Embassy News

Japan Provides Funding for the Construction of Regional Coconut Coir Technology and Productivity Center and Procurement of Equipment for the Coconut Farmers of Northern Samar

SAMAR –  First Secretary and Agricultural Attaché Kenji Terada attended the turnover ceremony last June 4, 2015 for the “The Project for the Construction of Regional Coconut Coir Technology and Productivity Center” and “The Project for Procurement of Equipment for Coco Coir Production and Processing” in Municipality of Catarman and San Jose Northern Samar, respectively. This is part of the Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). […]

Filipinos awarded by Queen Elizabeth II for work on Typhoon Yolanda

MANILA – Two Filipino staff members of the Consular Section at the British Embassy Manila were recently honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for their exemplary work in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan). Vice Consul Victoria Buenaventura and Pro-Consul Joanna Teh have been awarded an MBE, conferring them as Members of the Order of the British Empire for their exemplary service to the British community and to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. […]

DFA warns Filipinos on Australian Visa scam

MANILA, May 29 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), particularly the Philippine Embassy in Abuja warns the public, overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) in Nigeria, and kababayans of a reported scam in Accra, Ghana which operates through telephone lines or social networking sites in the Philippines to steal money from unsuspecting individuals. The Philippine Embassy obtained information that certain Ghanaian perpetrators recruited a group of Ghanaian nationals to travel to the Philippines to process their Australian visas to work […]

French Film Festival celebrates 20th anniversary in the Philippines

MANILA – As France and the Philippines reach a high note in their bilateral relations following the historic state visit of French President François Hollande to the country last February, cinema continues to serve as a bridge between Filipinos and the French through the French Film Festival. This year, the French Film Festival celebrates its 20th year of bringing critically-acclaimed films and blockbusters to local audiences. The festival aims to promote French culture and, at […]

Deadline for Submission of Entries to the EU Peace Journalism Awards Extended

The European Union in the Philippines together with its collaborators and partners announced that the deadline for submission of entries to the EU Peace Journalism Awards has been extended to 15 June 2015. The EU Delegation said that all articles/broadcast/images published, produced and uploaded in media outlets until 15 June 2015 will be considered as eligible entries. The entries may be submitted to DELEGATION-PHILIPPINES-PPI@eeas.europa.eu Download the EU Peace Journalism Awards entry form here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m4ssu3-Sp7WCmiE814uC2Cat4B5VGSpRxJDKQKW6KHs/edit?pli=1 The Journalism […]

Sing Your Way to Japan: Join the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest!

MANILA – In celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July, the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Manila and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), is inviting Filipino amateur singers and dancers of all ages to join the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest. Exciting prizes await winners, including an all-expense paid trip to Japan courtesy of JNTO for the singing category contestants. Interested participants may choose to join either the […]

Israeli Embassy joins Brigada Eskwela

MANILA – This year, the Embassy of Israel joins Brigada Eskwela at Makati High School with its own brigade and “weapons of choice” – paint, brushes, hammers and nails… This is a part of the Embassy’s humanitarian work and “giving-back” projects under the banner program “Thank You Philippines,” that commemorates the rescue of 1,300 Jewish people from the Holocaust during World War II and the moral victory of the Philippines through the open door policy […]

Create and Innovate: Essence of Switzerland Art Competition

MANILA –  Switzerland, apart from being the land of mountains, cheese and chocolate, remains the most innovative country in the world and ranks first in the Global Innovation Index (GII) in a row. Switzerland excels especially in knowledge and technology and ranks second in creative output. The Swiss Embassy, in partnership with Swatch Philippines, and with sponsorship from Swiss Cultural Fund-Philippines and Etihad Airways is hoping to inspire Filipinos to be creative and innovative by presenting the Create and Innovate: […]

Press Statement of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines following the factory fire in Valenzuela

The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines is deeply saddened to learn of the many deaths of workers from a fire on 13 May 2015 in a rubber footwear factory in Valenzuela City, National Capital Region. The Delegation of the European Union extends its profound sympathy to the families of the 72 people, many of them young women and men, who lost their lives in this terrible incident. The Delegation of the European […]

The 9th International MANGA Award Call for Entries

MANILA – Great news for MANGA Artists! The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the MANGA Award Executive Committee, Mr. Fumio Kishida has announced the opening of the 9th International MANGA Award for non-Japanese artists. Interested individuals may submit their entries until Friday, 12 June 2015. Applications should be mailed either to the designated foreign mission or directly to the Committee to the following addresses: Japan Information and Culture Center P.O. Box 414, Pasay Central […]

Turnover of Japan-Funded Farm inputs to farmers and fishers for Typhoon Yolanda Affected Areas

SAMAR – To show their commitment to the Philippines, the Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary Kenji Terada, JICA’s Chief Representative Noriaki Niwa together with Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries Executive Director Ariel T. Cayanan led the turnover ceremony for the “AKBay – Agrikultura: Kaagapay ng Bayang Pinoy (Agriculture: A Partner in Philippine Progress) Program Phase II” for Typhoon Yolanda-Affected Areas under the Japan Food Security Project for Underprivileged Farmers, (formerly known as the KR2 Program). Under […]