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Almost 200 Madrid-based Filipinos and Spaniards attended the Mango Investment Forum jointly organized by the Department of Agriculture, Philippines Mango Industry Foundation Inc. and the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, on 01 December 2016 at the VP Hotel El Madroño…

Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez (currently the Charge d’Affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid) and Mrs. Nesa Nolido (the Head of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Madrid) graced the art exhibit of Fr. Carlos Simbajon, O.P., a young, multi-talented Filipino…

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid officially opened the registration for overseas voters for the 2019 National Elections today, 01 December 2016, with the Embassy personnel and their families as the first registrants to encourage Filipinos to register…

The Heads of Post of Madrid-based Asia-Pacific embassies (aka The ASPAC Group) conducted an official visit to Valencia, Spain, last 24-25 November 2016. The visit was spearheaded by the current chair of the ASPAC Group,…

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid would like to inform the public that the Monetary Board of the Philippines has issued Circular No. 922, Series of 2016, which amends policies on cross-border transfer of local currency (Philippine Peso). Under the said circular, a person may bring with him to or take out of the Philippines, physically […]

Don Papa Rum was officially launched on 10 November 2016 at the Bodega de los Secretos Restaurant in Madrid. Created in 2011, Don Papa Rum is a premium small-batch rum produced by Bleeding Heart Rum Company in Negros Occidental. It is distilled from the world´s finest …

Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and Spanish Secretary of State for Trade Jaime García-Legaz shake hands after the signing Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and Spanish Secretary of State for Trade Jaime García-Legaz signed a MOU…

Members of the Filipino community in Madrid gathered yesterday for a briefing on Social Security System coverage programs conducted by SSS Representative Jonnah Cruzada. The briefing was held at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office Hall…

The ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM), in cooperation with Casa Asia, successfully conducted an investment forum at the Casa Asia headquarters in Barcelona on 26 October 2016. More than 70 businessmen and investors from the Catalonian region, participated in the forum dubbed …

Madrid PE’s Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Emmanuel R. Fernandez joined other Heads of Post last 1st October in celebrating the 4th centenary of the death of world-renowned Spanish author, Miguel de Cervantes.  The event (dubbed Encuentro de Embajadores) was organized by the local government of Campo de Criptana (in Castilla-La Mancha) and was hosted by its […]

The Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Palma de Mallorca, headed by newly appointed Honorary Consul Pablo Martin Peré, officially opened its doors to the public last 30 September 2016.

Around sixty members of the Filipino community in Madrid participated in a Workshop on Gender Sensitivity and Anti-Trafficking in Persons (TIP) organized by the Philippine Embassy in Madrid.   The workshop was held at the hall of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office. The speakers were First Secretary and Consul Mary Luck Hicarte and Third Secretary and […]

For its thirtieth year anniversary, members of the Tahanan Filipino Chaplaincy held a family day event at the Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Pilar.  Post´s Chargé d´Affaires, a.i. Emmanuel R. Fernandez, First Secretary Mary Luck Hicarte, and Cultural Assistant Ruby Fernandez graced the said event. The event, themed Sandiwangan, began with a Eucharistic Celebration in […]

A delegation from the Commission on Higher Education headed by Commissioner Minella C. Alarcon briefed officials of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid on the K-12 Transition Program on 12 September 2016. Together with Commissioner Alarcon were . . .

Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez (Charge d´Affaires, a.i., of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid) graced the inauguration of the newly renovated Casa-Museo de Fray Felix Cuadrado in Villasarracino, Palencia, Spain last September 8, . . .

In commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Embassy in Madrid held a commemorative activity among Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino community. The program started with welcome remarks by First Secretary Gerardo Abiog who recalled the foundation of ASEAN in 1967 and noted […]

In celebration of the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, Philppine Embassy in Madrid personnel underwent an intensive eight-hour Basic First Aid Training course at the Spanish Red Cross on 26 and 29 July 2016. The two-day training equipped …

The Philippine Madrigal Singers received a standing ovation and a thunderous applause from their audience for their performance at Madrid’s Basilica Parroquia de la Virgen Milagrosa on Friday, 29 July 2016. The said performance was the second part of the 9º Encuentro Voces Amigas …

Last 30 June 2016, another Philippine military officer graduated from a special military course in Spain. Captain Jason K. Frias of the Philippine Marine Corps successfully hurdled the Expeditionary Amphibious Warfare Course (EAWC), at Escuela de Infanteria de Marina General Albacete Fuster, in Cartagena, Murcia. The EAWC is among the courses granted by the Spanish […]

The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July 2016, of the Award by the Arbitral Tribunal constituted by the Permanent Court of Arbitration under Annex VII of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the arbitration proceedings initiated by the Philippines with regard to the South China Sea. Our […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid hosted a Recognition Event for Filipino Community Organizations in Spain and Andorra, by way of thanking them for the support and collaboration they have extended to the Embassy for its various programs and projects ….

The 118th Philippine Independence Day celebration in Palma de Mallorca was held at the historic site of La Misericordia, on an unusually windy day. The Filipino community gathered together to celebrate the occasion with food, song and dance.

Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Antonio E. Bello of the Philippine Army and Lieutenant Commander Jowel E. De Vera of the Philippine Navy successfully finished the Curso de Estado Mayor XVII at the Centro Superior de Estudios dela Defensa Nacional (CESEDEN) of the Spanish Ministry of Defense, in Madrid, Spain. The graduation ceremony was presided by no […]

The 118th Philippine Independence Day celebration in Barcelona started with a piano concert featuring Filipino-Spanish pianist J. Marina Gomez (who was trained at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu) on 11 June 2016 at the Centre Sant Pere Barcelona.  The concert was organized by Grupo Concierto Filipino. The highlight of the concert was the […]

The Filipino Channel, in coordination with the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, launched the maiden episode of Kwentuhang Kapamilya, a  talk show hosted by Charo Santos-Concio, at the Hotel Melia Princesa in Madrid.  The event celebrated the 25th  Anniversary of Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK), said to be the longest-running drama anthology series in Philippine television. The […]

Maria Alexandra Iñigo Chua, Filipino musicologist and an Associate Professor of the UST Conservatory of Music, was the invited guest speaker at the conference entitled “Music Printing, Hybrid Genres and Emerging Nationalism: The Kundiman and the Habanera in the Context of Nineteenth-Century Hispano-Filipino Encounter.” This was the first public event organized by the Sociedad Para […]

The Philippine Embassy hosted the 6th Annual Meeting with Philippine Honorary Consular Officers on June 14, 2016 at the Philippine Embassy in Madrid.

Philippine Ambassador to Spain H. E. Carlos C. Salinas swore in Messieurs Pablo Martin Peré and David Garcia Pena as the new Philippine Honorary Consuls for Palma de Mallorca and Vigo, respectively.

In commemoration of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 14th Anniversary of Spanish-Philippine Friendship Day, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas hosted the traditional diplomatic reception on 13 June 2016 at Hotel InterContinental Madrid, with an estimated 500 guests from the diplomatic corps, government and private sectors, […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid commemorated the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 12 June 2016.

The Filipino community in Madrid celebrated the 118th Philippine Independence Day with a program with the Tahanan Filipino Chaplaincy of Madrid at the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Espino in the afternoon.

The Coro Regina Coeli, a choir based in Cavite, was warmly received by both Filipino and Spanish audience at a free concert which was held yesterday at the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Espino, home of the Tahanan Filipino Chaplaincy in Madrid.  The choir rendered both Filipino and English songs, among which were Minsan Lang Kita […]

Secretary of Trade and Industry Adrian S. Cristobal, Jr. expounded on trade and business opportunities in the Philippines, at an investment forum held at the CEOE Headquarters in Madrid on May 3. The forum was organized by the Philippine Embassy in Madrid with the assistance of Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales, the Ministry of Economy […]

A Filipino Women’s Football Team participated in the First Ibero-American Women’s Football Tournament held in Sevilla, Spain from 23 to 24 April of this year.  The tournament was part of the activities organized by the City Council of Seville in collaboration with the different consulates in Seville (including the Philippine Honorary Consulate) headed by the […]

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Philippine Ambassador to Spain H.E. Carlos C. Salinas administered the Donning of Ranks on Commander LEAH G ESTABILLO, PN, during the Flag Retreat Ceremony on 29 April 2016 at the Embassy’s Jardin Rizal.

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in this year´s Bazar Diplomático Solidario XXII Kermes 2016 on 16 April 2016, at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid.   The Philippine participation was led by Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas, wife of Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas. Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Mrs. Salinas welcomed and received Her Majesty, […]

The overseas voting in Spain for the Philippine national elections officially opened in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday, 09 April 2016. On the first day of the elections, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and his spouse were the first to cast their votes using the Vote Counting Machine (VCM),  which is the first time to be […]

Close to 1,500 people flocked to the Basilica Parroquia de la Medalla Milagrosa in Madrid, Spain last 03 April 2016, when the Philippines’ Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle (the Archbishop of Manila) celebrated the Holy Mass for the Filipino community in Spain.  Concelebrating with Cardinal Tagle were no less than the Archbishop of Madrid, Carlos […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid successfully hosted the regional training for the new e-Passport Appointment and Enrolment System at Hotel Via Castellana, Madrid from 04 to 05 April 2016. The new ePassport system training, jointly organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) and the APO Production Unit Inc., was […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, together with Philippine Honorary Consular Officer to Malaga, Rosa Agüera and Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas, held a meeting with the leaders of the Filipino Community in Malaga on 30 March 2016, before the inauguration ceremony of the monument in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal. Ambassador Salinas expressed his gratitude to the […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in a conference in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the arrival in the Philippines of Miguel López de Legazpi and Fr. Andres de Urdaneta, held in Donostia, San Sebastian on 18 March 2016. The conference was co-organized by the Basque Government, the Regional Council of Gipuzcoa and the […]

A new monument in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal was installed in the city of Malaga on 30 March 2016.

