DFA now has official Facebook page

Posted at 05/28/2013 3:53 PM

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) now has its own official Facebook page, making it more accessible to Filipinos here and abroad.

The page was created in line with the DFA's pursuit of being more proactive in its public diplomacy efforts, including reaching a wider range of audience using social networking site like Facebook.

“The DFA Facebook page is one of the projects programmed under the DFA Strategic Plan in order to advance the Department’s public diplomacy thrusts. We acknowledge that the social media is a powerful communication tool and through Facebook, we hope to build stronger relationships with Facebook users and fans and encourage more people to become fans through interactions,” DFA Spokesperson Raul Hernandez said.

The DFA said its official Facebook page will provide information on its three pillars of Philippine foreign policy, specifically information and announcements from the department and from its posts abroad, news, photos and video clips of its programs, projects and activities.

“We created it to allow the general public to easily find DFA-related information through a medium that can be easily accessed, wherever they are,” Hernandez added.

The public will likewise now have easy access to vital information such as consular and Assistance to Nationals (ATN) services of the department, news, and even public advisories.

Last year, the DFA has set up its official Twitter account (@dfaspokesperson) which features links to DFA media releases, announcements and other updates that may be useful to the general public.

The Facebook page is also an extended media platform as the DFA has already set up its official website.