The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) convened under the United Nations Convention of the Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS) has handed down its historic and much awaited decision on Tuesday July 12.
‘Having found that certain areas are within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, the Tribunal found that China had violated the Philippines’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Q & A primer was issued by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on 23 January 2013 and is reprinted here as a reference.
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Q & A on the UNCLOS Arbitral Proceedings against China to Achieve a Peaceful and Durable Solution to the Dispute in the West Philippine Sea
1. Why are we […]
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 […]
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 […]
More than 523,000 new overseas voters have registered following the campaign for registration launched by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
In a media release, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) said that as of June 30, 2015, there are now an additional 523,450 overseas voters based on the reports of […]