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On 27 February 2020, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid and Casa Asia Madrid launched “Quincentennial Encounters: Cultural Conversations on the 500-year-old relationship between the Philippines and Spain,” a series of talks by academics . . .
Philippine cuisine and Spain-based Filipino restaurants were prominently featured in El País, Spain’s largest print and digital newspaper. The article, entitled “Siete platos para ponerse fino filipino (y dónde comerlos)” was written by . . .
The life and works of Filipino women writers Adelina Gurrea and Paz Zamora took center stage during the second part in the Embassy-organized “Quincentennial Encounters: Cultural Conversations on the 500-Year-Old Relations between . . .
The Philippine Embassy, in collaboration with Casa Asia, organized a symposium by Dr. Aitor Anduaga, the first in the series of talks entitled Encuentro V Centenario: Conversaciones Culturales sobre los 500 Años de Relaciones Entre . . .
The Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Valencia, Atty. Manuel Carrión Sánchez, presented a business and investment seminar for Spanish companies in Teruel to promote economic opportunities in the Philippines. The seminar was held in . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier attended the diplomatic reception hosted by the King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain for the Diplomatic Corps in celebration of the New Year, which was held on 05 February 2020 at the Royal Palace. The . . .
More than 255,000 potential tourists were entertained by exhibitions of Filipino culture and tourism highlights during the 40th edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR) on 22-26 January 2020 at IFEMA, Madrid. Tinikling . . .
Consul General Adrian Cruz from the Philippine Embassy in Madrid and Mayor Mamen Sanchez Diaz of Jerez de la Frontera announced the selection of the Philippines as the Country Guest of Honor of the Feria del Caballo held on . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid organized a Christmas concert featuring original Filipino music by artists Kitchie Nadal and Bunny Liwanag, lead singer of Hemp Republic and Tropical Depression on 26 December 2019 in Madrid.
Members of the Filipino Community in Madrid, led by the Philippine Embassy, braved the winter morning to commemorate the 123rd death anniversary of Jose Rizal, held on 22 December 2019 at the Rizal Monument, Calle Santander . . .
Christmas Message of Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr.
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in cooperation with the Cámara de Comercio de Madrid (Chamber of Commerce of Madrid), held a business and investment seminar to promote economic opportunities in the Philippines . . .
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines Teodoro Locsin, Jr., and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Loren Legarda, Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier and Rector Magnifico Professor . . .
Officials from the Department of Defense (DND) / Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) conducted a successful visit to Madrid from 23 to 29 November 2019, which culminated in the signing of a bilateral defense cooperation agreement . . .
The Philippine Embassy conducted a series of information campaign on drug abuse prevention and education in Madrid and Barcelona on 05 and 06 December 2019, as part of the Embassy´s assistance-to-nationals program. . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid conducted a back-to-back forum with the Filipino communities in Madrid and Barcelona as part of its campaign to end violence against women on 05 and 06 December 2019.
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, undertook an official visit to Pamplona, Navarra from 13 to 14 November 2019, during which he met with key government officials from the region, as well as business associations and . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in collaboration with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO-Madrid), successfully held the 3rd National Congress of the Filipino Community Leaders in Spain and Andorra on 16 November 2019 at . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid launched a mobile application or app called eFILIPINAS during the 3rd National Congress of Filipino Community Leaders in Spain and Andorra held in Madrid on 16 November 2019. . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid brought together over 40 Filipinos participating in the Language and Culture Assistants Program of the Spanish Ministry of Education for a post-arrival orientation seminar (PAOS) held on 07 November . . .
Renowned Filipino historian and author Professor Ambeth Ocampo visited Madrid for a lecture on Rizal: The Hero as Traveler held at Casa Asia Madrid on 29 October 2019. Close to a hundred Spaniards and Filipinos attended the lecture, . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid co-organized the first edition of the ASEAN Film Festival in Spain, held on 2 to 6 October 2019. The festival, a non-competitive event, was jointly organized by the ASEAN Committee in Madrid . . .
