Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2014
23 September 2014
Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2014 are now open.
Eligible for the Awards are works by any individual, government and private media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of print, radio, movie and television, advertising and blogging. The entries must have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of overseas Filipinos and/or promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas. Please note that nominees may be based in the Philippines or outside the country.
Entries to the Awards must be submitted on or before October 15, 2014 to MAM Awards Secretariat, Commission on Filipino Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue cor. Osmeña Highway (South Superhighway) Manila, Philippines 1007.
DFA STATEMENT ON MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17
19 July 2014
The Philippines condemns in the strongest manner the recent shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine. We convey our profound condolences for all who perished in this tragedy.
It is of utmost importance that the international community come together to help determine those who are responsible for this brutal act against a civilian airliner in civilian airspace.
Those responsible should be made fully accountable for this unconscionable assault on a non-military aircraft that posed no threat whatsoever to any party.
It is, furthermore, essential that the international community take concerted action to help reduce such tragedies all around the world. States and non-state elements in dispute should exercise restraint, respect international law, and search for the peaceful resolution of disputes. END