Expats & Diplomats

British Embassy launches shopping raffle for Filipinos

November 24, 2015 9:27 pm

Proof that Filipinos patronize English brands, the British Embassy in Manila launched the second “Great British Shopping Raffle” with a fashion show at SM Mega Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City on November 20. Set against a carousel stage and festive … Read more »

Czech sci-fi icon launches anthology in PH

November 24, 2015 9:26 pm

OndRej Neff, notable Czech writer, journalist and photographer, author of more than two dozens science fiction books, visited the Philippines to launch his sh ort story collection in English translation. Neff also met with local writers and readers at the … Read more »

Filipino students experience German electro pop music

November 24, 2015 9:26 pm

The German electro pop band Golf toured through Southeast Asia with stops in Hanoi, Danang, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila by invitation of the Goethe-Institut. All the four young band members, Jonathan, André, Wolfgang and Nils, were in … Read more »

USTDA promotes efficient energy

November 24, 2015 9:25 pm

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant on November 17 to the Philippines’ Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company Inc. (CEPALCO) to support the utilization of smart grid technologies to manage, monitor and distribute electricity more efficiently. … Read more »

The story of Chile’s ‘33’ miners hits PH cinemas

November 24, 2015 9:25 pm

Based on the gripping real-life survival story that captivated the world’s attention, The 33 follows the never-before-told personal journeys and miraculous events surrounding the collapse of the Chilean gold and copper mine in 2010. It also portrays the retrieval and … Read more »

‘Cena Dantesca’: Dante-inspired dinner

November 24, 2015 9:25 pm

In continuation of the month-long commemoration of the 750th birth year of the great Italian poet, Dante Alighieri, Società Dante Alighieri Manila, the Embassy of Italy in Manila in partnership with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Philippine Italian … Read more »

British PM, PNoy support PH-British business links

November 17, 2015 8:16 pm

As business links between the UK and the Phili ppines continue to grow from strength to strength, British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Benigno Aquino 3rd congratulated the Philippine British Business Council on its 20th anniversary. British Ambassador Asif … Read more »

Former Trade Secretary conferred Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun

November 17, 2015 8:13 pm

The Government of Japan announced former Philippine Trade Secretary Peter Favila as one of the foreign recipients of the 2015 Autumn Imperial Decorations. Favila received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in recognition of his valuable … Read more »

Goethe-Institut brings Berlinale shorts to PH

November 17, 2015 8:13 pm

This December, the Goethe-Institut Philippinen is giving film buffs across the country a special Christmas treat. From December 2 to 20, 12 short films from the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival, will be shown in four cities around the … Read more »

One stage for Botti and Sting

November 17, 2015 8:12 pm

The Marriot Grand Ballroom at Resorts World Manila will be the site of a first in the international music scene when the largest-selling American instrumental artist Chris Botti and Sting share the stage for a concert in March 2016. Entitled … Read more »