DIPLOMATIC POUCH
A closer China-Phl partnership in the new era
by Huang Xilian - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
On 14 April 2020, at the height of the Philippines’ battle against COVID-19, a “Goodwill Flight” chartered from China fully loaded with anti-pandemic supplies landed at the Ninoy Aquino International...
From resilience to recovery
by John Law - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
During his 1946 inaugural address, President Manuel Roxas told a newly independent Philippines and the world, “We have yet a greater bulwark today.
Christmas in the year 2020
by Alain Gaschen - December 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Having arrived in the Philippines in August of 2019, I have had the wonderful opportunity of seeing the Filipino Christmas spirit less than a month after I first set foot in Manila.
5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement: A renewed call for urgent climate action
by Nicolas Galey - December 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Recently again, the Philippines was sadly and severely hit by extreme climatic events whose frequency and destructiveness continue to intensify year after year. Indeed, in a span of only a month, Typhoons Quinta,...
NSP Plus: People-centered community of peace and prosperity
by Han Dong-Man - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Time flies.
Italian-Asean friendship takes a major step forward
by Luigi Di Maio - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Last September, the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting officially granted Italy the status of ASEAN development partner.
A friendship tried and true
by Koji Haneda - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The time has come for me to take my final bow.
New facts in a historic relationship
by Shambhu S.Kumaran - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The relationship between India and the Philippines is an ancient one.
64th anniversary of long lasting friendship
by U Lwin Oo - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Myanmar established diplomatic relations in 1956 and Sept. 29, 2020 marks the 64th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Myanmar. Since we traveled together over 64 years,...
Australia is proud to support Filipino teachers
by Steven J. Robinson - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Having been Ambassador to the Philippines for almost two years now, I have had the privilege of visiting 13 of the country’s 18 regions.
Hanggang sa muli: An unforgettable 4 years
by Sung Kim - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
It is with a heavy but full heart that I bid farewell to the Philippines, my home for the last four years.
Germany-Europe-Asia: Shaping the 21st century together
by Anke Reiffenstuel - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
In the past few years, the importance of the Indo-Pacific region has increased markedly. With its Policy Guidelines for the Indo-Pacific, the German Government is setting out the course for its future policy.
Germany-Europe-Asia: Shaping the 21st century together
by Peter Schoof - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
In the past few years, the importance of the Indo-Pacific region has increased markedly. With its Policy Guidelines for the Indo-Pacific, the German Government is setting out the course for its future policy.
Build a safe, open and orderly digital world
by Huang Xilian - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am
On the morning of September 8, 2020, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a keynote speech titled Upholding Multilateralism, Fairness and Justice and Promoting Mutually Beneficial Cooperation...
Magkaibigan tayong tunay: We are true friends
by Han Dong-Man - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
It has been more than two and a half years since I had the honor of serving here in Manila as the Ambassador of Korea to the Philippines.
K-Dramas and K-Culture: A shared experience between Philippines and Korea during the pandemic
by Han Dong-Man - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
When the Korean Wave or Hallyu started gaining ground in the mid-1990s, the primary elements that the Asian markets embraced were K-Drama and K-Pop.
July 15, 2016 Coup attempt in Turkey ‘A night of defiance’
by Artemiz Sümer - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
It has been four years since we thwarted the bloodiest terror attack in the history of the Republic of Turkey.
The Philippines' future floats in West Philippine Sea
by Sung Y. Kim - July 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The waters of the South China Sea are home to a dizzying array of marine resources, ranging from vast oil and gas reserves deep beneath the surface to the complex and beautiful ecosystems capable of supporting international...
‘Germany’s heart beats for Europe’
by Anke Reiffenstuel - July 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Gemeinsam. Europa wieder stark machen” (“Together for Europe’s Recovery“) is Germany’s motto for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union that runs from July 1 to December...
70 years after fighting together in the Korean War, the Philippines and Korea again unite, this time against COVID-19
by Han Dong-Man - June 25, 2020 - 12:00am
On June 25, 1950, Korea was mired into a war by the hostile North, which took millions of lives and immeasurable sufferings.
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