Expats & Diplomats

French-Cambodian hopes to leave highflying legacy in PH

April 14, 2015 5:05 pm

FRENCH-CAMBODIAN Thierry Tea has lived in France, Singapore, Shanghai, US and the Philippines. But of all the places this perennial expatriate has called home, he has chosen to leave a legacy in the skies of this Asian nation. Only 33-year … Read more »

Japan donates emergency vehicles to Yolanda-affected areas

April 14, 2015 5:03 pm

THE government of Japan turned over a pair of emergency vehicles to the Philippine government in separate ceremonies in Hinoba-an and Sipalay in the province of Negros Occidental. The donation of two pumper trucks were made under the project titled … Read more »

All systems go for Madrid Fusion Manila

April 14, 2015 5:02 pm

THE Philippines and Spain share a deep and colorful history and what better way to celebrate these two cultures than through their vibrant and intertwined culinary traditions. This April, the most anticipated epicurean event will celebrate the two countries’ 300 … Read more »

Japan supports six projects for peace in Mindanao

April 7, 2015 8:52 pm

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa signed six grant contracts with respective recipient organizations for various social development projects in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao just before the Holy Week break. These projects are funded through the Grant Assistance for … Read more »

Japanese expat unveils ‘chiyogami’ exhibit

April 7, 2015 8:52 pm

Filipnos had the rare opportunity to view the works of Japanese artist Atsuko Yamagata at the Fragmented Histology exhibit in SM City Baliwag. The exhibit featured unfolding conversations between two cultures: that of Japan, Atsuko Yamagata’s place of birth, and … Read more »

Taiwan fellowship now open

April 7, 2015 8:52 pm

The Taiwan Fellowship sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is now open for application to Filipino experts and scholars interested in pursuing advanced studies at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Their … Read more »

Philajames, JICC orient Filipino scholars

April 7, 2015 8:51 pm

The Embassy of Japan and the Philippine Association of Japanese Government Scholars (Philajames Inc.) conducted a pre-departure orientation for recipients of the 2015 Japanese Government Scholarship at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Multipurpose Hall. The scholars, composed of … Read more »

UK Newton Fund takes 15 Filipino scientists to London

April 7, 2015 8:51 pm

Cooperation and exchanges with UK partners via the UK Government’s Newton Fund is paving the way for Philippine scientists and researchers to realize the full commercial potential of their research and contribute to a more sustainable economic growth. British Council … Read more »

Czechs protect PH’s endangered species

March 31, 2015 8:50 pm

Following the working visit of the Czech Parliament’s Committee of Environment to the Philippines early this month, Committee Chairman Robin Böhnisch confirmed their further support for the protection and preservation of endemic species in the country. During the committee’s meeting … Read more »

The disappearance of public places

March 31, 2015 8:50 pm

Goethe-Institut uses photography to tackle the issue in Manila The Goethe-Institut—the German cultural center in the Philippines—sets out to address the issue of disappearing public spaces in Metro Manila with a photography fieldwork from April 12 to 18. To be … Read more »