A high-level justice and law enforcement delegation from the Philippines visited Madrid from 16 to 22 September 2019 on an official visit to study Spain’s justice system. The 16-member delegation was led by . . .
Philippine National Artist for Music Jose Maceda’s seminal piece, Udlot-Udlot, was performed by more than a hundred people at the Palacio de Cristal at Retiro Park in Madrid on 21 September 2019. The concert was spearheaded by the . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid organized and hosted an entrepreneurship seminar for the Filipino community in Spain on 15 September 2019, in partnership with the Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja Española). . .
The Philippines participated in the 23rd General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held on 9-13 September 2019 in Saint Petersburg.
The Philippine delegation was led by Department of Tourism Secretary . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, through its Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), conducted the first-ever training on Basic Ham Carving for Overseas Filipinos on 7 September 2019 at the Asociación Cultural ACUMACE . . .
The Filipino choir LNHS Voice Chorale won first prize at the 65th edition of the Torrevieja International Habaneras and Polyphony Competition held in Torrevieja, Spain on 27 July 2019. The group, composed of twenty-five (25) young Filipinos . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid co-organized a business and investment seminar that was held at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia on 3 July 2019.
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in coordination with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, held a closing ceremony at Cine Paz during the last day of its three-week long Cine Festival de Filipinas, held on three consecutive . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in coordination with the Order of the Knights of Rizal – La Solidaridad Chapter, commemorated the 158th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal on 23 June 2019 at the Rizal Monument in Madrid. Also in attendance . . .
In celebration of the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 17th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day, Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier, together with the officers and staff of the Philippine . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in coordination with the San Cristobal Nursery and Primary School (CEIP) in Madrid, held its first-ever Ciclo Laro Tayo! – Es Más Divertido en Filipinas cultural program on 18 June 2019 at the school’s grounds . .
The Zambales-based youth orchestra Pundaquit Virtuosi String Ensemble was greeted with standing ovation and cheers of “Bravo!” during their concert at the historic Ateneo de Madrid on 21 June 2019. The orchestra, composed of 28 . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier chaired the “Annual Consultations with Philippine Honorary Consular Officers in Spain and Andorra” on 11 June 2019 at the Sentro Rizal of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, which was aimed at further . . .
The Barrio Fiesta Association of Madrid, in collaboration with the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, celebrated the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 9 June 2019 at Hotel NH Ventas with its . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, led by Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier and Madame Edna Lhuillier, celebrated the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, 17th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day and the . .
The Philippines has been awarded with the Best Emerging Destination Award by Grand Voyage, a Barcelona-based tour company, based on editorial decision and popular vote by over 10,000 of its clients.
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier represented the Philippines, accompanied by Third Secretary and Vice Consul Mikhal de Dios and the Philippine Honorary Consul in Bilbao, Ms. Susana Palomino. The official visit and seminar were organized . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier spearheaded the launching of “Project Lifeline: Direktang Linya sa Embahada”, which allows Filipinos in Spain and Andorra direct access to the Embassy through dedicated mobile phones.
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in partnership with the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), conducted a franchising and entrepreneurship seminar for the Filipino community in Spain, in line with the Embassy’s economic diplomacy . . .
On 4 April 2019, the Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier received an award in recognition of the Philippines’ economic ties with Spain and his continued efforts to enhance these links. . .
H.E. Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier praised Filipinas in Spain and Andorra for their courage, determination and dedication during the Women´s Day celebration of the Asociación Mujeres Filipina de Madrid (AMFIL) on 10 March 2019 in Madrid.
The Philippine Embassy celebrated the 2019 International Women´s Month through its “Hatid Kaalaman Para sa mga Pilipino” on 10 March 2019 at Las Rozas, Spain with the Mayantoquenians Association.
On 5 March 2019, the Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier received the President and officers of the Spain-ASEAN Business Association (ASEMPEA / Asociación Empresarial España-ASEAN) at the Philippine Embassy.
Madrid PE rendered consular outreach services in the Balearic Islands on 22-23 February 2019 servicing approximately 350 Filipinos living in the islands which is 695.7 km away from Madrid. Services include passport processing, dual . . .
