Category Archives: Government

Beware of Fake Love

Beware of fake love, the Philippine Bureau of Customs warned the public. Wag basta maniniwala na may package na ipinadala sa yo ang ka-chat mo at na-hold ito sa Customs. Tumawag o mag-email sa BOC-CARES para tiyakin kung totoo nga ang ipinadalang regalo ng ka-chat mo online. Beware of fake love!     When somebody tells you that… Read More »

105 Days of Maternity Leave

Congress started deliberations on the disagreeing provisions of the proposed expansion of maternity leave benefits.   Bicameral conference committee agrees on 105 days of maternity leave, with an additional 30 days of unpaid leave. Solo parents are entitled to an additional 15 days of leave.   It is a recognition of the role played by mothers in society,… Read More »

No Passport Appointment

No passport appointment if you are a returning OFW, senior citizen, PWD, pregnant woman, solo parent or minor.   You may walk in at any of the DFA’s Consular Offices in the Philippines WITHOUT AN ONLINE PASSPORT APPOINTMENT.   No passport appointment is required for the following: OFW Senior Citizen PWD Pregnant Women Solo Parents Minors 7 Years… Read More »

Social Welfare Attache Bill Passes Third Reading

In a vote of 18-0, the Social Welfare attaché Bill passes third reading. This bill when it becomes a law intends to place or assign a permanent social welfare attache in every country where there is a large concentration of OFWs like Hongkong and Saudi Arabia.   The social welfare attaché bill or SB N0.1819 will surely prevent… Read More »

Philippines and Mauritania: 5 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Today, September 30, we celebrate five years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Mauritania.   The Philippines and Mauritania established diplomatic relations on September 30,2013.   Mauritania is a country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara… Read More »