Tag: Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

Contingency plans in place

(TRIBUNE) The Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday said contingency plans are in place for the 150,000 overseas Filipino workers in Taiwan should war erupt between the United States and China. “We have a contingency plan that has been in place for some time. We know where they are, we have records,” DFA Undersecretary for…
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PRIB PHOTO: CA panel submits nominations of 3 DFA officials, defers Tejano anew

CA PANEL SUBMITS NOMINATIONS OF 3 DFA OFFICIALS, DEFERS TEJANO ANEW:   The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Commission on Appointments chaired by Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada endorses the appointment of Manuel Antonio Javier Teehankee as the country’s representative to the World Trade Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. The panel, however, deferred anew the nomination of Bienvenido…
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Co-Sponsorship Speech: SBN 2001 under Committee Report No. 43

Co-Sponsorship Speech on SBN 2001 under Committee Report No. 43 New Philippine Passport Act Mr. President,  According to the Henley and Partners Passport Index for the 1st quarter of 2023, the Philippine Passport ranked 78th among the 199 countries surveyed. The Passport Index ranks the world’s passports according to the number of destinations passport holders…
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PRIB PHOTO: Light moment before CA confirmation proceedings

LIGHT MOMENT BEFORE CA CONFIRMATION PROCEEDINGS: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada shares a light moment with colleagues before calling the hearing of the Commission on Appointments’ (CA) Committee on Foreign Affairs to order Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Estrada, committee chairperson, presides over the panel deliberations on the nominations and ad interim appointments of two ambassadors and…
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PRIB PHOTO: Ensure that justice is served

ENSURE THAT JUSTICE IS SERVED Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada calls on the Department of Migrant Workers, the Department of Foreign Affairs and other concerned government agencies to make sure that justice is served and the perpetrator responsible for the murder of 35-year-old overseas Filipina worker Jullebee Ranara in Kuwait is punished. Estrada lamented that despite the existence…
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Jinggoy endorses DFA chief appointment

Jinggoy endorses DFA chief appointment: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada recommended the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sec. Enrique Manalo and 23 other DFA officials during Wednesday’s Commission on Appointments (CA) plenary session, September 28, 2022. Estrada, Chairperson of the CA Committee on Foreign Affairs said Manalo is a…
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More Cabinet officials, diplomats secure CA confirmation

(PNA) MANILA – The ad interim appointments of Secretaries Amenah Pangandaman of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and Enrique Manalo of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) were officially approved on Wednesday by the Commission on Appointments (CA). As the chair of the CA’s Committee on Budget and Management, Senator Grace Poe said the committee…
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CA panel deliberates appointments of DFA chief, 23 others

CA PANEL DELIBERATES APPOINTMENTS OF DFA CHIEF, 23 OTHERS: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Chairperson of the Commission on Appointments’ Committee on Foreign Affairs, presides over the continuation of the hybrid meeting to deliberate on the ad interim appointment of Enrique Manalo as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The CA committee…
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DFA, AFP appointees secure CA’s nod

(Canadian Inquirer) MANILA – The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed on Wednesday the appointments of Voltaire Mauricio as chief of mission class II, Mylene Garcia-Albano as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Japan, Val Roque as career minister, and 50 officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). As the chairperson of the CA Committee on Foreign…
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DFA, AFP appointees secure CA’s nod

(PNA) MANILA – The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed on Wednesday the appointments of Voltaire Mauricio as chief of mission class II, Mylene Garcia-Albano as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Japan, Val Roque as career minister, and 50 officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). As the chairperson of the CA Committee on Foreign Affairs,…
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