The Philippine Embassy´s “Hatid Kaalaman Para sa mga Pilipino” was successfully launched in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on 22 February 2019, which is aimed at reaching out to and engaging Filipinos all over Spain and Andorra through . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid brought its services to Filipinos in Malaga, Spain through a financial literacy seminar which was conducted in San Pedro de Alcantara, Malaga, Spain on 18 January 2019. Attended by approximately fifty . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reached out to the Filipino community in Malaga, Spain on 19 January 2019 through its yearly Consular Outreach Service, which served around 400 applicants. The consular outreach includes . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier received the delegation from the Philippine Army headed by MGEN Gener P. Del Rosario AFP on 14 February 2019. The delegation, composed of Philippine Army and Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) officials,
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier led the Philippine Embassy personnel in commemorating the 120th years of the Siege of Baler (1898-1899) through a private screening of the 1945 film “Los Ultimos de Filipinas”” at the Sentro Rizal . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid once again rendered consular outreach services in Barcelona on 02 February 2019 and serviced around 200 Filipinos . . .
The Philippines was well-represented in Spain’s largest annual tourism and travel fair, the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR) which was held on 23-27 January 2019 at IFEMA, Madrid. A record number of 253,000 visitors and more than . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid concluded the week-long celebration of the 23rd Autism Consciousness Week by affirming its commitment to further raise awareness and understanding of autism through 1PANGAKO on 25 January . . .
The ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, the Hon. Luis Planas, in order to introduce themselves and discuss multilateral and bilateral interests . . .
A biography written for eight to twelve-year-olds of Gregoria de Jesus, hero of the Philippine revolution, entitled Bayani Biographies: Gregoria de Jesus was launched in Madrid by the Philippine Embassy in Madrid and author Natasha Kintanar . . .
Philippine handicrafts and classic dishes are prominently featured at the annual Madrid City Christmas fair—locally known as La Navideña-Feria Internacional de las Culturas—which was officially opened by Madrid City Mayor . . .
A destination presentation on the Philippines was held for 70 tour operators based in Spain on 13 December 2018, at the NH Eurobuilding in Madrid. The event was organized by Department of Tourism – London, which also covers . . .
The delegation from the Philippine National Police Directorate for logistics headed by Police Director Lurimer B. Detran and five other officials paid a courtesy call to H.E. Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier on 05 December 2018. The PNP . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid organized an art exhibition and book launch by Spain-based Filipino artist Isabel Echevarria at the Centro Cultural Eduardo Urculo in Madrid on 4 December 2018. The exhibit, entitled “Tiempos en Paralelo” . . .
H.E. Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier and Madame Edna D. Lhuillier led the Christmas lighting ceremony at the Philippine Embassy on 29 November 2018 to officially mark the start of the Christmas season. Eighteen beautiful . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier attended the formal inauguration of the Spain-ASEAN Business Association (ASEMPEA) in Madrid, along with his colleagues from the Embassies of Indonesia, Malaysia, . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, attended the launch of the special Philippine issue of Revista Diplomacia, a magazine published by the Academy of Diplomacy of the Kingdom of Spain. The launch, which was . . .
A Philippine delegation presented on the state of the music industry in the Philippines, focusing on opportunities for Spanish and other European musicians and music industry players in the country during the BIME Pro event in Bilbao . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, joined members of the Madrid Foro Empresarial (Madrid Business Forum) at a business lunch, where the Ambassador gave a presentation on the Philippine economy to representatives . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid organized a presentation, entitled “Reflections of Philippine-Spanish Relations in the Context of the Galleon Trade,” to commemorate the 2018 Día del Galeon (Galleon Day) on 18 October 2019 . . .
The King and Queen of Spain received Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Lhuillier along with the other members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of Spanish society in an official reception in celebration of . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid visited the port of Vigo, Spain, and attended the CONXEMAR seafood and frozen food trade exposition. The delegation also met with representatives from the fishery sector in the Galician region to promote . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid organized the first ever quiz night for Filipino students and scholars in Madrid on 27 September 2018 at Kaboodle 2 Filipino Restaurant. More than 50 participants and observers joined the event which . . .
