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US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim led the 2017 Veterans Day commemoration at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila. Veterans Day is an American holiday that originates with the formal end of hostilities of World War 1 with the signing of the Armistice at…

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IN line with the improving bilateral relations between the Philippines and China, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua has expressed support for the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Inc. (FCGCCI), during its 113th Anniversary celebration at the Manila Hotel on November 7. During the program, Zhao said he was…

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It was good food for a good cause during the recent One Day Exquisite Indonesian Food Festival 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall where mallgoers had the rare opportunity to experience authentic Indonesian feast. A joint project of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and SM…

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The Philippine Embassy in Spain recently commemorated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Spain. The event was held at the Instituto Cervantes, Calle Alcala 49 in Madrid. More than 100 guests from the Spanish government, diplomatic corps, academe, and business sector attended the…

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The US Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAid) partnered with YesPinoy Foundation chairman, actor, and youth advocate Dingdong Dantes to kick off the Department of Education’s National Reading Month. USAid Deputy Chief of the Office of Program Resources Management Chris Foley led the launch with…

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) and the Asean-Korea Cultural Exchange Year, Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and in partnership with Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) are organizing…

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The Embassy of China has turned over 47piecesofheavy equip­­ment to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City. During the ceremony, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said he was glad that China is the first country to donate and deliver rehabilitation equipment to…

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The inauguration of a relocation site developed by the French NGO, ACTED, in Guiuan province, Eastern Samar on October marks the completion of a project providing new homes for 126 families whose houses were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013. This fine example of a public-private partnership came into…

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The best fantasy stories begin with a quest, such as to battle deadly monsters. Readers embark on the quest and become part of it, with ignited imagination. Now the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s “The Witcher”, main hero Geralt of Rivia, worldwide household name in the gaming sphere, embarks on his…

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The Bangladesh Embassy in Manila in partnership with the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), recently presented “Shades and Sounds of Bangladesh”, an exhibition which featured the paintings and tapestries of award-winning Bengali artists who have likewise held shows in Korea, Indonesia, India, Japan and Hong Kong. The paintings…

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