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, as Dean of the Asia-Pacific Diplomatic Corps, led 16 Ambassadors and senior embassy officials in a breakfast meeting with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ignacio Ybañez on 29 March 2016. Joining Amb. Salinas were the Ambassadors of Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, DPRK, ROK, Malaysia and New Zealand, […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid successfully hosted the On-Site Regional Training on the Implementation of the Automated Election System (AES) for Purposes of the 2016 National Elections. COMELEC Commissioner Rowena Amelia Guanzon led the team from Manila composed of officials from COMELEC, the DFA-Overseas Voters Secretariat (DFA-OVS) and DOST, who conducted the training of eighteen […]

2GO Group Inc., a Philippine company engaged in the provision of integrated transportation services, was among the companies that received the Trofeo Internacional del Transporte 2016 (“International Transport Award 2016”) from the Global Trade Leaders’ Club last March 02, 2016. The event was held at the Hotel Melia Castilla in Madrid, Spain, and was attended […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas gave the opening remarks in the commemoration of “Día del Pacífico”, which was held today at the Centro Casa Asia-Madrid. Also present during the event were Secretary General of Intituto Cervantes, Mr. Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga, and guest of honor, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ignacio Ybañez Rubio.

At the invitation of Dr. Andrew L. Tan, Chairman and CEO of Alliance Global Group Inc. and Emperador Distillers Inc., Ambassador and Mrs. Carlos C. Salinas attended the inauguration ceremony of the “new era” of Bodegas Fundador under its new owner, the Emperador Distillers Inc., which was held in Jerez on 1 March 2016.

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas successfully led, for the second time, an Executive Breakfast Forum on the Philippines which highlighted the readiness of the Philippines to become an investment destination for foreign markets, in particular for Spanish markets.

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid took part in the re-launch of the book “El Vuelo Madrid-Manila (1926)” that documented the 38-day pioneering flight from Madrid to Manila in 1926, in commemoration of the flight’s 90th anniversary. Attended by almost seventy people at Pangea, the world’s biggest travel bookstore, in Madrid on 26 February 2016, the […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution with members of the Filipino community through a flag-raising ceremony at the Embassy´s Jardin Rizal. The flag-raising was followed by a reading of the message of President Benigno Aquino III by Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez. Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas […]

Personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid introduced the Philippines to the preschool children of Colegio Publico Obispo Eijo Garay through a reading of Jose Rizal’s popular folk tale entitled, “The Monkey and the Turtle.”   The children, ages 3, 4 and 5, listened intently to the story, which was about a wise turtle outwitting a […]

The Filipino Community in Madrid commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution at the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Espino on Sunday, 21 February 2016. Filipino youth, singing ¨Bayan Ko,¨ led the community´s entrance to the church. A Filipino boy named Elizer Lubis then read the children´s book EDSA, which was written […]

The Philippines, through the Filipino community association Devotees of Sto. Niño de Cebu-Madrid participated in this year´s Carnaval de Madrid 2016 Parade which was held on 06 February 2016. The carnival parade is an annual event organized by the City Hall of Madrid. This year´s edition was spearheaded by the Municipal Council District of Tetuan, […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid held the grand draw of its 2014-2015 Overseas Voting Registration (OVR) Raffle at the Embassy premises last February 4, 2016.  The event was attended by the representatives of the companies that voluntarily donated the prizes for the OVR Raffle, as their way of helping the Embassy encourage as many qualified […]

The Philippines is again participating in this year´s Madrid Fusion 2016 – 14th   Edition, which is being held from 25 to 27 January 2016, at the Palacio Municipal de los Congresos in Madrid.  The Philippines is on its second year in the international gastronomic event through the Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Department of […]

Maunlad Canning Company (whose main product is Young’s Town Sardines) was among the recipients of this year’s International Food and Beverages Quality Awards, which was held last 25 January 2016 at the Hotel Melia Castilla in Madrid, Spain. The awarding event is held annually by the Global Trade Leaders´ Club which describes itself (on its website) […]

The Philippines made waves as it promoted the “Visit the Philippines Again in 2016” campaign at the 36th edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR).  FITUR is said to be the most important business and promotion forum for the international tourism industry.  This edition registered a record participation of 9,500 companies from 165 countries and […]

President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred  the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Grand Cross, Gold Distinction (Datu, Katangiang Ginto), the country´s highest diplomatic honor, on H.E. Carlos C. Salinas, Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, at the awarding ceremony held at the Malacañan Palace on 11 January 2016. Ambassador Salinas was recognized […]

Officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, together with the Order of the Knights of Rizal and members of the Filipino community, pose for a picture after a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal.

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid featured Philippine cuisine and products at the first edition of La Navideña Feria Internacional de las Culturas, a Christmas fair organized by the Madrid City Government. The fair was held from 17 to 22 December 2015 at the Cuartel de Conde Duque, one of Madrid’s three biggest cultural centers.  The […]

On the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility in the case of Republic of the Philippines versus the People´s Republic of China dated 29 October 2015. The PCA has released its findings that it will now proceed in hearing the Philippines´ case against China concerning the West Philippine Sea on its merits. We thank […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in collaboration with the University of Valladolid, organized a seminar entitled “The Philippines: a dynamic and an emerging economy” on 10 November 2015 at the University of Valladolid. The seminar was part of the 10th Series of Conference on Australasian economies and societies conducted by the Asian Studies Center of […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas graced the official inauguration of the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Valencia under the mandate of Mr. Manuel Carrión Sanchez, new Philippine Honorary Consular Officer to Valencia. The ceremony was held at the Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia on 06 November 2015 with the presence of the officials […]

Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. paid a visit last 29 October 2015 to Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ignacio Ybanez Rubio.  Accompanied by their respective delegations (which included, on the Philippine side, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas, Minister and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez, and Intramuros Administrator Marco Antonio Luisito […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid closed the 2014-2015 overseas voter’s registration period on Saturday, 31 October 2015, at 5:00pm (Madrid time) with a bang. As early as 8:30 AM on Saturday, Philippine Embassy personnel were out in the streets of Madrid to distribute flyers and encourage Filipinos to register as overseas voters. Aside from opening […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas was named an “Honorary Fellow” by the Academia Diplomacia de España for his contributions in the development and promotion of relations between the Philippines and Spain, in his capacity as Ambassador. The awarding ceremony took place on 31 October 2015 in Seville with the presence of Ms. Sofía de Borbón, President […]

The Intramuros Administration was honored with the Heritage Prize 2015 by the Association of UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Spain in recognition of its efforts in protecting the Spanish colonial architecture in Manila, at a ceremony held on 30 October 2015 in Palacio de los Verdugo, Ávila, the headquarters of the Association. Ambassador Carlos C. […]

Last October 22, 2015, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas hosted a  thanksgiving cocktails at his official residence in Madrid  in honor of Filcom and business leaders in Spain and Andorra, to thank them for their support for the Embassy’s overseas voter’s registration campaign. The event was attended by leaders of Filipino community organizations, business  establishments and […]

The Philippines took center stage in the Premios Solidarios 2015, the awarding ceremony that capped this year’s Festival de las Naciones in Seville, Spain.  The Festival de las Naciones is an annual international event wherein various countries are given the opportunity to feature their cultures, encourage trade and promote tourism among the participants.  The Premios […]

The Philippines took center stage last Saturday, 24 October, at the Festival de las Naciones in Seville, Spain, as the festival’s featured country. Filipino community organizations in Seville, in cooperation with Mr. Jose Ignacio Bidon y Vigil de Quinones, Philippine Honorary Consul General in Seville, led the preparations for the Festival’s “Philippine Day.” “Philippine Day” […]

On 26 October 2015, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas visited the city of Alicante to promote trade and investment with the business sector of the second largest province of the Comunidad Autonoma de Valencia. The event was co-organized with the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Alicante. The Ambassador and his spouse, Mrs. […]

Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas, Dean of the Asia-Pacific (ASPAC) Diplomatic Corps, led the ASPAC Ambassadors in a joint courtesy call on Foreign Minister José Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil at the Palacio de Viana in Madrid on 15 October 2015. During the call, Amb. Salinas informed FM Margallo of the ASPAC Group’s efforts […]

Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas swore in Mr. Manuel Carrion Sanchez, the newly appointed Philippine Honorary Consul for Valencia, at the Philippine Embassy in Madrid last October 1. In his message, Ambassador Salinas encouraged the new Honorary Consul to work hand in hand with the Philippine Embassy to further broaden the areas of […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in coordination with Instituto Cervantes, conducted a roundtable discussion, entitled “Creating Bridges (1565-2015): 450 Years of Spanish-Philippine Relations,” in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the arrival in the Philippines of Spaniards Miguel López de Legazpi and Fr. Andres de Urdaneta. The discussion was opened by Instituto Cervantes Secretary General […]

The ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) successfully concluded its first official visit to the Basque Country by conducting a business forum in Bilbao and meeting with Basque officials in Vitoria on September 29, 2015. In cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce of Bilbao, the ACM held the ASEAN Business Forum at the Chamber Auditorium, which […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza successfully held an informative briefing on Philippine trade and investment opportunities on 22 September 2015 at the Chamber of Commerce in Zaragoza. Prior to the presentation, Ambassador Salinas met with the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza, Mr. Manuel Teruel. During […]

