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Filipino students train at Italian culinary institute

TEN aspiring chef-students from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management were blessed with an opportunity to...

ADB allots grants, loans for Marawi rehab  

MARAWI CITY—The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allotted an estimated $400 million (about P20 billion) worth of grants and loans to the government for...

Building ‘bridges,’ preaching the benefits of Belt and Road

"THE Philippines’s historic moves to rejoin hands with China will make the Golden Age of relations fresher, brighter and richer than ever before…” Such...

Rendezvous with the ‘Renaissance’ republic

FRENCH culture has often been closely associated with art—one that seems to celebrate the artistry in most anything, especially life. One only needs to revisit...

Hungarian film festival set for 2018 screening

THE Embassy of Hungary will present the second Hungarian Film Festival (HUFF 2.0), which will run from November 28 to December 2, in cooperation...

Filipino filmmaker gets nod in Paris

PARIS—Filipino filmmaker Arjanmar Rebeta captured the “Trouble with New Technologies Award” at the 16th International Festival of Signs of the Night in the Cite...

Russian envoy proposes film fest in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY—Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Philippines Igor Anatolyevich Khovaev is proposing to hold a Russian Film Festival in this city next...

A Spanish, Filipino cultural ‘fiesta’

CULTURAL ties between Spain and the Philippines have always remained undoubtedly strong, even in this day and age when cross-cultural sharing among nearly all...

Acclaimed Italian composer headlines forum

AWARD-WINNING Italian soundtrack and score composer Franco Eco recently conducted a seminar-workshop during the staging of the Italian Cinema: From Venice to Manila, which...

Oman, PHL march toward achieving ‘broader converging interests’

THE Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of the Philippines have fostered active bilateral relations dating back to October 1980. The robust ties that bind...

Leyte officials learn disaster management from Germany

TACLOBAN CITY—A team of officials from Leyte embarked on a mission to study Germany’s disaster-management system organized by the International Search and Rescue (ISAR)-Germany. Vice...

German state secretary visits for ‘smart cities’ talk

STATE Secretary of the Federal German Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat, or BMI) Gunther Adler...

PHL, Saudi Arabia advance co-op in trade, services, agriculture

THE Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have reaffirmed their commitment to advance their bilateral cooperation at the conclusion of...

US showcases its food products on Thanksgiving

AMBASSADOR Sung Kim hosted a Thanksgiving celebration at the US Embassy in Manila on November 13 to showcase his country’s food commodities available in...

Friends, partners in educational exchange ‘Preparing success in an increasingly knowledge-based,...

EVERY November the US Departments of State and Education celebrate International Education Week to highlight the benefits of educational exchange. I am proud to...

Indonesian products exhibit set in Davao

DAVAO CITY—The consulate general of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao City will hold the second Indonesia Manufactured Products Expo 2018 in Abreeza Ayala...

Austria celebrates historic milestones From international relations, infrastructure, culture and even...

AT the local celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the adoption of Austria’s constitutional law on permanent neutrality in 1955, Ambassador Bita Rasoulian congratulated...

PHL, JPN ink PAF, MRT 3 exchange of notes

The Philippines and Japan have signed exchange of notes on two official development assistance (ODA) projects geared toward enhancing defense and transport capabilities at...

German-PHL Chamber of Commerce & Industry marks 1st decade

THE German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) celebrated its 10th anniversary through an annual golf tournament and reception dinner on October 11 at...

UK, PHL forge ties thru football

THE British Embassy in Manila and Football for Humanity Foundation (FFH) jointly held the UK-Philippines Friendship Day football camp with partner organizations and beneficiaries...