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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

PHL embassy in Malaysia warns Filipinos using backdoors as entry point

PHL embassy in Malaysia warns Filipinos using backdoors as entry point.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016

DFA monitoring situation in Iran after attack on military parade

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) started monitoring the situation in Iran after gunmen attacked a military parade on Saturday, killing at least 2r people and wounding more than 50 others. According to a DFA statement, the Philippine Embassy in Tehran had started gathering more information on the attack, which that took place in the southern city of Ahvaz, 820 kilometers southwest of Tehran near the border with Iraq. Ambassador Wilfredo Santos said gunmen wearing military uniforms staged the attack at around 9:00 a.m. local time. According to the DFA website, there are a total of 1,184 Filipinos in Iran as of June 1, 2017./atm READ: Gunmen attack Iran military parad...Keep on reading: DFA monitoring situation in Iran after attack on military parade.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Syria s Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, September 19, blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane , which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. "This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity," the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Countries send condolences to Philippines after Typhoon Ompong

MANILA, Philippines – Countries sent their condolences to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) killed dozens of Filipinos and affected 500,000 others . Here is a list of countries that have extended their condolences to the Philippines after Ompong: France The French embassy in the Philippines sent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Sarah G to present PH in Japan music fest

The Philippines is set to represented by pop star Sarah Geronimo in a festival that will gather top artists from Southeast Asia and Japan in October, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines has announced. Geronimo was seen in a video uploaded in the embassy’s Facebook page inviting her fans and Filipinos to drop by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

No Filipinos hurt in typhoon ‘Jebi’

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said there were no Filipinos hurt during the onslaught of typhoon Jebi, the most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years. The Philippine Embassy in Japan, on the other hand, is checking on the conditions of Filipino residents in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido after a 6.7-magnitude […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

No Filipinos hurt or killed in Japan typhoon — DFA

There are no Filipinos in the list of casualties and injured in Japan, as Typhoon Jebi wreaked havoc in the western part of the country, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate General in Osaka have not received any reports of Filipinos among the 10 reported dead and more than 300 injured in the aftermath of the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years. READ: Strongest typhoon in quarter century hits Japan DFA has offered its sympathies to Japan, a close ally of the Philippines. Typhoon Jebi made landfall on the country's west coast on Tuesday, packing strong winds that damaged several establis...Keep on reading: No Filipinos hurt or killed in Japan typhoon — DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

JERUSALEM — Israel has carried out more than 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday, in a rare summary of its campaign. According to regional sources, Israel began carrying out military strikes in Syria in 2013 against suspected arms transfers and deployments by Iranian forces and their Lebanese […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

PRRD Warns Using Emergency Powers Vs. Rice Hoarders

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday warned rice hoarders not to test his patience saying he would not hesitate to exercise his emergency powers against them amid the country’s rice woes. “Now, I’m just warning the traders, lalo na ang tiyan ng Pilipino (especially if it concerns the stomachs of Filipinos), do not force me to resort […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Pope warns of humanitarian catastrophe in Syrian rebel bastion

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday, September 2, warned of a "human catastrophe" in the Syria's Idlib province, the last major rebel bastion which is being shelled by government forces. President Bashar ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Philippines dominates Syria for 5th place in Asian Games basketball

The Philippines ended its campaign with an impressive rout after dismantling Syria, 109-55, in dominating fashion to take the fifth place in the men's basketball competition of the 2018 Asian Games Friday at GBK-ISTORA in Jakarta. The Filipinos fell to the classification stage after losing to Korea 91-82 in the quarterfinals. Right from the get-go, the Philippines established its dominance ending the first quarter with a 38-16 lead and never looking back. Jordan Clarkson led the Filipinos with 29 points, four rebounds, and six assists while Christian Standhardinger muscled his way to 27 points and 15 boards. Tarek Aljabi had 23 points and five rebounds to lead the Syrians. ...Keep on reading: Philippines dominates Syria for 5th place in Asian Games basketball.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Expect crackdown, DFA warns Filipino illegals in Malaysia

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday warned undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia to expect an immigration crackdown with the end of the country's voluntary deportation program.   The Malaysian government had said the amnesty program, launched in 2016, would no longer be extended.   There are an estimated 400,000 undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia, according to the DFA.   Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Charles Jose advised Filipinos there to make sure they have their legal documents with them when they travel.   "In view of this, we request our [countrymen] to exercise due prudence and to ensure they carry their legal documents a...Keep on reading: Expect crackdown, DFA warns Filipino illegals in Malaysia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

UN fears 800,000 people could be displaced in Syria’s rebel-held province

An expected government assault on Syria's last rebel-held province, Idlib, and surrounding areas could displace as many as 800,000 people already in a dire humanitarian situation, the UN warned Wednesday. In an interview with AFP, a representative of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordination Office (OCHA) in Damascus said an attack could be catastrophic. "We fear that -- should there be an increased escalation of hostilities in that area -- up to 800,000 people could be displaced and that the number of people who are in need of humanitarian assistance, which is already high, could increase dramatically," said Linda Tom. Idlib in northwest Syria along the border with Turkey is...Keep on reading: UN fears 800,000 people could be displaced in Syria’s rebel-held province.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser said the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google pushed back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't so: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment." The president's tweets echoed his familiar attacks on the news media --- and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don't give equal weight to opposing political viewpoints. ...Keep on reading: Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Lawmaker warns of TRAIN 2 effects

THE implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Package 2 will lower corporate income taxes from 30 percent to 25 percent, Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said. Lower corporate taxes would lead to revenue losses for the government and increased taxes on ordinary Filipinos, he added. “Instead of collecting more […] The post Lawmaker warns of TRAIN 2 effects appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

DFA warns vs job offers online

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday warned Filipinos against accepting overseas jobs offered online......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Western trio warns Syria over chemical weapons use

UNITED NATIONS – The United States, France and Britain on Tuesday, August 21, threatened to respond if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons in its offensive to retake Idlib province. In a joint statement, the 3 powers said they were "gravely concerned" over the military offensive in Idlib and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Beijing denies military presence in Syria

Officials from the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) and Syria's Arab Red Crescent (SARC) inaugurate a mobile medical clinic at the donation ceremony in Damascus, Syria, on Aug 16, 2018. [Phot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018