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PH Embassy in Mexico celebrates Women’s Month 2014

  The Philippine Embassy in Mexico on March 29 celebrated Women’s Month with the theme “Juana, and Tatag Mo at Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong”.  The event was held at the Bulwagang Apolinario Mabini at the embassy chancery. The celebration commenced with the singing of the Philippine National Anthem led by Embassy officials and …

4th Leadership Management Seminar for Filipino-American Community culminates in Harvard

  In a fitting end to its Leadership Management Seminar (LMS) program for mainstream Filipino American community leaders, the Philippine Consulate General in New York held its fourth LMS, dubbed “Empowerment for the Future“, at the Harvard Student Organization Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 22. Seventy-six participants joined the LMS where at least 25 …

PH Consulate General in Los Angeles celebrates 2014 Women’s Month

  The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles honors 2014 Women’s Month in support of the theme set by the Philippine Commission on Women and the Civil Service Commission at the Rizal Hall on March 27. Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Grants and Communications Manager, Ms. Jessy Needham, participated in the celebration of Women’s …

PH Ambassador discusses enhancement of bilateral economic relations with Chair of Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

  During his visit to Porto on March 24, Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe J. Lhuillier met with Dr. José Antonio Barros, Chairman of the General Council of the Associação Empresarial de Portugal (AEP). AEP, also known as the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, is one of the oldest and most influential Chamber of Commerce in …

PH Consulate General participates in American International School of Jeddah’s “International Day”

  In fulfilling its public and cultural diplomacy functions, the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah participated in the American International School of Jeddah’s (AISJ) “International Day” celebration at the school’s campus on March 27.     During the activity, the AISJ opened its campus to the public and welcomed parents and invitees of different nationalities …

PH Embassy in Brasilia conducts Gender Sensitivity Training for embassy staff and Filipino community

  The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia conducted a Gender Sensitivity training for the Embassy staff and the Filipino Community on March 23 as part of its activities in support of Women’s Month. Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Eva G. Betita welcomed the Filipino community and Brazilian friends to the Philippine Embassy.  Third Secretary and Vice Consul …

Statement of Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario on the submission of the Philippines’ Memorial to the Arbitral Tribunal

Thank you everyone for your presence here on a Sunday. Today, the Philippines submitted its Memorial to the Arbitral Tribunal that is hearing the case it brought against the People’s Republic of China under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in January 2013. The Philippines’ Memorial was submitted in conformity with …

Humanitarian efforts reach the Philippines

The members of the Caring Hearts Dentistry Society (CHDS) led by its Chairman Elena C. Agala and President Dr. Danilo Salcedo launched a remarkable undertaking as they successfully conducted a Dental Mission in the Philippines, specifically in the disaster-stricken areas in Bohol, Cebu City and Tacloban City. This mission, funded primarily by the Society’s founding …

Surrey Food Bank: Community helping the community

Kuldip Ardawa, Community Partnership Coordinator at Surrey Food Bank. PCI file photo. When people hear the words ‘food bank,’ they often think of something like a soup kitchen—a facility that feeds the homeless. However, spending some time at the Surrey Food Bank (SFB) brought more light on the hope and goodwill that food banks bring …

Autism Speaks Canada grants over $450,000

  TORONTO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Autism Speaks Canada proudly provides funding for not-for-profit service providers across Canada through the Family Services Community Grants. The purpose of these grants is to support service providers to build their capacity to support individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Family Services Community Grants focus on three …

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