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Philippines willing to receive Afghan refugees, asylum seekers

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is willing to accept refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control over its capital Kabul, Malacañang said Tuesday. “Since time immemorial po, the Philippines has had jurisprudence even before the convention on refugees welcoming asylum seekers. Sabi nga po ng Korte Suprema, the Philippines will not […] The post Philippines willing to receive Afghan refugees, asylum seekers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 17th, 2021

Government won’t allow entry of terrorists – DOJ

While the Philippines welcomes refugees and political asylum seekers from other countries like strife-torn Afghanistan, the government would have to screen them thoroughly to block the entry of terrorists, the Department of Justice said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Philippines can take in asylum seekers from Afghanistan — Palace

The Philippines is willing to accept asylum seekers from Afghanistan, which has been taken over by the Islamist movement Taliban......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philippines open to accepting asylum seekers from Afghanistan

The Philippines is willing to accept asylum seekers from Afghanistan, which has been taken over by the Islamist movement Taliban......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

US government gives priority to refugee refugees in Matamoros

Washington (apro). – The government of United States President Joe Biden announced that the priority in processing asylum seekers would be the longest-lived petitioners on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Ivan Cepeda questions the acceptance of Afghan refugees in Colombia

August 21, 2021-9:48 p.m. NS. For the senator, the country already has enough problems to get into a situation with “repercussions” unclear. He also expressed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Cebu City barangays to get P143 million financial assistance

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City barangays are set to receive their financial assistance in the coming weeks after the city government signed the guidelines for the release of the cash vouchers. Councilor Raymond Garcia said that these vouchers are being prepared and once they are ready, the barangays can start to apply for their […] The post Cebu City barangays to get P143 million financial assistance appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Mobile freezers to provide free storage for bodies in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is set to receive from private donors, including Senator Richard Gordon’s Red Cross, two mobile freezers for storing deceased bodies. Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak said they are seeing this as the solution amid the controversies surrounding body storage in the city, especially after a facility was found in […] The post Mobile freezers to provide free storage for bodies in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Around 6 million doses of COVD-19 vaccines arriving this week

The Philippines is set to receive roughly six million vaccines against COVID-19 this week, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

They will enable Fort Bliss as a haven for Afghans

The Pentagon confirmed that the Department of Defense is preparing to host thousands of Afghan refugees at the Fort Bliss facility in Texas as well.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Canada welcomes 20k refugees

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada said Friday it will take in up to 20,000 Afghan refugees, including women leaders, government workers, and others facing threats from the Taliban, as insurgents advanced across the country seizing major cities. “The situation in Afghanistan is heartbreaking and Canada will not stand idly by,” Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told […] The post Canada welcomes 20k refugees appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

250 residents in Gibitngil receive COVID-19 vaccine shots

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No one left behind. This was what health workers and employees of the Rural Health Unit (RHU) in Medellin town in northern Cebu demonstrated in their fight against the pandemic when they delivered COVID-19 vaccines to residents on an island off mainland Cebu. The local government of Medellin, on social media, […] The post 250 residents in Gibitngil receive COVID-19 vaccine shots appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Food package seller turns down Hofilña’s payment

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Maria Amy Hofilña, the woman in a viral video accused of not paying the balance of a food package she ordered, said the seller, Marjorie Abastas, refused to receive her payment when they met at a barangay-level hearing on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Hofilña said Abastas refused her payment of P10,200, […] The post Food package seller turns down Hofilña’s payment appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

CCPO to have 100% vaccinated personnel soon

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,000 Cebu City police personnel are expected to receive their first dose of vaccines today, July 31, at the NOAH Complex in South Road Properties. With them being inoculated, the city police will have 100 percent vaccinated personnel soon, said Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations […] The post CCPO to have 100% vaccinated personnel soon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Philippines to receive 415,000 AstraZeneca jabs from UK

The Philippines will receive 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the UK government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

1K workers in Aloguinsan, Barili receive DOLE cash aid

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Over 1,000 workers in the towns of Aloguinsan and Barili in southwestern Cebu have received their financial assistance and wages from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday afternoon, July 23, 2021. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III led the distribution to at least 1,224 workers in the towns of […] The post 1K workers in Aloguinsan, Barili receive DOLE cash aid appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Locally developed air quality monitors to be deployed in Taal-affected communities

Towns and cities majorly affected by the continued restiveness of Taal Volcano would soon receive a helping hand as researchers from the University of the Philippines Diliman are set to deploy air quality monitors in their area.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

16M more doses arriving this month& mdash;Health exec

The Philippines expects to receive 16 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this month, of which more than 3 million have already arrived in the last few days, an official said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

At least 400 CCPO personnel to receive COVID-19 vaccines soon

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) expects to vaccinate at least 400 personnel soon as the Department of Health in Central Visayas has approved their request for COVID-19 vaccines. This after 26 police officers of CCPO received their first dose of Sinovac vaccine on Monday, July 5 in DOH-7. From the […] The post At least 400 CCPO personnel to receive COVID-19 vaccines soon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Slow vaccine rollout

Poor countries like the Philippines are the last to receive or purchase COVID-19 vaccines from suppliers. Such global inequity is not surprising. The richer nations have the first crack at the available vaccines worldwide because they have the wherewithal to pay for the doses in advance......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

4 Lapu-Lapu barangays get new ambulances

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Four barangays in Lapu-lapu City will receive a new ambulance from the city government. Three of them were distributed today, July 1, 2021, in Barangays Pajo, Canjulao, and Punta Engaño, while Barangay Babag will receive their new ambulance on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The city government has purchased these ambulances, complete […] The post 4 Lapu-Lapu barangays get new ambulances appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021