Barangay Singapore on September 1st, 2011

Tweet In a move to constantly upgrade its efficient service to the public for passport application and passport renewal, the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has relocated to a state-of-the-art building located at the corner of Bradco Ave. and Macapagal Blvd. in Aseana Business Park, Paranaque City, just […]

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Tweet Upon the directive of Secretary Leila De Lima, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has removed nearly 6,000 individuals from its hold departure list and watch list as part of ongoing efforts of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and BI to sanitize the bureau’s records and purge it of expired and obsolete derogatory orders. Immigration […]

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Tweet Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Minda Calaguian-Cruz declared the Philippine Embassy’s full support for the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in the New 7 Wonders of Nature, a global polling campaign that “highlights and celebrates the beauty of the planet.”   “The Philippine Embassy supports the campaign to have the Puerto Princesa […]

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Tweet To help weed out fake doctors, dentists and the like, the Professional Regulation Commission on Thursday launched an online verification system that would allow interested persons to check if an individual is a licensed professional or not. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Online Verification of Filipino Professional (OVFP) system—which is accessible on the PRC […]

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Tweet Not so good news about the Philippines compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors.   Bloomberg: The Philippines has overtaken Indonesia and Thailand as the country facing the greatest threat from terrorism, according to FTI-International Risk, a security consultancy. While the Philippines has made progress in containing the threat from armed groups such as the […]

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Tweet The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2011 Foreign Service Officers (FSO) Examination. The FSO Exams will be held on the following dates: Part I- Qualifying Test (20 Mar 2011) Part II – Preliminary Interview (04 and 06 Jun 2011) Part III – Written Examination (08 […]

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Barangay Singapore on January 28th, 2011

Tweet More than 21,000 prospective overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were stopped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Aug. to Dec. last year as part of the government’s intensified campaign against human trafficking, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration said. Immigration officer-in-charge Ronaldo Ledesma said the 21,709 persons who were offloaded from their flights all had […]

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Barangay Singapore on December 22nd, 2010

Tweet As part of its efforts to honor overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the government is giving returning OFWs a free ride to bus terminals where they can get a ride to their home provinces during the holidays. Radio dzBB’s Denver Trinidad reported Monday the free rides are part of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration’s "Pamaskong […]

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Tweet This is good news, hopefully those who are planning to go home this holiday will feel the love and care of our “newly” trained officers. We commend BI for having thought of this training, it is badly needed. Those mentioned soft skills (in bold letters) are a mouthful and we hope they will stick […]

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Barangay Singapore on November 6th, 2010

Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is considering a new system to capture and store information from the arrival/departure cards being filled up by international travelers in the country’s ports of entry. The front of a disembarkation form issued by the Bureau of Immigration of the Government of the Philippines. The form bears the statement: […]

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