Expats & Diplomats

300 kids participate in Ambassador’s Cup

September 2, 2014 7:01 pm

ELEVEN foreign embassies including Brazil, Canada and the United Kingdom joined the Ambassador’s Cup, a project by the Center for Research and Communication Foundation (CRC), which brought football closer to underprivileged children in different communities in Metro Manila. In partnership … Read more »

Filipinos granted Erasmus Mundus scholarship

September 2, 2014 7:01 pm

To gain international knowledge and experience, 30 Filipinos are pursuing academic studies in several countries of the European Union (EU). This comes after they have been recently granted scholarships under the Erasmus Mundus Program that will enable them to pursue … Read more »

Asean forum discusses bio-preparedness

September 2, 2014 7:00 pm

WITH numerous biological diseases plaguing different nations all over the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) recently concluded the Regional Forum on Bio-preparedness and Disaster Response Workshop, creating an avenue for different countries to share information and practices … Read more »

Local Japanese anime network mounts 5th cosplay battle

September 2, 2014 6:59 pm

Even with the box-office success of Rurouni Kenshin 2 across the Philippines in August—the Japanese film adaptation of the manga comics of the same title—what remains to be the best proof the Filipinos’ attraction to the neighboring country’s distinctive action-packed … Read more »

‘Murder’ at the MMQ

August 26, 2014 8:13 pm

Staying true to their name, the Makes Miracles Quickly (MMQ) Foundation is set to hold its much-awaited annual dinner theater, which is especially produced this time for fun and thrill-seeking audiences, who besides enjoying the arts, also love to wine … Read more »

New Canon executive offers Filipinos new work perspective

August 26, 2014 8:12 pm

Does the idea of “doing more but working less” seem a bit illogical? For Lim Kok Hin, the newly appointed president and chief executive (CEO) of Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. (CMPI), this is the very idea he wants to inculcate … Read more »

Spanish comedies in FDCP cinematheques nationwide

August 26, 2014 8:11 pm

To enhance cultural diversity while spreading laughter in regions within the country, the Embassy of Spain and Instituto Cervantes has partnered with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Film Archives of the Spanish Agency for International … Read more »

Last chance to catch Orianthi tonight

August 26, 2014 8:11 pm

Award-winning Australian guitarist and recording artist Orianthi is in Manila for a rare series of performances, which kicked off to a jam-packed first show at Chef and Brewer in Ortigas Center on August 22. This was followed by yet another … Read more »

Time for mooncakes

August 26, 2014 8:10 pm

IN welcoming one of the most important Chinese festivals, mooncakes are offered among friends and relatives in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. As a symbol for lunar worship and moon watching, this sweet, long-time tradition makes its entrance as the … Read more »

Japan’s development assistance agency celebrates 60 years in PH

August 19, 2014 9:49 pm

AFTER decades of extending development assistance in the Philippines, the Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) celebrated 60 years in the country at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on August 7. The event gathered over … Read more »