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THE DFA PRESS CORPS IS INVITED TO COVER THE UN WEEK CELEBRATION

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 04:52 AM PDT

WHAT : FLAG RAISING CEREMONY AND UN EXHIBIT IN CELEBRATION OF UNITED NATIONS WEEK

WHEN : MONDAY 19 OCT 2009; 8:00 A.M.

WHERE : DFA GROUNDS

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World Food Programme Executive Director to visit the Philippines

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 02:54 AM PDT

PR-865-09, 16 October 2009 – Ms. Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), will visit the Philippines on October 21-22 to assess the ongoing emergency relief conducted by the humanitarian agency on victims of the two typhoons that hit the Philippines recently.

The WFP is extending assistance to the Philippines amounting to US$26 million out of the total UN assistance of around US$75 million.

This includes around 26,000 metric tons of food to feed around one million people for three months; 30 inflatable dinghies; and the use of three helicopters.

The helicopters will also allow for vulnerable populations in low-lying areas to be relocated and for the conduct of comprehensive assessments of infrastructure and overall damage.

Additionally, WFP will also provide an emergency telecommunications system to allow humanitarian workers to better coordinate relief efforts.

The agency will shortly be deploying helicopters and boats to allow other humanitarian agencies to access hard-to-reach areas and to deliver vital supplies as rapidly as possible.

Philippine Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the WFP Philippe J. Lhuillier expressed to Ms. Sheeran the Philippines’ gratitude and appreciation to the emergency assistance extended by WFP.

He said the rapid reaction of the WFP to the catastrophe is admirable. A huge number of people have literally lost everything in the disaster and the assistance given by the WFP will go a long way in helping them cope with the disaster.

Ms. Sheeran said she hopes donors will step in with contributions to allow WFP and other humanitarian agencies to support the government relief effort at this time of critical need.

Poland and other European countries had reportedly pledged to assist through the WFP.

Ambassador Lhuillier said this is a manifestation of the high regard of the international community on the work of the Philippines in the WFP. END

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CA confirms four New Ambassadors, 28 DFA Officers

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 01:14 AM PDT

PR-864-09, 16 October 2009 – The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed the appointments of four Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (AEPs) and 28 officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) during its plenary session last October 14.

Confirmed by the CA were:

1. Enrique A. Manalo – AEP to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Commission of the European Communities and the Council of the European Union. He is currently the DFA Undersecretary for Policy.

2. Jesus I. Yabes – AEP to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan with concurrent jurisdiction over the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Tajikistan. He is the Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs.

3. Mario L. De Leon, Jr. – AEP to the Republic of South Africa with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Namibia, Kingdom of Swaziland and Republic of Zimbabwe. He is concurrently the Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Management and the Chief Coordinator of the Office of the Secretary.

4. Jerril G. Santos – AEP to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He is currently the Chief of Presidential Protocol.

Also confirmed were the promotional appointments of 28 DFA officers:

1. Blesila C. Cabrera – Chief of Mission, Class I
2. Cristina G. Ortega – Chief of Mission, Class I
3. Charles C. Jose – Chief of Mission of Class II
4. Hjayceelyn M. Quintana – Career Minister
5. Orontes V. Castro – Career Minister
6. Bernadette Therese C. Fernandez – Career Minister
7. Bernardita L. Catalla – Career Minister
8. Raul M. Santiago, Jr. – Career Minister
9. Ronell B. Santos – Career Minister
10. Roy B. Ecraela – Career Minister
11. Millicent C. Paredes – Career Minister
12. Maria Louella C. Duarte – Foreign Service Officer Class I
13. Nina P. Cainglet – Foreign Service Officer Class I
14. Indhira C. Bañares – Foreign Service Officer Class I
15. Robert O. Ferrer, Jr. – Foreign Service Officer Class I
16. Marie Charlotte G. Tang – Foreign Service Officer Class I
17. Emilio T. Fernandez – Foreign Service Officer Class I
18. Aileen S. Mendiola-Rau – Foreign Service Officer Class I
19. Leo Tito L. Ausan, Jr. – Foreign Service Officer Class I
20. Arlene G. Macaisa – Foreign Service Officer Class I
21. Patrick A. Chuasoto – Foreign Service Officer Class I
22. Leila C. Lora-Santos – Foreign Service Officer Class I
23. Myla Grace Ragenia C. Macahilig – Foreign Service Officer Class I
24. Flerida Ann Camille P. Mayo – Foreign Service Officer Class I
25. Elmer G.. Cato – Foreign Service Officer Class I
26. Noemi T. Diaz – Foreign Service Officer Class I
27. Lolita B. Capco – Foreign Service Officer Class I
28. Jerome John O. Castro – Foreign Service Officer Class I

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Unity Mass for Victims of Typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng Draws Together Filipino Communities from DC, VA and MD

Posted: 15 Oct 2009 11:44 PM PDT

PH-181-09, 16 October 2009 – A special mass for the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng drew in the Filipino community from the States of Virginia and Maryland and the District of Columbia last October 13.

