‘Shared bonds, interests’ with PHL hailed on Austria’s National Day

Story & photos by Recto Mercene         NOTHING could spoil a party worse than a heavenly downpour, so Austria’s Ambassador to the Philippines Bita Rasoulian...

Mexican Embassy rekindles tradition for the departed

IN a rare occasion, the Mexican Embassy in the Philippines celebrated the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos in Spanish) with an invitation...

Quincentenary to commemorate first circumnavigation of the globe

Story & photo by Recto Mercene THE arrival of Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan to our shores in 1521 was a watershed in Philippine history because,...

Argentina eyes agri cooperation with PHL

AMBASSADOR of Argentina to the Philippines Roberto Bosch said his country and the Philippines may further strengthen their relationship by engaging in a comprehensive...

Indian community in Bacolod celebrates Diwali

BACOLOD CITY—The “City of Smiles” continued to showcase the Filipino-Indian culture and tradition through the Diwali Festival held in various venues here from November...

PHL Embassy in Spain celebrates 70 years of Fil-Hispanic relations

THE Philippine Embassy in Spain recently commemorated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Spain. The event was...

Teamwork makes success go further for automotive industry veteran

THE whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So goes the ancient wisdom from Aristotle, further amplified by the philosophy of Gestalt,...

Russia gives rifles, other military equipment

PRESIDENT Duterte has received thousands of rifles and military equipment from Russia in a simple turnover ceremony at the Port of Manila. The donation consisted...

Vietnam, PHL eye stronger defense cooperation

RANKING defense officials of Vietnam and the Philippines met last month in a bid to further strengthen defense relations, especially in the field of...

US convenes young Asean leaders

THE United States Embassy in the Philippines recently gathered at least 250 youth leaders representing all 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member-states in...

Partner countries’ aid to PHL vs terrorism cited

CLARK, Pampanga—Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana announced the continuing support and assistance of partner countries Australia, China and United States to the Philippines in...

Disruptive tech to boost high-touch, on-demand Philippine services

ZENNYA’S CEO David Foote is fascinated with disruptive technologies. In his LinkedIn profile, the University of California-Berkeley alumnus describes himself as a “software executive...

Speaking the local language, strengthening UK-PHL links

BRITISH Ambassador Daniel Pruce is eagerly looking forward to a fruitful four-year stint in the Philippines, anticipating the many opportunities to advance the relations...

Sowing seeds to save culture, the countryside

ON assignment from London, I came to Manila to write about this booming city and its people. As a foreign business journalist, I was welcomed...

Londoner leads marine-life conservation for PHL seas

IT is quite ironic how a girl surnamed “Snow” can be found chasing sharks, whale sharks and rays in the tropical islands of the...

Switzerland-PHL partnership props local health technology

THE passion for innovation, specifically on health care, is a major factor that binds the time-tested collaboration between the Philippines and Switzerland. “The 60th anniversary...

Brothers build a Baguio-based ‘digital empire’

FILIPINO-AMERICAN brothers Patrick and Brian Murphy grew up in the United States but moved to Costa Rica a couple of years later, with no...

Eurocampus nurtures students to become ‘citizens of the world’

THE Eurocampus recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, marking warm friendships and excellent cooperation that led to its establishment. Before the educational institution’s founding fathers, Embassy...

French GM levels up leisure living at Cebu’s luxurious enclave

THE French always seem to have a special way of making things, and making things happen. The first one encompasses the arts and culture, through...

15th German Ambassador’s Cup tees-off for the Katala Foundation

THE German Ambassador’s Cup (GAC) 2017, organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (GPCCI) together with the German Embassy in Manila,...