Expats & Diplomats

‘Vietnam Cultural Days’ graces Manila

July 23, 2016 7:44 pm

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Philippines – Viet Nam bilateral relations, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Tourism (MOSCT) of Viet Nam, held the Vietnam Cultural Days … Read more »

USAID helps families emerge from poverty through entrepreneurship

July 23, 2016 7:43 pm

The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined International Care Ministries (ICM) in Iloilo on July 1 to celebrate their partnership against poverty. Dr. Susan K. Brems, USAID Mission Director, Hon. Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, Mayor … Read more »

Japan Embassy brings J-Pop musical to PH

July 23, 2016 7:43 pm

The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Manila, celebrated the 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship and the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July by treating Filipinos with the 2016 J-Pop Anime Singing Contest Grand Finals on July 23 … Read more »

Peace Corps volunteers arrive for Phil-American Friendship Week

July 23, 2016 7:43 pm

SEVENTY-TWO new US Peace Corps Volunteers arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on July 3 for the Philippine-American Friendship Week. The 72 new volunteers joined the nearly 9,000 Americans who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in the Philippines … Read more »

Japan commits P117-M for scholarships; P16-M for PTV 4

June 25, 2016 8:02 pm

JAPANESE Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Rene D. Almendras have signed and exchanged notes on the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Project. This grant aid provides a fund amounting to 274 million … Read more »

Thousands attend Korea trade expo

June 25, 2016 8:02 pm

THE PHIILIPPINES may consider holding a tourism and convention- oriented trade expo following the the 17th Korea MICE Expo (KME), Korea’s top business events trade show to date. The successful convention was held recently in Incheon’s ultramodern International Business District, … Read more »

Taiwan universities forge research links with UP

June 25, 2016 8:01 pm

THE University of the Philippines has pursued its Continuous Operational and Outcomes-based Partnership for Excellence in Research and Academic Training Enhancement (COOPERATE) program for faculty and students in partnership with Taiwan universities. The program began in 2014. The program was … Read more »

WWF hails first year of Papal’s ‘Laudato Si’

June 25, 2016 8:01 pm

The WWF has lauded Pope Francis’ call for a swift and unified global action on the worldwide climate and energy initiative as the papal encyclical, Laudato Si, celebrates its one year anniversary today. Reflecting on the May 24, 2015 encyclical, … Read more »

EU lauds launch of Mindanao Trademark

June 25, 2016 8:01 pm

Ambassador H.E Franz Jessen, of the European Union (EU), recently led the inaugural launch of the Mindanao Collective Trademark System in Park Inn, Davao City, together with Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Luwalhati Antonino and some Mindanao business groups. The … Read more »

Japan Foundation marks 20th year

June 25, 2016 8:01 pm

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) recently marked 20 years of successful cultural exchange endeavors in the country through its three projects, namely Japanese-Language Education in the Philippines, Arts and Culture, and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. Japan Foundation Manila director … Read more »