France-Phl artists unite to help Yolanda victims

VICTIMS of super typhoon Yolanda that hit the country three years ago particularly the Visayas region in November 2013 that displaced 14 million people and killed at least 6,000 but are still struggling to rebuild their lives, could now expect some help from France-Philippines United Action (FPUA).

FPUA is a charitable foundation dedicated to help make the victims’ recovery faster most of whom still live in flimsy shelters that are unlikely to withstand the next typhoon passing through the said region.

With this in mind, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on a group of local artists…

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 UK Embassy- Manila celebrate ties

THE British Embassy Manila recently hosted the annual UK-Philippines Friendship Ball at the Manila Polo Club to mark the 70 years of bilateral ties between the two countries.

“The biggest gift we can offer you is our friendship,” said Ambassador Asif Ahmad, who noted that the annual ball is a way of expressing gratitude to the Philippines for remaining one of the UK’s most valued partners and allies.

The UK-Philippines Friendship Ball is one of the highlights of the embassy’s “The GREAT Britain” campaign, now running on its fourth season. 

It showcased the best of what the UK has…

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Ph joins Asia-Pacific Cultural Day

RICH and diverse cultures from 20 different nations were featured in the 2016 Asia–Pacific Cultural Day held in Taipei, Taiwan recently during which the Philippine delegation was also recognized for bringing in one of the biggest contingents.

More than 80 Filipino tourists led by the Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Maria Lourdes Japson and 2015 Miss World-Philippines Hillarie Danielle Parungao, attended the event at the Taipei Main Station.

The APCD celebration, dubbed as one of the biggest inter-cultural festival in Taiwan is now on its 5th year that features 20 countries including Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines.…

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Stronger PH-Sweden economic relations seen


As the Government of Sweden reopens its embassy in Manila, the Philippines is looking at a more vigorous and stronger bilateral relations with the said Nordic country.   

The Nordic countries are geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic consisting of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, including their associated territories (Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Åland Islands).

Swedish Embassy reopened recently during which DTI Undersecretary Nora Terrado emphasized the importance of the embassy’ and Ambassador Harald Fries’ presence in Manila in furthering economic relations between Philippines and Sweden.

In a message by Ambassador Harald…

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South Koreans see job opportunities in PH

ONE of the strongest signs that the local economy is improving is when foreign nationals decide to permanently stay and start their careers here.

This observation was made by the members of Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (KCCP) who are inviting their countrymen to find a career path in the country.

KCCP President Ho-ik Lee said the KCCP – Junior Chamber Committee is looking at ways for South Koreans studying in the country to find local jobs.

“South Korea is a mature economy, which makes it hard for it to jump to another level. The Philippines is an…

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