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Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano wants to do away with the online application of passports and revert to the walk-in system wherein applicants need not set appointments before submitting their applications. Cayetano directed his subordinates to come up with a detailed plan on how to shift from the appointment…

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Road safety advocates on Thursday stressed that slower driving speeds have been found to drastically reduce fatality rates in road mishaps. In the launching of the SaveLives #SlowDown campaign, various groups pledged to raise awareness and push for reforms to advance road safety awareness, including advocating slower driving speeds among…

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BECAUSE countries in the European Union (EU) are pressuring the Philippines to legalize abortion and drug use, the government would rather forego aid than give in to unacceptable demands, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday. Cayetano told reporters the EU agenda of legalizing abortion and drug possession…

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The Department of Foreign Affairs has reached out to a Filipina who sheltered former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 and is now facing deportation in Hong Kong. Foreign Affairs Spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said all concerned offices of the department were mobilized to reach out to Vanessa Mae…

PNP DOWNPLAYS TERROR THREATS

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The United Kingdom has advised its citizens against traveling to Sulu Sea and nearby islands off the coast of eastern Sabah, after receiving “unsubstantiated but credible information” from Philippine authorities that the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf may be about to conduct kidnappings. “Any vessels sailing in this area could be…

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THE European Union is sending a high-level delegation to Mindanao in August to help secure a lasting peace agreement between the Philippine government and Muslim separatist groups. EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen, in a rare news briefing held in his Forbes Park residence in Makati City on Tuesday,…

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Peaceful resolution to sea row sought FOREIGN ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Thursday (Friday in Manila) met with United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington in a united front against North Korea’s nuclear tests. The ministers and Tillerson gathered for a “Special Asean-US…

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Matias Flores Dumo, 100, a resident of Hawaii, along with 20 other applicants for dual citizenship, took their oath of allegiance to reacquire their Filipino citizenship at the Philippine Consulate General. Born in Bauang, La Union on April 1, 1917, Dumo, or Tata Matias, was a World War 2 veteran…

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THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday asked China “to refrain from the threat or use of force,” including firing warning shots, in driving away Filipino fishermen from the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar made the statement as he bared that Manila hit a…

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