  The Foundation of the football club Real Madrid will conduct football clinics in the Philippines under an agreement between the Fundación Real Madrid and the PinoySports Foundation which was signed today in Madrid, Spain. PinoySports Foundation was represented by its president, former Senate and University of the Philippines President Edgardo J. Angara.  Fundación Real […]

On behalf of the Philippine Embassy to the Kingdom of Spain, I would like to thank all the leaders of the various Filcom organizations in Spain and Andorra for the support they have been generously extending to us in our campaign to encourage all Filipino citizens within our jurisdiction (including “dual citizens”) to register as […]

Last August 30, 2015, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas recognized the efforts of Mayantocquenians Association for their assistance in promoting overseas registration among Filipinos in Spain. The Ambassador lauded the support of Mayantocquenians Association for the Embassy’s “Search for Lakan at Mutya ng Filipinas-España 2015,” whose candidates were hailed as King and Queen […]

The Kudyapi Children´s Choir of Barcelona serenaded the Filipino community in Madrid yesterday, in a 45 minute concert at the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Espino, home of the Filipino chaplaincy in Madrid.  The choir is composed of thirty-one children from 5 to 14 years of age. The Kudyapi Children’s Choir impressed their audience with […]

  The Philippine Embassy in Madrid met its target of 10,000 new overseas voters on August 28,2015  more than two months ahead of the deadline set for October 31, 2015.  Its 10,000th registrant was its Military and Defense Attache, Colonel Romulo Manuel. Despite that, it has scheduled several OV registration outreach missions over the weekend […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from incoming ASEAN-Madrid Chair Ambassador Busaya Mathelin of Thailand, witnessed by Ambassador Kennedy Jawan of Malaysia (first from the left), Ambassador Yuli Mumpuni Widarso of Indonesia (second from the left) and Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Binh of Vietnam (first from the right). The Philippine Embassy in Madrid […]

The Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing delays in the issuance of e-Passports. In view of this, measures are now being undertaken to address the situation by increasing the production of e-Passports. For Persons Who Need to Renew their Passports: While the new measures to increase production capacity are […]

Republic of the Philippines v. People’s Republic of China   HON. ALBERT F. DEL ROSARIO Secretary of Foreign Affairs   07 July 2015    Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Tribunal, it is a great honor to respectfully appear before you on behalf of my country, the Republic of the Philippines. It is indeed a […]

CDA Fernandez and Mrs. Fernandez during the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Filipino Community members The Filipino Community in Madrid, in coordination with the Philippine Embassy, successfully held its annual Barrio Fiesta on Sunday, 28 June 2015, on the grounds of Colegio de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion in Madrid.  An estimated 2,000 persons attended the event To commence the event, […]

L-R:  First Secretary and Consul Abiog delivers his remarks. KRMC Commander Federico Sanchez (center) poses with members of KRMC. The Knights of Rizal Madrid Chapter (KRMC) in coordination with the Philippine Embassy in Madrid  commemorated the 154th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal last 21 June 2015 by offering flowers at the Rizal Monument in Avenida […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas addresses the Filipino community in last Sunday’s mass. The Philippine Embassy offered a Holy Mass at the Nuestra Señora del Espino in celebration of the 117th Anniversary of Philippine Independence. The Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Remigio Domino, SVD. In his message, the Ambassador stated, “As we gather here today […]

Personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid with Mesdames Isabelita Salinas and Alice Fernandez The Philippine Embassy in Madrid hosted a diplomatic reception on June 15 at the Hotel InterContinental Madrid to commemorate the 117thAnniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and 13th Philippines-Spain Friendship Day.  Spain’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ignacio Ybáñez Rubio […]

/td> L-R:  Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Col. Romulo A. Manuel, Jr. GPA, assist in hoisting the Philippine flag. Members of the Filipino community and the Embassy’s personnel listen as Ambassador Salinas delivers his Independence Day message.  The Philippine Embassy conducted a flag raising ceremony with the Filipino community in observance […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the Philippine Consulate (calle Aldamar 4, Planta 6, Dpto. 60, 48001 Bilbao) at least 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc. Only […]

  Addressed to the members of the Filipino Community in Spain and Andorra on the occasion of the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence Minamahal na mga kababayan, taos-puso akong  bumabati sa inyo sa pagdiriwang ng ika-sandaan at labimpitong taon ng kasarinlan ng ating bansang Pilipinas. Ang “Kalayaan 2015: Tagumpay sa Pagbabago ng […]

Top: Members of the audience listen intently to Prof. de Dios as she tackles issues that are close to their heart.  Bottom: Group photo with Prof. de Dios and Embassy personnel   Professor  Aurora Javate de Dios gave a lecture on Women in Migration yesterday to members of the Filipino community in Madrid. Prof. de […]

  Personnel pose with the text of the DFA Pledge Against Trafficking in Persons   The Philippine Embassy in Madrid conducted an Echo Training on Anti-Trafficking in Persons (TIP) to further strengthen the Embassy’s efforts in combating human trafficking.  The training follows through on the Regional Workshop on Anti-Trafficking in Persons for Foreign Service Posts […]

L-R: Gary V  singing  waves to the crowd, together with Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas.  “ Mr. Pure Energy”  singing his heart-touching  song  “Take Me Out  of the Dark”. 11 May 2015 – Over a thousand Filipino and Spanish nationals  danced the night away as world-class Filipino talent, Mr. Gary Valenciano, also known as “Mr. Pure […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid (Madrid PE) recently hosted the On-Site Regional Training on the Implementation of the I-Rehistro Program for Europe-based foreign service posts (FSPs).  A total of 21 representatives from the different Philippine foreign service posts in Europe (plus Tel Aviv PE) attended the seminar, which was held at the InnSide Hotel in […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Convento de Sta. Magdalena, c/ Sta. Magdalena 2-A, Palma de Mallorca, 07012) at least 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, […]

(From left to right: Chargé d´Affaires Erie Bawono of Malaysia, Director General Ernesto de Zulueta, ACM Chairman & Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas of the Philippines, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo,  Ambassador Busaya Mathelin of Thailand, Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Binh of Vietnam, and Chargé d´Affaires Ahmad Amiri bin Abu Bakar of the Malaysia.) The ASEAN Committee […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is proud to host Gary V Live in Madrid, a benefit concert which will be held on 10 May 2015 at Teatro Circo Price.   Proceeds of this concert will used to construct classrooms in Samar Province which were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan.   Proceeds will be channeled through the Aklat, […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas with Mr. Vicenç Mateu Zamora, President of the Andorran Parliament, during a reception on the ocassion of the 22nd Anniversary of the Constitution of the Principality of Andorra on 14 March 2015 at Andorra La Vella.

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, President and CEO of ATCA Peter F. Dumont and FIO President Carlos Valle Torralbo at the stand of the FIO. Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas attended the inauguration ceremony of the 3rd edition of the World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress held at IFEMA on 10 March 2015.  The World ATM Congress […]

Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas delivers a message after the Holy Mass at the Nuestra Señora del Espino The Philippine Embassy in Madrid offered a Holy Mass on Sunday, 08 March 2015, at the Nuestra Señora del Espino in celebration of International Women´s Day. After the Holy Mass, Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas, spouse of Ambassador Carlos […]

25 February 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid commemorated the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution with members of the Filipino community through a flag-raising ceremony The flag-raising was followed by a message from Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas.  In his message, Ambassador Salinas reminded everyone that “the developments that led to the […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas participated as one of the speakers at a forum entitled “Real Madrid Without Borders” held at Villa Magna Hotel on 24 February 2015. The forum is part of a series of activities held in honor of Luis de Carlos, who served as President of Real Madrid F.C. from 1978 to 1985. […]

Toxic Orange Cloud in Catalonia after an Explosión at the Igualada Chemical Plant The Philippine Embassy in Madrid wishes to advise the Filipino community in the neighboring towns of Barcelona, Spain, particularly in the town of Igualada, where a large orange toxic cloud has spread over the area following an explosion that happened at a chemical plant in said […]

MONTH CONSULAR OUTREACH (28) February 2015 Ibiza (15) March 2015 Las Palmas (18) April 2015 Palma de Mallorca (06) June 2015 Bilbao (05) September 2015 Tenerife (19) September 2015 Malaga (03) October 2015 Menorca (17) October 2015 Andorra (14) November 2015 Las Palmas (12) December 2015 Malaga IMPORTANT The above schedule may change depending on […]

Filipino chefs made history in the Philippines´ first ever participation in Madrid Fusión, the 13th International Gastronomic Summit, which was held from 2 to 4 February 2015 at the Palacio Municipal de los Congresos de Madrid. Madrid Fusión is one of the most well-attended international gastronomic events in Madrid. It is an annual gathering organized […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas with the Philippine delegation in FITUR during the launching of the Visit the Philippines Year 2015 After a two-year hiatus, the Philippines once again participated in the 35th Edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR), which was held from 28 January to 1 February 2015. […]

  29 January 2015, Madrid – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas participated in a roundtable discussion entitled “The Philippine-Hispanic Relations, then and now” held in Casa America on 28 January 2015. The said event is part of the series of activities organized by Casa America for 2015 in commemoration of the 450th Anniversary of the beginning […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez held meetings with the leaders of Filcom organizations and representatives of Filipino businesses in Barcelona, Spain, last Sunday (25 January 2015) to discuss the latest developments in the Embassy and in the general, which impact the lives of Filipino nationals in Spain.   The two meetings […]

28 December 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid led the commemoration of the 118th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal with a flower offering at the Rizal Monument in Avenida de Filipinas in Madrid on 28 December 2014. The solemn and brief event was done in collaboration with the Knights of […]