The Mass offered prayers for the full and swift recovery of all victims of recent calamities in the Asia-Pacific, particularly those who suffered the floods and landslides after typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.

Tony award-honored Lea Salonga made a special appearance and sang the “The Lord’s Prayer” to an estimated 400 attendees that included leaders of Filipino organizations based in the metro DC area, Central Virginia and Baltimore.

Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa said the Mass was “a demonstration anew of the deep and abiding ties that bind the Filipino and the Philippines wherever his destiny takes him.”

Speaking after the Mass, the Ambassador thanked Ms. Salonga and the Filipino community for the demonstration of solidarity with communities affected by the typhoons.

The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Evelio Menjivar and concelebrated by Fr. Angel Quitalig. END

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NY PCG receives Relief Goods from the Filipino Community

Posted: 15 Oct 2009 11:21 PM PDT

PR-863-09, 16 October 2009 – Since October 2, the Philippine Consulate General New York and the Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI) have served as drop-off points for donations of blankets, towels, bed sheets, canned goods, toiletries, and clean used-clothes for the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.

In-kind donations will be received at these locations only until October 31.

Those who wish to donate were requested to contact Ms. Marivic Dimaculangan, the Consulate’s Cultural Officer, or FAHSI Executive Director Ms. Rose Ann Ubara-Cunanan.

Free shipment of a limited number of boxes to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is provided by Johnny Air/Ocean Cargo, through the Philippine Consulate General. On October 15, 1,800 lbs. of relief goods were sent to the Philippines by air-freight and should arrive by end of the week. END

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Catholic Bishops Conference of Switzerland issues Appeal for Calamity Victims

Posted: 15 Oct 2009 10:53 PM PDT

PR-862-09, 16 October 2009 – The Catholic Bishops Conference of Switzerland (CBCS) issued a call for support, prayers and donations to the victims of natural disasters in several counties in Asia, including the Philippines.

Father Dr. Felix Gmür, Secretary General of the CBCS, said in a statement published in German, French and Italian, that the Pope has also mentioned his concerns for the situation and called for assistance to the victims through prayers and donations.

Philippine Bishop Precioso Cantillas sent a letter to the Swiss Bishops asking for support for the suffering population.

The Philippine Embassy in Berne, the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Philippine Catholic Mission headed by Fr. Johan Dumandan, joined together to solicit the support of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Switzerland and they are grateful for the generosity and solidarity of the Swiss Catholic Church for the victims of the calamity.

Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro conveyed her gratitude on behalf of the Philippine Government to the Swiss Catholic Church for the concern and assistance for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. END

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“Lakad Tulong” A Sucess! Fund-Raising Walk for Typhoon Victims in RP

Posted: 15 Oct 2009 10:30 PM PDT

PR-861-09, 16 October 2009 – Despite the brisk weather, “Lakad Tulong,” the fund-raising walk to raise funds and awareness about the plight of our kababayans following the onslaught of two typhoons – Ondoy (Ketsana) and Pepeng (Parma) – was a resounding success with more than 400 “walkers” braving below normal temperatures for early fall.

Held last October 11 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the walk raised $12,919.00 just from participants, bringing the amount raised so far by Project Handang Tumulong to $43,200.00 as of 14 October 2009..

Lakad Tulong was organized by the Filipino American Community of Northeast USA and the Philippine Consulate General with the support of the United States Census 2010, GMA Pinoy TV, Western Union and Michael Carr of the Carr Wealth Management Group. END

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Consular Advisory

Posted: 15 Oct 2009 07:54 PM PDT

Please be Informed that there are currently technical difficulties with the following passport trunk lines:

556-0000 & 556-4082

Until the technical problems are resolved, kindly inform the public of the following direct lines for passport inquiries:

556-4080

556-4081

556-4078

556-2988

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