By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
A solon grilled the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) exempting American soldiers from paying taxes while they are in the country, but a Cabinet official said this is standard practice in mutual defense pacts.
Ten young Filipino-American leaders from across the United States are in town for a weeklong “immersion” hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, under a program that seeks to reconnect them to their roots while exploring partnerships with local professionals or organizations.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
– President Benigno S. Aquino III has either reappointed or named new government personnel in the Department of Foreign Affairs and some government agencies.
The Quezon City council will formally ask the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to establish another satellite office in the city for the benefit of residents in need of DFA services and to shorten queues at the agency’s main consular office.
By Tarra Quismundo
The extensive role that the United States military has taken in disaster response operations in eastern Visayas has underscored the need for a greater presence of American troops in the country, Philippine and US officials said on Monday.