Embassy News

Founder of electronic farm analyzer to represent the Philippines in Israel’s international startup conference

  MANILA – The founder of an electronic heat stress analyzer in farms won the joint IdeaSpace Foundation-Israel Embassy competition “Israel is Innovation” which will take him to Israel for a special gathering for young innovators and startups looking forward to make a splash in the world stage of innovation and entrepreneurship. Franch Maverick Lorilla will represent the Philippines in the DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference, Israel’s largest international hi-tech gathering, on September 6 to 12, 2015. Lorilla’s […]

Goethe-Institut’s new film series explores the essence of German cinema

MANILA – Through German cinematic history we go! The Goethe-Institut will be running a new series entitled “Glimpses of German Film History” featuring films about the pillars of Germany’s hundred-year history of cinema. The screenings will take place every Wednesday at 6:00pm starting July 29 until September 23 at theGoethe-Institut. Headlining the nine-part cycle is the documentary Auge in Auge (“Eye to Eye”) by Michael Althen and Hans Helmut Prinzler, which explores the essence of […]


  MANILA – The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan is inviting all J-Pop fans and enthusiasts to the 2015 J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest Grand Finals on Saturday, July 25 from 1 to 5 pm at the SM CINEMA Centerstage, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Free entrance to the public, with exhibit booths from our event partners. Be wowed by the top five dance category finalists, CLSU-SAJAC, […]

EU Delegation to the Philippines, Partners congratulate the winners of the EU Peace Journalism Awards

MANILA – The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines together with its partners congratulated the winners of the EU Peace Journalism Awards held tonight (8 July 2015) in Makati City. Jefry Tupas, NewsDesk, who is based in Davao City won the grand prize for his article, “The Teachers of Raja Muda”. The grand finalists were Mr Jes Aznar, Mindanews (photo essay) and Stella Estremera, Sun Star Davao (written text in print media). Tupas got […]

Japan Commits PHP 93 million for Scholarship Project

MANILA – Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario signed and exchanged notes on the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Project on July 3, 2015. This grant aid provides a fund amounting to 258 million yen (approximately 93 million pesos*) to cover 20 JDS fellows, consisting of Filipino young officials from various governmental institutions, entering Japan starting Academic Year 2015-2016. The project aims to enhance the […]

PH to host French textile festival in July

MANILA – The Philippines will be hosting France’s biggest and most prestigious international festival dedicated to textiles, bridging indigenous and contemporary designs through the creativity, innovation, and expertise of local and international artists. Since its launch in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand in 2012 through the initiative of the HS_Projets Association and the Bargoin Museum in France, the festival has gathered fashion designers, weavers, artists, collectors, and the general public for a series of activities focused […]

Navigating the Waters of Japan-ASEAN Friendship: Pre-Departure Training Held for Filipino Youth Delegates to the 42nd SSEAYP

MANILA – On Thursday, June 18, 2015, the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), conducted a pre-departure orientation program for the Philippine delegation to the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP). Opening the program was JICC Director Mr. Tatsuo Kitagawa, who lauded the long-running success – over four decades so far– of SSEAYP and stressed the importance of […]

German director graces the World Premieres Film Festival Manila

MANILA – German director Klaus Maeck of the award-winning film B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin is coming to Manila to grace the World Premieres Film Festival organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). Klaus Maeck will be in Manila by the invitation of the Goethe-Institut, the German Cultural Center in the Philippines, which promotes cultural exchange and helped the FDCP in acquiring the German film for its festival. B-Movie is a […]


NUEVA VIZCAYA – First Secretary Hiroyuki Enoki attended the turnover ceremony for “The Project for Construction of Women’s Training Center” in the Municipality of Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya. 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. Prescilla Soriano, Chairperson of the Management Committee of Aldersgate College and other officials of the school. It was also witnessed by officials from […]

EU – Philippines Trade at record high of €12.5 billion

MANILA – The European Union Delegation released its new EU-Philippines fact file, which describes and analyses economic trends in EU-Philippines relations with updated statistics of 2014. In 2014, EU – Philippines trade in goods increased to historic highs by 16% to €12.5 billion, while trade in services increased even stronger, by 17%, to €3.1 billion. This trade resulted in a surplus of €1.1 billion in goods for the EU and a surplus in services’ trade of […]

IdeaSpace, Embassy of Israel and Municipality of Tel Aviv launch a Search for Philippine representative to the international startup conference

DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference, Israel’s largest international hi-tech gathering, is looking in the Philippines for innovative ideas. The gathering is a showcase of the best startups that will be the future trailblazers in the technology market. DLD brings together venture capital funds, investors, inventors and leaders who are the foundations of the hi-tech industry. This is the first time that the Philippines will participate in this international gathering which will be held from September […]