Embassy News

French embassy urges more Filipinos to pursue graduate studies in France, offers scholarships

The Embassy of France here in the country encourages Filipinos to pursue their graduate studies in France through the Philfrance Scholarship Program. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary celebration of French-Philippine Diplomatic Relations in 2017, the French Embassy launched the Philfrance Scholarship Program to open more opportunities for Filipinos to develop their expertise by studying and carrying out research work in France, with the goal of making lasting contributions to Philippine society. Since 2016, […]

Czechia and the Philippines ink new defense agreement

From Defense to Science, from Education to Trade, a wave of new agreements pave the way for Philippine-Czech cooperation. From the first Czech Jesuit missionaries in Manila and the Visayas in 1680s to Czech defenders of Bataan during WW2, the Czech relations with the Philippines bore deep roots. Besides Filipino pilgrims visiting Prague’s Santo Nino to the tourists eager to walk the city’s historical center, scientists and businessmen are nowadays the most frequent Filipino visitors […]

Mexican Embassy opens “The Galleon Museum”

By Errah Jean H. Crusim Mexican embassy opens “The Galleon: Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum,” a replica of an 18th century galleon based on the original naval architectural plans, which is also open to the public. The museum situated at the SM Mall of Asia complex is a reminder of the important role of Mexico in the first global economy. A vital part of Asia’s trade and commerce was carried on the Galleon, and Philippines was an […]

Filipinos in France urged to ensure their ‘documentation is always in order’

By Caesar Vallejos, EBC Correspondent “I urge the Filipino community to ensure that their Philippine documentation is always in order,” Philippine Ambassador to France, Her Excellency Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro said after pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory in the recently concluded presidential election. “I urge the Filipino community to continue following the rules and regulations of the host country, France,” the Ambassador stressed in her email to EBC. According to Lazaro, “we have […]

France: An excellent host to Filipinos

    As the French people decide who will be their next president between young centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in their election today, May 7, 2017, Philippine Ambassador to France, Her Excellency Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro has long warned the Filipinos in France to anticipate the impact of this electoral change. “This country is a very good host, an excellent and generous host to our people,” the Ambassador explained. “Until when will […]

Embassy of France congratulates PH gov’t for Paris Agreement ratification

MANILA, March 15 – The Embassy of France in the Philippines has congratulated the Philippine government and the Philippine Senate for the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In a statement, the Embassy of France said with the ratification, the Philippines “now joins 133 other parties to the Paris Agreement, representing more than 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.” “The ratification of the Paris Agreement, which coincides with the 70th year anniversary of […]

Assist OFWs affected by fire in Qatar – Bello

MANILA, March 8 – Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III yesterday directed the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Qatar to immediately extend assistance to the 300 overseas Filipino workers affected by a fire, Friday, that razed the UCC Labor Camp of the Elegancia Hospitality Group in Al-Shehaniya, about 33 kilometers north of Doha. Acting on reports on the incident, Bello immediately instructed the POLO team led by Labor Attaché David Des Dicang to provide prompt […]

Sweden reopens embassy in Ph

TAGUIG CITY, Nov. 15 (PIA)–The Embassy of Sweden in the Philippines was  recently reopened  in Taguig City.   In a statement, Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, said that the reopening of the embassy would strengthen the presence of Sweden in Southeast Asia.   The Sweden Embassy in the Philippines was closed in 2008 due to budget cuts of its government caused by the global economic crisis. As the Government of Sweden reopens […]

Three Filipinos die in car accident in Saudi Arabia

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — Three Filipinos died after being involved in a car accident in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. The three were on their way to the United Arab Emirates when their vehicle collided with another. According to the Philippine Consul-General Imelda Panulong, the papers of the three were already being arranged so that their remains could be returned to the Philippines.

One step center for OFWs, now open

QUEZON City, Philippines – The government opened the One-Stop Center for Overseas Filipino Workers or OSSCO wherein OFWs can avail all of the required government services at the first floor of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). According to Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the opening of OSSCO is in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to make more convenient and accessible for OFWs to avail government services. Other than the POEA, […]

DOLE to help stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia

QUEZON City, Philippines – Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III is going to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a special mission in order to repatriate more than 9, 000 stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who lost their jobs due to the oil crisis in Saudi Arabia. Secretary added that the OFWs will received aid from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Other than the DOLE, other government agencies included in the special mission to Saudi […]

PHL Embassy advises Filipinos in Iraq to remain vigilant after rocket attack

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Philippine Embassy reminded Filipinos in Iraq to be vigilant and stay indoors after a rocket attack near the Baghdad International Airport and two incidents of suicide bombings in the other parts of the capital. In their twitter post, the Philippine Embassy advised to avoid public transport and stay away from public places such as malls, parks and markets. The embassy also encouraged Filipinos in Iraq who are yet to […]