38 Philippine Foreign Service Officers Confirmed

The Commission of Appointments Confirmed the Appointment of 38 Philippine Foreign Service Officers.   The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) extended its gratitude to the Commission of Appointments for the smooth confirmation of 38 Philippine Foreign Service officers on 15 August 2018.   The Commission on Appointments (CA) consists of the President of the Senate, as ex-officio  Chairman, 12… Read More »

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The Gate of Fort Santiago

The Gate of Fort Santiago.   Fort Santiago in Manila was constructed using volcanic tuff (adobe).   It was built between 1589 and 1592 on the former site of the wooden citadel of Rajah Soliman, ruler of Manila.   Governor Santiago De Vera (1584-1590) named the fort as his namesake and in honor of Santiago Matamoros or St.James… Read More »

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Philippine Cities With Plastic Bans

Are you aware that there are Philippine cities with plastic bans?   These cities which ban plastic in the Philippines are the following: Muntinlupa Las Pinas Pasig Pasay Makati Quezon City (within city hall) Cebu (within city hall)   There are so many places in the Philippines beginning to implement a policy of banning plastic which is great.… Read More »

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Strengthened Anti-Hospital Detention Bill

Strengthened Anti-Hospital Detention Bill proposed.   Senator of the Philippines, Risa Hontiveros is pushing for more severe penalties for hospitals and clinics that do not allow their patients to leave or to be discharge unless the hospital or clinic bill is paid. According to the good Senator, Hospitals and clinics are a place of treatment and not a… Read More »

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Philippine Emergency Hotlines

Important Philippine Emergency Hotlines Emergency Hotline – 911 MMDA – 136 Red Cross – 143 NDRRMC – (632)911-5061 PAGASA – (632)434-2696 Coast Guard – (632)527-3877 DSWD – (02)931-8101 Bureau of Fire Protection – (632)426-0219, (632)426-3812 Department of Transportation – 7890, (632)726-6255 DPWH – 165-02, (632)304-3713, (632)304,3904 PNP – 117, (02)723-040

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