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Guidelines on the Availment of Awards and Incentives for Overseas Filipino Centenarians under R.A. 10868

Guidelines on the Availment of Awards and Incentives for Overseas Filipino Centenarians under R.A. 10868 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (An Act Honoring and Granting Additional Benefits and Privileges to Filipino Centenarians, and For Other Purposes)

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2016 REVISED RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR SMALL CLAIMS CASES

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The Philippine Consulate in Toronto is pleased to inform the Filipino Community in Canada of the 2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases (A.M. No. 08-8-7-SC), which increased from Php100,000 to Php200,000, exclusive of interest and costs, the amount or value of the claim falling within the jurisdiction of small claims courts.

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PHILIPPINES APPOINTS A NEW SENIOR TRADE COMMISSIONER IN CANADA

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry is pleased to announce the assignment of Ms. Maria Roseni M. Alvero as Senior Trade Commissioner to Canada.

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Courtesy Call of Kababayan Multicultural Centre

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Courtesy Call of Indonesian Consul General Hadi Sapto Pambrastoro

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FOREIGN SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION PROGRAM (FSMM) IN THE PHILIPPINES

The Department of Health (DOH), being the lead agency overseeing the implementation of foreign surgical and medical mission (FSMM) in the country, has crafted policies and guidelines, and as well as outlined the requirements on its conduct.

Pleas click on the link below for further information:

Foreign Surgical and Medical Mission Program Website

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NOTICE ON THE ADJUSTMENT OF CONSULAR FEES EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2016

Effective 1 January 2016, the Philippine consular offices in Canada will implement an adjustment of consular fees brought about by the changes in the Canadian currency exchange rate vis-Ă -vis the US dollar. While the changes will affect the fees in Canadian dollar denomination, the prescribed consular fees pegged in the US dollar remain unchanged. Direct payment in US dollar currency is acceptable.

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President Aquino declares the years 2015 to 2024 as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade

President Benigno S. Aquino III recently signed Proclamation No. 1106 which declared the years 2015 to 2024 as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade (CRVS). Said proclamation is a concrete manifestation of the Philippine government’s support to the outcome of the Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific held in November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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MEDICAL TOURISM EARNINGS HIT P6.7 BILLION

The Philippines ranked eighth among the top medical tourism destinations in the world in 2015, ahead of Japan and France, according to the International Healthcare Research Center and the Medical Tourism Association (MTA).

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2016 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to announce that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is now accepting nominations to the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. The awards are conferred by the President of the Philippines every two years on meritorious individuals and organizations overseas to give the highest recognition to their work in the service of the Filipino community or nation, and for exceptional achievements or excellence in the in the pursuit of their endeavors. These accolades recognize the awardees’ contribution to humanity as they reinforce faith and confidence in the Filipino nation and give meaning to Filipino excellence and the time-honored values of pakikipag-kapwa, pagtutulungan, and pagkakaisa. Since their inception in 1991, the awards have already been bestowed upon 437 Filipino individuals and organization overseas from 49 countries and territories.

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