Press Releases

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Below is a collection of press releases issued by the Embassy of the Philippines. We do require that you inform us if you are planning to use these articles. These are available at your disposal subject to our copyright policy.

25 August, 2011 - 17:24
The Philippines welcomes the imminent resolution of the conflict in Libya. The Philippines supports a peaceful transition in Libya in order for normalcy to return to this country, and looks forward to working with the Libyan people in pursuing peace and stability. The Philippine Government thanks the Libyan people for keeping Filipinos and their families in Libya safe and for the hospitality extended to them throughout the conflict,...
9 August, 2011 - 02:05
Forum on "The Spratly Islands Issue: Perspective and Policy Responses" Ateneo De Manila University Department of Political Science 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 05 August 2011 "Philippine Policy Response and Action" by Hon. Albert F. del Rosario, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Fr. JOSE M. CRUZ, S.J., Dean of the Ateneo's School of Social Sciences EMINENT PROFESSORS and MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY Distinguished CO-PANELISTS Guests, Dear Students,...
14 July, 2011 - 16:14
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) conveyed to the Chinese Embassy's Charge d' Affaires its serious concerns over recent actions of the People's Republic of China in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) on May 31. Citing reports from the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the DFA requested clarification from the Chinese Embassy on the recent sightings of a China Marine Surveillance (CMS)...
14 July, 2011 - 10:51
President Benigno S. Aquino Jr. has issued Presidential Proclamation No. 181 dated 03 June 2011 entitled, "Declaring the Years 2011 to 2016 as the Pinoy Homecoming Years" . The Proclamation reinforces Republic Act No. 6768, also known as the Balikbayan Program . See Embassy's page on Balikbayan Program . To read more about Presidential Proclamation No. 181, please see the attached file below.
22 June, 2011 - 11:57
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway welcomed the issuance by the Department of Justice (DOJ) of an advisory opinion on illegal drug couriers. In line with the earlier call of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for a comprehensive, coordinated campaign against illegal drug smuggling syndicates, the Embassy/Consulate/Mission stated that the advisory is most helpful in the Philippine Government’s information and awareness campaign...
24 May, 2011 - 14:16
In view of the recent changes to the Danish Au Pair System and pending further advice from Manila, the Philippine Embassy and the Honorary Consulate General of the Philippines in Copenhagen shall continue to accept Danish au pair contracts for authentication provided that: said contract submitted is the old one issued by the Danish Ministry for Refugees, Immigration & Integration Affairs in 2010 incorporating the provisions requested by...
19 April, 2011 - 10:00
The Bureau of Immigration issued its BI Memorandum Order No. RPL-10-013 dated 11 November 2010 on Waiver of Exclusion Ground for Certain Minors. Under Philippine Immigration Law, minors who are under 15-years of age and who is travelling unaccompanied by either parent are generally excluded from entering Philippine ports. With this new regulations however, it may be permitted. For more information, please read the attached file.
15 March, 2011 - 15:59
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today appealed for the understanding of the travelling public, particularly those in the provinces, as it announced that the delay in passport releases could last for a few more weeks as a result of technical concerns and the surge in the demand for the ePassport. The delays, which started in February, have affected primarily applicants in the 19 Regional Consular Offices Nationwide and Foreign...
4 March, 2011 - 15:49
Philippine Embassy officers and staff, together with some members of the Filipino community, commemorated the 25th Anniversary of EDSA People Power at the Embassy premises by holding a flag raising ceremony, a day-long film showing, and a simple Filipino breakfast feast last 25 February 2011. Chargé d’Affaires Evelyn Austria D. Garcia led the celebration and read the message of President Benigno S. Aquino III to those present while...
3 March, 2011 - 10:47
In view of the escalating violence and widespread insecurity in Libya, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued this advisory to the families of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Libya. Please be guided accordingly. Scan of Advisory