Expats & Diplomats

Princess Anne of UK visits ‘Yolanda’ survivors

March 24, 2015 5:25 pm

Kananga, Leyte: Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne of UK visited Super Typhoon Yolanda-affected communities with Save the Children Philippines on March 18. The charity, of which Her Royal Highness is president in the UK, has been working in the Visayas … Read more »

Japan assists Baggao community through St. Paul University

March 24, 2015 5:24 pm

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa and the President of St. Paul University Philippines, Sister Merceditas Ang, signed the grant contract for “The Project for Production and Marketing of Clean and Green (non-wood) Charcoal” on March 17 at the … Read more »

US extends post-Yolanda educ aid

March 24, 2015 5:24 pm

The US Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided an additional P63 million and school equipment for post-disaster education needs in 19 municipalities in Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol. USAID Mission Director Gloria Steele witnessed the signing of … Read more »

Italian restaurant mounts arts contest

March 24, 2015 5:23 pm

Caruso Awards 2015, a painting competition for young and contemporary Filipino artists, is mounted by Caruso Ristorante Italiano. In partnership with Galerie Astra, the gallery chose the competing artists. Setting another milestone, Ristorante Italiano chose the unique theme of food … Read more »

Goethe-Institut’s new mystery film series

March 24, 2015 5:22 pm

Among Goethe-Institut Philippinen’s many programs in the country is a permanent movie screening dubbed the Wednesday Movie Nights. It features a wide range of German movies in English subtitles of various themes and issues. Admissions to the screenings are free … Read more »

New leaders of the Consular Corps

March 24, 2015 5:21 pm

The Consular Corps of the Philippines (CCP) announces the appointment of Consul General Amano Tetsuro (left) of Japan as its Dean and Consul General Fortune Aleta Ledesma of Monaco as its Vice Dean. The CCP is a fellowship of career-professional … Read more »

French photographer captures PH churches

March 17, 2015 8:55 pm

The exceptional church heritage of the Philippines is seen through the eyes of French photographer and baroque expert Ferrante Ferranti. His works from his two-week visit in the country last June 2014 are now on exhibit at the National Museum … Read more »

Spanish novelist De Prada visits Manila

March 17, 2015 8:54 pm

Juan Manuel de Prada, acclaimed Spanish novelist, journalist and critic, IS currently in a week-long visit in Manila for the “Encuentros en la literatura” (Encounters in Literature) program, thanks to the combined effort of Instituto Cervantes and De La Salle … Read more »

Ambassador Goldberg honors women in video series

March 17, 2015 8:54 pm

Celebrating the month of March as Women’s History Month, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg pays tribute to the extraordinary contributions of Filipino and American women in a video series called “#WonderWomen.” In his introduction, Ambassador Goldberg said, “The amazing accomplishments of … Read more »

Madrid Fusión Manila ushers Asia in new age of cooking

March 17, 2015 8:54 pm

THE Philippines, through the Madrid Fusión Manila, is ushering Asia in a new age of cooking. In April, the country becomes the perfect host to Madrid Fusión Manila, an event that features culinary chemistry and shows transformation of traditional to … Read more »