evacuate to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

NCAA to bar foreign athletes

The NCAA will cut short the foreign athletes’ playing years up to Season 95 next year even as it threw its full backing to the House of Representatives in its fight against “game-fixing” via House Bill 5032 or “Anti-Game Fixing Act.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

4 Pinoys killed in Saudi, Canada car accidents

Four Filipinos die in two separate car accidents in Canada and Saudi Arabia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. The DFA extended its condolences to the families of four Filipinos who died in two car accidents in Saudi Arabia and Canada that left six other Filipinos injured. “Our….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Saudi missile strike: No Pinoys among casualties

No Filipinos were among the casualties in a missile strike that killed three civilians in the southern city of Jizan in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. The DFA also condoled with Saudi Arabia over the latest incident. Philippine authorities urged Filipino workers there….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Zarate renews call to support bill allowing scrutiny of gov’t officials’ bank accounts

Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate on Tuesday reiterated his call for the government to support the passage of a law that seeks to look into the local and foreign currency deposits of all elected and appointed officials and employees. Source link link: Zarate renews call to support bill allowing scrutiny of gov’t officials’ bank accounts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Bill allowing foreign schools to set up PH campuses filed

IN a bid to promote the country as a preferred destination for international students, a Metro Manila congressman has filed a proposed law that would allow the best foreign universities to establish Philippine campuses. “Considering that we are already drawing in a growing number of students from South Korea, India,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Law will allow foreign schools to set up campuses in PH

A Mindanao lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow the best foreign universities to establish its own campuses in the Philippines in a bid to turn the country into an even bigger hub for international students. Law will allow foreign schools to set up campuses in PH A Mindanao lawmaker has filed a bill… link: Law will allow foreign schools to set up campuses in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

DFA checking for injured Pinoys in Texas school shooting

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is checking if Filipinos were injured after a shooting incident inside a local high school in the southeastern city of Santa Fe in Texas. "The Consulate General is checking with members of the Filipino Community to check if there were any Filipinos among the casualties," DFA said in a statement on Saturday. DFA said about 1,994 Filipinos reside in Galveston County where Santa Fe is located. Initial reports from the New York Times said 10 people were killed and 10 others were injured after a 17-year old student opened fire at his schoolmates, using a shotgun and a caliber .38 revolver. /vvp...Keep on reading: DFA checking for injured Pinoys in Texas school shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Solon proposes free medicine for poor Pinoys

A HOUSE leader has proposed free medicines for poor Filipinos, which will be available in all government medical facilities. In filing House Bill (HB) No. 3753 or Free Medicine for the Poor Act, Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas is expressing support to President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s Libreng Gamot Para sa….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Unnecessary bill

The recent news about a decision of the Supreme Court recognizing the divorce obtained abroad by a Filipina from her foreign spouse has been excessively hyped up......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Con man, pathological liar? Closings at Bill Cosby trial

NORRISTOWN, USA — A con man who exploited his fame as "America's Dad" to betray women's trust by drugging and sexually assaulting them, or a misguided married man hoodwinked by a money-grabbing, pathological liar? The defense and prosecution delivered closing arguments at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial Tuesday, April 24 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Syria conflict spares Pinoys

THE Philippine Embassy in Damascus has so far received no report of any Filipinos being affected by the ongoing Syrian Army offensive to capture the last stronghold of Islamic militants in the capital. Foreign Acting Assistant Secretary Emer Cato said the Embassy reported artillery and mortar exchanges had been ongoing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Department of Foreign Affairs: Embassy ready to repatriate Pinoys in Syria

The Philippine embassy in Syria is ready to repatriate Filipinos who want to leave the war-torn Gulf nation, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018