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Makati City
Sunday, August 20, 2017
WHEN this reporter was assigned to interview Panama’s Ambassador to the Philippines Rolando Guevara, the Panama hat immediately came to mind. He thought it would be a handy device to start the conversation, until he found out that this male headgear is actually of Ecuadorian origin…. So, the idea was jettisoned...
MORE than 400 young professionals and millennials packed the second Inter-Chamber Young Professionals Networking Night of the American, Australian-New Zealand, European, French and Nordic Chambers of Commerce, held in partnership with the Philippine-Netherlands Business Council. The event created the ideal venue for the attendees to meet, mingle and create strong...
TWENTY-seven Filipino future leaders were awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarships by the British government to study postgraduate courses in the UK. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and local partner-organizations Bank of the Philippine Islands, Unilever Philippines, Megaworld Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline Philippines and HSBC, the Chevening scholarships enable outstanding emerging...
AMONG thousands of applicants who tried for the Czech Republic’s Government Scholarship in the past year, aspiring young Filipino individuals have been successfully accepted to study in two of the most premier universities in the European country, with tuition, living costs, as well as necessary medical expenses covered. This September...
BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan—The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Philippines recently donated an ambulance unit to a rescue group based in this resort island. Chinese Counselor and Consul General Lou Gang, who led the turnover of the ambulance unit to the Boracay Fire Rescue and Ambulance Volunteers...
Story & photos by Recto Mercene THE captain of Mexico’s multi-sailed sailing ship, ARM (Armada República Mexicana) Cuauhtémoc, recently hosted a dinner for the country’s top military, diplomatic and local government officials in a night marked with camaraderie and goodwill on August 4 at the Manila South Harbor’s Pier 15. While...
Story & photo by Recto Mercene THE People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China hosted—for the first time in the country—a celebration of its anniversary, which had in attendance military representatives of the Philippines and the US. Guests included Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,...
THE largest foreign chamber in the country, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), kicked off its first-in-a-series Networking Socials last week in Makati City. The event series aims to introduce new affiliates to longtime members of ECCP, as well as provide an exciting venue for businessmen to...
THE Short+Sweet Film Festival, together with the Australian Embassy and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), had its successful inaugural year in July, which aimed to provide a platform for Filipino and foreign filmmakers to share stories and cultures across the globe through the short films they produced. The...
THE Japan Foundation in Manila proudly brings a rare performance by Japanese-renowned benshi, or silent-film narrator, Ichiro Kataoka, who will accompany Yasujiro Ozu’s silent 1933 gangster film Dragnet Girl (Hijyosen no onna) on Saturday, September 2, at 5:30 p.m., during the 11th International Silent Film Festival Manila to be...
GALDERMA Philippines General Manager Raghavendra Sadashiva is excited on his assignment in the country, as his company has been registering impressive growth rates, particularly in its product lines specializing on skin care. “Among the Galderma affiliates in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is ranked No. 1 in the region in terms...
THE Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCP) recently held its Networking Night: Flavors of Israel, with the theme “Experience Israel, Land of Creation and Creativity”. The event seemingly transported more than 130 guests to Israel, with videos of fantastic tourist sites that will make those who haven’t been...
THE Embassy of Israel welcomed the growing number of Filipinos traveling to “The Holy Land”. Data from Israel’s Ministry of Tourism showed that around 9,000 Filipinos traveled to Israel during the first half of the year, up 62 percent from 5,600 during the same period in 2016. In June the number...
TWO years ago, “citizen” Chito Sta. Romana was asked: “If you were president of the Philippines for just one day, what would you want to change?” “I want to amend and improve our policy with China,” he quickly retorted, “because that’s my forte and expertise.” “But now,” he pointed out, “it...
EXECUTIVES from the diplomatic corps, government officials, prominent members of the Muslim community and corporate leaders recently converged to commemorate Eid’l Fitr Festival at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier. Hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Office of Middle East and African Affairs (OMEAA), in cooperation with...
MUSICIANS from all over the world, including the Philippines, recently converged for the “Beats of Cochlea” festival, where they showcased their talents, shared their love for music and received mentoring from world-class peers and professionals. What made the music festival extra special is the fact that it was especially created...
THE Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) recently staged its 2017 Global Networking Night (GNN), which was simultaneously hosted in different cities around the world. The GNN is a project of the HAA to give its graduates an opportunity to explore and expand their linkages. The last event drew more than 6,000...
TWENTY-one years of industry experience and global exposure have allowed Brett Patrick Hickey, Seda Hotels group general manager (GGM), to discern the hair-splitting difference between service and hospitality. “To do service, you got to have the ‘want’ and the ‘will’ to serve,” he said. “When somebody needs help, or when...
MORE French companies are keen on making their foray into the Philippines or expanding their existing operations, as the two countries enhance their bilateral trade and economic relations. Ambassador of France to the Philippines Thierry Mathou said they look forward to develop cooperation with the Philippines in the infrastructure, transportation...
EIGHT months after its reopening, the Embassy of Sweden in the Philippines hosted the 2017 Swedish National Day celebration at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La at the Fort. Spearheaded by Ambassador Harald Fries, the momentous celebration also marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic connections between Sweden and the Philippines, with...
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