Expats & Diplomats

EU ambassador Jessen lauds efforts in renewable energy

April 26, 2016 9:41 pm

European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen has commended the efforts of the private sector in supplying and harnessing renewable energy in the country. Ambassador Jessen made these remarks as he visited the Energy Development Corp. (EDC) in Burgos, Ilocos Norte on … Read more »

Ongoing Czech exhibit highlights cubism

April 26, 2016 9:41 pm

The story of Czech Cubist architecture, the most interesting offshoot of the art style popularized painter Pablo Picasso, is now put on spotlight at the ongoing exhibit entitled Czech Architectural Cubism: A Remarkable Trend. The exhibit was jointly organized by … Read more »

US aircraft flies first contingent missions

April 26, 2016 9:39 pm

As part of the US Pacific Command’s Air Contingent deployed in Clark, Pampanga, four A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and two HH-60G Pave Hawks conducted their first flight out. The deployment of the aircraft, which have remained behind in the Philippines after … Read more »

Barracks donated to Camp Kasim, Jolo

April 26, 2016 9:38 pm

US Embassy Manila donated a newly-refurbished building at the Sulu Training Center, Camp Kasim, Jolo, Sulu to the Philippine National Police (PNP). The construction of the barracks began in early 2015 by the US Pacific Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force … Read more »

2017 Japanese Govt Scholarship now open for applications

April 26, 2016 9:38 pm

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan is now accepting applications for the Research, Undergraduate, Specialized Training College, and College of Technology categories of the 2017 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Program. All Filipino citizens who … Read more »

Film series honors Miguel de Cervantes

April 19, 2016 10:24 pm

Among the cultural events honoring Miguel de Cervantes, who passed away 400 years ago, Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain and the Film Development Council of Philippines (FDCP) have scheduled a cycle of films inspired by Cervantes’ life or writings. … Read more »

EU delegates join Guimara’s ‘Sikaran’

April 19, 2016 10:22 pm

In their bid to reiterate environment advocacy, the European Union led by Ambassador Franz Jessen together with the Romanian Chargé d’Affaires Mihai Sion and German Deputy Ambassador Michael Hasper joined “Sikaran” (Bike Tour) in Jordan, Guimaras on April 16. During … Read more »

ÉCU names best European indie films for 2016

April 19, 2016 10:22 pm

PARIS, France: Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival, announced its 2016 award-winning films including its highest honor “Best European Independent Film 2016” which went to The Chicken (Croatia/Germany) directed by Una Gunjak. After showcasing 77 … Read more »

US-supported scholars graduate

April 19, 2016 10:21 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Ambassador Philip Goldberg led the commencement exercises for the 148 scholars supported by the US Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development at Malacañan Palace. Also present were Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento, Department of … Read more »

‘Beautiful journeys’ star in new Korean exhibit

April 12, 2016 7:36 pm

Featuring the artworks of 19 Korean artists currently residing here in the Philippines, The Beautiful Journey in the World was opened in March by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC). On view at the KCC’s Exhibition Hall until … Read more »