Expats & Diplomats

US Peace Corps volunteers introduced to ‘Starbooks’

May 24, 2016 8:01 pm

US Peace Corps volunteers took time off from their duties to know about Starbooks, a digital science library developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII). In a presentation at the International Institute of Rural … Read more »

Taclobanon wins 2016 Korean speech contest

May 24, 2016 8:01 pm

A 26-year-old volunteer teacher from Tacloban City won the grand prize in the recent Korean Speech Contest grand finals held at the Ateneo de Manila University. Angeli Marie Baclea-an, who bested 10 other finalists from Manila, Cebu, Baguio, Iloilo and … Read more »

Japanese conductor is new PPO music director

May 24, 2016 8:01 pm

JAPANESE conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura is the new music director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. Fukumura, recognized as one of the most revered maestros in Japan, is the former music director of the Tokyo Ballet, Kyoto Municipal Symphony, and Nagoya Philharmonic. … Read more »

Global medical experts gather for 2016 ECHO Summit

May 24, 2016 8:00 pm

OVER 1,000 Filipino medical practitioners gathered for the 2016 Experts’ Convergence for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Summit at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom in Pasay City to obtain new knowledge and insights on the latest trends from four internationally acclaimed experts … Read more »

Czechs enjoy genres of PH fiction

May 17, 2016 8:23 pm

More stories by Filipino writers of science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction are garnering success with Czech publishers, disclosed by Czech Ambassador to Manila Jaroslav Olša Jr. at the launch of Best Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 10 held at Shangri-La … Read more »

US Embassy’s SEA Camp slated in Boracay

May 17, 2016 8:23 pm

The Young Southeast Asian Youth Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp, a project of Save Philippine Seas (SPS) and the US Embassy in Manila, begins on June 6 and runs until June 12, coinciding with UN World … Read more »

EU, UNDP help sustain peace in Mindanao

May 17, 2016 8:22 pm

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched a new project that aims to sustain peace efforts in Mindanao. EU Ambassador Franz Jessen and UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra presented the “Support Peace-Bangsamoro Pro­ject” that … Read more »

An ardent day for book lovers

May 10, 2016 9:18 pm

Instituto Cervantes once again proved that love for books is universal. On April 23, the premier Spanish institution in Manila gathered book lovers at the Ayala Triangle in Makati City for the 11th Dia del Libro (Araw ng Aklat or … Read more »

Spanish comedies in focus

May 10, 2016 9:17 pm

Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain, in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), present the film cycle “Those Funny Spaniards. Four Spanish Comedies,” a series of Spanish films to be shown during the Saturdays of … Read more »

A taste of Norway in the heart of Manila

May 10, 2016 9:17 pm

With a track record from Michelin-starred restaurants such as Bagatelle in Norway, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in England, Iggy’s and Equinox in Singapore, Norwegian-born Chef Markus Dybwad is taking his experience to Asia to share the best of what … Read more »