  It is with unending thankfulness that we bring another year to a close. All that has happened in 2014 is an occasion for gratitude and celebration. In June this year, we helped initiate agribusiness forums in Barcelona and Madrid to enjoin our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to invest in the sector. In September, the […]

Madrid, 1 December 2014 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, Ortigas Foundation Director John Silva and Casa de América Director Tomas Poveda led the inauguration of the exhibit “Philippine Churches: Lasting Links between the Philippines and Spain” last Friday, 28 November 2014.  The inauguration was attended by about 110 guests from the church, government, and Filipino […]

(Clockwise from left) Participants and their parents in a group photo with the instructor, Fr. Joel Bernardo and Embassy officials; Children working in groups; Master Guro Oleriana stresses the importance of eye contact in a possible bullying situation; Master Guro Oleriana engages the participants 12 December 2014 – The Philippine Embassy conducted a workshop yesterday […]

12 December 2014. Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas graced the formal inauguration of the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Malaga (PHC Malaga) held at the Palacio San Jose on Dec. 10. More than 150 guests attended the inaugural including Mayor Francisco de la Torre Prados of the Ayuntamiento de Malaga, officials from the Junta de Andalucia and […]

Clockwise: (1) Participants worked in pairs to practice the techniques taught by Master Guru Oleriana (2) The instructor demonstrates how to ward off an offender attacking from behind, (3) A participant receives a certificate from Second Secretary and Consul Mary Luck Hicarte, (4) Master Guru Oleriana demonstrates how to defend against a bag-snatcher 5 December […]

13 December 2014 All applicants are reminded to bring the original documents and required number of photocopies to the venue. Only those with appointment times will be entertained.   NAME TIME STATION Abinal, Jose Dorosan 09:14 Station 2 Abinal, Merilyn Llaban 09:07 Station 2 Acosta, Elizabeth Pagaduan 11:42 Station 1 Adriano, Josephine Ulidan 11:42 Station […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that the consulates in Bilbao and Malaga are now open to the public. The contact details and office hours of the consulates are as follows:   ADDRESS    OFFICE HOURS   BILBAO   Consulado General de Filipinas   Calle Barroeta Aldamar 4, Planta 6, Dpto. 60 […]

  Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas graced the formal opening of the Philippine Consulate in Bilbao, Spain, last November 20, 2014, at the premises of the historic club, Sociedad Bilbaina.  Among the guests at the event were the Mayor of Bilbao (Mayor Ibon Areso), other local government officials, members of the consular corps and of the […]

Philippine Ambassador to Spain, Carlos C. Salinas, met with the President of the Consell Insular de Ibiza, Vicent Serra Ferrer, at the latter’s office in Ibiza last November 15, on the sidelines of the Annual Ambassador’s Cup basketball tournament of Filipinos in Spain and Andorra.  During their meeting, Ambassador Salinas and President Serra talked about […]

The consular outreach mission to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be held on Saturday, 13 December and Sunday, 14 December at the following location: Hotel Concorde Tomas Miller, 85 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35007 Services to be Rendered: Philippine passport renewal / issuance Notarial and translation services Reports of Births and Marriages NBI […]

  The Philippine Embassy in Madrid launched on 3 November 2014 the iRehistro Project, an internet-enabled system for overseas voter registration. The launching came following the promulgation of Resolution No. 9903 by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). The iRehistro Project allows qualified Filipino voters to fill out the registration form online and, to select a […]

13 November 2014 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas witnessed the signing ceremony of an agreement between the Real Madrid Foundation and the Roxas Foundation on the establishment of two socio-sports schools in Nasugbu, Batangas and La Carlota, Negros. The agreement was signed by Roxas Foundation President Beatriz Roxas and Real Madrid Foundation Executive Vice President […]

Passport applicants are requested to arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before their appointment time.  Please bring your original documents. The oath taking for dual citizenship will take place at 12 pm on Saturday, 08 November 2014.  Please arrive not later than 1130 am for the final processing of your documents.   NAME […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office gathered leaders of the Filipino community on 23 October for a briefing on the ebola virus disease (EVD).  The briefing was given by Dr. Edwin Escala, a Filipino medical practitioner in Spain.   Dr. Escala explained the virus´ origins, methods of transmission and symptoms.  […]

28 October 2014  – Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Carlos C. Salinas, administered the Oath of Office of the new Philippine Honorary Consuls to Bilbao and Malaga on 24 October 2014 at the Philippine Embassy Chancery in Madrid. Ms. Susana Palomino Bilbao, an executive of the Metro Bilbao, S.A., is the new Honorary Consul for […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid will conduct a consular outreach mission in Malaga on Saturday, 08 November and Sunday, 09 November 2014. The venue for said mission will be at the Philippine Consulate in Malaga at the following address: Calle Marin Garcia 5, Planta 6, puertas 7 y 8 29005 Malaga Services to be Rendered: […]

 

What is Ebola? Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease, which has various strains – the Ebola Zaire is known as the most dangerous.   What is the cause of Ebola? The cause of the virus has never been identified and it is still not known how the first […]

Effective 01 November (deferred from 1 October) 2014, the Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) will be implementing the International Passenger Service Charge Integration Program, i.e., the IPSC – commonly known as the airport terminal fee – shall be incorporated into the cost of airline tickets at point of sale. The aim of the […]

The venue for the consular outreach mission is: Hotel Taburiente, S.C. Doctor Jose Naveiras, 24 A Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38001 All applicants are reminded to bring the original documents and required number of photocopies to the venue. Only those with appointment times will be entertained.   NAME TIME STATION Abanes, Mary Grace Bermejo 9:28 […]

photo courtesy of Richard Rubianes Gomez A historic event was held in Madrid over the weekend. For the first time in the history of the Filipino community in the Iberian Peninsula (and, perhaps, in the whole of Southern Europe) Filipino community leaders were gathered together in a National Congress in order to exchange their thoughts […]

Photo courtesy of La Moncloa On 15 September 2014, President Aquino met with President Mariano Rajoy at the Palacio de la Moncloa. Pres. Aquino took the opportunity to thank the people and government of Spain for their assistance to the victims of typhoon Yolanda as well as for their donations to the victims of the […]

Photos courtesy of Malacañan Photo Bureau President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed by Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Spain´s Foreign Ministry´s Secretary of State Gonzalo de Benito, upon arrival at Torrejón Air Base on 15 September 2014.

Photos courtesy of Malacañan Photo Bureau On 14 September 2014, President Benigno S. Aquino III met with the Honorable Jose Maria Aznar, the former President of the Government of Spain, to discuss the common cultural heritage of the Philippines and Spain as well as economic cooperation.

Photos courtesy of Malacañan Photo Bureau On 14 September 2014, the President met individually with chief executives of seven (7) leading Spanish corporations and encouraged them to invest and expand their operations in the Philippines given the country´s infrastructure and energy needs. These companies are Grupo Actividades de Construcción y Servicios (engineering and construction), Abengoa […]

Photos courtesy of Malacañan Photo Bureau President Aquino led the wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument of Dr. Jose Rizal in Avenida Las Islas Filipinas on 15 September 2014. He was met by Councilor Isabel Martinez-Cubells of the Ayuntamiento de Madrid and was assisted by officials of the Knights of Rizal. Photos courtesy of Malacañan Photo […]

Photos courtesy of Casa Real President Benigno S. Aquino III met with His Majesty King Felipe VI at the Palacio de la Zarzuela on 15 September 2014. Present during the meeting were: Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario, President Benigno S. Aquino III, H.M. King Felipe VI, Spain´s Foreign Ministry […]

  Photos courtesy of Malacañan Photo Bureau President Benigno S. Aquino III met with the Filipino community in Spain on 14 September 2014 at the Colegio La Salle Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas. The President thanked overseas Filipinos for their continued contribution to the economy. President Aquino likewise reported on the Philippines´ economic progress as […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Tenerife on Saturday, 04 October and Sunday, 05 October 2014.  The venue for the mission will be announced at a later date. Services to be Rendered: Philippine passport renewal / issuance Notarial and translation services Reports of […]

  21 July 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports to the Department that Ms. Isabel Echevarría, a Filipina artist-in-residence of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain, donated the portraits of Dr. José Rizal of the Philippines and José Martí of Cuba at the Casa Museo León y Castillo in Telde, Gran Canaria […]

21 July 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the Ministry of Culture of the Principality of Andorra has started issuing postage stamps entitled “Població Filipina” on 7 July 2014. This is in recognition of the OFW´s economic contribution to the Principality. The stamp features three children of Filipino origin who live in […]

 Chess Tournament organized by the Sports Committee  POLO/OWWA headed by Ms. Maria Elvira A. Ador, Welfare Officer and Acting Labor Officer,  accepts application for OWWA membership and Overseas Emplyment Certificate (OEC)  Honorary Consul General Jordi Puig Roches leading the parade.   Honorary Consul General Jordi Puig Roches giving his welcome remarks with the Filipino community […]

  24 June 2014 – Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas, together with the Knights of Rizal, Madrid Chapter (KRMC) Commander, Mr. Federico Sanchez Aguilar, in observance of the 153rd Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. Jose Rizal, led the traditional wreath-laying ceremony on 22 June 2014 at the Rizal Monument in Avenida Islas […]

12 June 2014 – In commemoration of the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Philippine Independence, Ambassador and Mrs. Carlos C. Salinas, Officers and Staff of the Philippine Embassy and its Attached Agencies with their respective family members, and members of the Filipino Community in Madrid, started the celebration with a special mass officiated […]

