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Mobile Consular Mission delivers services to 600 Filipinos in Melbourne

MELBOURNE--The Philippine Embassy in Canberra completed a five-day mobile consular mission in Melbourne on 14-18 January 2019. First Secretary and Consul Corina Reyes headed the Mobile Consular Mission 2019 in Melbourne. (Photo: Gregorio...

Nomination for 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas now open

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has formally opened the nomination to the 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas to be conferred by the President in December 2018 at the Malacañan Palace, Manila. The awards are conferred...

Filipinos abroad appreciate creation of OFW Bank

https://youtu.be/kEvvAA_3BYQ ILOILO CITY – A number of Filipinos who are working abroad have expressed appreciation for the government’s creation of a bank that makes overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) a priority in its list...

OFWs now exempt from paying airport terminal fees

By Aerol John B. Patena MANILA, March 15 (PNA) -- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are now exempted from paying terminal fees at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). This initiative was a result of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that was...

OFWs assured that remittances won’t be taxed

MANILA, Feb. 28 (PNA) -- Remittances of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will not be taxed, Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday allaying concerns of value-added tax (VAT) on services fees of money transfer centres in the country. Angara, chair of...

44 Filipinos recognised as ASEAN Engineers

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) -- A total of 44 Filipino engineers in Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia's eastern region have been recognised as ASEAN Engineers by the Philippine Technological Council – Middle East and North Africa Affairs (PTC-MENA) in...

DFA confirms execution of an OFW in Kuwait

By Sammy F. Martin https://youtu.be/z7MF9jG6J-E MANILA, Jan. 25 (PNA) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that overseas Filipino worker Jakatia Pawa from Zamboanga del Norte was executed by hanging at 10:19 a.m. in Kuwait (3:19 p.m., Manila time) Wednesday. "We...

Meet Buloy, the Dubai-based mechanic with no hands and feet

https://youtu.be/47qVkvNl5XY Juan Samujo Briza a.k.a. Buloy (pictured below with the love of his life, Joana), is a 32-year-old mechanic working in Dubai. He is like any other mechanic except that his hands and feet are severely deformed. Buloy's disability did not deter him...

Journalist recalls visit at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York

By Ben Cal MANILA, Sept. 11 (PNA) -- Anyone who visits the now renowned 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York would leave with an indelible memory of what happened on that tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001 that caught red-handed...

Indonesia wants execution of Mary Jane Veloso carried out soon

JAKARTA, Sept. 10 (PNA/ANTARA News) -- The Indonesian Attorney General's Office (AGO) has asked Philippine authorities to immediately finish the legal progress of Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso's human trafficking case so that her execution in Indonesia could be immediately...
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426 Filipino crew members stranded on ship in Melbourne, hundreds more in Sydney & Perth

426 Filipinos crew members are currently on the Golden Princess at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, and...
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Latest update on COVID-19 cases worldwide

updated: 1 April 2020, 10.00 pm AEDTSource: https://ncov2019.live/ Australia has now recorded a total of 4,862 positive cases of COVID-19...

Visa tips during the Coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia has a variety of effects on temporary visa holders who...

Latest visa updates affecting travellers to and from Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic

To all our kababayans confused about who and what to follow amidst this ongoing pandemic we are all experiencing, please see below...

One-stop-shop online directory for all Australian COVID-19 and Telehealth clinics

Australians now have access to a single, one-stop-shop directory website to find all relevant information relating to nationwide COVID-19 clinics, pop up...