FRAncoFIL, a hybrid forum in celebration of the 75 years of Philippine-French diplomatic relations, will be conducted on October 5.

The discussion aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the diverse opportunities made possible by the good ties between the two nations.

Among the featured speakers are former Philippine Ambassador to France and the present President of Alliance Française de Manille Cristina Ortega, Ambassador of France Michèle Boccoz and former Philippine Ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan Marilyn Alarilla.

They will highlight the rich history between the two countries, which was established with the signing of the Treaty of Amity in Paris on June 26, 1947 by then-Philippine Vice President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Elpidio Quirino and former French Minister for Foreign Affairs Georges Bidault.

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The gathering discusses the time-honored friendship between Philippines and France, which deepened in several areas including education, development, trade, culture and defense.

In partnership with the Embassy of France to the Philippines and Micronesia and the Alliance Française de Manille, the event is organized by the School of Diplomacy and Governance (SDG) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).

FRAncoFIL is open to the general public via Zoom on October 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Interested participants may register through