Expats & Diplomats

British Embassy boosts PH’s efforts in transparency

April 22, 2014 7:53 pm

In support of the Philippine government’s economic growth agenda, a civil society group is working on a project to improve transparency and accountability in extractive industries. Bantay Kita, a civil society representative in the Philippine-Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) multi-stakeholder … Read more »

Japan funds rehabilitation of classroom in Tanauan, Leyte

April 22, 2014 7:52 pm

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) had a groundbreaking ceremony in Barangay Bislig in Tanauan, Leyte last April 8, to mark the start of the construction of a two-classroom building in Bislig Elementary School. The … Read more »

Classic guitarist Berta Rojas plays for Manila, Cebu

April 22, 2014 7:51 pm

Berta Rojas, a star in the international guitar community, will hold concerts in Manila and Cebu on May 15 and May 17 respectively. Rojas is tourism ambassador of her native Paraguay, where she happens to be the most popular musician. … Read more »

8th Intl Manga Award open for entries

April 22, 2014 7:49 pm

Last March, Fumio Kishida, minister for Foreign Affairs, who serves as the chairman of the Eighth International Manga Award Executive Committee, announced the award’s entry acceptance schedule. The application period is from April 15 to May 31. Applications should be … Read more »

‘Chalk Art’ and US-Philippine friendship

April 22, 2014 7:48 pm

As part of its “America in 3D” festivities, the US Embassy in Manila recently held a Chalk Art Festival Competition at the SM Mall of Asia By the Bay. The contest was a part of a multimedia, entertainment, and education … Read more »

US Embassy introduces north- western flavors to PH market

April 15, 2014 7:26 pm

The United States Embassy Manila, in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and the US Potato Board, recently hosted an event showcasing food, wine, and beverages from the American Pacific Northwest region. The event is one in a series … Read more »

Savor the flavors of Indonesia

April 15, 2014 7:26 pm

Filipinos had the rare opportunity to savor authentic Indonesian food in the Indonesian Food Festival 2014: Wonderful Taste that recently happened at the SM Megamall recently. A project of the Indonesian Embassy in Manila and SM Megamall, it was the … Read more »

Beyond tobacco

April 15, 2014 7:25 pm

The Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas is perhaps the most important company in the Philippines from the 19th to mid-20th century. Certainly the main tobacco company in its time too, what has been known as Tabacalera is now a … Read more »

Asean, US collaborate for stronger science-based policy making

April 15, 2014 7:25 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Deputy Secretary-General for Socio-Cultural Community Alicia dela Rosa Bala and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Timothy Hefner formally inaugurated the Asean-US Science and Technology Fellows Pilot Program on Monday, noting that the program would … Read more »

E! presents ‘Fashion Police: The 2014 MTV Movie Awards’

April 15, 2014 7:24 pm

The Fashion Police team celebrates one of the biggest nights in movies with a special Wednesday edition of Fashion Police: The 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The jam-packed show will recap all of the most-buzzed about fashions seen Sunday night, and … Read more »