The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is the agency of the Philippine government responsible for the pursuit of the State's foreign policy. It is the nerve center for foreign services worthy of the trust and pride of every Filipino citizen.
DFA is an organization of competent, dedicated and highly motivated personnel, who devote their energies for the benefit of the Filipino people, implementing foreign policy with the highest standards of professionalism and commitment.
The Department of Foreign Affairs pursues bilateral, regional and multilateral relations to advance the interest of the Philippines and the Filipino people. It builds partnerships with national security and development agencies, the academe, the private sector, the media and civil society in the interest of the nation.
DFA promotes regional and global cooperation in order to achieve peace, prosperity and stability.
It serves as the partners of Filipino abroad in the pursuit of the national interest and in the promotion and protection of their rights and well-being. DFA works for social justice especially for the poor, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and a democratic way of life.