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PH Embassy in Syria warns Filipinos of mortar attacks in Damascus

  Filipinos residing in Syria have been cautioned as mortar attacks continue to poundDamascus, the country's capital. The Philippine Embassy in Syria issued a security advisory calling on Filipinos based inDamascus and nearby areas to take precautionary measures when strolling outside theirhomes or traveling to and from of their work place, Radyo INQUIRER reported on Saturday. "In the spate of the recent mortar shelling in the areas of Bab Touma and Abbasseen, whichhave injured several individuals, all Filipinos residing in Damascus and nearby areas arereminded to take precautionary measures," the advisory said. Bab Touma and Abbasseen are both major boroughs in ...Keep on reading: PH Embassy in Syria warns Filipinos of mortar attacks in Damascus.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Angara urges PhilHealth to include psychiatric consultation in insurance coverage  

  Amid public clamor to take mental health issues seriously following the deaths of prominent personalities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, Senator Sonny Angara on Sunday urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to include fees for psychiatric consultation in their coverage. "Early intervention through consultation with psychiatrists and proper medication should be readily accessible for ordinary Filipinos,"Angara said in a statement. He added that the cost of consultation must not hinder people from seeking medical help. According to the senator, PhilHealth covers only hospitalization expenses for cases of acute attacks due to mental and behavioral ...Keep on reading: Angara urges PhilHealth to include psychiatric consultation in insurance coverage  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Korean Embassy says visa application for PH now only through 35 travel agencies  

Filipinos applying for a visa to South Korea will have to file their applications only at designated travel agencies. In a visa advisory, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea said the following travel agencies will process visa applications startingJuly 1, 2018: Aboex Travel and Tours Adventure International Ark Travel Express Inc. Blue Horizons Travel and Tours Inc. Budget Travel and Tours Inc. Casto Travel Philippines Inc. City Travel & Tours Corporation Come On Phils. Golf & Travel Agency Inc. Constellation Travels, Inc. First United Travel Inc. Getaway Tours International Inc. Grand Hope Travel, Inc. H.I.S (Philippines) Travel Corp....Keep on reading: Korean Embassy says visa application for PH now only through 35 travel agencies  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Travel agencies to handle all Korea visa applications from July 1

Filipinos who want to travel to South Korea to get a firsthand experience of Korean culture will no longer need to go to the Korean Embassy for tourist visas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Korea visa application in PH only through travel agencies starting July

MANILA, Philippines – Starting July 1, 2018, Filipinos applying for a Korean visa can only do so through designated travel agencies, and no longer at the Korean embassy in Taguig City. The embassy said this is due to the increasing number of Korean visa applicants. "This increase in number of visa ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

DFA: No report of Filipinos affected by flash floods in Maryland

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)on Tuesdaysaid the Philippine Embassy in Washington has not received reports of Filipinos affected by flash floods Maryland. The embassy said it was monitoring the situation in southeast US, particularly in the city of Ellicott in Maryland, which was severely affected by the flash floods. READ: With a roar, flash flood smashes into a Maryland community In a statement, Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez said the embassy is monitoring the condition of the more than 3,000 members of the Filipino Community in Ellicott. He also reported that subtropical storm Alberto made landfallon Mondayevening just west of Panama City in Florida. Fili...Keep on reading: DFA: No report of Filipinos affected by flash floods in Maryland.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Protests as Syria takes chair of world disarmament body

GENEVA, Switzerland – The United States led protests Monday, May 28, as Syria took over the rotating presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) at a time when Damascus is widely accused of using chemical weapons . "Monday, May 28 will be one of the darkest days in the history of the Conference ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

22 Filipinos back from Kuwait after labor pact

Twenty-two more distressed migrant Filipino workers from Kuwait returned to the country on Sunday, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). In a statement, the DFA said the latest batch of repatriated Filipinos, mostly from Mindanao, were among 600 Filipino migrant workers who had fled abusive employers and sought shelter at the Philippine Embassy in the oil-rich Gulf state. Foreign Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola said the DFA paid for their return flight and distributed P5,000 in financial aid to each worker. The repatriation, Arriola said in the statement, was among the conditions in the labor agreement signed by the Philippines and Kuwait that led to the lifting...Keep on reading: 22 Filipinos back from Kuwait after labor pact.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