13 June 2014 – In commemoration of the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 12thAnniversary of the Spanish-Philippine Friendship Day, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas hosted the traditional diplomatic reception on the evening of 12 June 2014 at Hotel InterContinental. In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Salinas elaborated on the theme of this year’s […]

29 May 2014– The Philippine Embassy in Madrid successfully conducted a consular outreach mission in Ibiza on 24 May 2014. First Secretary and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez headed the five-member consular team which included Mr. Edmundo V. Venturanza, Ms. Ma. Rhodora C. Cruz, Ms. Karen Trujillo-Caro and Ms. Gay S. Cayetano. The Consular team […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Sto. Rosario Parish, Calle Pais Valencia 16, 07800 Ibiza, Baleares) at least 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc.   […]

  The Philippine Embassy in Madrid recently hosted an official delegation of Philippine legislators and top officials of OPAPP (Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process) who were in Spain for a study visit to the Regional Autonomous Governments of Galicia and Madrid.  The study visit, which was held from April 21 to […]

31 March 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid conducted a consular outreach mission to the coastal town of San Pedro de Alcantara in the southern province of Malaga on 29 and 30 March 2014.The 6-person consular team led by Second Secretary and Consul Susana L. Mendiola, processed a total of 340 transactions. Of the 340 […]

All applicants are reminded to bring the original documents and required number of photocopies to the venue. Only those with appointment times will be entertained.   Name Time Station Abaño, Hermelina Guazon 11:28 Station 3 Abinal, Maria Sheryl Fetil 12:45 Station 2 Aboc, Eugenia Bantic 09:00 Station 3 Aduca, Clarenze Jebb 11:14 Station 3 Agagad, […]

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Consular Outreach Mission to Las Palmas de Gran Canarias will be held on Saturday, 12 April 2014 only. Dahil po sa hindi inaasahang pangyayari, ang Consular Outreach Mission sa Las Palmas de Gran Canarias ay magaganap lang po ng buong araw ng Sabado, ika-12 ng Abril ng 2014.  

The consular outreach mission to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be held on Saturday, 12 April and Sunday, 13 April 2014 at the following location: Calle Suarez Naranjo, 93 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35004 Services to be Rendered:     Philippine passport renewal / issuance     Notarial and translation services     Reports of Births […]

All applicants are reminded to bring the original documents and required number of photocopies to the venue. Only those with appointment times will be entertained.     Name Date Time Station Abrera, Yolanda Dimayacyac 29 March 09:28 Station 3 Agpaoa, Marc Lorenz Padilla 29 March 17:13 Station 3 Agrano, Jimmy Jr Gonzales 29 March 16:17 […]

The consular outreach mission to San Pedro Alcantara will be held on 29 and 30 March 2014 at the following location:    Restaurante Eunice    Plaza Juan Macias    Avda. Oriental 15,     San Pedro Alcantara, 29670Services to be Rendered:     Philippine passport renewal / issuance     Notarial and translation services     Reports of Births and Marriages […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid has received news reports that 20 Filipinos were arrested for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking, in a raid conducted by Spanish Police on Tuesday, 18 March 2014. The Philippine Embassy is currently verifying said report and is coordinating with the Spanish police authorities to establish the exact number of […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Convento de Sta. Magdalena, c/ Sta. Magdalena 2-A, Palma de Mallorca, 07012) at least 30 minutes before their appointed time.All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc.Only […]

Photo courtesy of www.fiba.com. 18 February 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that selected tickets for the FIBA Basketball World Cup which will be held in various cities in Spain from 30 August to 14 September 2014 are now on sale online at spain2014.entradas.com.To date, only team passes and venue […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Convento de Sta. Magdalena, c/ Sta. Magdalena 2-A, Palma de Mallorca, 07012) at least 30 minutes before their appointed time.All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc.Only […]

  From left to right: Mr. Anders Julin, Swedish Amb. Cecilia Julin, Mrs. Isabelita Salinas, and Amb. Carlos C. Salinas 14 February 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports that the Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas co-hosted a benefit dinner together with Swedish Ambassador to Spain Cecilia Julin on 13 February 2014 […]

Photo L-R: Mr. Lawrence Oleriana; Ms. Yolanda Almeda; and Madrid PE personnel. 19 February 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports that Embassy employees and their family members and private staff underwent a two-day self-defense seminar at the Chancery´s Sentro Rizal on 11 and 18 February 2014 as part of the Embassy´s Gender and […]

Director Sebastián Herrero; Fundación Cofares Vice-President  Félix López Brea; Fuencarral El Pardo Counselor José Antonio González de la Rosa; H.E. Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas;  Fundación Solventia President Conrado Truán; Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal Director Javier Maldonado González; and Fundación Solventia Director Javier Iturralde. 17 February 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Philippine Ambassador […]

06 February 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports that Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas welcomed Team Gilas Coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes, team manager Aboi Castro, and popular sports analyst and columnist Joaquin Henson to Spain by hosting lunch for them in Madrid on 05 February 2014. Ambassador Salinas extended the full […]

The Consular Outreach Mission in Palma de Mallorca will be held on Saturday, 01 March and Sunday, 02 March 2014 at the following location:              Convento de Sta. Magdalena              c/ Sta. Magdalena 2-A              Palma de Mallorca, 07012              Entrance on c/ Jardin Botánico, 12    Services to be Rendered: Philippine passport renewal / […]

16 January 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports that it successfully organized, in close coordination with Instituto Cervantes and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), a roundtable discussion on Andres Bonifacio on 15 January 2014 at 1830H at the Instituto Cervantes headquarters in Madrid as part of its activities to commemorate […]

21 January 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports that Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas, together with Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) Director Ana Santos Aramburo, inaugurated the Andres Bonifacio exhibit at Sala Memoria del Saber of the BNE on 20 January 2014 as part of the Embassy´s activities to commemorate the […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce the tentative schedule of its Consular Outreach Missions for 2014:     LOCATION MONTH 2014 Palma de Mallorca   01-02 March Malaga   March Las Palmas de Gran Canaria April Ibiza May Bilbao July Tenerife September Malaga October Menorca November Andorra December Note: The Consular Outreach […]

Resumption of Passport Operations in Barcelona   The Philippine Embassy Madrid is pleased to announce that passport operations in Barcelona will resume on Monday, 13 January 2013. Passport and dual citizenship applications may now be processed by the Embassy’s Consular Outreach Mission stationed at the Philippine Honorary Consulate located at c/ Vidre 4, principal (near […]

02 January 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the Spanish Professional Football League and the Spanish Committee of the United Nations Children´s Fund (UNICEF) organized “Champion´s for Life”, a charity football game whose partial beneficiaries are the UNICEF programs for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, on 30 December 2013 at the Santiago […]

7 January 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that a fund raising run for victims of typhoon Haiyan was successfully held on 5 January 2014 in Madrid. The event was organized by the Municipal Board of Fuencarral-El Pardo in collaboration with the Solventia Foundation. The 5 km and 10 km runs, with the […]

Christmas Message of the Foreign Affairs Secretary We celebrate tbis season of hope, peace and renewal with a new sense of profound meaning and motivation, as reflected in our national consciousness and demonstrated by our collective aspirations as a people. The year 2013 witnessed unprecedented devastation in the Visayas and brazen terrorist attacks in Mindanao. […]

Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas’ Christmas Message   Isang mainit na pagbati ng Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon sa lahat ng mga Filipino sa Espanya at Andorra! Sa ating pagdiriwang ng pagdating ni Kristo, hinihikayat ko ang ating mga kababayan na atin ding gunitain at ipagpasalamat ang mga biyaya ng Panginoon nitong nakalipas na taon.  […]

Mensaje de Agradecimiento de la Embajada de Filipinas en Madrid En nombre del Gobierno de Filipinas y del pueblo filipino, la Embajada de Filipinas en Madrid quisiera expresarles sus más sinceros agradecimientos por su asistencia y las expresiones de solidaridad con las víctimas del tifón Haiyan. Igualmente, la Embajada quisiera transmitirles la gratitud de los […]

On behalf of the Philippine Government and the Filipino people, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid would like to express its heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of support and expressions of solidarity for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Furthermore, the Embassy wishes to convey the gratitude of those affected by the said typhoon for the financial […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Calle Suarez Naranjo, 93, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35004) 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc. Only those with […]

All appointment slots for passport renewals have been filled. We regret to inform the public that we cannot accept any more passport applications for this outreach mission. We will post the appointment schedule shortly.

