Expats & Diplomats

A life devoted to Foreign Service

December 16, 2014 8:12 pm

IN this globalized world, international relations have been the driver for economic growth and development, especially in recent years. With free-flowing exchange of goods, services, talent, culture, and education, people become more socially aware and competent to contribute to a … Read more »

French wine expert meets Filipino mallers

December 16, 2014 8:10 pm

Renowned French wine expert Jacques Puisais flew into the Philippines for a French wine and cheese appreciation talk at the SM Aura Premier. A joint project of the Embassy of France in the Philippines and the Taguig City mall, the … Read more »

Eight embassies join 2nd season of Ambassadors Cup

December 9, 2014 9:09 pm

The second  season launch of the Ambassadors Cup at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) was an indication of greater things to come for the tournament, with the presence of eight participating embassies. The project was made official … Read more »

F. Sionil Jose named ‘officier’ in the French Order of Arts and Letters

December 9, 2014 9:08 pm

For his valuable contributions to Philippine literature, National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose has been promoted to the rank of Officier (Officer) in France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters). French Ambassador Gilles Garachon … Read more »

New executive chef at Mövenpick Cebu

December 9, 2014 9:07 pm

“Cooking is like falling in love, it involves passion, pride and great pleasure,” are the words of Mövenpick Hotel, Mactan Island, Cebu’s new Executive Chef Christian Bouby. Unsurprisingly, the poetic culinary whiz is a Frenchman. Inspired by his mother’s and … Read more »

French ambassador’s wife stars in BP’s ‘Cinderella’

December 2, 2014 9:58 pm

Madame Isabelle Garachon wows crowd on opening night ANOTHER landmark performance of Ballet Philippines’ (BP) 45th anniversary season continues with the fifth restaging of National Artist Alice Reyes’ version of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. As founder and artistic director … Read more »

‘Freundschaft’ – 60 years of Philippine-German ties

December 2, 2014 9:56 pm

As a toast to the longstanding friendship and bilateral relations between the Philippines and Germany, a very notable coffee table book entitled, Freundschaft- Pagkakaibigan (Sixty Years of Friendship between Germany and the Philippines) was launched on November 28 at the … Read more »

Czech Republic’s 25 years of democracy

November 25, 2014 9:12 pm

‘1989’ photo exhibit unveiled in Instituto Cervantes Manila DESPITE differences in culture, geography and race, the Czech Republic and the Philippines share a unique similarity in their political history. The Czech Republic and the rest of Eastern and Central Europe … Read more »

Dominican Republic wins Miss Oakwood Premier title

November 25, 2014 9:11 pm

From 85 candidates competing for the Miss Earth 2014 title, Miss Dominican Republic Mayte Brito was hailed Miss Oakwood Premier during the Evening Gown competition on November 17 held at the Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila. With her beauty and … Read more »

EU ambassadors host 3rd EHEF

November 18, 2014 7:44 pm

WITH more universities participating in this year’s European Higher Education Fair (EHEF), hopes are high that more Filipino students have broadened their options in pursuing a college course. Boasting of excellence and diversity in their respective educational systems, European ambassadors … Read more »