Russia thanks PH for saving sick skipper amid coronavirus threat

DAVAO CITY — The Russian government expressed deep gratitude to the Philippine government for saving the life of a Russian ship captain who suffered an attack at the mid-sea when almost every country they sought for help turned their back. In a Facebook post on Thursday night, the Russian Embassy stated “Thanks to the swift …

600 Filipino Seafarers arrive, repatriation continues

 DAVAO CITY –— Another five hundred ninety-nine (599) seafarers from Carnival cruise ships Dream, Fantasy, Vista, Panorama, and Glory were welcomed by the DFA today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Monday, April 6. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the repatriation is not yet done as more …

300 distressed OFW’s from Kuwait arrived

DAVAO CITY — Some 303 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers from Kuwait arrived on Saturday April 4, at around 11:50 in the evening at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The foreign affairs department in a statement said they welcomed them as they availed the government’s repatriation program. The DFA …

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 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: Asia …

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 …