Expats & Diplomats

Czech Republic’s 25 years of democracy

November 25, 2014 9:12 pm

‘1989’ photo exhibit unveiled in Instituto Cervantes Manila DESPITE differences in culture, geography and race, the Czech Republic and the Philippines share a unique similarity in their political history. The Czech Republic and the rest of Eastern and Central Europe … Read more »

Dominican Republic wins Miss Oakwood Premier title

November 25, 2014 9:11 pm

From 85 candidates competing for the Miss Earth 2014 title, Miss Dominican Republic Mayte Brito was hailed Miss Oakwood Premier during the Evening Gown competition on November 17 held at the Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila. With her beauty and … Read more »

EU ambassadors host 3rd EHEF

November 18, 2014 7:44 pm

WITH more universities participating in this year’s European Higher Education Fair (EHEF), hopes are high that more Filipino students have broadened their options in pursuing a college course. Boasting of excellence and diversity in their respective educational systems, European ambassadors … Read more »

British Embassy gives a ‘Great’ reason to shop

November 18, 2014 7:43 pm

To usher in the holiday season, the British Embassy in Manila encourages shoppers and fashion savvy Filipinos to update their wardrobe with the latest trends from Europe coming in the local market via the “Great British Shopping Contest.” Besides enjoying … Read more »

The man of the seas returns to Tides

November 11, 2014 8:21 pm

Returning to the Philippines after a brief two-year posting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dutch chef Marinus Berend Sievert Mulder, or Chef Mark, returns to the country as executive chef of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu. Prior to his post … Read more »

US Ambassador breaks ground for road rehab project in Guiuan

November 11, 2014 8:20 pm

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg visited Guiuan, Eastern Samar broke ground on a P9.5 billion ($214 million), US-funded road rehabilitation project. “New and improved roadways not only aid the recovery efforts after Typhoon Yolanda, but they promote long-term … Read more »

Cebu and Sabrosa, now sister cities

November 11, 2014 8:19 pm

Cebu City and Sabrosa, Portugal formalized their sister-city agreement, when their respective heads, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Sabrosa Mayor José Manuel de Carvalho Marques, signed an agreement in simple ceremonies in the heart of Ferdinand Magellan’s hometown. The … Read more »

EU continues support for ‘Yolanda’ victims

November 11, 2014 8:19 pm

As the first anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international codename Haiyan), the strongest cyclone ever recorded, was commemorated on November 8, the European Union (EU) and its Member States continue their joint assistance to the rehabilitation of the communities in … Read more »

A man of history; a true man of Asia

November 4, 2014 8:56 pm

HISTORY, specifically that of the Asian region, has always piqued the interest of French Ambassador to the Philippines Gilles Garachon. In fact, as a student of history over two decades ago, he decided to specialize in Hindi and Burmese archeology, … Read more »

The exciting and challenging life of a man on the move

October 21, 2014 7:52 pm

INTERNATIONAL relations have always piqued the interest of Switzerland’s Ambassador to the Philippines Ivo Sieber. He attributes this attraction to the fact that Switzerland is a multi-cultural country where French, Italian and German are spoken, what with its unique geographical … Read more »