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Bahraini former migrant rights official and advocate conferred Order of Sikatuna

Posted on: June 23, 2021

Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert E.A. Borje, assisted by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sara Lou Arriola, conferred the Order of Sikatuna, Grand Cross (with Silver Distinction), on Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi, a Bahraini anti-human trafficking advocate who promoted migrant workers’ rights in Bahrain and across the globe.

News Releases

President’s decision on face shields is science-based – Palace

The decision of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the continued use of face shields both outdoors and indoors is based on science and evidence-based studies, which show that face shields give an additional layer of protection, especially in light of the risks brought about by the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19.







Statements

On the travel restrictions

The travel restriction imposed to passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sr Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, and Oman was extended until June 30, 2021 to ensure continuous strict border control to prevent the Delta variant from reaching our communities and having community transmission.


On the use of face shields

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) resolved to recommend to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the mandatory wearing of face shields in enclosed / indoor spaces of hospitals, schools, workplaces, commercial establishments (such as but not limited to food establishments, malls and public markets), public transport and terminals, and places of worship.


Speeches & Briefings

Public Briefing #LagingHandaPH hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary Rocky Ignacio

USEC. IGNACIO: Magandang umaga, Pilipinas at sa bawat Pilipino saanmang panig ng mundo. Usapang COVID-19 pa rin po tayo at ilan pang mahahalagang impormasyon na may kinalaman sa pandemya. Samahan ninyo kami muli ngayong araw ng Miyerkules, June 23, 2021, isang oras na makabuluhang talakayan. Ako po ang inyong lingkod, Usec. Rocky Ignacio, at ito ang Public Briefing #LagingHandaPH. Sa ating unang balita: Pinirmahan na ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Read More


Press Briefing of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

SEC. ROQUE:  Magandang tanghali, Pilipinas. Humarap kagabi si Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte sa taumbayan para sa kaniyang regular Monday Talk to the People Address. Ito po ang ilan sa mga nasabi ng ating Pangulo: Sinabi ni Pangulo na kinakailangan pa rin magsuot ng face shields indoors and outdoors bilang additional layer ng proteksiyon sa gitna ng seryosong banta dala ng nakakahawang Delta variant ng COVID-19. Bago ito, sinabi ni Dr. Edsel Read More


Public Briefing #LagingHandaPH hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary Rocky Ignacio

USEC. IGNACIO: Magandang umaga, Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao; magandang umaga rin po sa mga kababayan natin saanmang sulok ng mundo. Ngayon po ay ika-22 ng Hunyo, araw ng Martes, sama-sama muli nating alamin ang mga napapanahong isyung nagaganap sa loob at labas ng bansa. Ako po ang inyong lingkod, Usec. Rocky Ignacio ng PCOO; simulan na natin ang talakayan dito sa Public Briefing #LagingHandaPH. Para sa ating unang balita: Umabot Read More


Photos

Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Robert E. A. Borje meets with Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad in Riyadh, KSA on June 22, 2021.

Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Robert E. A. Borje meets with Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad to discuss scaled up cooperation in upholding migrant workers rights and combatting human trafficking, improving coordination and assistance mechanisms, and mutual support in bilateral and multilateral fora during a meeting in Riyadh, KSA on June 22, 2021. PAFA Borje is accompanied by Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Arriola, Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto, and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Enrico Fos while Dr. Al Awwad is joined by HRC Vice Chairman Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Khayyal and HRC Vice Chair for International Cooperation and Vice Chair of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking Ms. Sarah Al-Tamimi. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS

Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Robert E. A. Borje meets with Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad in Riyadh, KSA on June 22, 2021.

Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Robert E. A. Borje meets with Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad to discuss scaled up cooperation in upholding migrant workers rights and combatting human trafficking, improving coordination and assistance mechanisms, and mutual support in bilateral and multilateral fora during a meeting in Riyadh, KSA on June 22, 2021. PAFA Borje is accompanied by Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Arriola, Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto, and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Enrico Fos while Dr. Al Awwad is joined by HRC Vice Chairman Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Khayyal and HRC Vice Chair for International Cooperation and Vice Chair of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking Ms. Sarah Al-Tamimi. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS

By order and authority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy of the President Robert E.A. Borje confers the Order of Sikatuna on former Bahrain Labour Market Regulatory Authority Chief Executive Officer Ausamah Al-Absi on June 22, 2021

HONOURING A TRUE FRIEND. By order and authority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy of the President Robert E.A. Borje confers the Order of Sikatuna on former Bahrain Labour Market Regulatory Authority Chief Executive Officer Ausamah Al-Absi for his tremendous contributions to strengthening Philippines- Bahrain bilateral relations, promoting the welfare of OFWs and advancing the rights of migrant workers in Bahrain and across the globe and the arrest, detention, prosecution and conviction of traffickers who victimized Filipino nationals. The Order of Sikatuna is the highest order of diplomatic merit conferred upon foreign nationals for exceptional and meritorious service to the Filipino nation. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS