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Russian motorbike group “Night Wolves” spread goodwill and friendship in the Philippines

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) — A delegation of the Russian motorbike club “Night Wolves” is now in the Philippines to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first arrival of Russians in Tubabao island, Samar in 1949, and to spread goodwill and friendship in the country. The group paid a courtesy call to Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev and held a press conference at the ambassador’s residence in Makati City […]


PHL, Hungary celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations

By Caesar Vallejos Eagle News Service In a reception organized by the Embassy of Hungary at the Fairmont, the Philippines and the government of Hungary celebrated the 45th anniversary of the nations’ diplomatic relations last October 23, 2018. The occasion also coincides with Hungary’s celebration of the 6nd Anniversary of the Revolution of 1956. “The amount of mutual political, business, cultural and touristic interest between our countries is a testament to the solidity of this […]

After 131 years, Rizal “returns” to Prague with official unveiling of bust sculpture

  (Eagle News) — After 131 years, Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, returns to Prague, with the unveiling of his bust created by Filipino sculptor Jose Giroy, apprentice of National Artist Napoleon V. Abueva. Philippine and Czech officials attended the unveiling of the celebrated bust at the foyer of the Czech National Bank headquarters on Tuesday, June 26, to commemorate Rizal’s visit to Prague in 1887. In special attendance during the official unveiling of […]

DFA says no Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong shooting incident

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs announced that there were no Filipinos affected in the shooting incident at a Hong Kong park near to a busy shopping mall on Tuesday, June 26. The announcement came following the gun attack in Hong Kong that left two persons dead and two others wounded. The DFA in a Twitter post announced that no Filipino was hurt during the incident. “The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong […]

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Russia Day: It’s time for Filipinos to discover Russia –  Ambassador Igor Khovaev

Caesar Vallejos, Eagle News Service “It’s time for Filipinos to discover Russia and it’s time for us to discover the Philippines.” Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev encouraged Filipinos to visit his country during the cocktail reception to celebrate Russia Day organized by the Russian Embassy held at the Rizal Ballroom at the Makati Shangri-La, June 8, 2018. “Our two peoples deserve to know each other, much much better. We have no contradictions, no […]

DFA sends condolences to families of 2 OFWs killed in Saudi fire accident

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed the deaths of two Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in a fire accident in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, May 20, expressing the department’s sympathies to their families. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, May 21, identified the two fatalities as Jessie Alata Pacetes and Reynaldo Barroga Castro, heavy equipment drivers and operators. They were killed at a fire in the construction site for road work […]

OFWs in Riyadh told to be alert after failed ballistic missile attack from Yemen

(Eagle News) — The Embassy of the Philippines in Riyadh advised  Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) there to be alert and vigilant after a ballistic missile from Yemen was intercepted by the Saudi Arabian Air Defense Systems. This was even if the embassy said there have been no reports of damages to property or life. The embassy also encouraged OFWs to immediately report any information if any Filipino has been affected in the incident. Yemen’s Houthi […]

Minaltratong OFW sa Saudi, makakauwi na sa PHL

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Makalipas ang halos apat na taon, makakauwi na sa wakas ang Filipina domestic helper na binanlian ng mainit na tubig ng kaniyang amo sa Saudi Arabia. Ayon kay Acts OFW Partylist Representative John Bertiz, nakatanggap siya ng tawag mula sa Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Manila na si Dr. Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Bussairy at sinabing maaari ng makauwi ng Pilipinas anomang oras si Pahima “Candies” Alagasi. Si Pahima, 26 anyos ay […]

Remains of 3 missing crew including 2 Filipinos found inside Maersk ship

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The remains of the three out of four missing crew members of the Maersk Line shipping vessel after a fire broke out in the Arabian Sea have been found inside the ship. “It is with deep sadness that we announce that the human remains of three of the four missing crew members after the fire aboard Maersk Honam have been found on board the vessel,” the company said in a […]

Mga suspek sa pagpatay kay Demafelis, posibleng mabitay kung mapapatunayang guilty – PHL envoy

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Parusang bitay ang maaaring ihain sa mga suspek sa pagpatay sa Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) na si Joanna Demafelis sakaling mahatulang guilty sa ilalim ng Kuwaiti law. Ito ang sinabi ni Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait na si Renato Villa, aniya, nakatanggap sila ng kumpirmasyon na naaresto na sa magkahiwalay na pagtugis ang nasabing mag-asawa. Una nang inakusahan ang mag-asawang Lebanese at Syrian national na employer ni Joanna Demafelis na sila […]

TESDA, prayoridad ang mga pinauwing OFW mula sa Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Ipaprayoridad ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) ang pinauwing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) para sa libreng technical vocational courses. Inatasan ni Director General Guiling Mamondiong ang lahat ng director na magbigay ng re-training assistance sa pinauwing OFWs. Kabilang dito ang libreng training, assessment, support fund, pagkain at transportation allowance na 100 piso kada-araw. Nitong Disyembre 2017, mahigit 2000 OFW at kanilang dependent ang nabigyan ng technical assistance ng […]

Korean Embassy donates P10-M to PHL Red Cross for Mayon evacuees

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Korean Embassy donated P10 million to the Philippine Red Cross  for the victims of the Mayon volcano eruption in Albay. The donation was received by Philippine Red Cross Chair and CEO Senator Richard Gordon from Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-man, Minister Kyun Jongho and Chief Economist Mabellene Reynaldo. “On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Korea, I would like to express my sympathies to all […]