Regional summit in Middle East and Africa for Filipino diaspora groups

Regional summit in Middle East and Africa for Filipino diaspora groups

Filipino diaspora groups will converge next month in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to discuss the conditions of overseas Filipinos in the region and the prospects for socio-economic and political reintegration in the Philippines, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) chair Secretary Imelda Nicolas announced recently.
The 3rd Global Summit held in February 2015 at the Manila […]

Active overseas registered voters now 1.4 million plus

Active overseas registered voters now 1.4 million plus

MANILA — The total number of active overseas registered voters for the May 9, 2016 national elections has surpassed the 1.4 million mark at 1,400,767, the Department of Foreign Affairs Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) reported on Saturday.
Overseas voting registration campaign: May 9, 2014 to October 31, 2015 at emanila websites [Image: TFA]
The DFA-OVS report, published […]

PH readying for hearings on arbitration case over West Philippine Sea

PH readying for hearings on arbitration case over West Philippine Sea

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney on Tuesday emailed the Filipino community media transmitting the official press release of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on its findings that it will now proceed in hearing the Philippines’ case against China concerning the West Philippine Sea on its merits.
The eight-page press release is in two parts. […]

Empowering Migrants By Harnessing 21st Century Technology

Empowering Migrants By Harnessing  21st Century Technology

By Commission on Filipinos Overseas
The revolution in information and communication and technology, including the rise of social media, has facilitated not only international migration, but also the delivery of services by the government for its migrants.
Recognizing the potential of these modern technologies, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) started developing innovative projects to provide […]

UN tribunal decides in favour of PH on maritime jurisdiction vs China

UN tribunal decides in favour of PH on maritime jurisdiction vs China

FLASH! We have just received a newsflash from our sources at Global Filipinos in the Diaspora that the International Tribunal on the Law of the Seas has decided favourably for the Philippines. This means, the tribunal has jurisdiction in hearing the Philippines’ claim against China’s violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of […]

China says PH-initiated arbitration breaches int’l laws, a “pipe dream”

China says PH-initiated arbitration breaches int’l laws, a “pipe dream”

The Philippines’ action in initiating the recent United Nations arbitral hearing on jurisdiction “to pressure China into making compromises” breaches international laws and is a “pipe dream”, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.
Hua said that China remains firm in its position that, under several bilateral agreements between the Philippines and China, dispute resolution should […]

Overseas voters registration exceeds 600k new registrants, more than 1m OV expected in 2016 elections

Overseas voters registration exceeds 600k new registrants, more than 1m OV expected in 2016 elections

With a little over two months left before the October 31 deadline of the voter registration period, overseas voters (OV) registration has surpassed the 600,000th mark with a total of 600,823 new OV registrants, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Overseas Voting Secretariat (OVS) announced on Wednesday (August 19).
“At the current pace of registration, the […]

Int’l sports meet caps INC’s 101st

Int’l sports meet caps INC’s 101st

By VA Cayabyab
MANILA — The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) staged on July 25-26 the first international championships of its multi-sports federation dubbed as “Unity Games” to cap its 101st anniversary celebration.
Australian Track & Field athletes with some of their counterparts after the awarding on Saturday July 26 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Ciudad […]

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