28 November 2013 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas attended the Spanish Congress Plenary session on 27 November 2013, where President Mariano Rajoy, Vice President Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz Gallardon, Finance and Public Administration Minister Cristobal Montoro, Economic Minister Luis de Guindo, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz […]

  28 November 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the City Government of Madrid, during its plenary session on 28 November 2013, approved an institutional declaration expressing its support and solidarity to the Filipino people at the devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda. The session was chaired by its President, Mr. Angel Garrido […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on   Date & Schedule: Saturday, 14 December 2013                                 Sunday, 15 December 2013   Location: Calle Suarez Naranjo, 93                  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35004 Services to be Rendered: […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Hotel Taburiente, Doctor Jose Naveiras, 24 A, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife) 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc.   […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Hotel Taburiente, Doctor Jose Naveiras, 24 A, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife) 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc.   […]

From the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Effects Casualties 4,011 dead 18,557 injured 1,602 missing Number of affected areas 10,718 barangays in 44 provinces, 574 municipalities and 57 cities of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and Caraga. Evacuation centers A total of 85,652 families (398,377 persons) are being served inside 1,526 evacuation centers. While 844,241 families (4,002,320 persons) who are not in […]

For those who wish to make a cash donation to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the following remittance centers in Madrid and Barcelona have waived their remittance fees (provided that you make a donation to their accredited foundations):   MADRID   ·         CBN Remittance Center S.A. Calle Sor Angela de la Cruz 36 Planta Baja […]

La Embajada de Filipinas en Madrid empezará a aceptar donaciones en especie para las víctimas del tifón Haiyan desde el 18 de noviembre hasta el 28 de noviembre. Según el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores de Filipinas, los siguientes artículos son los más necesarios para las víctimas de dicho tifón: • Comida • Agua / Purificadores […]

 The Philippine Embassy in Madrid will start accepting donations in kind for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan from 18 November 2013 to 28 November 2013. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, the following items are needed by the victims: Food Water/Water purifiers Temporary shelters (tents, tarpaulins) Blankets, pillows, towels, etc. Hygiene kits […]

From the Presidential Management Staff and Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Typhoon Yolanda By some accounts recorded to be the most powerful storm to make landfall in history. The worst hit provinces are Leyte and Eastern Samar, with a combined population of 2.3 million, which experienced sustained winds of 270 kph, gusts of […]

Statement of the Department of Toursim: On the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) [November 12, 2013] The Department of Tourism (DOT) is one with the whole nation in expressing its deepest sympathies to the families and victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code name “Haiyan”), one of the strongest typhoons that made landfall […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (c/ Vidre 4 principal, Placa Real) at least 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc.     SABADO 16 DE […]

Las persones que deseen hacer una donación a los afectados de Filipinas por el Tifón Haiyan pueden hacerlo a través de estas cuentas bancarias de las organizaciones del gobierno filipino y las organizaciones acreditadas por el gobierno filipino: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center  (NDRRMC)   Nombre de cuenta: NDRRMC Donated Funds Número de […]

DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN For those who wish to donate to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, please find below the account numbers of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Philippine Red Cross: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC) […]

Philippine Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas was the Guest Speaker at the Desayuno Informativo (Informative Breakfast Meeting) held at the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid on 23 October 2013. The meeting was organized by the Executive Forum España and was attended by about 120 guests from the Diplomatic Corps, contacts from the government agencies, presidents and […]

Philippine Embassy Madrid Passport Appointment Schedule Andorra Consular Outreach Mission Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Santa Maria del Fener, Andorra La Vella) at least 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of […]

      Madrid, 10 October 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid hosted a stunning Gala Show of piña masterpieces by renowned Filipino artist and designer, Ms. Patis Tesoro. Entitled “Piña: From Fabric to Couture,” the affair showcased forty-four elegant and ornate piña gowns and barong tagalogs modeled by professional artists from Madrid. Each […]

Philippine Embassy Madrid Passport Appointment Schedule Getxo, Vizcaya Consular Outreach Mission Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Polideportivo Municipal Gobela Luis Lopez Oseas S/N Las Arenas, Getxo, Vizcaya) 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency […]

Philippine Embassy Madrid Passport Appointment Schedule Getxo, Vizcaya Consular Outreach Mission Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Polideportivo Municipal Gobela Luis Lopez Oseas S/N Las Arenas, Getxo, Vizcaya) 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency […]

Passport Appointment Schedule San Pedro Alcantara Consular Outreach Mission Sunday, 29 September 2013 Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Restaurante Eunice, Plaza Juan Macias, San Pedro Alcantara) 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, […]

Philippine Embassy Madrid Passport Appointment Schedule San Pedro Alcantara Consular Outreach Mission 28 September 2013 Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue (Restaurante Eunice, Plaza Juan Macias, San Pedro Alcantara) 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, […]

Applicants waiting for their turn for passport renewal 20 July 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid conducted a consular outreach mission in Ibiza, one of islands composing the Balearic Islands of Spain on 20 July 2013. Applicants applying for OWWA membership and OEC The consular team, led by Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul […]

Philippine Embassy Madrid Passport Appointment Schedule Ibiza Consular Outreach Mission  20 July 2013 Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, etc. […]

24 June 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas, together with Senator Pia S. Cayetano, and Knights of Rizal Madrid Chapter (KRMC) Commander Federico Sanchez Aguilar, led the Officers and Staff of the Embassy, members of the KRMC, and the Filipino community in Madrid in a […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Ibiza on Date & Schedule: Saturday, 20 July 2013, 9 am to 6 pm                            Sunday, 21 July 2013, 9 am to 2 pm    Location: Sto. Rosario Parish                c/ Pais Valencia, 16               07800 Ibiza, Baleares Services to be […]

17 June 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas, Senator Edgardo J. Angara, and Cadiz Mayor Teofila Martínez Saiz inaugurated a bust of Dr. Jose Rizal in Parque Alameda Apodaca in Cadiz on 14 June 2013 to commemorate 11th Philippines-Spain Friendship Day. Madrid PE initiated the […]

Left to Right:  OWWA Officer Eduardo Bellido, Mrs. Gloria Angara, Ms. Aviva Katrina Lerer,      Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas, Fr. Jun Castro, Mr. Alfonso Bolipata, and      Minister Catalino R. Dilem   17 June 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the Filipino Chaplaincy in Madrid, in close coordination […]

13 June 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas hosted a diplomatic reception on 12 June 2012 at the Hotel InterContinental Madrid to commemorate the 115th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and 11th Philippines-Spain Friendship Day. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Senator Edgardo J. Angara, co-author […]

Embassy Officers and Staff with Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas, Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Mrs. Gloria M. Angara, and Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas 13 June 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid held a simple flag raising ceremony to commemorate the 115th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence on 12 June 2013 at the Embassy […]

Photo (L-R, clockwise) Ambassador Carlos Salinas, Barcelona Vice Mayor Jordi Marti Galbis (middle), Honorary Consul General Jordi Puig watched as local talents perform Philippine cultural dances and songs;  Ambassador Salinas enjoined Filipinos in Barcelona to work together and with the Honorary Consulate in strengthening the community and the nation;  Filipinos and Spanish guests alike came […]

04 June 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports that Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas opened the Manuel D. Baldemor painting exhibit in Centro Cultural Galileo in Madrid on 03 June 2013 as part of the Embassy´s commemorative activities for 11th Philippines-Spain Friendship Day and Mes Filipino. The exhibit, entitled “Symphony of Colors”, will run […]

03 June 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports that Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain Carlos C. Salinas inaugurated the dive exhibit entitled “Buceo: Es Más Divertido en Filipinas” (Dive: It´s More Fun in the Philippines) in Metro Islas Filipinas in Madrid on 02 June 2013.  The inauguration was attended by Metro […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid launched an investment, trade and tourism promotion campaign in the Pais Vasco region of Spain.  Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas held a dialogue with Basque businessmen and officials of the  Confederacion Empresarial Vasca (Confebask), a leading Basque business group based in the city of Bilbao, last 21-22 May 2013 in an […]

Madrid, 9 May 2013 –   Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas made a presentation before more than 50 representatives from various Spanish business sectors during a meeting arranged by the Philippine Embassy and the Madrid Chamber of Commerce on 9 May 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  Ambassador Salinas encouraged Spanish businesses to invest in the Philippines, participate in […]

COMELEC VOTING GUIDELINES FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THEIR BALLOTS   The Philippine Embassy in Madrid wishes to inform all registered voters that if you have not yet received your ballot kit, you may vote by personally appearing at the Philippine Embassy in Madrid.   Procedure: 1.    Verify your name in the Certified […]

Please contact the Embassy at 91 782 3830, via email at consular@philembassymadrid.com – consular@philembassymadrid.com… or on the embassy’s Facebook page Philippine Embassy Madrid if your name is on the list.   Unclaimed and Returned Overseas Voting Electoral Ballots May 2013 elections As of 05 May 2013 NAME A 1 ABAD, MAY ROSE NAMNAMA LLAPITAN 2 […]

Top photo: Ambassador Carlos Salinas (middle) presenting the Philippines and its tourism industry to airline companies based in Barcelona, and Spanish tour operators and travel agencies.  Left:  Honorary Consul General Jordi Puig and Mrs. Vicky Duran welcoming guests to the event.  Right:  Guests sampled Philippine cuisine of adobong manok, pancit canton, and lumpiang sariwa at […]

Please contact the Embassy at 91 782 3830, via email at <mailto:consular@philembassymadrid.com> consular@philembassymadrid.com… or on the embassy’s Facebook page Philippine Embassy Madrid if your name is on the list. Unclaimed and Turned-over Overseas Voting Electoral Ballots May 2013 elections As of 17 April 2013, 12:30 Pm FULL NAME ABAD, LEMAR ESTIMADA ABARCA, ELMA MANANQUIL ABELLANOSA, […]

Please contact the Embassy at 91 782 3830, via email at consular@philembassymadrid.com or on the Embassy’s Facebook page Philippine Embassy Madrid if your name is on the list. LIST OF BALLOT KITS AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT THE EMBASSY As of 15 April 2013     ADOLFO, RALPH MARGATE AGBUNAG, SHARON SANTOS AGLIAM, JHONA IBARRA AGLIAM, […]

OVERSEAS VOTING FOR THE 2013 SENATORIAL AND PARTY-LIST ELECTIONS   The Philippine Embassy in Madrid wishes to inform registered voters in Spain that the overseas voting for the 2013 Senatorial and Party-List Elections will begin on Saturday, 13 April 2013.   Voters who wish to cast their ballots may do so by mailing their ballot […]

Overseas voting will start on Saturday, 13 April 2013. Registered voters may mail their ballot envelopes to the Embassy or drop them in the ballot box starting 13 April 2013. For those who are registered but have not yet received their ballots, please contact the Embassy at consular@philembassymadrid.com or via Facebook to check if your […]

The Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV) for Spain is available at the Consular Section at the Philippine Embassy in Madrid. Those who have registered are invited to check if their names are included in the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Certified List of Overseas Voters to be able to vote in the upcoming 2013 Senatorial […]

The Philippine Honorary Consulate in Barcelona is located at c/ Vidre 4, principal, 08002 Barcelona. The phone number is 931 161 162 and its office hours are from 9 to 1330h from Monday to Friday and from 15 to 17h on Monday and Thursday afternoons.

