PCG assists repatriation of a stranded fisherman who got stranded off Bajo de Masinloc waters

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Avelino P. Montibon, a Filipino fisherman from Barangay Calapandayan, Subic, Zambales, was safely repatriated by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Task Force Bayanihan Returning Overseas Filipinos (TFBROF) and PCG Station Zambales upon his arrival at the NAIA Terminal 2 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Montibon was fishing off the coast of Bajo de Masinloc on October 17,… Continue reading PCG assists repatriation of a stranded fisherman who got stranded off Bajo de Masinloc waters

BFAR to lodge new protest against ‘illegal, unreported, and unregulated’ foreign vessels in West Philippine Sea

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is collaborating with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on new diplomatic protests against foreign vessels’ continued presence and activity in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The DA-BFAR expressed “severe concern” in a statement on Tuesday about the continued presence of foreign vessels conducting… Continue reading BFAR to lodge new protest against ‘illegal, unreported, and unregulated’ foreign vessels in West Philippine Sea

Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia, puzzling nations

Japan’s Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The ministry said it had obtained information that “there are increased risks such as suicide bombings.” The warning applies to Japanese citizens in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand… Continue reading Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia, puzzling nations

Malacañang urges Filipinos in Afghanistan to seek repatriation amid Taliban takeover

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Following the Taliban’s startling takeover of Afghanistan, Malacañang on Monday encouraged Filipinos in the said country to prepare for repatriation. To facilitate their repatriation, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque advised Filipinos to liaise with the Philippine embassy in Pakistan, which has jurisdiction over Afghanistan. “Nanawagan tayo sa mga Pilipino. Nag-alert level 4 na po tayo. Gumagawa… Continue reading Malacañang urges Filipinos in Afghanistan to seek repatriation amid Taliban takeover

Fisherman are not prohibited from entering Bajo de Masinloc — PCG

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Fishermen are authorized to continue fishing in and near Bajo de Masinloc, better known as the Scarborough Shoal, according to a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) official on Wednesday. Commodore Armando Balilo, a PCG spokesperson, said during a press conference in Malacañang that the PCG has not received any recent reports of fisherfolk being denied admission to… Continue reading Fisherman are not prohibited from entering Bajo de Masinloc — PCG