THE Filipinos’ proficiency in speaking English gives them a competitive advantage across the globe. Their excellent communication skills are valued wherever they are, as English has become their second language, and is the primary medium of instruction in most Philippine schools and universities.
The Bureau of Customs One Stop Shop (BOC-OSS) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) has beefed up its personnel complement to handle and facilitate the release of tens of millions of doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines expected to arrive in separate batch of shipments by next month.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in its August 23 situation bulletin, said a total of 182 overseas Filipino workers have left Afghanistan, while 17 are requesting company or government repatriation. At least 27 Filipinos still remain in the war-ravaged country.
AN initial batch of 32 Filipinos in Afghanistan were evacuated Sunday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported, and added that all efforts are being taken to work out the safe repatriation of over a hundred more who remain in the country overrun by the Taliban.
Two million doses of Sinovac vaccine arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) from Beijing at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday on board Philippine Airlines (PAL) Flight PR 359.
THE oft-repeated “silver and/or bronze that glitter like gold” reverberated from Malacañang to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Monday when more cash incentives greeted Tokyo Olympics medalists Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial upon their arrival from Japan.
EVEN as media teams were strictly prohibited from interviewing the triumphant Olympic medalists, airport personnel thronged the arrival area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 on Monday afternoon, to cheer on the athletes who gave the Philippines its best performance ever as they were whisked away after returning from Tokyo.
FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. has welcomed support for the 2016 Arbitral Award and reaffirmed the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as the legal framework within which all the activities in the oceans and seas must be carried out. He made the statement at the recent East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held via video conference.