Expats & Diplomats

The arts that bind

February 24, 2015 9:02 pm

Director General of Czech National Museum visits PH Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olsa is very keen on strengthening relations between the two countries through an arts and culture exchange. With this in mind, he personally invited Michal Lukes, … Read more »

US Ambassador presents 2015 Aquino Awards

February 24, 2015 8:59 pm

Ambassador Philip Goldberg presented this year’s US Embassy Manila Ninoy and Cory Aquino Fellowships to a journalist and a captain of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Assisted by the late Ninoy and Cory Aquino’s eldest daughter and the President’s … Read more »

New Zealand opens scholarship applications for Asean

February 24, 2015 8:58 pm

The New Zealand Government through the New Zealand Aid Program is offering scholarships for eligible postgraduate students from the Philippines to undertake development-related studies at a tertiary institution in New Zealand. An indicative allocation of 18 scholarships is made available … Read more »

Filipino winner of ‘X Factor’ Israel in concert

February 24, 2015 8:57 pm

Rose Fostanes, the first grand champion of X Factor Israel, will be the main guest of the Thank You, Philippines Friendship Concert of the Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival on February 26. To be held at the Music Museum … Read more »

Osaka meets the Tres Marias

February 18, 2015 8:15 pm

In mid-life, I’ve been grateful for having kept an enduring friendship with my childhood friends, Malyn and Monet, girls whom I had grown up with both in high school and college. Our quirky trio has kept a promise to spend … Read more »

Taiwan tourism gets major boost in PH

February 17, 2015 7:20 pm

“To travel from Makati City to other cities in Manila, it takes about an hour, sometimes two with [heavy] traffic. In this same time, you would have already arrived in Taipei.” This was the very convincing point Taiwanese Ambassador to … Read more »

2nd Euro-Pinoy Jazz Fusion set

February 17, 2015 7:20 pm

This February, five international jazz artists from the Philippines and Europe will delight Manila at the 2015 Euro-Pinoy Jazz Concerts. Their sonic syntheses will be performed in two concerts that will take place on February 20, 9 p.m. at Tiendesitas, … Read more »

A grand finale for a ‘Great’ contest

February 17, 2015 7:19 pm

World-renowned for their high-end shops in Oxford Street to bohemian boutiques in Glasgow’s West End, the UK is a shopper’s paradise. And in today’s global marketplace, British brands have become favorites among Filipinos. This was evident at “Great British Shopping … Read more »

SIA stages travel fair

February 17, 2015 7:19 pm

Singapore Airlines successfully staged its second Showcase and Travel Fair from February 6 to 8 at the Glorietta Activity Center, providing a suite of exciting travel offerings for the Philippines market. Highlights of the event included the exclusive Singapore Airlines … Read more »

Czech govt recognizes Filipino students in Lidice exhibit

February 10, 2015 8:08 pm

Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olsa Jr. awarded the three Filipino students who participated in the 2014 International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice). They are Justine Mae Sy and Jasmine Kate Tan (both from St Stephen’s … Read more »