Embassy News

Israel marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, January 27, the Israel Embassy in Manila joins other Israeli missions around the world in observing the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day also marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and a decade since the United Nations adopted a resolution to establish an international Holocaust Remembrance Day. On January 27, 1945, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, discovering the largest Nazi killing center in Europe. Auschwitz has become a symbol […]

EU Delegation highlight s its support for the elimination of child labour in the Philippines

A public forum on the plight of child labourers in the Philippines, organized by the Ecumenical Institute for Labour Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) and Quida In Kaisahan, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Philippines, was held today in Quezon City. The forum provided a platform for discussion and cooperation on ending the worst forms of child labour in the country. It took place in the year of […]

2015 Japanese Government Scholarship: Teacher Training and Japanese Studies Categories Open for Applications

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), of the Embassy of Japan, is now accepting applications for the Teacher Training and Japanese Studies programs.   All Filipino citizens who meet the qualifications below are eligible to apply:   Category Requirements Age Years of Study Fields of Study Teacher Training •Teacher in Elementary/Secondary Level, or an academic staff at a teacher training institution• 5 years teaching experience • Good academic standing Under 35 years old 1.5 […]

Philippine-Israel coalition of advanced agro-technology moves one step forward

Bulacan Agricultural State College – one of the main participants in the agro-studies program which is the 11-month internship of 540 Filipino students – hosted the making of the coalition of advanced agro-technology. Twenty-six state colleges and universities, represented by presidents and program coordinators, are involved in the coalition. Yaron Tamir, CEO of Israel’s Agro-studies Program which is the host organization of Filipino students, attended the selection of students for the 11-month internship program for […]

French Special Envoy for the environment arrives in Manila, affirms French support for Typhoon Yolanda victims

The Special Envoy of the President of the French Republic for the Protection of the Planet, Nicolas Hulot, arrived in the Philippines on January 20, Tuesday, to start his 5-day visit to the country. On Wednesday, he met with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario. He is also set to meet with Climate Change Commissioner Lucille Sering and Senate Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources Chairperson Sen. Loren Legarda on Thursday and with Secretary Ramon […]

Japanese NGO Supports Raising Awareness for DRR

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa and Mr. Nobuyuki Nakaya, country representative of SEEDS Asia, a Japanese NGO, signed the grant contract for the “Project on raising awareness for disaster risk reduction by Mobile Knowledge Resource Center (MKRC)” at the Embassy of Japan onJanuary 20, 2015. The project, amounting to US$ 175,326 (approximately 7.7 million pesos), is funded through the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, a small-grant funding program of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). The […]

Applications for 2015 JET Programme – Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) Position Now 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 […]

Japan’s 1st Turn Over Ceremony for Typhoon Yolanda Devastated Areas

The government of Japan turned over the reconstructed daycare center and national agricultural school to the Government of the Philippines in a ceremony held on January 13, 2015 in Municipalities of Guian and Balangiga, Eastern Samar for the Japan-funded Quick Impact Projects under Urgent Development Study on the Project on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda. The ceremony was attended by second secretary of the Embassy of Japan Koji Otani and the chief representative of […]

PHL Consul General meets with Hawaii Governor and Lt. Governor

Philippine Consul General Gina A. Jamoralin made a courtesy visit on Hawaii Governor David Ige and Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui at their offices at the Hawaii State Capitol on December 17. Consul General Jamoralin congratulated Governor Ige on his inauguration as Hawaii’s 8th governor last December 01. Consul General Jamoralin attended the Governor’s inauguration party on December 05. She thanked Governor Ige for the offer of assistance following the onslaught of Typhoon Hagupit. Governor Ige […]


Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa turned over today Japan’s emergency relief goods for the victims of Typhoon Ruby to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  The turnover ceremony was held at DSWD in Quezon City on December 15.  DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman received the relief goods and expressed their appreciation to the government of Japan. The assistance worth approximately 22 million yen (approximately 8.2 million pesos) aims toalleviate the difficulties of the people affected by the calamity.  It includes blankets, sleeping pats, plastic sheets, etc. that will mitigate the difficult living conditions in and around […]

Jewish refugee during Holocaust shares memories of war and old Manila

The Philippine Women’s University (PWU) and the Israel Embassy in Manila held a special event where an alumna of class 1944 spoke to the class of 2014 – a journey of 70 years in a time machine. On December 3, Margot Cassel-Pins was joined by her family in the video room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Israel to address the students in the PWU Hall, sharing stories about her life journey that is […]