Expats & Diplomats

Asean commemorative stamps now out

August 25, 2015 8:17 pm

Ambassadors from member countries attend PHLPost launch In time for the upcoming integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Philippine Postal Office launched the Asean Joint Commemorative Stamp in the Philippines at SM Aura Premier. A joint … Read more »

US Embassy, EducUSA encourage higher education stateside

August 25, 2015 8:17 pm

The US Embassy Manila conducted an EducationUSA homecoming event with close to 200 students from leading Philippine high schools in attendance. Held at the embassy’s Charles Parsons Ballroom, the homecoming was a daylong series of activities promoting US higher education … Read more »

A toast to Tweddell

August 25, 2015 8:16 pm

R.G. Manabat & Co. (RGM&Co.), the Philippine member firm of KPMG International, just hosted a well-attended luncheon for Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell at the Tower Club in Makati City. Members of the Australian business community in the … Read more »

Japan Embassy concludes J-Pop contest

August 25, 2015 8:16 pm

The Embassy of Japan recently celebrated the annual Philippines-Japan Friendship Month with the J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest Grand Finals at the SM Cinema Centerstage in the SM Mall of Asia. A joint project of the Embassy of Japan, … Read more »

Silent film fest entry to showcase Filipino-German collaboration

August 18, 2015 8:28 pm

German silent film musician and composer Pierre Oser is coming to Manila for the third time this year to grace the 9th International Silent Film Festival from August 27 to 30 at the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City. Working with … Read more »

‘9×9’: Silent films from nine nations

August 18, 2015 8:27 pm

The Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, the Japan Foundation, Manila, the Philippine-Italian Association, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, and the Embassies of Austria, France, Thailand, and the United States of America are all set to jointly mount the ninth edition … Read more »

British Embassy backs Globe-To-Globe’s ‘Hamlet’

August 18, 2015 8:26 pm

The British Embassy is throwing its support towards the one-day staging of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Philippines. British Ambassador Asif Ahmad said the play, which will be staged on August 23 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang … Read more »

MICE is a balance of work and play in Singapore

August 18, 2015 8:26 pm

While busy bodies are sometimes obliged to bring work on vacation, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), in partnership with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Changi Airport (CAG), is making it easier for the corporate set to balance work and play. STB, … Read more »

Aussie oranges are a hit in PH

August 18, 2015 8:25 pm

Even if oranges are not grown this side of the world, they have always been a fruit of choice in the Philippines. No one knows this piece of trivia better these days than the Australian Trade Commission, which has seen … Read more »

Iran embassy aims to hold quarterly missions

August 11, 2015 8:05 pm

As a follow up to a highly successful medical and dental mission in Quezon City back in March, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran took a team of Iranian medicine and dentistry students enrolled in the Philippines to … Read more »