Expats & Diplomats

Czech govt aids Aklan and Iloilo rehab efforts

January 13, 2015 8:41 pm

Among the international agencies that have extended support for the rehabilitation efforts with the grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA Czech Republic), a humanitarian agency, which provides … Read more »

Lhuillier unites Asia Pacific ambassadors

January 13, 2015 8:39 pm

In a bid to find ways to highlight and enhance the profile of the Asia Pacific region amongst the Portuguese people, Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier organized an informal gathering with fellow ambassadors from the region in Lisbon. Out … Read more »

2015 Taiwan scholarships now open to Pinoy students

January 13, 2015 8:37 pm

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines announced that the Taiwan Scholarships program for Filipino students has once again opened for 2015. Applications should be submitted through TECO to the relevant Taiwan Government funding agency. In line … Read more »

PH-Pakistan relations in review

January 6, 2015 7:36 pm

Pakistan envoy identifies trade potentials between the two nations With 65 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Pakistan, there is much hope from the latter’s government to strengthen trade relations between the two nations. With much market potential … Read more »

PH and Spain to spark new culinary fusion

January 6, 2015 7:35 pm

Madrid Fusión, a globally anticipated annual gastronomic affair, is set to seize the Manila summer with three exciting events—the International Gastronomy Congress, Trade Exhibition and Flavors of the Philippines Festival. First organized in the Spanish capital in 2003, this latest … Read more »

Five things you didn’t know about Israel

December 30, 2014 6:15 pm

WHAT was supposed to be a round table discussion on bilateral relations between the Philippines and Israel at The Manila Times office on December 15, took an interesting turn and uncovered the latter’s technological innovations recognized the world over. As … Read more »

Israel says ‘Thank you Philippines’

December 30, 2014 6:13 pm

A look back in history will show how Israel has continually recognized the initiative of the late President Manuel Quezon who offered refuge to 1,200 German and Austrian Jews who escaped Europe in the Second World War. Since then, the … Read more »

Architecture exhibit celebrates Eid’l Adha

December 30, 2014 6:13 pm

Eid’l Adha, also called the “Feast of Sacrifice,” the “Major Festival” or the “Greater Eid,” is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide every year. It is celebrated to honor the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as … Read more »

TECO envoy seeks to finalize fishing pact

December 23, 2014 8:27 pm

WHILE the Philippines and Taiwan enjoy good economic and cultural relations, a general framework agreement on fishing operations between the two nations has yet to be signed. With overlapping territorial seawaters based on the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Taipei Economic … Read more »

Ambassadors’ wives love all things Filipino

December 23, 2014 8:25 pm

Gracious ladies from the diplomatic corps, Mme. Gracita Sieber of Switzerland, Mme. Isabell Garachon of France, Mme. Wha Soo Won of Korea and Mme. Toni Patchett of Chile, were guests of honor at the 10th year anniversary of Kultura Filipino … Read more »