PHILIPPINES

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MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (COMELEC), through its spokesperson, Dir. John Rex Laudiangco has announced Monday that overseas voter registration on December 9, 2022 on most of the Philippine Embassies and Consulate Generals worldwide. Comelec adds that voter registration at the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in T...

December 1, 2022
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Manila, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs joined the nation in celebrating the 159th birth anniversary of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio. Bonifacio is the founder of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK) more popularly known as Katipunan - a movement that sought Philippine independence from Span...

November 30, 2022
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Manila, Philippines - Senator Win Gatchalian warned anew unscrupulous individuals and groups sending text scams and phishing messages that their days are numbered as the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Law is being fast-tracked for its immediate implementation. "We have noticed that s...

November 26, 2022
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Beginning last Nov. 15, Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers assigned to different international ports are prohibited to go on leave from their work. This is to ensure that adequate manpower is available to serve the traveling public during the Christmas season. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said t...

November 25, 2022
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MANILA, Philippines—Bureau of Immigration has assured the general public of unhampered service in all ports for arriving and departing passengers this holiday season. BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said they have  implemented several measures to maximize the BI’s manpower during the peak season. “Historically, during Christmas and...

November 22, 2022

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November 21, 2022
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Manila, Philippines - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Friday it had confiscated 24 kilos smuggled gold jewelry worth at least P80 million at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The said smuggled item was hidden inside the lavatory of aircraft PR 301 that arrived from Hongkong on November 17. The Customs Boarding inspector from ...

November 19, 2022
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Manila, Philippines — Colleges and Universities in the Philippines will no longer be allowed to implement full distance learning starting the second semester of Academic Year 2022-2023, according to a recent order from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Based on CHED Memorandum Order No. 16 dated November 11, higher education instituti...

November 17, 2022
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MANILA, Philippines — A baby girl born to Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila early on November 15 was designated as the "symbolic" eight billionth person born, according to a report by the Philippine Star newspaper. Representatives of the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) witnessed the birth of one Vinice Mabansag, wh...

November 17, 2022