Expats & Diplomats

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 »

The peace-loving economist

October 14, 2014 8:55 pm

GROWING up in Strasbourg in Eastern France—a region historically caught between the French and German conflict from World War I through the 1950s—European Union Ambassador to the Philippine Guy Ledoux is both honored and grateful to be part of what … Read more »

Weekends with Ledoux

October 14, 2014 8:54 pm

To keep his health in tiptop shape, EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux revealed to The Manila Times that he actively practices yoga with a private instructor during weekends. He first took up this physical and meditative activity while he was posted … Read more »

Taiwan celebrates 103rd National Day in PH

October 14, 2014 8:54 pm

To celebrate the 103rd anniversary of the Republic of Taiwan, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines held a grand reception on October 9 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City. The event gathered some 1,000 … Read more »

First French gastronomy week begins

October 14, 2014 8:53 pm

Two world-renowned French experts will be making a weeklong visit to Manila to share their knowledge on eating smarter and healthier as part of the “Week Gastronomique,” the first culinary-themed event organized by the Embassy of France in Manila. In … Read more »

‘Pelicula’ film fest continues 13 years of cultural dialogue

October 7, 2014 7:10 pm

AS the cultural arm of the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, Instituto  Cervantes brings 24 highly acclaimed Spanish films to the country for this year’s Pelicula-Pelikula film festival, as it continuously creates an avenue for an exchange of creative ideas … Read more »

TECO youth ambassadors immerse in Philippines

October 7, 2014 7:09 pm

DEVELOPING young leaders during their formative years remains an important thrust for the government of Taiwan. Now on its sixth year, the International Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program spearheaded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took 128 Taiwanese students on a … Read more »

Korean filmmaker due in Manila

October 7, 2014 7:07 pm

LIM Sang-yoon, the director of Company Man starring popular Korean actor So Ji-sub, will be gracing the opening of the Manila leg of the 2014 Korean Film Festival tonight at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Organized by the Korean … Read more »

Israeli students do community work in Nueva Ecija

October 7, 2014 7:05 pm

FOR holistic growth and development among young students, a 40-member humanitarian student delegation from Israel arrived in the Philippines to conduct a seven-day community work in Nueva Ecija beginning on September 30 to October 3, and continues from October 6 … Read more »

Japan Embassy holds J-Pop Contest

October 7, 2014 7:04 pm

The Embassy of Japan recently celebrated the annual Philippines-Japan Friendship Month with the Grand Finals of the J-Pop Anime Singing Contest at the SM Cinema Centerstage in the SM Mall of Asia. A joint project of the Embassy of Japan, … Read more »