Embassy News

New EU-PH Partnership vs IUUF

The European Union Delegation to the Philippines sponsored a symposium on the new EU-Philippine partnership to govern the planet’s oceans. Invited guests, New EU Fisheries Policies Director-General Ms. Lowri Evans said that the Philippines, as a sea nation, which not only relies on the oceans as a source of food and livelihood, but as a part of the essence of the country, and that Philippine seafarers are in all sorts of ships and present in […]

PH Businesses Explore Opportunities in Myanmar

DFA – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-National Capital Region (PCCI-NCR), headed by Philippines-Myanmar Business Council Chairman Ruy Moreno, and PCCI-NCR Vice-President and Agriman Enterprises President Danilo Sanchez, undertook an exploratory mission to Myanmar from February 22 to 25. The seven-member business delegation met Philippine Ambassador to Myanmar Alex G. Chua on February 23. Mr. Sanchez said the exploratory mission in Myanmar aims to look for possible business opportunities for Philippine Small and Medium […]

Catch the J-pop Fever! Join the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest

Now on its seventh year, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines is inviting all Japanophiles, amateur singers and dancers to join the 2015 J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest in celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this coming July. The contest is open to Filipino nationals of all ages.  To join, participants in both categories should select a Japanese song sung by a Japanese artist for their entry and send a filled-up application form, […]

“Czech National Museum Director visits the Philippines for future cooperation”

Dr. Michal Lukeš, the Director General of the National Museum of the Czech Republic, visited Manila last week to visit various museums and institutions and to explore possible Czech-Philippines cultural collaborations in the future. This marks the very first visit of the Director General of the biggest Czech cultural institution to the Philippines. Director General Lukeš hopes to introduce the Czech cultural heritage to the Filipino people by establishing ties with local institutions with the […]

Jazz Festival features Rose Fostanes

Rose Fostanes, the first grand champion of X Factor Israel, will be the main guest of the “Thank You, Philippines Friendship Concert” as part of the Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival. The free concert will be on February 26, 2015 Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan City. It will also include Arthur Manuntag and Laarni Lozada as special guests. Fostanes, the winner of reality signing competition X Factor Israel 2013, has captured the audience with her strong and powerful voice. She belted out Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” – a […]

Euro-Pinoy Jazz Concerts 2015

Yesterday the press conference opened the Euro-Pinoy Jazz Concerts 2015 officially. The artists have already performed an incredible jam session before starting the press conference. The following two concerts will take place on February 20, Friday, 9:00 PM, at Tiendesitas, Ortigas Avenue cor. E. Rodriguez Ave. (C-5) and on February 21, Saturday, 8:00 PM, at the historic Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis. The Jazz musicians, namely Raphael […]

LAST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2015 JET Programme – Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) Position Open

The Embassy of Japan is now accepting applications from the Philippines for one Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) position in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan under the 2015 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.   Responsibilities On top of general job duties as Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) stated in the JET Programme Guidelines, the selected candidate for this position is expected to provide support and serve as point of contact for key representatives of the prefecture’s […]

Sharing of Stories: Jewish Survivors in the Philippines during the Holocaust

The alumni members of the American School in Manila had organized a reunion that not only promised the rekindling of memories but a remembrance of the plight of the Jews who faced annihilation during the Holocaust. The event, “Sharing of Stories”, was organized by the Pilipinas Sandiwa Heritage Foundation and the Embassy of Israel and highlighted the major role that the Philippines had played in Jewish history when President Manuel L. Quezon welcomed the Jewish refugees […]

Philippines, Israel Hold 8th Joint Commission Meeting in Manila

06 February 2015 – The 8th Philippines-Israel Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs(DFA) on February 04 with DFA Undersecretary for Policy Evan P. Garcia leading the Philippine delegation and Deputy Director General Mark Sofer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs heading the Israeli delegation. At the JCM, exchanges were made on strengthening economic, defense, labor, and development cooperation. Both sides said that they are looking forward to carrying out […]

Czech Republic Awards Filipino Students for Lidice Art Exhibition

Last January 30, 2015, Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olša, jr. awarded the 3 Filipino students who participated in the 2014 International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice). The three students namely Justine Mae Sy, Jasmine Kate Tan (both from St Stephen’s High School) and Maria Angelica Tejada (Padre Burgos Elementary school) were chosen by the exhibitions committee in Lidice for  the awards of appreciation, which they received together with  gift  certificates from The Embassy […]

MOOC: Managing the Arts offers online further training for Cultural Managers worldwide

From February 2015, Chris Dercon, Director of the Tate Modern in London, will guide the online course Managing the Arts: Marketing for Cultural Organizations for practicing and aspiring cultural managers. Developed by theGoethe-Institut in cooperation with Leuphana University of Lüneburg, the Mentored Open Online Course (MOOC) will be available worldwide for free for interdisciplinary further training. Dates Beginning of registration: 15 January 2015 Course begin: 19 February 2015 Course end: 28 May 2015 Figures Instructors: 17 Cultural institutions: 4 Group […]

9th Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Improvement of Business Environment convened under JPEPA

The ninth meeting of the Sub-Committee on the Improvement of Business Environment under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA)was held on 23 January 2015 in Manila. Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Kazuhide Ishikawa,and Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Hon. Adrian S. Cristobal, Jr., co-chaired the meeting. Representatives from various Philippine government agencies, Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Japan Bank for […]