PHILIPPINES

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Manila, Philippines - The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday decried the brutal killing of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait.

The emphasized in a statement that “one death is too many” and there are many OFWs seeking refuge in shelters and awaiting repatriation.

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January 26, 2023
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MANILA — The Philippines mounted a warm welcome reception for arriving Chinese tourists on Tuesday (January 24) in celebration of the Chinese New Year and the continuous influx of Chinese visitors, following the easing of outbound travel restrictions of China. A report from the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco...

January 25, 2023
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Manila, Philippines - The Philippine Air Force (PAF) confirmed Wednesday that one of its SIAI-Marchetti SF-260TP trainer/light attack turboprop aircraft crashed in Bataan as its two pilots were conducting "recurrency training." In a message to reporters as quoted by the Philippine News Agency, PAF spokesperson Col. Ma. Consuelo Castillo said the...

January 25, 2023
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Manila, Philippines - Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva questioned anew report of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that there is zero acquittal of hundreds Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) facing charges in many countries. During a Senate committee on migrant workers public hearing, the senator quoted a DFA report that from 2022, the...

January 24, 2023
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Manila, Philippines - Bureau of Immigration (BI) Officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have intercepted three more suspected victims of human trafficking, who attempted to leave the country in the guise of being tourists. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the passengers were barred from leaving last Frid...

January 23, 2023
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Manila, Philippines - Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Frasco said that the Philippines is looking forward to welcoming Chinese tourists back to the country. In her New Year message Sunday, Frasco said that the Philippines is looking forward to the Chinese market's significant contribution to the recovery and resurgence of the Phi...

January 23, 2023
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Manila, Philippines - President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday praised the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for their crucial role in painting a good picture of the Philippines. "They see the Philippines in a good light because of Filipinos. This is because of the good work you are doing," Marcos said speaking in Filipino before member...

January 21, 2023
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DOT targets 5 million foreign tourists in 2023

Manila, Philippines - The Department of Tourism (DOT) aims to attract 5 million foreign visitors this year.

Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said in a television interview Thursday tha...

January 20, 2023
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Manila, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is working to accelerate the privatization of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). This is to be able to help modernize and expand the country’s busiest gateway. The Philippine News Agency quoted DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista as saying in his statement that the privat...

January 17, 2023