Expats & Diplomats

From Malta to Manila

September 23, 2014 7:48 pm

EU’s Political Counsellor to PH Dr. Julian Vassallo on his first SEA adventure WITH just one more year to go in his first Southeast Asian post as Political Counsellor of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Philippines, … Read more »

New Peace Corps volunteers sworn-in at embassy

September 23, 2014 7:46 pm

Seventy-one American Peace Corps volunteers, who will promote peace and partnership in the education, youth and environment fields, were sworn in by Chargé d’Affaires Brian Goldbeck at the US Embassy in Manila on September 17. Representatives from the national and … Read more »

‘Peacebuilders’ visit Zamboanga del Sur

September 23, 2014 7:46 pm

Representatives of the US State Department’s Secretary’s Office of Global Women Issues (S/GWI) and United States Embassy in Manila visited their local partner, Philippine Agrarian Reform for National Development (PARFUND) in Zamboanga del Sur on September 11. It was part … Read more »

17th European film fest focuses on ‘family’

September 9, 2014 8:36 pm

IN keeping the long-standing tradition alive, the European Union (EU) Delegation and its member-states is once again hosting its much-awaited, annual film festival, Cine Europa. Now on its 17th year, the event will bring 23 films from different countries in … Read more »

Tom Hiddleston play seen in local cinema

September 9, 2014 8:34 pm

British Embassy kicks off 2014 ‘Great’ campaign with ‘Corialanus’ AFTER its successful 2013 run, the British Embassy in Manila is once again holding its seven-month long “This is Great” campaign in the Philippines. To kick off the embassy’s biggest cultural … Read more »

KCC opens third term classes with new programs

September 9, 2014 8:34 pm

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines is adding new programs to its class offerings for the third term of classes, which is set to open on September 15. Besides its regular programs like K-Pop Dance, Korean Language classes, … Read more »

Sixteen Taiwan youth ambassadors visit Manila

September 9, 2014 8:33 pm

To enhance cultural interaction and understanding between Taiwan and the Philippines, the 2014 Youth Ambassadors delegation led by Taiwan’s Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs Ambassador Donald Lee, visited key locations in Manila. In coordination with the Taipei Economic and … Read more »

300 kids participate in Ambassador’s Cup

September 2, 2014 7:01 pm

ELEVEN foreign embassies including Brazil, Canada and the United Kingdom joined the Ambassador’s Cup, a project by the Center for Research and Communication Foundation (CRC), which brought football closer to underprivileged children in different communities in Metro Manila. In partnership … Read more »

Filipinos granted Erasmus Mundus scholarship

September 2, 2014 7:01 pm

To gain international knowledge and experience, 30 Filipinos are pursuing academic studies in several countries of the European Union (EU). This comes after they have been recently granted scholarships under the Erasmus Mundus Program that will enable them to pursue … Read more »

Asean forum discusses bio-preparedness

September 2, 2014 7:00 pm

WITH numerous biological diseases plaguing different nations all over the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) recently concluded the Regional Forum on Bio-preparedness and Disaster Response Workshop, creating an avenue for different countries to share information and practices … Read more »