The disaster in Libya puts focus on climate change
by Mohamed Osman - September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
On 11 September 2023, Eastern Libya woke up to a natural disaster that exceeded in scope anything historically documented in Libya or any that the living have experienced in their lifetime.
Korea-Philippines FTA: More than just an economic pact
by Lee Sang-Hwa - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
The signing of the Korea-Philippines Free Trade Agreement was a significant milestone in the relationship of the two countries. It was inked on Sept. 7 on the sidelines of the 43rd ASEAN Summit held in Jakarta, in...
From Shin Dong-pa to BTS – and more
by Lee Sang-Hwa - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Let me start with a story I heard from a Korean who has been living in the Philippines for decades.
UK-Philippines partnership bolstered by Foreign Secretary visit
by Laure Beaufils - September 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Last week, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly visited Manila.
Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy and the spirit of Camp David
by Lee Sang-Hwa - August 24, 2023 - 12:00am
As Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines, I find it timely and appropriate to reflect upon the trilateral summit hosted by US President Joe Biden at Camp David on Aug. 18, 2023, in light of its profound...
Japan continues to provide science-based information for the handling of ALPS treated water
by Koshikawa Kazuhiko - August 17, 2023 - 12:00am
I would like to address some concerns regarding the ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) treated water.
A direct connection between France and the Philippines
by Michèle Boccoz - August 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Last week, Minister of State for Development and International Partnerships Chrysoula Zacharopoulou accompanied President Emmanuel Macron for a historical visit in the Pacific region – in the French overseas...
The complex path in the investigation of potentially unlawful deaths
by Gustavo Gonzalez - July 16, 2023 - 12:00am
The challenge of preventing unlawful killings is global.
Now is the time for ambition in Canada-Philippines relations
by David Hartman - July 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Earlier this month, on 1 July, Canadians gathered from coast to coast to coast to celebrate Canada Day. Here in the Philippines, over the past two weeks, I have had occasion to gather with our Filipino friends and...
Celebrating milestones as friends, partners, allies
by Marykay Carlson - July 4, 2023 - 12:00am
This July 4, Americans all over the world are celebrating the 247th anniversary of US independence. Here in the Philippines, we are also commemorating the 69th Philippine-American Friendship Day, making July 4 doubly...
Historic visit of Israeli FM to the Philippines
by Ilan Fluss - June 18, 2023 - 12:00am
The recent visit to the Philippines of Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen is a strong political message of the close relations between our nations. It exemplifies the desire to enhance the cooperation in the priority...
The G7 Hiroshima Summit
by Koshikawa Kazuhiko - May 25, 2023 - 12:00am
It was in my early 20s when I first visited Hiroshima, the city where the first atomic bomb was dropped on that fateful day in 1945.
Spotlight on press freedom
by Alain Gaschen - April 2, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the things the pandemic briefly took away from us was the film-viewing experience.
Israel filling in water challenges of Phl
by Ilan Fluss - March 26, 2023 - 12:00am
With the decline of the coronavirus, the world has returned to focus on the most pressing existential threats global warming and climate change.
The universality of human experience
by R?du?a Dana Matache - March 18, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the most cherished gifts I received soon after taking over my duties in the Philippines, a bit over a year ago, was a beautifully designed, purple-covered book: “Women in Diplomacy.
Israel promoting gender  equity and inclusivity
by Ilan Fluss - March 12, 2023 - 12:00am
This yearly celebration every 8th of March was made official by the United Nations in 1975.
Let’s talk about sex
by Anke Reiffenstuel - January 29, 2023 - 12:00am
My daughter is a law student. Ever since her early school days, she was dreaming of becoming a lawyer.
Home and Belonging
by Ilan Fluss - January 28, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the most difficult stories that the Jewish people have to tell is the story of the Holocaust. Nevertheless, no matter how hard it is, retelling the story is essential.
Global cooperation as the solution
by Alain Gaschen - January 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Happy New Year! Like most, I looked forward to the arrival of 2023.
2023 promises even stronger momentum in US-Phl ties
by Marykay Carlson - January 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The last five months of 2022 coincided with my first five months serving as US Ambassador to the Philippines – an exciting time marked by non-stop engagements that strengthened our ironclad relationship as...
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