Embassy News

First Philippine Delegation to the JENESYS2015 Programme Bound for Japan

  MANILA – A group of eleven young professionals from the Philippines, who are currently engaged in international university linkage and exchange work, flew off to Japan on Monday, September 28th to participate in the JENESY2015 Programme. They are the first batch of representatives from the Philippines to join the program for FY2015-2016. As part of the program, they will be in Japan from September 28 – October 6 to take part in a variety of […]

Turnover of Japan-Funded Farm inputs to farmers and fishers of Typhoon Yolanda Affected Areas

GUIUAN, EASTERN SAMAR – In simple rites held on September 24, 2015, Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary Kenji Terada, JICA’s Senior Representative Yuko Tanaka together with Guiuan SB of Committee on Agriculture Cornelio Sison, Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries Executive Director Ariel T. Cayanan, and around 500 beneficiaries, led the turnover ceremony for the “AKBay – Agrikultura: Kaagapay ng Bayang Pinoy (Agriculture: A Partner in Philippine Progress) Program Phase II” for Typhoon Yolanda-Affected Areas under […]

Kafka and Seifert translated into Filipino

MANILA – To strengthen the bilateral ties between the Czech Republic, Germany and the Philippines, these countries have agreed to translate their literary pieces into Filipino. In collaboration with the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), the Embassy of the Czech Republic was able to translate the literary masterpiece written by Jaroslav Seifert from Czech and English into Filipino in the span of eleven months. Through the talents of the poets from Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, […]

PH and Israel Tourism Heads discuss bilateral cooperation

MANILA – At the Department of Tourism (DOT) office in Makati on Sept. 17, Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. warmly received Israel Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, on a visit to exchange views on the promotion of tourism between the two countries.  Both agreed to develop a bilateral cooperation on tourism within the framework of the Agreement signed by their respective governments in 1987. Minister Levin highlighted the special role tourism cooperation can play for both economies: […]

Japan-Philippines Friendship Regatta Held

ENOSHIMA, JAPAN –  Members of the Philippines and Japan national sailing teams raced through the coastal waters of Enoshima last August 22 and 23 in what was dubbed as the Friendship Regatta. The Philippine contingent, composed of four male athletes namely Ricky Awali Domingo (20), Jeanson Lumapas (15), Lester Troy Tayong (25), and Emerson Villena (26) accompanied by their coach Ms. Ma. Remedios Fidel, was in Japan from August 17-24. While there, they participated in a variety […]

EU Peace Journalism Grand Awardee starts his media programme this week

BRUSSELS – Jefry Tupas from NewsDesk, who is based in Davao City has started his media programme after having won the grand prize in the European Union Peace Journalism Awards. Tupas’ article was entitled “The Teachers of Raja Muda” which he said was his tribute to the voiceless, to the educators who work to patch up conflict in their localities. Tupas is meeting this week with officers from the European External Action Service, European Commission and […]

Bond and The Bard headline the UK’s latest GREAT campaign

MANILA – The GREAT campaign is back with seven months of exciting events! Get a piece of Britain as the British Embassy Manila and its partners share the best of British business and culture with Filipinos. Now on its third season, GREAT will highlight fashion, food, music, sport, education and other aspects of Britain. A major part of this year’s events will promote James Bond’s latest movie, Spectre and celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare. Look […]

Cine Europa Frenzy Continues on its 18th Year

MANILA – Cine Europa frenzy continues as the film festival turns 18 years old this year. With the theme “Coming of Age”, Cine Europe has now matured and evolved with its carefully chosen thematic films from 18 European countries. Mr Jérôme Rivière, First Secretary of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines said that the festival is packed with 23 excellent and diverse films which reflect the flamboyance, energy and dynamism of the European youth which […]

Czech translation of Filipino literature a success

PRAGUE – Thirteen years since the first ever anthology of Philippine short stories was published in the Czech language, a new and wider selection of works by Filipino writers is given special focus by the notable Czech literary monthly, PLAV, in its August 2015 issue entitled “Literatura ng Pilipinas,” which was successfully launched in Prague. A result of the joint cooperation of the Czech Embassy in Manila and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), this issue […]

German violinist gives free concert in total darkness

MANILA – Experience a concert with a twist. This September 26, the Goethe-Institut is treating everyone not just to a free concert, but also daring all by adding an interesting variation: By their invitation, renowned German violinist and chamber musician Mirijam Contzen is dropping by Manila to perform classical pieces in complete darkness. Dubbed as “Concert in the Dark”, this one-time event will take place at the historic Fort Santiago Teatro in Intramuros, Manila. The show […]

Japan releases 14th Batch of Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) 2016-2017

MANILA – Application call for the 14th batch of Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) 2016-2017 has started.  Application deadline is November 6, 2015. Basic Applicant Eligibilities of JDS program are: ・Citizens of the Republic of the Philippines under the age of 39 (as of 1st April, 2016) ・Must be a permanent employee of target organizations (listed in the Websites below) and not be a member of the military. ・Has two years of […]

2016 Young Leaders Program Now Open for Applications

MANILA – Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Young Leaders Program (YLP). The Young Leaders Program (YLP) is a year-long academic scholarship program funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. It aims to prepare young professionals from different countries for future leadership roles in their respective fields by enabling them to pursue graduate level study in select Japanese universities. YLP grantees can choose to major in any […]