Expats & Diplomats

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EducationUSA, the US government’s official source on US higher education, welcomed 1,400 students, pa­rents, and educators to its annual higher education fair on February 7 at the Philippine Sofitel Plaza. Representatives from 20 US colleges and universities attended the fair and met with prospective Filipino students. Ambassador Sung Kim opened…

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The British government together with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are providing over £10-million (approximately P620-million) for grants and collaborative projects in the third year of the Newton Agham Programme. The science grants aim to…

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With the steady increase of visitors from year to year and for chalking up the highest growth rate last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is pursuing Israel as a source market that is expected to produce more travellers this year and onwards. Tourism Chief Wanda Corazon Teo disclosed that…

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In celebration of the Great British Festival from February 24 to 26, the British Council and Fringe Manila present an exciting dance collaboration between Filipino dance company Airdance and British DJ Mica this February 25 at Bonifacio Global City High Street, Taguig. Airdance is one of the Philippines’ pioneering companies…

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Twenty-three Senior High School students from Okayama Prefectural Tamashima Commercial Senior High School visits the Philippines and two Senior High Schools in Muntinlupa City as part of Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs from February 13 to February 21. The city government of Muntinlupa welcomed the Japanese students under the Japan-East Asia…

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More than 80 college and high school students, environmental activists, academic researchers, NGO leaders, local government officials, and community leaders gathered in Iligan City for the concluding summit of the “My Lake Lanao: a clean Lanao for a peaceful Mindanao” project (MLLP) on February 2. Participants showcased the conservation and…

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Taiwan is now within reach of Filipinos, as Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has already introduced various options to apply for relevant Visas to greatly ease the requirements and procedures for those Filipinos to visit Taiwan for less than 30 days. Filipinos now can opt to…

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The All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF)—through the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan—officially turned over 142 pieces of traditional Japanese tatami or ‘woven straw’ mats to the Philippine Judo Federation (PJF) in a ceremony held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila on February 8. PJF President…

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Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines opened its Korean media art exhibition ‘Eternal Light’ on Thursday at KCC Exhibit Hall, Taguig City. The exhibition features 15 artworks and installation arts of Korean contemporary artist and performer, Han Ho. Many have called him the successor to world-renown video artist Nam…

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