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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…
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…
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…
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.
Amb. Carlos C. Salinas, Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas, and volunteers at the Philippine booth. 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…
Ambassador Salinas with the Filipino community. 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…
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…
Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez with the APO and NEC trainers 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…
L-R: Meeting with the Filipino Community in Malaga, and Filipinos in Malaga at the inauguration of the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal in Malaga. Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, together with Philippine Honorary Consular Officer to Malaga, Rosa Agüera and Mrs.…
L-R: Mrs. Marian Elorza, Secretary General for External Affairs of the Basque Government, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, Mrs. Isabelita T. Salina, Mr. Markel Olano, Congressman of Gipuzkoa, and Consul General Marciano de Borja. The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in…
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…
L to R: H.E. Ambassador Carlos C. Salina; Hon Commissioner Rowena Amelia Guanzon; Commisioner Guanzon answering questions from the media; Minister and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez. The Philippine Embassy in Madrid successfully hosted the On-Site Regional Training on the…
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,…
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…
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. Flag raising ceremony with the Embassy personnel and some members…
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…
Before the start of the program, everyone singing Bayan Ko. 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,…
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…
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…
Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas delivering his message on the launching of 2016 Madrid Fusion Manila at the Pabellon de los Congresos with participating Filipino and Spanish chefs. The Philippines is again participating in this year´s Madrid Fusion 2016 – 14th   …
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…
The Philippine Pavilion at the FITUR 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…
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…
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.…
Mrs. Isabelita Salinas presents a capiz lantern to Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena. Consul Susana Mendiola demonstrates how to make lumpia in front of a camera. The Philippine Embassy in Madrid featured Philippine cuisine and products at the first edition of…
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…
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…
Clockwise: Consul, a.h., Manuel Carrión, Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, Valencia Mayor Joan Ribó Canut; Vice President of Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia Enrique Mora, Cónsul Carrión and Ambassador Salinas; Amb. and Mrs. Salinas with members of the…
Photo Left: Ambassador Salinas, Director Garcia de la Concha, Secretary Jimenez, and Secretary General Rodriguez PongaPhoto Right: DOT Secretary Jimenez, Secretary Ybanez and Ambassador Salinas Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. paid a visit last 29 October 2015 to Spanish…
Philippine Embassy personnel distributed flyers in the streets of Madrid and in business establishments frequented by Filipinos to encourage them to register on the last day of the registration period. Mobile registration sites were also opened for Filipinos who wanted…
Photos courtesy of the Academia from L-R and bottom: Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas delivering his acceptance speech. Ambassador Salinas receiving the certificate from Ms. Sofía de Borbón, President of the Academia, and a group photo of all the awardees together…
Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. with Mayors of the Association of UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Spain The Intramuros Administration was honored with the Heritage Prize 2015 by the Association of UNESCO World Heritage…
Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez lead Madrid PE in recognizing the support of Filcom and business leaders for the Embassy’s OV Registration Campaign. Last October 22, 2015, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas hosted a  thanksgiving cocktails…
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…
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…
Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce in Alicante 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…
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…
Ambassador Salinas swears in Mr. Manuel Carrion Sanchez as the new Philippine Honorary Consul for Valencia, Spain, with Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez and Mrs. Carrion witnessing the occasion. Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas swore in Mr. Manuel…
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…
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. Photo courtesy of Camara de Comercio…
L-R. Mr. Pedro Perez, Director of Grupo Jorge, Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, Ms. Nieves Agreda, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza, and Mr. Jesus Santander, Director for International Trade of the Government of Aragon. The Philippine Embassy…
  Photo from Real Madrid. From left to right: Mr. Kevin Tan, Executive Director of Alliance Global, Inc.; Sen. Edgardo J. Angara, President of Pinoy Sports Foundation; Mr. Enrique Sanchez, Executive Vice President of Real Madrid Foundation; Amb. Carlos C.…
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…
Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas awards desktop computer set to Mayantocquenians Association of Madrid 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…
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…
  Colonel Romulo Manuel registers as the 10,000th Overseas Voter! 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
/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…
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…
  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…
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…
  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…
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 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…
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…
(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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
  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…
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…
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…
  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…
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…
(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…
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…
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…
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…
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  …
  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…
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…
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:…
  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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
  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…
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.…
  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…
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…
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.  …
  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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
  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…
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…
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…
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…
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:     …
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,…
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 /…
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…
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…
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…
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…
  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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
  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…
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                 …
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 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…
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,…
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   ·        …
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
