Minors with special needs, foreign parents can enter PH

MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed Filipino children with special needs, as well as the foreign parents of minor Filipino nationals, who have Philippine visas, to visit the country amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The IATF-EID’s latest decision was contained in its Resolution 60 …

PH gov’t repatriates 111 seafarers stranded at sea

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated 111 stranded Filipino seafarers and the remains of two seafarers from Fujian, China aboard the carrier vessel Star Mariner, which docked at the Manila Port on Thursday. In a news release on Friday, the DFA underscored the significance of the repatriation as the department …

PH Consular Office in Manado repatriates 51 distressed Filipino Fishermen

DAVAO CITY — The Philippine government repatriated 51 distressed fishermen from Manado on 17 July 2020. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a statement said, everyone underwent COVID-19 testing in Manado and also in General Santos City; providing protective gear to the repatriates, including transportation to the airport; and, facilitating immigration and quarantine process. …

PH Consulate General in Jeddah repatriates another batch of stranded OFWs

DAVAO CITY — The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah repatriated another batch of Filipinos based in Jeddah and other parts of the Western Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 17 July 2020. The newly repatriated were brought home via a Philippine Airlines (PAL) chartered flight. The chartered flight landed in Manila on 18 …

Remains of 88 OFWs from Saudi Arabia arrive in PH

DAVAO CITY –— Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. honored the 88 deceased Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) whose remains have returned home from Saudi Arabia at the heroes’ welcome held at the Villamor Airbase on Sunday. Locsin offered his sincerest condolences to the families of the deceased OFWs and recalled their immeasurable sacrifice for …

50 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths among Filipinos abroad

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday reported fifty (50) new coronavirus-19 cases among Filipinos abroad with 17 new fatalities in the Middle East. The additional new cases bring the total number to 8,854. While the death toll is now a 611 with eight new recoveries bring the total recoveries to 5,274. …