DFA alerts Filipinos in southeast US vs ‘Alberto’

  The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., has cautioned Filipinos living near the southeastern part of the United States against subtropical storm "Alberto."   In an advisory issued on Monday, the DFA urged Filipino communities in the states of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi to "take extra precaution," and follow the warnings of local authorities as the storm enters the northern Gulf coast.   READ: 'Alberto' strikes Gulf Coast with dangerous surf, heavy rain   Citing information from the embassy, the DFA said Alberto is expected to dump heavy rain, consequently advising all Filipinos in th...Keep on reading: DFA alerts Filipinos in southeast US vs ‘Alberto’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Russia forces among dozens dead in ISIS east Syria attacks

BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPDATED) – Russian fighters were among dozens of pro-government forces killed in eastern Syria this week in a deadly wave of attacks by Islamic State group jihadists, Moscow and a monitor said Sunday, May 27. After the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

ISIS begins quitting last pocket of Syria s capital

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Islamic State group fighters began evacuating their final stronghold in southern Damascus on Sunday, a monitor said, bringing Syria's government closer than ever to flushing out the last threat to the capital. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used a combination of military pressure and evacuation deals in recent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

May 13th declared Day of Courage

MANILA, Philippines,  – Allianz has declared May 13 as a Day of Courage, with three events that are designed as a test of mettle and to encourage more Filipinos to live a healthy lifestyle. These three events, the PHA Heart Run Powered By Allianz together with the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) at SM By the Bay; the Allianz Conquer Challenge in Vermosa, Laguna; and the Bayanihan Walk in Singapore, will help bring out the best in the participants as they challenge not only physical limits but also to promote the value of courage.  The PHA Heart Run powered by Allianz, which will be held at the SM By The Bay area gives participants the opportunity to become Heart Warriors and bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) that are affecting many Filipinos today. Doctors and healthy heart advocates from the PHA will be joined by running coaches Toni and Jim Saret, in a race that will be led by heart condition survivors who will run in the 1k advocacy division in a bid to shine a light on the prevention and primary care of CVDs. Allianz PNB Life President Olaf Kliesow reiterates the need for Filipino families’ to monitor their health conditions and be wary of increasing medical expenses, especially for a great majority whose savings and insurance protection levels are very much wanting. To make the fun run more exciting, Allianz will be giving out P100,000 worth of personal accident life insurance to all participants, and two lucky 21k and 10K participants will win all-expense paid trips to Thailand, to join the Allianz Ayudhaya World Run! Those who want to level up their game may register at the Allianz Conquer Challenge, an obstacle course race that tests speed, endurance and strategy. The race is made even more special with the participation of Jamil Faisal Saro Adiong, a recipient of the Sultan Kudarat Award for Peace and Community Development. Marawi City, his home province of Lanao del Sur, was besieged with a very big challenge last year, as it was still reeling from the effects of a tropical storm, it was also battered by a war. Jamil is one of the local heroes who was involved in Marawi’s rehabilitation efforts. “I am offering my participation in the race to all my fellow Maranaos, in the hope that we may all triumph in our aspirations with mutual respect through harmonious relationships and inclusive economic development as we rise stringer and more resilient than before,” he shares. Joining the obstacle course race is a testament to his own journey and a call to all Filipinos to embrace peace and tolerance amidst diversity. As with the PHA Heart Run, Allianz will be giving out P100,000 worth of personal accident life insurance to all participants of the challenging course race that has divisions for kids, beginners, and pros. To further amplify their message to dare to take on life’s challenges because Allianz is there to support your family and your life’s dreams, Filipinos in Singapore are invited to join the Allianz PNB Life and Philippine Embassy–supported Bayanihan Walk, which will take place at the Labrador Park. The 3.88km fun walk aims to raise funds to support the Philippine Bayanihan Society Singapore’s charity works and for the maintenance of the Bayanihan Centre. Rei Abrazaldo, Allianz PNB Life Brand Communications and Digital Director, shares that the company’s mission is to empower Filipinos to face new experiences and daily challenges with courage. “We enable every Filipino the courage to live a healthy lifestyle as embodied in our collaboration with the Philippine Heart Association in the upcoming PHA Heart Run Powered by Allianz.  We inspire Filipinos the courage to overcome obstacles as exemplified in our partnership with Conquer Challenge Philippines in the approaching Allianz Conquer Challenge Race, and we empower Filipinos overseas to have the courage to be there for each other in our alliance with the Philippine Bayanihan Society,” Abrazaldo explains. He further emphasizes that at Allianz they believe that life would be better if people had more courage than fear. “There is no better time to agree that we need more courage, to experience that there is more to life than what we were thought of to just be content and not aspire for something better,” he adds. Allianz is the Filipinos’ partner in finding that courage, he says. “Our customers and prospects want to have an insurance which supports them, backs them up, which helps them to live their life to the fullest – and does not scare them or stop them from doing what they want to do. Each one of us has the capacity and the capability to explore life. With the coverage that we provide our clients, they do not need to be alone in exploring life.”  - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Syria blames Israel for air strike near Damascus – BBC News

