Embassy News

Cine Europa celebrates its 18th year with fervor, flair and fashion

MANILA – Cine Europa turns 18 years old, celebrating its Debut! The transition from youth to adulthood is said to be one of the most exciting chapters in everyone’s life.  This year’s edition carries the theme “Coming of Age.” Mr. Lubomir Frebort, Political Counsellor of the EU Delegation in the Philippines will be joined by Ms. Marline Dualan of the Shangri-la Plaza and Mr. Quintin Cu-unjieng, Project Development Officer of the Film Development Council of the […]

Israel’s educational technology to come to the PHL

MANILA – Educa Philippines 2015 is going to see for the first time Israel’s participation with a group of companies, including a major player in the field of educational technology. The Economic and Trade Office of the Israel Embassy will participate in the 6th International Exhibition on Education, Continuous Learning and Corporate Training through equipment, information, methodology and technology on August 20 to 22, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. […]

Eight students to attend the World Science Conference – Israel

Eight students from the country’s leading universities will participate in the World Science Conference – Israel (WSCI) on August 15 to 20, 2015. The students are: Maria Patricia Garcia and Patrisha Lazatin from the Ateneo de Manila University; Anthony Jaboneta, Joshua Paman and Alfonso Vicente Jadie from De La Salle University; and Divine Grace Capalaran, Jeremiah Reyes and Jonard Valdoz from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. The Filipino students will join around 400 […]

Embassy of Japan to Host a Job Fair for Returning JPEPA Candidates

MANILA – The Embassy of Japan will hold a job fair for returning Filipino nurses and caregivers on August 28, 2015 at Ascott Bonifacio Global City (tentative) in Taguig city. Japan has been accepting Filipino nurses and caregivers based on the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Around 400 Filipino nurses and caregivers have already returned to the Philippines. This event will benefit the returnees who were not able to obtain the Japanese licensure or to some […]

13th Batch of JDS Fellows to be Sent Off to Japan

MANILA – The Send-Off Ceremony for the 13th Batch of fellows of the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship Project or JDS Project was held on 6 August 2015 at Astoria Plaza in Pasig City. First Secretary, Hiroyuki Enoki attended the ceremony. Also in attendance were Deputy Director General of National Economic and Development Authority, Mr. Rolando G. Tungpalan, Director General of Foreign Service Institute of Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Claro S. Cristobal, […]

Nine Filipinos Join the 2015 JET Programme

  MANILA – On Sunday, August 2, eight (8) English language teachers from the Philippines flew to Japan to take part in the 2015 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme as Assistant Language Teachers (ALT). The Filipino ALT participants to this year’s programme and their respective places of appointment are: Ms. Maria Carla Jessica Abano (Gunma Prefecture); Ms. Hessel Anne Domingo (Gifu Prefecture); Ms. Chessamika Gatdula (Hiroshima Prefecture); Mr. Enrique Legaspi (Shimane Prefecture); Ms. Shieba Magno […]

Silent film fest entry showcases Filipino-German collaboration

MANILA – German silent film musician and composer Pierre Oser is coming to Manila for the 3rd time this year to grace the 9th International Silent Film Festival from August 27 to 30 at the EDSA Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City. Working with Pierre for this gig is Filipino virtuoso Jaimar Palispis, associate director of the group KontraGaPi (Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino), an official ethnic music and dance ensemble of the University of the Philippines – Diliman. Pierre […]

PHL, largest beneficiary of EU scholarship program in ASEAN

MANILA – Thirty-nine Filipino students will pursue their academic dreams in several countries of the European Union after they won scholarships under the EU’s Erasmus + Programme. In 2015, the Philippines will have the highest number of Erasmus students benefiting from an EU scholarship amongst all ASEAN countries (credit mobility and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees). The Erasmus + Programme will allow these Filipino youth leaders to pursue MA and Ph D programmes in different universities […]

“Three Czech Books to be Translated into Filipino”

MANILA – As proof to the continuously strengthening Czech-Philippine ties in the field of culture and the arts, a brand new translation exchange program between the Philippines and the Czech Republic was recently launched. Spearheaded by the Czech Embassy in Manila and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, the sides will initiate the translation and publication of three Czech books in Filipino and reciprocally three books by Philippine writers in the Czech language. The Memorandum of Understanding […]

Joint Czech-Israeli cooperation to benefit the Philippines

MANILA – IsraAID, a humanitarian Israeli non-government organization working in the Philippines since super typhoon Yolanda, received a special grant from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the auspices of the Czech Embassy and facilitation of the Israel Embassy. “IsraAID Philippines is grateful for the financial assistance of the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Philippines, for our Food Security and Agricultural Livelihood Program established after Yolanda. Thanks to this generous donation, IsraAID Philippines will continue to support […]

Launching of Japan-Funded Project on Upgrading of Pesticide Residue Laboratories

MANILA – In simple rites held in Quezon City in Metro Manila on July 30, 2015, Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary Kenji Terada, together with Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary Paz J. Benavides Ⅱ and Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries Executive Director Ariel T. Cayanan led the launching ceremony for the “Upgrading of the Pesticide Residue Laboratories Project” under the Japan Food Security Project for Underprivileged Farmers, (formerly known as the KR2 Program). Under Japan’s […]

Japan Provides Funding for the Construction of Classroom Building for Calintaan Central Elementary School in Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO – First Secretary and Labour Attaché Hiroyuki Enoki attended the turnover ceremony last July 27, 2015 for “The Project for the Reconstruction of Six Classroom Building for Calintaan Central Elementary School” in Municipality of Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro. This is part of the Japan Official Development Assistance (ODA) under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The ceremony was attended by Ms. Lily Estoya, Municipal Mayor of Calintaan, Mr. Ferdinand J. Gotoy, District […]