Expats & Diplomats

Chinese envoy goes to Tacloban

October 6, 2015 11:10 pm

Delivers P800,000-worth of supplies and equipment to rescue team Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua personally traveled to Tacloban City to turn over P800,000 worth of supplies and equipment for the local government’s rescue team. The donation comprised of … Read more »

German Parliamentary State Secretary now in PH

October 6, 2015 11:09 pm

The Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and former German Minister of Justice Brigitte Zypries is currently on a visit to the Philippines, accompanied by a high-ranking business delegation, to hold talks with … Read more »

10-day Spanish film fest to open at Greenbelt

October 6, 2015 11:09 pm

Since its conception in 2002 by Instituto Cervantes, Película-Pelikula, the annual Spanish film festival in the country, has been bringing the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema to the local audience of Manila. For its 2015 edition, Película-Pelikula will … Read more »

Chocolate festival now on 3rd year

October 6, 2015 11:08 pm

Gone are the days when chocolates and wine are merely two of the guilty pleasures many are afraid to indulge in. Now, various health reports have shared how these two sweet and exciting treats can be beneficial in proper moderation. … Read more »

Where to taste the best German brews

October 6, 2015 11:08 pm

In its 200-year history, Oktoberfest has become the largest beer festival in the world with approximately 6 million visitors trooping to Munich, Germany each year. In 2014 alone, it was estimated that 6.3 million visitors drank 6.5 million liters of … Read more »

Instituto Cervantes presents exhibit on the first cultural mission of Spain

September 29, 2015 10:58 pm

Instituto Cervantes of Manila, the Embassy of Spain, Ayala Museum, Fundación Gerardo Diego have come together to mount the exhibit, Gerardo Diego and Julio Palacios in the Philippines: Chronicles of a Journey, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the first … Read more »

Two Filipinos receive Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation

September 29, 2015 10:57 pm

A conferment ceremony hosted by Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Kazuhide Ishikawa at his official residence was held in honor of two Filipinos chosen to be recipients of the Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2015. The awardees—the late Sylvano … Read more »

A ‘Great American Barbecue’ in the PH

September 29, 2015 10:57 pm

The US Embassy Manila Chief of Mission’s Residence opened its doors for “The Great American Barbeque” trade reception event, which showcased the variety and quality of the United States’ food and beverage exports to the Philippines. In his welcome remarks, … Read more »

38 Filipino scholars to pursue higher studies in Japan

September 29, 2015 10:56 pm

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Japanese Government Scholars (PhilaJames), conducted a pre-departure orientation for the newest batch of scholars under the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Mext) … Read more »

2015 PH-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival set

September 29, 2015 10:55 pm

Filipinos have long embraced the Korean culture in many ways—from its food, products, and dramas to K-pop. Koreans, meanwhile, continue to visit and explore the Philippines as one of the top foreign tourist arrival contributors in the country. This year … Read more »