Syrian state media says Israel has launched an air strike against an army position south of the capital Damascus. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Foreign affairs chief slams detractors

“I’VE never said that I am running again.” Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano made this clarification amid news reports that the video showing embassy-led rescue operations of distressed Filipinos in Kuwait is a publicity stunt for the presidential elections. “Kung gagamitin ko sa pulitika, ‘di ako na pumunta doon, ako….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

PH taking ‘multiple routes’ to repair diplomatic relations with Kuwait

The Philippine government is taking “multiple routes” to repair diplomatic ties with Kuwait following the embassy-led rescue operations of distressed Filipinos that angered the Gulf nation, DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said. PH taking ‘multiple routes’ to repair diplomatic relations with Kuwait The Philippine government is taking Source link: PH taking ‘multiple routes’ to repair diplomatic relations with Kuwait.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Cayetano Denies Kuwait Rescue Video Out of Politicking

The video showing embassy-led rescue operations of distressed Filipinos in Kuwait is not a publicity stunt for the presidential elections, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Wednesday evening. “If I will be using it for politics, I should have come to Kuwait, and rescued the Filipina myself,” Cayetano said in an interview with reporters […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Cayetano: No crime in rescue of distressed OFWs in Kuwait

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano insists that no crime was committed in the rescue of distressed Filipinos in Kuwait that caused the expulsion of Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa and the issuance of warrants of arrests to embassy personnel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Filipinos in Saudi Arabia told to be vigilant amid Houthi missile attacks

The Philippine Consulate General in Jedda, Saudi Arabia on Monday told Filipinos to stay calm but be vigilant amid ballistic missile attacks by Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom's southwestern border. In an advisory, the Consulate General asked Filipinos working and living near the provinces of Najran and Jizan "to avoid visiting Saudi government offices, installations and public places unless necessary for strictly professional and personal business." The rebels from Yemen vowed to step up its attack on Saudi's oil facilities, according to a report from The Financial Times. Last Saturday, the kingdom's air defense system intercepted four missile attacks from the rebel gro...Keep on reading: Filipinos in Saudi Arabia told to be vigilant amid Houthi missile attacks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Syria regime, rebels reach evacuation deal in southern Damascus – state media

DAMASCUS, Syria – The Syrian government and rebels have reached a deal to evacuate opposition fighters from an area of southern Damascus near the site of a regime offensive against jihadists, state media said Sunday, April 29. The announcement comes more than a week into a regime assault to oust Islamic ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Southeast Asia faces threats from ISIS

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia faces “very real” threats from the Islamic State (IS) group (also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) despite their defeat in the Middle East, as well as cyber-attacks, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned Saturday as he opened a regional summit.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

PH Embassy rescue efforts in Kuwait get senators’ nod

SOME senators on Wednesday expressed their support to the assistance being extended by the Philippine Embassy to distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait, saying the welfare of Filipinos should be a priority. Senators Joseph Victor Ejercito and Francis Escudero, both members of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development, said it [...] The post PH Embassy rescue efforts in Kuwait get senators’ nod appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018