MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday reminded all foreign nationals who have secured entry visas from Philippine Embassies abroad, as well as returning overseas Filipinos, to strictly follow local health and quarantine protocols once they arrive in the country.
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases has allowed foreign nationals with visas issued as of March 20, 2020 to enter the Philippines starting February 16, Malacañang announced Friday.
The Philippines will no longer issue visas to foreigners amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affecting the country, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. said Thursday (March 19).
Joint Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police operatives seized around 10 kilos of shabu worth P68 million from two foreigners in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City on Tuesday.
Thousands of foreigners are among millions of people stuck in the central Chinese city of Wuhan as the country struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed 106 lives nationwide.
Senator Grace Poe is hopeful that the recently-signed law that institutionalizes the Balik Scientist program will entice Filipino scientists abroad to return to the Philippines to help develop the country’s science and technology sector.
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