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1,000 more Filipino seamen come home amid virus pandemic

MORE than a thousand more Filipinos from the US, Dubai, Indonesia and Barbados have come home amid a COVID-19 pandemic that has sickened 1.8 million and killed more than 114,000 people worldwide, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Gov’t clarifies lifting of travel ban for China

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday clarified the lifting of the travel ban for mainland China, saying only returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW), holders of permanent resident visas and government officials were covered.

Filipinos set to return from virus-stricken ship

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday repatriated more than 400 Filipinos from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Yokohama.

Filipinos from cruise ship to come home next week

THE Philippines expects to repatriate starting next week about 500 Filipinos who are crew members of a novel coronavirus-stricken cruise ship docked in Yokohama, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday

Infected Pinoys in cruise ship now at 27 — DFA

THE number of Filipinos aboard a cruise ship who tested positive for the new coronavirus strain has risen to 27, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Japan Foreign Minister to visit PHL

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday announced that Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will visit the Philippines from Feb. 9 to 11.

The selfless servant

During his tenure as the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary from 2011 to 2016, Albert F. del Rosario exemplified a strong patriotism...

The measure of a patriot

It is said that you can find patriotism in the simple act of doing one’s duty. Ask not what your country can do for...

Leading a transformation

In 2016, a few days after officially stepping down due to health reasons, the former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alberto F. del...

An advocate of good governance and Philippine competitiveness

At a time when skyrocketing inflation is presenting economic challenges within the country, and an increasingly tricky global politics posing difficulties, Philippine competitiveness is...

Del Rosario on the rule of law

As chief of the Department of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2016, then Secretary Albert F. del Rosario advocated for the primacy of the...