• 1 of 8 124th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal, 30 December 2020
  • 2 of 8 Frequently Asked Questions on DFA Passport and Authentication Services
  • 3 of 8 Basic Information on the DFA ePayment Portal
  • 4 of 8 This is a drug-free workplace. Let's keep it that way.

    This is a drug-free workplace. Let's keep it that way.

  • 5 of 8 Museums and Galleries Month 2020
  • 6 of 8 18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women (VAW)

    18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women (VAW)

  • 7 of 8 International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020

  • 8 of 8 25th National Autism Consciousness Week

    18 to 24 January 2021 marks the observance of the 25th National Autism Consciousness Week pursuant to Proclamation 711 of 1996 signed by President Fidel Ramos.

    The theme adopted for this year is ​“Pilipinong May Autismo: Kakaiba, Kasali, Konektado” which intends to further 1) societal awareness on the uniqueness of Filipinos on the spectrum; 2) inclusive development in human rights, education, employment, media, among others; and 3) individual self-awareness, self-expression and feeling of belonging to a compassionate society.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), along with its Foreign Service Posts, joins the nation in inspiring acceptance, accommodation and appreciation of persons on the autism spectrum in society.



Secretary Locsin Welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Wang; Hold Talks to Advance Cooperation on COVID-19 Response, Infrastructure Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. (left) and visiting...


500th Year Anniversary of the Arrival of the Image of Sto. Nino in PH Highlighted During Virtual Celebration of Sto. Nino Sinulog Festival in Rottenburg-Stuttgart Philippine Consul General to...


Public Advisory: Further Updates for Those Intending to Travel to the Philippines: Extension of Travel Restrictions to 31 January 2021, and the inclusion of United Arab Emirates and Hungary in the...

OEA honcon of Florence Italy visit1

21 February 2014 - Florence-based Philippine Honorary Consul General Fabio Fanfani called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson last February 19, to apprise the DFA of his work in relation to relief efforts for the victims of natural disasters in the Philippines.

Mr. Fanfani, who was accompanied by Philippine Ambassador to Italy Virgilio Reyes, Jr., provided Assistant Secretary Collinson with a copy of the 14 February 2014  letter of the Region of Tuscany’s Minister of Health Luigi Marroni to Health Secretary Enrique Ona relative to the total contribution of Tuscany of about €53,000 to various health projects in the Philippines over the years.

Mr. Fanfani will visit Cebu to handover his donation to the University of the Philippines (UP) Tacloban library. He is also evaluating how the region of Tuscany could provide further assistance to those affected by Typhoon Yolanda.  

Also present during the meeting were Mr. Giorgio Fanara and Mr. Mauro Iannucci of ENAV, an Italian air navigation service provider. Mr. Fanara has been instrumental in the deployment to the Philippines of the mission of the Italian Civil Protection Team in November last year which provided assistance to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. END