Embassy News

First Israeli flight to PHL in 7 years lands at NAIA, carrying 250 Filipino agri students

  (Eagle News) — The first Israeli flight landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 14, hailed as symbolic of the “good relations between Israel and the Philippines,” according to Israel’s ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz. The El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. with Flight No. LY 063 landed at the NAIA at 6:25 AM on Wednesday. This was the first Israeli flight in seven years at a Philippine airport. The last […]

EBC, Mexican Embassy tie up to promote animated children’s films amid pandemic

(Eagle News) – The Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines, in partnership with Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, will be presenting three short animated movies for children in celebration of Mexico’s National Film Day in August. The three films, which belong to the collection of movies prepared by the Mexican Institute of Cinematography, will be aired on NET 25 this Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM: • El Trompetista (The Trumpeteer), a 10-minute […]

Philippine Embassy in the Netherlands helps repatriate 392 Filipinos including 367 seafarers

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (Eagle News) – The Philippine Embassy in the Netherlands assisted a total of 392 overseas Filipinos in a repatriation flight from Amsterdam to Manila last July 3, 2020. The flight included 367 seafarers, 3 land-based workers, 10 stranded tourists, 7 au pairs, 2 students, and 3 other returning Filipinos. – Stranded Filipinos – Due to the daily limit of inbound passengers allowed to enter the […]

Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries supports #RespetoNaman campaign against gender-based violence

by Emily Manuel (Eagle News) — Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries reiterated the Swedish embassy’s support to the #RespetoNaman campaign in a media fika or gathering which he hosted at his Makati City residence last July 9, 2019. According to to the ambassador, “gender equality is a top priority for the Swedish government.” “Four and a half years ago, when a new government came into power in Sweden, they formed the first feminist government in the […]

Russian Embassy brings award-winning artists to the NEU stage

By Caesar Vallejos OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Eagle News Service The Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of the Philippines brought two international music competition award winners from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, in concert, at the New Era University last June 8, 2019. Performing live at the NEU Auditorium, pianist Ivan Koshcheev and baritone Kirill Komarov marveled the audience with their classical repertoire, highlighting masterpieces from the most celebrated Russian composers including Sergei […]

Embassy of Denmark celebrates 170th Constitution Day in Taguig

by Emily Manuel (Eagle News) — The Embassy of Denmark hosted a celebration of its 170th Constitution Day at the Enderun Colleges, Taguig City last June 5, 2019. Denmark’s Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849 by Frederik VII, which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy. Danish Ambassador Jan Top Christensen welcomed government officials and members of the diplomatic corps. In his speech, he highlighted the embassy’s accomplishments in the past […]

Sahitya Sangam Literature Festival celebrates India’s diversity

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) — The Embassy of India, together with Bharati, the Expatriate Indian Women’s Association in the Philippines, hosted the Sahitya Sangam Literature Festival at the Forbes Park Pavilion in Makati City last April 26, 2019. The festival celebrates India’s linguistic diversity and featured 11 of the 22 main languages in India through prose, poetry, song and dance. One of the works featured was that of Rabrindranath Tagore, a […]

Australia strengthens ties with PH through food, brings culinary star and MasterChef winner in Manila

By Caesar Vallejos OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Eagle News Service Building stronger relationships with ASEAN nations including the Philippines, “Australia now 2019”, a program that celebrates Australian innovation and creativity in Asia, brings Taste of Australia with Adam Liaw in Manila at the Greenbelt 3 Park on April 27, 2019. The Australian Embassy in the Philippines organized the festival showcasing culinary culture and the best Australian products available in the Philippines, and highlighted by the talk […]

SaferKidsPH program launched to combat online child abuse

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) — One in two Filipino children is a victim of online violence, according to the National Baseline Survey on Violence Against Children. The Philippines also remains in the top ten of countries globally on incidence of violence against children. Poverty, accessible internet and smart phones, ease in speaking English, prevailing social norms, and the involvement of children’s own families as crime facilitators are some of the drivers […]

Israel ambassador Rafael Harpaz casts vote ahead of the 2019 Knesset elections

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) – Israel ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz cast his vote at the Embassy of Israel last March 28, 2019 in the run up to the 2019 parliament (Knesset) elections in Israel on April 9, 2019. The Knesset elections is an important exercise of democracy for Israelis. It’s held once every four years and allows all Israeli citizens aged 18 years old and above to vote. This […]

International Women’s Day Summit 2019 seeks to advance the rights and representation of Filipino women

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) – Various international women’s groups attended the recent annual celebration for International Women’s Month, the International Women’s Day Summit 2019, with the theme “Advancing the Rights and Representation of Filipino Women.” In the event, held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, in Taguig City, last March 8, 2019 women’s rights advocates from various sectors discussed ways to further advance women’s rights and representation in Philippine society. […]

Mexican Ambassador Gerardo Lozano Arredondo shares close Philippine-Mexican ties with New Era University students

  by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) — It was a momentous occasion for students, faculty and staff of the New Era University (NEU) as they welcomed Mexican Ambassador to the Philippines Gerardo Lozano Arredondo to their main campus in Quezon City last February 28, 2019. He was greeted by NEU President Dr. Nilo L. Rosas, NEU Vice President for Legal and External Affairs Atty. Serafin V. Cuevas Jr., and Eagle Broadcasting Corporation […]