DIPLOMATIC POUCH
70 years of friendship and beyond
by Han Dong-Man - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I am always delighted and grateful whenever I witness young Filipinos enjoying Korean drama and films, and K-Pop.
Toward stronger development partnership with the Philippines
by Han Dong-Man - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am
During President Duterte’s visit to Korea last June, he and Korean President Moon Jae-in declared 2019 – the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Philippines-Korea diplomatic relations – as...
China and ASEAN: Together for Vision 2030
by Huang Xilian - February 27, 2019 - 12:00am
As China’s Ambassador to ASEAN, it is my great pleasure to visit this lovely country in my tour of duty at the beginning of the year, a country known for its natural beauty and the warmth of its people. It...
On dictatorship, democracy and the level playing field
by Gordon Kricke - February 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Germany and the Philippines may have a quite different history, but they share the experience of a peaceful overthrow of a dictatorial regime.
ASEAN and Korea set to sail another 30 years ahead
by Kim Young-Chae - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
This year, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-Korea relations as well as the 70th anniversary of the Philippines-Korea relations.
Charting a course for our shared future
by Sung Kim - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am
How do we ensure that our friendship, partnership, and alliance, forged over the past century, evolve to meet our needs a century from now? Last week, the US Embassy brought together top US, Filipino, and regional...
Too much shouting is bad for your health
by Gordon Kricke - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The old year has just ended and the Christmas season was an opportunity to take a deep breath, perhaps to read, relax or simply sleep in late.
Japan brings subway and new railway to Metro Manila
by Koji Haneda - December 27, 2018 - 12:00am
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day with families and loved ones.
US-Philippines friendship rings stronger in 2018
by Sung Kim - December 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Mabuhay Pilipinas! The holiday season is a time of celebration and reflection.
Spain, 40 years moving forward
by Jorge Moragas - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
On Dec. 6 Spain celebrated 40 years of the referendum that approved its current Constitution.
Improving ease of doing business in the Philippines
by David Strachan - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Earlier this month the World Bank released its Ease of Doing Business rankings.
The Philippines is opening the golden age of infrastructure
by Han Dong-Man - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, President Duterte and I broke ground for the construction of the Panguil Bay Bridge, which, once completed, will be the longest bridge in the Philippines.
US-Phl: Friends and partners in educational exchange
by Sung Kim - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Every November, the US Departments of State and Education celebrate International Education Week to highlight the benefits of educational exchange.
Korea’s contribution to co-prosperity through CSR
by Han Dong-Man - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” This statement from former United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill speaks of how one cannot rise to be a leader in the global stage without being involved...
Protecting the oceans: Chile’s approach
by Jose Miguel Capdevila - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Chile is an ocean country, with one of the Planet‘s largest Exclusive Economic Zones and a coastline measuring over 6,400 kilometers.
Diving with dynamite
by Gordon Kricke - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
I was diving on a weekend in the beautiful waters of Malapascua when I heard a loud explosion.
A move toward peace on the Korean Peninsula
by Han Dong-Man - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
After the Korean War was ceased by the Armistice Agreement in 1953, the Korean Peninsula was divided into North and South.
The limits of my language are the limits of my world
by Gordon Kricke - September 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Okay, I better admit it before someone else finds it out: that phrase is not really my own.
Avenues for stronger Philippines-Japan linkages
by Koji Haneda - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In light of the devastation brought forth by Typhoon Ompong in the Philippines, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of victims and sympathize with all those who were affected.
Steady on … honoring a Filipino hero of the Korean War
by Han Dong-Man - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
"Steady on."
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