Photo above: Left – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas with Universidad de Sevilla Rector Dr. Antonio Ramirez de Arellano Lopez. 14 February 2013, Seville – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas met  Dr. Antonio Ramirez de Arellano Lopez, Rector of the Universidad de Sevilla (US). Also present during the meeting were Director of the International Center Enrique Javier […]

Photo above, right. L-R Vice Mayor of Seville Gregorio Serrano, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, Chamber of Commerce of Andalucía President Francisco Herrero León, and Deputy Chief of Mission Catalino R. Dilem, Jr.  14 February 2013, Seville – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, during his official visit to Seville, gave a powerpoint presentation about the Philippines entitled: […]

13 February 2013, Seville – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas started his official visit to Seville with a working lunch with the members of the Consular Corps of Seville where he was invited as one of the guests. During the lunch, he was given an opportunity to share the important economic developments in the Philippine and […]

Barcelona, 12 February 2013 –  Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas met with the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, H.E. Artur Más to officially introduce the new Philippine Honorary Consul General for Catalonia and Aragon, Mr. Jordi Puig Roches. Also present during the meeting were Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Catalunya Roger Albinyana and Deputy Chief […]

PROCESSING TIMES  Passports                                                     4-6 weeks All other transactions                                 3 working days Expedite processing                                  next day release (for an additional fee of 9 euros)  DOCUMENT PICK UP OPTIONS 1. Personal appearance  –  bring receipt and old passport (for passport renewal). 2. Self-addressed stamped envelope  –  bring a self-addressed stamped envelope when applying for consular transaction. […]

30 November 2012 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas attended the closing ceremonies of the I Curso de Defensa para Oficiales Asia-Pacifico where two officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines participated in: Brigadier General Hernando Iriberri Arrenza and  Brigadier General Teodoro Cirilo Torralba. Among the other Asia Pacific countries represented in the course were: […]

Philippine Embassy Madrid Passport Appointment Schedule Tenerife Consular Outreach Mission 15-16 December 2012   Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original documents and the required number of photocopies – passport, application form, residency card, oath of allegiance, report of birth form, […]

23 November 2012 –  The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the Academia de las Ciencias y las Artes Cinematográficas screened Mark Meily´s “Baler” on 22 November 2012 as part of a two-part special feature of the 22nd Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid. A screening of “Los Ultimos de Filipinas,” the popular 1945 Spanish […]

16 November 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the critically-acclaimed Babae sa Septic Tank by Marlon Rivera opened the 22nd edition of the Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid yesterday, 15 November 2012, at the Cineteca Matadero de Madrid. The opening night program began with an energetic dance performance by the Madrid […]

  The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Tenerife on Date & Schedule: Saturday, 15 December 2012 Sunday, 16 December 2012 Location: TBA Services to be Rendered: Philippine passport renewal / issuance Notarial and translation services Reports of Births and Marriages NBI Clearance processing […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that the venue for the forthcoming Consular Outreach in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias from 08 to 09 December 2012 will be at Ferine (C/ Naranjo Suarez No. 93, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias).

12 November 2012 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas met the Filipino Community in Ibiza on 10 and 11 November 2012 on the occasion of the Community´s OFW Family Fun Day. Ibiza is a resort city of Spain and is about an hour and 10 minutes by plane from Madrid. There are around 1,500 Filipinos living […]

Philippine Embassy Madrid Passport Appointment Schedule Palma de Mallorca Consular Outreach Mission 24-25 November 2012 The venue for the consular outreach mission is: Edificio La Misericordia Plaza de la Sangre Palma de Mallorca   Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue 30 minutes before their appointed time. All applicants must bring the original […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Date & Schedule: Saturday, 08 December 2012 Sunday, 09 December 2012 Location: TBA Services to be Rendered:  Philippine passport renewal / issuance  Notarial and translation services  Reports of Births and […]

Effective 05 November 2012, the turnaround time for ePassport releases will be four (4) weeks after the date of application.

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Palma de Mallorca on Date & Schedule: Saturday, 24 November 2012 Sunday, 25 November 2012 Location: TBA Services to be Rendered:  Philippine passport renewal / issuance  Notarial and translation services  Reports of Births and […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that effective 01 October 2012, there will be new fees for consular services.  Click here for the revised consolidated schedule of service fees.

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Valencia on Saturday, 06 October and Sunday, 07 October 2012, venue to be announced later. Services to be Rendered: Philippine passport renewal / issuance Oath-taking of former Filipinos under the Dual Citizenship Act (5 pm on Saturday) […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid partners with the Bank of Philippine Islands in Madrid (BPI-Madrid) to promote Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) Registration. On 02 September 2012, a team from the Philippine Embassy Madrid conducted OAV registration at the BPI-Madrid offices from 10 am to 5 pm.  All successful registrants were given a free T-shirt courtesy […]

  The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that the Barcelona Transition Team moved to its new offices on Monday, 03 September 2012. The new office is located at C/ Vidre 4, Principal (in Plaza Real), Barcelona 08002, which can also be accessed through Passatge Madoz 5. Office hours are from 9 am […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid partners with BPI Express Remittance Spain to promote Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) Registration! Register to vote in the 2013 National Elections, Remit with BPI and Get a free T-shirt! When: Sunday, 02 September 2012; 1000-1700h Where: BPI-Madrid, C/ General Margallo 4-1, Madrid For the months of September and October 2012, […]

Inanunsyo ngayon ni Senador Loren Legarda ang pag-ratipika ng Senado ng International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189, o ang “Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers” noong Agosto 6. Ayon kay Legarda, pinuno ng Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, may 3.4-milyon Pilipinong kasambahay sa loob at labas ng bansa ang makikinabang sa kumbensiyon na pinaboran […]

According to the situation report issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines, a total of 454,093 families or 1,953,481 persons were affected by the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by tropical storm “Haikui”.  Nineteen (19) persons were reported dead, nine (9) of which were from Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City due […]

“As the 30th ILO member state to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006, today is nothing less than a global milestone,” Senator Loren Legarda said after the Philippine Senate approved on third reading Senate Resolution 829. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and sponsor of Senate Resolution 829 or the Resolution […]

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the Senate’s approval on second reading of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189, the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that she is hopeful that the Senate will soon concur in the Convention through its approval on third […]

Senator Loren Legarda sought the approval of Senate Resolution No. 816, through which the Senate will concur in the ratification of International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189, the Convention ConcerningDecent Work for Domestic Workers. “In plain language, ILO 189 is underscoring the fact that domestic workers, like other workers, must enjoy the same mantle of basic rights, such […]

The Philippine Senate today opened its doors to 350 highschool and college students for the first Philippine Model Congress (PMC), the nation’s first government simulation program, where participants listened to guest speakers, engaged in debates, caucuses, committee meetings, and plenary sessions to experience and appreciate the proceedings of the law-making process. “This may be a […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that the Barcelona Transition Team is now in place and ready to provide consular services for Filipinos in Barcelona. The Barcelona Transition Team will receive consular documents and process passport applications at the former Philippine Consulate General in Barcelona located at Avinguda Diagonal 497, 5” planta, […]

The Art of the Craftsman = The Soul of the Philippines will be brought to life in the upcoming edition October edition of Manila FAME. The theme for this year´s event will showcase “Design for Living” by returning true craftsmanship and beauty to contemporary living. Save the dates: 17-20 October 2012 (SMX Convention Center, Metro […]

  18 July 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC) performed yesterday, 17 July 2012, at the Salon de Actos of the Centro Cultural Nicolas Salmeron in Madrid. The two-hour long concert featured ethnic songs and Original Pilipino Music (OPM), Broadway staples from the musical […]

24 July 2012, Madrid – The Philippine delegation to the Manila Metro Line 1 Extension, Maintenance, and Operation Project Investor´s Briefing composed of composed of DOF Undersecretary John Philip Sevilla, DOTC Assistant Secretary Jaime Raphael Feliciano, PPP Executive Director Cosette Canilao, DBP Manager for Banking Investment Nicolas Chua and IFC Counsel Adviser Lulu Baclagon with […]

23 July 2012, Madrid – Madrid PE reported to the Department that the Manila Metro Line 1 Extension, Maintenance and Operations Project Investors´ briefing was successfully held in Madrid on 23 July 2012 at the CEOE headquarters (Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations) with about 50 participants from about 27 Spanish companies in attendance. The briefing […]

24 July 2012, Madrid – The Philippine delegation to the Manila Metro Line 1 Extension, Maintenance, and Operation Project Investor´s Briefing composed of composed of DOF Undersecretary John Philip Sevilla, DOTC Assistant Secretary Jaime Raphael Feliciano, PPP Executive Director Cosette Canilao, DBP Manager for Banking Investment Nicolas Chua and IFC Counsel Adviser Lulu Baclagon with  […]

During the cocktail reception in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sofia´s third visit to the Philippines since 2000, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that pride in the rich Filipino culture and unique heritage was conveyed every step of the way, from the menu to her Majesty´s guided tour […]