      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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.  …
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…
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)…
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…
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…
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.…
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,…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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: …
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
“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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
  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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
“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…
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…
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…
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…
               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…
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…
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…
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.…
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,…
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/…
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.…
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…
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…
                      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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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)…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
18 November 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas attended the 5th Global Microcredit Summit on 14-17 November 2011 in Valladolid, Spain, on behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino. During the Opening Ceremony on 14 November 2011, speakers included Her Majesty…
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…
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reports that the Loboc Children´s Choir performed in the cities of Burgos and Madrid on 05-06 November and 08 November 2011 respectively as part of its European Tour. On 05 November 2011, the Loboc Children´s…
Statement of Secretary Del Rosario on the Protection of Overseas Filipinos in Partnership with Congress and other Stakeholders The Philippine Government gives the highest importance to the safety and welfare of overseas Filipinos and we continue to reinforce our partnership…
02 November 2011 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid (Madrid PE) kicked off the 2012 Overseas Absentee Voter (OAV) Registration for the May 13, 2013 National Elections today, 02 November 2011 at the Embassy premises.  A total of ten (10)…
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, 17 December 2011, 9 am – 2 pm & 3 – 7…
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Tenerife, Canary Islands on Date & Schedule: Saturday, 03 December 2011, 9 am – 2 pm & 3 – 7 pm Sunday,…
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid will conduct Overseas Absentee Voter (OAV) Registration from 02 November 2011 to 31 October 2012. All citizens of the Philippines who intend to vote in Spain during the 2013 National Elections, born on or before…
11 October 2011 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, led by Ambassador and Mrs. Carlos C. Salinas, went on a familiarization tour of Tordesillas and Valladolid on Saturday, 08 October 2011, as part of its efforts to build camaraderie among…
03 October 2011 – The UST Singers held a successful concert last Sunday, 02 October 2011, at the Basilica Parroquia de la Virgen de la Milagrosa in Madrid before an estimated audience of approximately 500 persons composed of members of…
12 September 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas paid a courtesy call on Cadiz Mayor Teófila Martínez on 8 September 2011 and discussed activities to promote Philippine culture in Cadiz and the possible participation of the Philippines in the Bicentennial…
12 September 2011 – Ambassador and Mrs. Carlos C. Salinas, with Chilean Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Sergio Romero Pizarro, paid a visit to the Bodegas Barbadillo in Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cadiz on 7 September 2011.
Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas met with leaders of the Filipino Community in Sevilla on 5 September 2011 at the Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Sevilla to discuss their living and working conditions and their future activities. Also present during the…
12 September 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, on behalf of the Philippine Government, received the Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastian Elcano award given to the Government of the Philippines in recognition of the country´s important role in the…
12 September 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas had a meeting with the Director General of Jerez Regulatory Council, Mr. Cesar Saldaña; President of the Jerez Brandy Regulatory Council, Mr. Evaristo Babe; President of the Jerez Wine Regulatory Council, M.…
12 September 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas had a meeting with the Director General of Steel Supply company, Mr. Ignacio Bilbao Alexiades, and the Consultants for International Affairs of Extendia Consultores, Mr. Carlos Jimenez Bidon and Jaime Barrera in…
01 August 2011- Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas led the oath taking of the Officers of the First Filipino Catholic Community in Costa de Sol on 31 July 2011 in Marbella.  The Organization gathered for the first time Filipinos of the…
13 September 2011, Madrid – New Philippine Consul General to Barcelona, Hon. Catalino R. Dilem, Jr. paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas on 12 September 2011. Consul General Dilem arrived in Barcelona and assumed his duty as…
09 August 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas led the first ASEAN flag-raising ceremony at the Chancery grounds on 08 August 2011 to commemorate ASEAN Day.    This event marked the first time that the ASEAN flag is raised alongside the…
02 September 2011 – In view of the raising of alert level 3 (voluntary repatriation) for the entire Syria due to the security situation in the country and upon the instruction of President Benigno S. Aquino III for the full…
08 August 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas paid an official visit to the city of Carrión de los Condes, Palencia, Spain, at the invitation of the City Mayor, Hon. Francisco Javier Villafruela Fierro, to inaugurate the 21st edition of…
29 August 2011 –  The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that it welcomed and extended assistance to Filipino pilgrims who attended the Jornada Mundial de la Juventud 2011 (World Youth Day 2011) in Madrid from August 16 to 22. In…
25 August 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas welcomed various Philippine youth delegations from the Philippines and abroad who participated in the Jornada Mundial de la Juventud (World Youth Day) celebrations in Madrid, Spain. Delegations from the Catarman Club Samar,…
State of the Nation Address of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines To the Congress of the Philippines [Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 25,…
The Knights of Rizal, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Philippine Consulate General in Barcelona, organized a non-stop reading of the Dr. Jose Rizal´s book, Noli Me Tangere, as part of its celebration to commemorate the…
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, together with the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, organized a lecture on Jose Rizal by pre-eminent Philippine historian, professor, columnist and author Dr. Ambeth Ocampo today at the Salon de Actos of the Museo Nacional de…
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, led by Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, inaugurated today a photo exhibit entitled Cronología de Rizal at the Metro station Islas Filipinas in Madrid.…
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Filipino community in Spain celebrated its annual Barrio Fiesta on Sunday, 26 June 2011, at the grounds of Colegio de San Agustin in Madrid. The event began with a community mass wherein Ambassador…
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Knights of Rizal Madrid Chapter, in cooperation with the Museo Nacional de Antroplogía, organized a Concierto Rizalino on 22 June 2011 at the Museo Nacional de Antroplogía in honor of the 150th anniversary…
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid celebrated the 9th Philippines-Spain Friendship Day with a number of notable activities, foremost of which was to witness the historic declaration by the Congreso de los Diputados (Spanish Congress) of their appreciation of Republic Act…
Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas presenting his credentials to the Archbishop of Urgel Philippine Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas presented credentials to the Co-Prince of the Principality of Andorra Archbishop of Urgell Joan Enric Vives I Sicilía today at the Palacio Episcopal…
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