Expats & Diplomats

Filipino delegates prepare for 42nd SSEAYP

July 28, 2015 8:03 pm

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), conducted a pre-departure orientation program for the Philippine delegation to the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program … Read more »

US Embassy hosts forum on PWD rights

July 28, 2015 8:02 pm

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy Manila will host a forum entitled “PWD Rights: Diversity and Social Inclusion” on July 31, 1:30 p.m. at the … Read more »

A fashion show of extraordinary textiles

July 28, 2015 8:01 pm

The public had the rare opportunity to see how international designers link patrimony, tradition, heritage, and contemporary art in their collections at the Festival Internationale des Textiles Extra Ordinaires (FITE) fashion presentation held at SM Aura Premier. FITE creates a … Read more »

‘Times’ correspondent wins EU’s peace journalism contest

July 21, 2015 6:15 pm

The Manila Times’ correspondent Jefry Tupas won the top prize of the European Union Peace Journalism Awards for his article “The Teachers of Raja Muda,” which he published as a reporter for Davao City’s NewsDesk. No less than the delegation … Read more »

Taiwan commemorates ‘War of Resistance’ with educational videos

July 21, 2015 6:14 pm

With the swift passing of time comes the fear that the past will soon be forgotten. But with the help of new technology, significant pieces of history—big or small—can be preserved for generations to come. A testament to this is … Read more »

US Independence Day in Baguio City

July 21, 2015 6:14 pm

Baguio City: US Ambassador Philip Goldberg concluded this year’s Independence Day events. Held at the Embassy Residence in Baguio City on July 10, the reception was a celebration of the 239th anniversary of American Independence Day. The ambassador’s trip highlighted … Read more »

French textile exhibit at the Met Museum

July 21, 2015 6:13 pm

France’s Festival International des Textiles Extra Ordinaires (International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles or FITE) officially opened on July 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, led by French Ambassador Gilles Garachon. He said, “Usually, we read about the history and … Read more »

‘Eiga Sai’ zooms in on the Japanese family

July 14, 2015 7:46 pm

Annual film fest opens with relevant movie for PH audience Japanese director Yuya Ishii and film producer Takuro Nagai gave Filipinos a more intimate perspective of Japanese families with the opening feature of this year’s “Eiga Sai” Japanese film festival. … Read more »

J-Pop grand finals set

July 14, 2015 7:44 pm

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan is inviting all J-Pop fans and enthusiasts to the 2015 J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest grand finals on July 25 at SM Cinema Centerstage of the SM … Read more »

US Embassy opens ‘English Access’ program

July 14, 2015 7:44 pm

US Embassy Manila is inviting educational institutions to look into the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access), and the benefits it offers to selected students, schools, and communities. Through after-school classes and intensive sessions, Access provides a foundation of English language … Read more »