Tribu Iranun

  The word Iranun comes from two words, Ira and Nun.   Ira means residue remaining on silt, referring to a place, area or the culture.   Nun means the people therein, with distinct culture, laws and beliefs.   They are known to be experts in using the kampilan or swords and in sea-faring.   At present, they… Read More »

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What does the Red Ribbon Mean?

  What does the Red Ribbon Mean? Red Ribbon is the process of authenticating Philippine documents intended for use abroad.   The process of authenticating documents was previously under the Office of the President but is now transferred to the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs.   Executive Order No.582 signed on December 24, 2006 transferred the process of… Read More »

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Tribu Sama

  The term Sama is derivative of the word “sama-sama”, meaning togetherness.   They are a cohesive and peace-loving people.   They are living in the coastal communities in the Davao City today.

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Senate Honored Philippines Mixed Martial Arts Champions

  The Philippine Senate Honored the Philippines Mixed Martial Arts Champions.   Senator Gatchalian is proud to be with the Cordillera warriors headed by the champion Mr.Eduard Folayang.   Eduard Folayang is the new One Championship Champion in the lightweight division.   The other champions are: Kevin Belingon – One Bamtamweight World Champiom Geje Eustaquio – One flyweight… Read More »

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Current Home Office of the DFA | Original ADB Headquarters

  On This Day, December 3, 1965, President Diosdado Macapagal laid the foundation stone of the Asian Development Bank Headquarters (ADB) on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.   The said building which was inaugurated in 1972 is the current Home Office of the DFA, after the ADB moved to its new headquarters in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

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