On this day, August 29, in 2012, the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs opened its first satellite office in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region-East Consular Office (CO NCR East) at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. 1930 On this day, August 29, in 1930, Filipino basketball legend, basketball coach and Olympian Carlos Loyzaga, popularly known as The… Read More »
On this day, August 28, in 1924, the Philippines signed the Universal Postal Convention, becoming a full member of the Universal Postal Union after 15 years. The Universal Postal Union coordinates postal policies among member nations. 1901 On this day, August 28, in 1901, American Presbyterian missionary and educator Dr. David Sutherland Hibbard established the Silliman… Read More »
On this day, August 27, in 1975, Presidential Decree No. 783 was signed, authorizing then Central Bank of the Philippines to operate a Security Printing Plant (SPP) for the printing of Philippine Peso banknotes and other security printing work for the Government of the Philippines. Following representations made by DFA officials, the SPP began printing Philippine passports… Read More »
On this day, August 24, 2019, we celebrate 19 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Togo. The country is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Abuja. The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Togo in 2000.
On this day, August 23, in 1896, the Katipuneros tore their cedulas as a symbol of protest. On this day in 2010, the Manila bus hostage crisis occurred when Rolando Mendoza, a disgruntled former Philippine National Police officer, hijacked a tourist bus carrying 24 people, including 20 tourists from Hong Kong, in Rizal Park, Manila. During negotiations,… Read More »