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Sep
23
2014

DFA: Passport Production Back to Normal

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With sincere apologies for the delays in passport issuance, the Department of Foreign Affairs announces that the production of Philippine passport is now back to normal.

Because of the technical problems encountered, DFA’s releasing of passport were affected. And this has caused trouble to Filipinos , especially OFWs, processing for their Philippine passport application.

But the DFA assured the public that they will cope up with the delays in passport releasing, saying that it’s staff will even on holidays and weekends. DFA also wants to inform the Filipinos, especially the OFWs,  that they are doing all the necessary steps to be sure that the passports will be issued on time and delays will be covered.

Department of Foreign Affairs wishes to thank in advance the public for understanding the situation the department faces at the moment.

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Sep
22
2014

Security Alerts for Israel, Palestine and Gaza Lowered

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Improving security situations in Israel, Palestine and the Gaza strip has prompted the Department of Foreign Affairs to lower the security alert level after several months of war.

DFA now declared alert level 1 or the precautionary phase for Israel and the West Bank, lowering it from restriction phase or alert level 2.

Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said that the security situation in Israel and Palestine had improved since the implementation of ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. He also added that the security alert can’t be completely lifted in Israel because of external threat to security. And because of this, DFA advised Filipinos to take the necessary precautions needed.

Meanwhile, from alert level 4 or mandatory repatriation, Gaza strip is now in alert level 2 only, and will remain in the said level because of the humanitarian situation.

However, the decision of lifting the deployment ban in Israel and West Bank based on these alerts remains to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or POEA.

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Sep
8
2014

Yemen still in Alert Level 2

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Filipino nationals in Yemen are reminded by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh that the said country is still under Alert level 2 because of the continuing political and security tensions.

The embassy advised Filipinos to restrict non-essential movement and to avoid public places.

Alert level 3 was raised in Yemen December last year because of a deadly attack on the Defense Ministry leaving more than 50 people dead, including several Filipino workers. But it was then lowered to level 2 or restriction phase February this year.

With alert level 2 advisory over Yemen, the deployment of newly-hired Filipino workers is still suspended. It was also clarified that re-entry of those with existing contracts to their company or employer are allowed.

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Sep
5
2014

Illegal Recruitment Victims Saved in A Raid by NBI

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The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) rescued 15 women in a raid done at a suspected illegal recruitment agency in Malate, Manila.

The women were promised of jobs in the Middle East by the recruitment agency Tuem International Manpower Corp., saying they don’t have to pay any placement fees and other expenses.

NBI Anti-Human Trafficking Division (NBI-AHTRAD) Chief Eric Czar Nuqui said these women, who were from provinces, said that their placement fees were substituted by other fees, which includes accommodation, food and rent.

NBI-AHTRAD Chief Nuqui also added that Tuem International Manpower Corp.’s license with POEA to operate already expired last June.  He said that if ever these women made it to be deployed to in Middle East, they would be undocumented and vulnerable to being human trafficking victims.

But the agency’s officials defended that they were not operating illegally because they were just processing the last batch of their recruits. Gerry Olarte, a company official, denied the accusation made by one girl named Gina, saying that the women were not detained and that all of them are free to come in and out of the agency.

The NBI recovered more than 200 passports in a vault during the raid too, an additional charge on the case to Tuem International Manpower Corp.

 

The government had launched a mobile application that would help in reporting human trafficking activities. Concerned Filipino citizen can now download the 1343 Actionline mobile application on their Android phones and through i-Tunes. This mobile app will be accessible for anyone with the aid of their mobile phones. The mobile app also includes attachment of photos and video for the purpose of evidence on human trafficking cases. The government encourages every Filipino to download the 1343 Actionline mobile app to their mobile devices to help combat human trafficking in the Philippines.

 
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Sep
4
2014

Two Filipinos Convicted of Death Penalty in Vietnam

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Death Penalty is the sentenced given to two Filipinos for smuggling cocaine in Vietnam.

Emmanuel Sillo Camacho was found guilty by a Hanoi court for carrying a total of 3.4 kilograms of cocaine, while Donna Buenagua Mazon was sentenced in Ho Chi Minh caught with 1.5 kilos of cocaine December last year.

Vice president Jejomar Binay call on the Department of Foreign Affairs to extend their assistance for the convicted Pinoys in Vietnam. He also repeated his warning to Filipinos not to accept the role of being a drug trafficker in other countries in exchange for huge money because it is not worth the risk.

Binay said that ‘Lives are at stake here and no amount of money can compensate for a lost life’.

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