Embassy News

French Embassy to the PH: “France will always fight against extremism”

MANILA – Following the terrorist attacks that claimed many lives and injured even more innocent people in Paris and its region on November 13, France has received many messages of solidarity from all over the world. We are deeply touched by the heartfelt expressions of support in the Philippines extended by President Benigno S. Aquino III, the national and local authorities, the people of the Philippines, and all those from foreign embassies and groups who have […]

European Higher Education Fair 2015

Muling binuksan ang European Higher Education Fair 2015 ng mga delegasyon ng European Union to the Philippines kasama ang EU member states, embassies at cultural institutes sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Layunin nito na mapalakas pa ang ugnayan ng EU at ng Pilipinas sa larangan ng pagpapaunlad ng edukasyon. Narito ang report ni Juliet Caranguian:

European Higher Education Fair 2015 attracts 2,423 students, researchers and academicians

  MANILA – The European Higher Education Fair 2105 has attracted a total of 2,423 students, researchers and academicians which was more than last year’s figure of 1,746. Mr Mattias Lentz, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to the Philippines said that the continuing information campaign of the EU Delegation, the EU member states embassies and cultural institutes coupled with the increasing number of bilateral academic partnerships and exchanges between the Philippines and European Higher […]


MANILA – The 1st Japan-Philippines Environmental Dialogue was held on October 27, 2015 in Pasay City, Metro Manila. The dialogue was attended by State Minister of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Shinji Inoue, Assistant Secretary of Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna and Executive Director of National Solid Waste Management Commission, Eligio T. Ildefonso.  The Dialogue was held based on the “Action Plan for Strengthening of the Strategic Partnership” […]


MANILA – This December, the Goethe-Institut Philippinen is giving film buffs across the country a special treat. From Dec. 2 to Dec. 20, twelve short films from the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival, will be shown in four cities around the Philippines for free. Dubbed “Berlinale Spotlight”, the films are especially curated for screenings in Southeast Asia and will be shown in two programs. Included in the film roster are Berlinale laureates HOSANNA (Golden Bear […]

EHEF 2015 opens on 7 November

  MANILA – The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with the EU Member States’ Embassies and Cultural Institutes, and in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education, is delighted to bring back the European Higher Education Fair with the theme “Quality. Mobility. Innovation.” Twenty-seven European Higher Education Institutions from 12 European Union Member States will be participating in the Fair on 7 November from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Dusit Thani Hotel. […]


MANILA – The governments of the Philippines and Japan have advanced their cooperation efforts to improve transport infrastructure in Metro Manila through a roadmap aimed to establish a modern and efficient transportation network taking off from the NEDA Board-approved Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metropolitan Manila and its Surrounding Areas. The Cooperation Roadmap for Quality Infrastructure Development in the Transport Sector in Metropolitan Manila Area is intended to steer the development programs and projects, […]

“First joint Central European tourism roadshow in Manila launched”

MANILA – To promote and further strengthen the ties between the Philippines and Europe, the “Discover Central Europe” roadshow 2015 Manila leg was launched, which included a seminar hosted by officials from V4 tourism organizations and a B2B session, attracted over 100 representatives from travel agencies across the Philippines that are looking to expand their tour offerings to include the 4 central European countries. A reception to celebrate this successful project was held thereafter, where Czech Ambassador […]

EU turns over P5.6M worth of IT equipment to LGUs

MANILA – The European Union (EU) and the Philippine government today turned over computers and training equipment worth PHP 5.6 Million to 16 local government units (LGUs) and 16 regional government agencies of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Attended by DBM officials, Mr. Achim Tillessen, head of Development Cooperation of the EU Delegation, and Mayor Gerardo V. Calderon of […]


MANILA – Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa turned over Real-time Earthquake and Tsunami Monitoring Systems and a Tsunami Simulation Database to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Office (PHIVOLCS) in a ceremony held on October 15, 2015 in Quezon City, Metro Manila for the Japan-funded Project for Improvement of Equipment for Disaster Risk Management.  The ceremony was also attended by the Assistant Secretary of Science and Technology Raymund E. Liboro. The assistance, signed three (3) years […]

German companies keen to support PH 90% electrification goal with renewable energy

MANILA – To support the 90% household electrification goal of the Philippines with renewable energy (RE), the German-government-owned international cooperation company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI), Inc. are organizing the fifth business trip of German RE companies to the Philippines from October 26 to 30, 2015. Eight German solar PV and micro-grid companies and three RE experts will form the delegation. The German companies will include 8p2 Ingenieurspartnerschaft, an engineering […]

The Best of Modern Argentine Cinema comes to Manila

MANILA – A line-up of cinema greats takes centerstage at the first ever Argentine Film Festival at Shangri-La Plaza’s Shang Cineplex on October 29 to 31. Highlighting a compelling mix of dramatic, heart-warming, and relevant flicks, the festival is set to bring audiences to an exploration of the human spirit and emotions that are truly unforgettable. Short film La Reina (The Queen) tells the story of Memi, who is lost in a grown-up world and trapped […]