18 new Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad, now at 466-DFA

DAVAO CITY (April 4)  – Eighteen (18 ) more Filipinos abroad were tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) overseas bringing brings the total number to 466 as of April 3. The Department of Foreign Affairs in a statement revealed “As of 3 April 2020, 18 new Covid-19 cases among overseas Filipinos in the following regions: …

PH to bring home 167 Filipinos from Macau

DAVAO CITY —- A total of 167 stranded and distressed Filipinos from Macau arrived in Manila through a chartered flight on Saturday. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will respectively bring home 137 undocumented and irregular Filipino workers and 30 OWWA members, the department said in a news …

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia imposes temporary travel ban on tourist – DFA

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is presently imposing a temporary travel ban to Saudi Arabia as a precautionary public health measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a bulletin, the DFA posted that the following are covered with the temporary ban: 1. …

1st Filipino Covid-19 case in SG recovers-DFA

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs Wednesday announced that the first Filipino who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Singapore has been discharged after recovering last week. In a bulletin, the DFA stressed “The first Filipino national diagnosed as Covid-19-positive has been given a clean bill of health and was discharged from the …

Immigration stops 100 female prospective OFWs from leaving Zamboanga Port

DAVAO CITY — The Bureau of Immigration stopped some 110 prospective Overseas Filipino Workers from leaving Zamboanga port to Sandakan Malaysia. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente in a statement said the massive interception on undocumented Filipino workers in the Zamboanga International Seaport (ZIS) was detected by the immigration officials. Morente said the women victims of human …

China coronavirus prompts temporary closure of Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park

DAVAO CITY —- Two of Hongkong’s major tourists destination have declared temporary closure as quick response to the China coronavirus which have claimed lives. The Hongkong Disneyland Resort and Ocean Park announced their temporary closure which takes effect today, Sunday, January 26, as reported by the China Morning Post. The resorts in a statement stressed …