Embassy News

Israel Embassy and Quirino Foundation celebrate “Good Deeds Day”

The Israel Embassy in Manila, in partnership with the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation, celebrated the “Good Deeds Day” at Quirino High School in Quezon City, on March 24,Tuesday. Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau noted that the event marks the beginning of the Embassy’s partnership with the Quirino Foundation.   “Education is the foundation of change. We are developing a very special program to create capacity-building and excellence in education,” the Ambassador said.   The Embassy donated […]

Japan Supports Six Projects for Peace and Development in Mindanao

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa has signed 6 grant contracts with respective recipient organizations for various social development projects in conflict – affected areas in Mindanao at 9:00 a.m. onMarch 24, 2015 at Astoria Plaza Hotel. These projects are funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) implemented by the Embassy of Japan as part of the Japan-Bangsamoro Initiatives for Reconstruction and Development (J-BIRD). The signing ceremony was attended by the Office of […]

Japan Provides Funding for the Construction of Biodegradable Composting Facility in the Municipality of Buguias

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa and the Mayor of the Municipality of Buguias Mr. Melchor D. Diclas signed the grant contract for “The Project for the Construction of Biodegradable Waste Composting for Environment and Farmland Soil Enrichment” on March 17, 2015 at the Embassy of Japan. The total amount is US$ 91,599 (approximately 4.08 million pesos) and is funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). Municipality of Buguias is the biggest […]

Filipinos in Kuwait warned against pyramiding investment scam

MANILA, PIA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warns the public of a possible pyramiding scam targeting Filipinos in Kuwait and is reportedly operated by unscrupulous individuals both in the Philippines and Kuwait. After it received reports that an alleged pyramiding investment scam is currently proliferating in Kuwait, the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait has issued an advisory to the Filipino community, recommending that they first conduct the necessary research and verification on the legality […]

German Embassy stages Raul Sunico’s Piano Concert

An evening of classical German music played by a maestro. Dr. Raul Sunico, CCP President and multi-awarded pianist, deftly rendered the masterpieces from the Great German composers: Schumann’s “Fantasiestücke, op. 12”, Albeniz’s “Suite Iberia”, Wagner/Liszt’s “Liebestod” from Tristan and Isolde, as well as pieces by Filipino composers: “Nocturne in C-sharp minor” by Nicanor Abelardo and “Malikmata” by Antonio Molina. Music knows no borders and this truly resonated in Dr. Sunico’s performance–a continuing testament of the […]

Israel steps us trade activities in the Philippines

To further strengthen business ties with the Philippines, the Economic and Trade Office of the Israel Embassy is participating in local exhibitions this month. In the ongoing Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition or Worldbex, the Embassy showcases Israel’s energy-efficient houses, green buildings and safe city technologies. “Israel is regarded as an expert in technology, healthcare and agriculture. But when it comes to building products and services, Israeli companies create infrastructure, efficient energy solutions, civil […]

Israel conducts agriculture seminars in Manila and Davao

As part of Israel’s economic development cooperation program in the Philippines, the Economic and Trade Office of the Israel Embassy in Manila hosted agricultural seminars in Davao on March 3, Tuesday and in Manila on March 4, Wednesday. Agriculture Attache Eitan Neubauer from Beijing will conduct the seminars on trends and innovations in Israeli horticulture, dairy and livestock, and aquaculture. During the seminar, leading Israeli companies will discuss their technology and know-how, while graduates of […]


The world’s leading dedicated social science institution, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will be in Manila this March to meet prospective students who are interested in pursuing a Master’s, a one year study abroad programme, or an Undergraduate degree in London. Founded in 1895, LSE is a truly international institution with around 67% of LSE’s students, and more than 40% of its academic staff, originate from outside the UK. As a […]

U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron 45 Strengthens Partnership in the Philippines

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) — The Pelicans of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 hosted members of the Philippine air force and navy aboard a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon for a familiarization flight to increase understanding and showcase the capabilities of the Navy’s newest maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft during a detachment to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, Feb. 17. The flight was a bilateral patrol mission in airspace off of Luzon Island and allowed the […]

The Signing of the grant contract for “Capacity Building Project on Peace Education and Conflict Resolution in Bangsamoro Communities of Mindanao”

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa and Ms. Yukiyo Nomura, Country Director of ICAN Philippines signed the grant contract for the project on “Capacity Building Project on Peace Education and Conflict Resolution in Bangsamoro Communities of Mindanao” at the Embassy of Japan on February 25, 2015. The project, amounting to US$ 575,692 (approximately 2.5 million pesos) is funded through the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, a small-grant funding program of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). Mindanao […]

Earth Hour Philippines to Give the Gift of Light

Organizers ask for help in deploying solar lamps Solar lamps to light up off-grid island communities will help children study better at night, says Earth Hour organizers in the Philippines. Around 15 million Filipinos lack regular access to electricity, relying instead on flammable and expensive kerosene lamps to illuminate their homes. “I must earn an additional PHP150 (USD3.5) each month to buy half-a-gallon of kerosene,” says Joys Dominguez, a 35-year old fisherman from the island […]

Libya to deport Senegalese migrants

Libyan authorities says they will deport more than 100 illegal immigrants from Senegal who have been held at a prison in Misrata, as it tries to tackle an influx. “A total of 135 illegal immigrants from Senegal will be deported through Ras Ajdir in Tunisia in collaboration with the embassy of Senegal and Tunisian authorities,” the head of Misrata’s department to combat illegal immigration, Mohammad Baqqar, said on Thursday (February 26), as the migrants were […]