Expats & Diplomats

USAid promotes responsible tourism

May 19, 2015 5:22 pm

US Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAid) Mission Director Gloria Steele visited Palawan to signify the US government’s commitment to support the province in achieving inclusive and resilient growth. The first of Steele’s two-day trip to the … Read more »

British Embassy, Bantay Kita seal partnership

May 19, 2015 5:20 pm

The British government and the Philippine civil society organization Bantay Kita signed its third Grant Agreement, sealing their partnership in ensuring good governance in the extractive industry through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). On December 2014, the multi-stakeholder group … Read more »

Instituto Cervantes presents puppet theater version of ‘Don Quijote’

May 19, 2015 5:19 pm

Among the events celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Don Quijote de La Mancha, the Spanish theater company Bambalina is presenting a puppet version of Cervantes’ novel. The show will be held at Instituto Cervantes tonight at 7 … Read more »

Danish Embassy supports Stairway Foundation

May 19, 2015 5:18 pm

Break the silence. This is the resounding campaign of non-governmental organization (NGO) Stairway Foundation Inc. (SFI) in their fight against child abuse.  And they did make a noise at the Forbes Park residence of Danish Ambassador Jan Top Christensen no … Read more »

Scribbles of peace

May 12, 2015 5:34 pm

French cartoonist, peace advocate Plantu brings his art to PH His teachers told him he was no good in school—especially in math—and he believed them. For even as a young boy in Paris, France, Plantu (pen name, Jean Plantureux in … Read more »

Unity in fashion and charity

May 12, 2015 5:33 pm

Proving that they too could look good in traditional Filipino attires, foreign ambassadors and their spouses took the runway wearing Barong Tagalog and Filipiniana. Picture Italian Ambassador looking nothing but dashing in a cream barong and his spouse Madame Agnes … Read more »

US-supported hospital in Davao brings hope to children with disabilities

May 12, 2015 5:31 pm

Davao: The charitable work of famous American football player Tim Tebow has reached the disabled children of Davao with the support of the US Embassy in the Philippines. Tebow takes on from his father—Christian missionary Bob Tebow who opened an … Read more »

British Ambassador rejoices on royal baby’s birth

May 5, 2015 9:26 pm

Following the birth of the second child of Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, the British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad shared the following message with The Manila Times, rejoicing with his countrymen on the … Read more »

Building on 20 years of success

May 5, 2015 9:26 pm

Future challenges for Tai Taiwan’s National Health Insurance system is globally renowned for providing citizens with easy access to high-quality medical services. Over 99 percent of the population is enrolled in the single-payer NHI, while around 93 percent of the … Read more »

PH celebrates with Israel on its 67th National Day

May 5, 2015 9:24 pm

Israel’s 67th birthday is highlighted by its remarkable progress in science and technology, placing it as one of the leading hi-tech economies and a major hub for innovation and creativity. The motto of Israel’s development was always based on the … Read more »