ENTERPRISES engaged in German-Philippine economic ties expressed satisfaction in local business prospects, but evaluated a higher local employment demand.
NOVEMBER 25 marks the start of the 18-day campaign on Violence Against Women (VAW) in the Philippines. This year, the Embassies of Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany, as well as SheDecides Philippines, Filipino Freethinkers, Pinay Bike Commuter Community, Break the Cycle and Bikers’ United Movement will launch #ShareTheRoadWithHer for its sixth edition.
THE French Embassy joined Filipinos in remembering the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda (international name Haiyan).”
THE Embassy of India in Manila, in collaboration with Bharati Indian Expat Women’s Association, is organizing an “Incredible India” pavilion at the International Bazaar 2023 on November 19 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
THE Embassy of Canada recently announced that nine organizations from across the Philippines will receive support from the Canada Fund this year.
NEW ZEALAND’S auxiliary ship HMNZS Aotearoa docked in Manila on October 30 for a three-day goodwill visit as part of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) largest naval deployment to the Indo-Pacific region, as it helped strengthen the longstanding maritime and diplomatic ties of the Oceanic nation with the Philippines.
AFTER more than a month of waiting and enduring the Gaza Strip’s relentless bombardment, a total of 111 out of the 137 Filipino nationals, with the guidance of the Philippine Embassy (PE) in Jordan, successfully crossed the Rafah Border on November 12, 2023 in five batches which started five days prior.
THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines and the Australian Embassy handed over ground survey and office equipment to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) to support the generation of severe wind and storm-surge hazard and risk maps, as well as localized climate data for provinces.
THE International Bazaar Foundation Inc. (IBF), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Diplomatic and Consular Corps of the Philippines, and Spouses of the Heads of Mission (SHOM), will hold the International Bazaar 2023 on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Forum Tents 2 and 3 of the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
WITH more than 40 years of distinguished experience in public service through her domestic and overseas postings, veteran ambassador Monina Estrella Callangan Rueca imparted her expertise to Pasig City’s local government units (LGU) officials on the proper rules and decorum in promoting diplomatic relations.
CRIF Phils., the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ICCPI), and the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance Inc. (PE2) hosted a luncheon-discussion on “Sustainable Business Growth through Data-Driven Approaches.”
A RECENT social-listening report from Capstone-Intel Corp. revealed that of the 24,967 total mentions across social and nonsocial media platforms of the Israel-Hamas war, 90 percent were negative, which highlights a crucial role for the national government to swiftly address the issue.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany Dr. Andreas Michael Pfaffernoschke (left) exchanged ideas with Labor Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma on potential areas of cooperation in labor and employment, and expressed optimism for the continued success of the bilateral relationship between their countries.
Embassy officials from Japan led by Minister and Consul-General Takahiro Hanada (fourth from right), as well as Ambassador HK Yu PSM of Australia (third from right) plus those from the United States—including Philippine government officials, representatives of veterans’ organizations and guests, graced the commemoration of 79th year of the Leyte Gulf Landings on October 20, 2023.
As keynote speaker of the event held in Quezon City, Labor Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma (back row, center) emphasized the importance of continuing engagement and cooperation in the various activities and programs to collectively strengthen risk-management capabilities and explore more areas for collaboration in ensuring safer, stronger, and more secured workplaces in the region.
WARSAW, POLAND-BASED Lingaro Group—an end-to-end data-services partner working with global brands and enterprises including several Fortune 500 companies—is bullish that its Manila office will have a key role in the firm’s global operations growth.
JAKARTA—Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Asean Sujiro Seam, Deputy Secretary-General of Asean for Socio-Cultural Community Ekkaphab Phanthavong and the Ambassador-Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to Asean Hjayceelyn Mancenido Quintana officially launched the start of the “EU-Asean Green Diplomacy Weeks” on October 15 in Jakarta, Indonesia.