“It was the best of the best!” said her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain to Senator Loren Legarda during the cocktail reception for the Queen that followed her guided tour of the Philippines´ first permanent textile galleries at the National Museum on July 6, 2012. Legarda, the event’s host and patron of the Hibla ng […]

Ambassador Salinas and Senator Angara carry wreath with the assistance  of Knights of Rizal Madrid  Chapter Commander Federico Sánchez. 19 June 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that it attended the annual wreath-laying ceremony on 17 June 2012 at the Rizal Monument located in Avenida Islas Filipinas in Madrid in observance of the 151st […]

25 June 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas opened today the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” exhibit in Metro Islas Filipinas station near the Rizal Monument in Avenida Filipinas in Madrid. The exhibit, which will run from 25 June to 07 July 2012, is part of the […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue 30 minutes before their appointed time. Applicants are no longer required to bring photographs but they must bring their other necessary documents such as original passport, application form and residency card or oath of allegiance.   STATION 1 (A-L) NO TIME NAME 1 9:00 Laid, Liberty […]

               The UST Singers during their performance at the Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid   20 June 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the UST Singers capped off their concert tour of Spain with a concert at the prestigious Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid on 19 June 2012.  Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas […]

19 June 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas hosted a diplomatic reception on 18 June 2012 at the Hotel InterContinental Madrid to commemorate the 114th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and 10th Philippines-Spain Friendship Day. An estimated 420 guests, comprised of representatives from the Ministry of […]

21 June 2012 – As part of its annual Mes Filipino celebrations in June and to commemorate 10th Philippines-Spain Friendship Day, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid sponsored the Philippine Food Festival at the Hotel InterContinental Madrid from 16 June to 24 June 2012. The Philippine Food Festival proudly features chefs from the popular and iconic […]

12 June 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that it held a flag raising ceremony to commemorate the 114th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence today at the Embassy Chancery. The ceremony, led by Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and attended by Embassy personnel and their families and members of the Filipino community […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Bilbao on Sunday, 01 July 2012 from 9 am – 2 pm and 3 – 7 pm at the Centro de Gobelaurre, Romo, Las Arenas, Getxo. Services to be Rendered: Philippine passport renewal / issuance Notarial and […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will provide consular services during the Barrio Fiesta sa Madrid 2012 on Sunday, 24 June 2012 from 930 am to 5 pm at the Colegio de San Agustin, C/ Padre Damian 18, Madrid 28002 Services to be Rendered: Philippine passport renewal / issuance Notarial […]

11 May 2012, Madrid – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas paid a courtesy call on the Senate President of Spain, H.E. Pío García-Escudero Márquez. During the courtesy call, the Ambassador and the Senate President discussed the state of Philippines-Spain bilateral relations. Both sides also expressed interest in strengthening the institutional linkages between the Philippine and Spanish […]

ANTECEDENTES DEL INCIDENTE DE BAJO DE MASINLOC (PANATAG) Bajo de Masinloc es una parte integral del territorio filipino. Ubicado a unos 230 kil6metros (124 millas marinas) al oeste de lambales y dentro de los 370 kilometros (200 millas marinas) de la zona económica exclusiva (lEE) y la plataforma continental de Filipinas, este pertenece al Municipio […]

08 May 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported to the Department that Erwin Soleta, Maria Katrina Volante and Benedict Ivan Andrade, students from the University of the Philippines (UP), won the grand prize during the II Edition of the Indra Future Minds Competition on 26 April 2012 in Madrid.   The international competition […]

                      Participants to the Breakfast Seminar on the Philippines hosted by the PHL Embassy Madrid and Air France KLM   08 May 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in cooperation with the Office of the Tourism Attaché in London and Air France KLM, organized […]

03 May 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported to the Department that the Baao Children’s Choir won the grand prize at the 18ª Certamen Internacional de Juvenil de Habaneras 2012 which was held from 27 to 29 April 2012 in Torrevieja, Spain. During the competition, the group sang the following songs for which […]

BACKGROUND ON THE BAJO DE MASINLOC (PANATAG) INCIDENT Bajo de Masinloc is an integral part of the Philippine territory. It is part of the Municipality of Masinloc, Province of Zambales. It is located 124 nautical miles west of Zambales and is within the 200 nautical-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Philippine Continental Shelf. A Philippine […]

16 April 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported to the Department that it participated in Kermes 2012 last 14 April 2012 at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid. The Kermes is an annual bazaar organized by the Association of International Diplomats in Spain (AIDE), a non-profit organization composed of spouses of diplomats […]

29 March 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that a 10-man delegation, headed by National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairperson Maria Serena I. Diokno, called on Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas yesterday, 28 March. The delegation, composed of officials from the NHCP and the Office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara, is in […]

28 March – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported to the Department that the Philippines participated in the 4th Dive Travel Show from 24 to 25 March 2012 in Pabellon de Cristal, Casa de Campo in Madrid. Philippine participation on the dive fair was coordinated by the Department of Tourism in London (DOT-London). The Dive […]

Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas and Andorra la Vella Mayor unveil Rizal bust at Parc Central in Andorra la Vella. 16 March 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, together with Andorra la Vella Mayor Maria Rosa Ferrer Obiols, unveiled a bronze bust of Dr. Jose Rizal […]

08 March 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported a lecture on “The presence of Galicia in the Philippines” was delivered by former Instituto Cervantes in Manila Director, Mr. Jose R. Rodriguez, at the Casa Galicia in Madrid. The lecture, which was organized by both Casa Galicia and the Board of Galicia, elaborated on […]

L-R: AEEP President and member of the Congress Rafael Rodriguez-Ponga; Mr. Carlos Madrid, historian; Philippine Amb. Carlos C. Salinas, Casa Asia Director General Juan Jose Herrera de la Muela 07 March 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Casa Asia, in close collaboration with the Asociación Española de Estudios del Pacífico (AEEP), organized […]

Commemmorative Mass, Wreath-Laying Ceremony and Inauguration of the Miguel de Benavidez Library in Carrion de los Condes 27 February 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, together with Mayor Francisco Javier Villafruela Fierro of Carrion de los Condes, inaugurated the newly-refurbished and renamed Fray Miguel de Benavidez Library in […]

The venue for the outreach is: Barrio Fiesta Café Av. Pablo Ruiz Picasso 12 B, Local 3 29670 San Pedro de Alcantara Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue 30 minutes before their appointed time. Applicants are no longer required to bring photographs but they must bring their other necessary documents such as […]

22 February 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that a 14-man delegation, headed by Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), called on Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas yesterday, 21 February. The delegation composed of DILG and Local Governance Academy (LGA) officials and mayors from the Bicol and […]

13 February 2012 – Internationally-acclaimed Filipino writer Miguel Syjuco delivered a lecture, based on his award-winning book Ilustrado, to draw to a close the conference series on Jose Rizal at the Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) in Madrid on 09 February 2012. The conference series, which started on 26 January 2012, was part of the […]

Below is the latest information from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC) on the earthquake that hit Negros Oriental on 06 February 2012: The number of casualties has reached 34 dead, 54 injured and 71 missing, as of 10 February 2012. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) recorded a total […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Marbella on: Date & Schedule: Saturday, 03 March 2012, 9 am – 2 pm & 3 – 7 pm Sunday, 04 March 2012, 9 am – 2 pm & 3 – 7 pm Location: TBA Services to […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid wishes to inform those who have families and friends affected by the earthquake in Negros Oriental that updates and information on the earthquake may be found at the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) website, www.ndrrmc.gov.ph. Inquiries about missing relatives or friends may be directed to the NDRRMC Operations […]

03 February 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that eminent Philippine professor Dr. Ambeth Ocampo delivered a well-received and widely-applauded lecture yesterday, 02 February 2012, at the Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) in Madrid as part of the conference series organized by the BNE to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of […]

In observance of Chinese New Year, the Embassy will be closed on Monday, 23 January 2012. In case of emergency, please contact the Embassy Hotline at +34 616 491 861 or +34 91 782 3830

30 December 2011 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that it commemorated the 115th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal with a wreath laying at the Rizal Monument in Avenida de Filipinas on 30 December 2011. The solemn and brief event was done in collaboration […]

Christmas is a time to pause, reflect, and refocus on the true essentials of life. It is a place we all seek to go back to and recapture childhood’s magic and the bounty of everyday miracles. Christmas allows us to remember – the birth of Christ with its message of love and hope, the journey […]

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid wishes to inform those who have families and friends affected by Typhoon “Sendong” (Washi) that the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) has established an operations center where queries may be directed. The contact details of the center are: Tel: +632 911 1406 +632 912 2665 +632 912 5668 […]

This appointment schedule is for passport renewals only.  All other services will be entertained on a first come first serve basis at the venue. Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue 30 minutes before their appointed time. Applicants are no longer required to bring photographs but they must bring their other necessary documents […]

13 December 2011 – The Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York reported that Professor Dr. Miriam Defensor Santiago was overwhelmingly elected as Judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in elections held on December 12 in New York. Dr. Santiago becomes the first ever female judge from a developing state in […]

Passport applicants are advised to come to the venue 30 minutes before their appointed time. Applicants are no longer required to bring photographs but they must bring their other necessary documents such as original passport, application form and residency card or oath of allegiance SATURDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2011 (Station 1) NO TIME NAME 1 9:00 […]

01 December 2011 – Mrs. Isabelita Salinas met H.E. Queen Sofia of Spain when the latter paid a visit to the Rastrillo de Nuevo Futuro on 25 November 2011 at the Pabellon de la Pipa in Casa de Campo in Madrid. The Philippine Embassy, in cooperation with members of the Filipino community, sold Philippine made […]