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Friday, March 24, 2017
PAKISTAN-PHILIPPINES bilateral relations date back to September 8 1949, when diplomatic relations were established between the two and Philippines Consulate was opened in Karachi. In fact, even before the establishment the diplomatic relations, our bilateral cooperation had already begun. Hence, on July 16, 1949, the two countries signed...
WITH a coastline of about 814 kilometer and inland water bodies’ cumulative area of 8 million hectares, Pakistan’s Fishery and Fishing Industry plays a significant part in the national economy. Pakistani seafood has a significant export potential, estimated at 1 million tonnes/ year from the marine subsector alone. The commercially...

Pakistani cuisine

PAKISTANI cuisine is an age-old gastronomic art based on ancient Indus Valley cooking tradition involving a refined blend of various aromatic flavours and spices. During the course of history, it also incorporated noticeable Middle-Eastern, Central Asian and Western Asian influences. It observes Muslim dietary/ culinary principles forbidding use of porcine, alcoholic and non-halal ingredients. Its...
PAKISTAN is uniquely blessed with natural beauty and ancient history. The imprints of both endowments make Pakistan an exquisite destination for tourists from all over the world who find it attractive on multiple counts: Its landscape features remarkable diversity ranging over mountain chains and glaciers, rugged plateaus, sprawling deserts, large...
Story & photo by Henrylito D. Tacio IF you are an American who  graduated from West Point, spent six years as an Army officer in Europe and Asia, and stayed in the Philippines for several years, what is the best thing you can do? Write a novel of your experiences, of...
AMBASSADOR Kazuhide Ishikawa signed on March 10 four grant contracts at the Embassy of Japan (EOJ) in Pasay City among representatives of respective recipient organizations for various social development projects in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. The ceremony was attended by Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Undersecretary...
THE Australian Embassy last week led a program handover ceremony to the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) as part of its International Women’s Day celebration. Australian Amb. Amanda Gorely, together with PRFU Managing Director Matt Cullen, Senior Development Officer Rose Lanticse and athletes of the Lady Volcanoes, graced the event. “Australia...
THE Philippines will join Goût de France in celebrating French gastronomy all over the world on March 21. A global campaign organized annually since 2015 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Goût de France is inspired by the concept of Auguste Escoffier’s “Epicure’s Dinners” to serve...
TOP trade officials from all Asean member-states (AMS) gathered on March 9 to officially convene the 23rd Asean Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Retreat Meeting and Related Meetings hosted by the Philippines. On the same day, an interface with the Asean Business Advisory Council was held. The Philippines, led by Trade Secretary...
Blunt and funny. These are two of the more visible signs that strike one who is meeting John T. Holmes, the new Canadian ambassador to the Philippines, for the first time. He came onboard in September 2016, after the tenure of former Ambassador Neil Reeder. With previous posts in the region,...
During the International Women’s Day reception hosted by French Ambassador Thierry Mathou on March 8, Political Attaché Charlotte Saudin shared her thoughts about women’s rights from the perspectives of her country, as well as that of the Philippines. Saudin pointed out that the celebration of the International Women’s Day stemmed...
SWEDISH Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries lauded the Philippine Senate for the passage of Senate Bill 1305, or the Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017. “That’s good ,” Fries said during a media roundtable held on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, which coincides with the 70th year...
The sight of a jeepney is something that shocks every first-time visitor to this country. The Philippines is the only in the world to use this unique form of transportation. Jeepneys are perhaps one of the most beautiful examples of the local folks’ value of being madiskarte: to adapt and...
AT the recent Great British Festival, life was good—especially to a hardcore fan of all things British, or one who is simply fascinated by them. One could only easily get lost amid good music, fine wine, as well as great food, sprawling on the breadth and length of the peopled...
THE Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in the Philippines announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting a proposal for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit. A five-day advanced leadership workshop in the Philippines, the YSEALI Summit...
By Michael B. Policarpio "Guten Tag!” went our greeting to a statuesque gentleman who graced our table at the Café Eight Restaurant inside the Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila. It was indeed a singular opportunity to share the same meal with Gerhard Doll, a distinguished hotelier keen on making his mark...
Story & photos by Henrylito D. Tacio Collecting items and things can be an obsession, or a lifelong vocation for some. It can be a personal fulfillment, or better yet, serve a higher purpose for the good of many. Consider this: Some amass stamps (called philatelists—although they are becoming fewer by...
By Jun V. Lao Sydney native Neil Krumbeck, known in boating circles as “Snake”, is the epitome of living a life less than ordinary. Now retired at 65, Krumbeck serves as historian and consultant to Sea Scan Underwater Adventures. He narrates his colorful past, where at a young age he had...
The Embassy of France to the Philippines and Atout France, the French Tourism Development Agency, will lead a delegation of French tourism professionals in Cebu City and Metro Manila from February 27 to March 3, 2017. After a successful promotion mission in Manila last year, Atout France and its partners,...
By Excel V. Dyquiangco Nowadays, learning has never been so easy and accessible for students. With just a click of a mouse, they can find everything online—from grammar lessons to solving a quick math problem, and even designing spacecraft that really fly. Having lessons accessible on the Web has definitely...