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19th Buyukcekmece International Arts & Culture Festival: Promoting unity, peace through dance

IT’S back to work for me with a nourished spirit and the energy to work better, then aim higher, in this mission of preserving...

1st Filipino ‘benshi’ featured in silent film fest

THE Japan Foundation–Manila proudly presents a silent film screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s 1929 silent film comedy A Straightforward Boy (Tokkan Kozo), which, for the...

Filipino tourists in Taiwan to double due to visa-free policy extension

THE Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) in the Philippines is hoping that the number of Filipino tourists in Taiwan will double to more...

SG, PHL: On a common path toward peace, progress and prosperity...

AMBASSADOR of Singapore to the Philippines Kok Li Peng happens to be one of the more indefatigable and involved members of the local diplomatic...

Passion made possible: Story of the SG spirit

THE Singapore story is one that has been chronicled many times over: The story of a small city-state with limited resources triumphing against all...

‘Home Team’ in action for the historic Trump-Kim meeting

SINGAPORE played host to a historic meeting between United States (US) President Donald Trump and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong...

City State secures the D.P.R.K.-U.S. Summit

THE historic Democratic People’s Republic of Korea- United States (DPRK-US) Summit was held in Singapore on June 12. Being short noticed and the fact...

Art week, night festival attractions for NDP 2018

SINGAPORE Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts that takes place in the month of January to kick-start the new year. Jointly organized...

NDP 2018 cheers: ‘We Are Singapore’

THIS year’s National Day Parade (NDP) theme and logo, which reads “We Are Singapore,” represents Singaporeans proudly proclaiming who they are as a people,...

New attractions in Changi Airport

THE newest terminal at Changi Airport, Terminal 4, opened in late 2017. Aside from adding new terminal capacity of 16 million passengers per annum (MPPA)...

ICCPI director helps Italian firms navigate PHL’s economic headwinds For him, education,...

Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines Inc. (ICCPI) Director Lorens Ziller describes his assignment as “very unique” and, at the same time, “challenging.” Ziller...

Czech comedy flick serves comic relief in Manila

THE Czechs are well-known for their ability to make fun of virtually everything, which can be seen in the witty storytelling of the comedy...

Latest Filipino films feted at the New York Asian Film Festival

NEW YORK—Six Philippine films that showcased the immense talents of Filipino filmmakers and artists headlined the 17th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) at...

Ambassador keynotes A.S.E.A.N. mayors’ meet

JAKARTA—The Philippines’s Permanent Representative to Asean Elizabeth P. Buensuceso delivered the inaugural remarks for the 2018 Asean Mayors Forum (AMF) on July 7 at...

Guam official makes 2nd courtesy call on Iglesia ni Cristo’s executive minister

THE second-highest official of Guam, Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio, visited the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Central Office in Quezon City on July 17 for...

A historical achievement of multilateralism

ON July 13 the sixth and final round of negotiations for the adoption of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)...

Spanish aid supports social reforms in the Philippines

Being a former colony, it was natural for the Philippines to have strong diplomatic and economic ties with Spain. The Philippines was under Spanish rule...

PHL, Spain to hold academic, scientific, cultural exchanges

MADRID—Ambassador of the Philippines to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) Rector Carlos Andradas Heranz signed on June 8 the...

‘Build the infrastructure, build the customer base’ Swede country head leads...

GIVEN the opportunity, Sweden should be on everybody’s travel “bucket list,” as it is one of the most fascinating countries to visit. The Scandinavian country’s...

Education tops priorities for Australia’s ODA

THE Philippines’s socioeconomic challenges have been cited as among the reasons the country has lagged behind its Southeast Asian neighbors in terms of growth...