Expats & Diplomats

Doctor Gary Song-Huann Lin, Representative of Taiwan to the Philippines (center) and Madame Sophia Lin (1st row, 3rd from left) led Taiwan Tourism Workshop at EDSA Shangri-La 
PHOTOS FROM Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)

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More than 130,000 Filipinos visited Taiwan in 2015 and its government feel the need to encourage more citizens from its neighboring country to partake in its flourishing tourism network by offering events that will engage them with the island’s rich culture. A promotional event was mounted on September 22 led…

USCG and PCG personnel take time out of their training schedule for a group photo, at Philippine Coast Guard Headquarters in Manila

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The Philippine and US Coast Guards concluded on September 23, 2016 a two-week Outboard Motor Maintenance Course as part of their continuing collaboration to improve maritime security. This is the third session of this course, which was also previously held in Palawan and Iloilo City. A total of 18 Philippine…

Israel Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau (extreme right) awards trip to Israel to join DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival to Filipino startup founders May Montero and Geraldine Anne Therese Palma-Arboleda (second and third from left, respectively) of IdeaSpace Foundation represented by executive director Diane Eustaquio (extreme left)

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Two Filipino innovative startup founders participate in this year’s DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, Israel’s largest international technological gathering. Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau announced that this year May Montero, co-founder of Tambio, a technology that makes raffle joining easy and fun; and Geraldine Anne Therese Palma-Arboleda,…

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Leading educational organization Asia Society of the Philippines (ASP) continues with its vow to showcase critically-acclaimed independent films as way to strengthen relationships, deepen understanding and bridge differences across the Philippines, Asia, and the West. Embracing the works of creative, young talents from the region, ASP initiated the Asia On…

Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena (left) with Senator Sonny Angara

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Construction is in full swing for a dome-shaped center to surround a life-sized Galeon ship—the quintessential schooner that plied between Mexico and the Philippines from 1565 to 1815. The corporate launch of Museo del Galeón Inc’s (MDGI) premier project The Galeón: Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum was hosted graciously by Embajada de…

(From left) German Embassy Manila’s Commercial Counsellor Dr. Andree Buhl, Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s General Manager Adam Laker, German Embassy Manila’s Charge D’Affaires Michael Hasper and German Club Manila’s President Bernd Schneider

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The German Club Manila and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila will celebrate the 78th Oktoberfest as well as marking 110 years of the association in the country with international party hits, good food and overflowing beer. Partnering with the luxury hotel for seven years, the organizers, during a press conference on…

Organizers and stakeholders of the Spanish-Filipino ‘Posporo(s)’ indie music concert series

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Foreign music may be the dominant sound of Filipino millennials, but the Embassy of Spain and Instituto Cervantes appreciate original Filipino music so much that they are spearheading a three-month long concert series called Posporo(s) in different Metro Manila venues which started this September. “Metro Manila’s music scene is, with…

Fish processing plant in Basey, Samar built by Japan

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The Embassy of Japan turned over fish processing plants to the Government of the Philippines in the Municipality of Basey, Samar for the Japan-funded Quick Impact Projects under the Urgent Development Study on the Project on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda. Koji Otani, First Secretary of the Embassy of…

Irosin farmers handle fertilizers donated by TIKA to start anew after their livelihood was devastated by Typhoon Nona in 2015

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Just in time for the planting session, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) of the Republic of Turkey donated vegetable seeds and fertilizers to 64 farmers in Irosin, Sorsogon thru the Irosin Vegetable Production and the Federation of Sorsogon Vegetable Farmers and Growers. The Philippine juncture of the program called…

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