Out of 22 competing films among selected entries to the festival’s Official Selection, Director Brillante Mendoza’s “Alpha, The Right to Kill” won the Special Jury Prize of the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival during . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism, Hon. Maria Reyes Maroto Illera. The call was organized by . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid concluded the overseas voters´ registration on 30 September 2018 with Defense and Armed Forces Attaché Col. Harold Anthony F. Pascua PA and Mrs. Maria Lea Pascua as the last overseas registrants.
On 12 to 13 September 2018, the Philippine Ambassador to Spain, Philippe J. Lhuillier, undertook an official visit to the city of Valencia, Spain, to participate in an ASEAN Business Seminar and meet with various government and business . . .
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The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in the annual commemoration of ASEAN Day on 8 August, in a ceremony hosted by H.E. Rattikul Chansuriya, Ambassador of Thailand and current chair of the ASEAN Committee . . .
A study by Spanish banking institution CaixaBank revealed that Filipino tourists were the highest-spending tourists in Spain in 2017, spending a daily average of 602 euros. In terms of daily spending, visitors from Japan . . .
The UP Singing Ambassadors were hailed as the over-all grand champion in the recently held 64th International Habaneras and Polyphony Competition in Torrevieja, Spain, raising the Philippine flag yet again in the field of music . . .
Charge d’ Affaires, a.i. Ralf G. Roldan underscored the Embassy’s thrust to provide meaningful interventions to promote the welfare of Filipinos living and working in Spain during the seminar on “Ethics in Social Media Communication” for . . .
The Spanish Army´s War School paid tribute to the late Lieutenant Colonel Cristóbal Julián Paolo Pérez of the Philippine Army through an Act of Homage ceremony held in Madrid on 28 June 2018. BGEN José María Millán Martinez, . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, formally turned over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) to H.E. Rattikul Chansuriya, Ambassador of Thailand. The ACM, which is composed of the . .
Filipinos in Madrid, in collaboration with the Philippine Embassy, held its annual Barrio Fiesta or Fiesta Filipina in celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 17 June 2018 at the Auditorio Pilar . . .
Senator Richard J. Gordon met with Filipino Community leaders on 21 June 2018 (Thursday) from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) Hall, Philippine Embassy in Madrid. Forty (40) FilCom leaders and members, . . .
Some of Madrid’s foremost authorities and influencers on cuisine graced the Madrid stop of Lasap Pinoy in an invitation-only event held at the Hotel Intercontinental Madrid on 15 June 2018. Guests at Filipino chef Myrna . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid honored ten longest-staying Filipino workers in Spain and Andorra through the 1st Gawad Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier Para sa Pinakamatagal na Manggagawang Pilipino sa Espanya at Andorra, which was . . .
Speaking before the ten Honorary Consular Officers who were appointed from different parts of Spain and Andorra to represent the Philippines in their respective jurisdictions, Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier challenged them to . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier hosted a diplomatic reception at the Hotel InterContinental Madrid to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 16th Philippine-Spain . . .
The Philippines and Spain have signed an air transport agreement aimed to promote an international aviation system which offers fair and equal opportunities for both countries. Philippine Ambassador to Spain . . .
Ambassador Philippine J. Lhuillier led the Philippine Embassy personnel and the members of the Filipino Community in raising the Philippine flag to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independence in Madrid on 12 June 2018 at . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier, together with the officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, joined over 200 members of the Filipino Community in a Holy Mass in celebration of the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independ . . .
In celebration of the 157th Birth Anniversary of Jose Rizal, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in collaboration with the Knights of Rizal-La Solidaridad Chapter, held a wreath-laying ceremony on 10 June 2018 at the hero’s monument in Madrid . . .
Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier and Universidad Complutense de Madrid Rector Carlos Andradas Heranz signed an agreement on Academic, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid between the . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier witnessed the signing of the agreement between Filipino entrepreneur Lucio Co and Jesús Medina García de Polavieja, CEO of Williams & Humbert Wineries, on 28 May 2018, at the Philippine Embassy . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Lhuillier in his capacity as chair of the ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) led the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Spain in a joint call on the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ildefonso Castro . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe Jones Lhuillier, led the celebration of the 2018 Philippine Labor Day and 36th OWWA Anniversary through a “Seminar on Spanish Labor and Immigration Laws for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).” . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Real Fabrica de Tapices, through the joint efforts of the National Museum of the Philippines, the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, the Local Governments of Kalibo, Aklan, and Lumban, . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier swore into office Atty. Chona Abiertas Tenorio today as the new Philippine Honorary Consul for Barcelona. In his remarks, the Ambassador underscored the importance of . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid organized a presentation on high-end tourism opportunities in the Philippines for 27 luxury tour operators based in Madrid on 9 May 2018 at the Embassy. The event was held in collaboration with . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, presented his credentials as the Philippines´ non-resident Ambassador to the Principality of Andorra last 04 May at the Palacio Episcopal in La Seu d’Urgell, the official headquarters of the . . .
The ASEAN Committee in Madrid, led by its current Chairman Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier, called on Ms. Maria Luisa Poncela Garcia, Secretary of State for Commerce of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness . . .
The Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier undertook a series of meetings with Andalusia and Sevilla officials and the Filipino Community, as well as a trade presentation, from 5-6 April 2018 in Sevilla . . .
Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier was named on 06 April 2018 an “Honorary Fellow” by the Academia de la Diplomacia for his contributions to the development and promotion of Philippine-Spain bilateral . . .
Philippine Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier led the celebration of the Philippine National Women’s Day and International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018 at POLO in Madrid, Spain with focus on health and wellness. Dubbed as “Pangkalusugang . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid conducted an Investment Forum at the Chamber of Commerce of León, Spain, last 09 March 2018. Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez represented the Embassy . . .
The ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) held the first ever ASEAN University Fair in Madrid on 5-6 March 2018 at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Around 100 guests attended the seminar held to discuss opportunities to enhance . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier stepped up the Embassy´s public diplomacy campaign with an interview on Spain´s Radio Internacional in Madrid on 23 February 2018. During the interview, the Ambassador highlighted the . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier graced the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Tahanan Filipino Chaplaincy’s stay at the Parroquia de Santa Maria del Espino, and the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. In his message . . .
Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier called on Mr. Miguel Briones Artacho, representative of the Spanish national government in Malaga, on 13 February 2018 at the headquarters of the Subdelegacion del Gobierno en Malaga. Also in attendance were Philippine Honorary . . .
A presentation on key business opportunities in the Philippines, highlighting the Duterte Administration’s infrastructure development plans, was presented by the Embassy to the Chamber of Commerce of Malaga on 13 February 2018 at the Chamber’s headquarters . . .
A portrait of the Spanish explorer, Ruy Lopez de Villalobos, was presented as a gift to the Philippines by the Foro para la paz en el Mediteraneo, an organization based in Malaga and composed of maritime experts and national security forces working to study and maintain . . .
Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier met with the leaders of the Filipino Community in Malaga on 12 February 2018, in a meeting coordinated by Ms. Rosa Aguera, Philippine Honorary Consul in Malaga. The group also took the opportunity to pay tribute to the Philippine National Hero, . . .
The University of Malaga Law Department formally presented the Erasmus + K107 Project, with the Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe Lhuillier, at the University of Malaga main campus on 12 February 2018. In attendance were law students, members of the faculty . . .
Mr. Jose Antonio Contreras Nieves, Mayor of Madridejos, called on Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier on 6 February 2018 at the Embassy to discuss possible cultural and economic exchange projects with the Embassy and their target local government offices from the . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier called on Mr. Jose Luis Kaiser, Director General of International Trade and Investments of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness on 5 February 2018 at the Ministry’s headquarters in Madrid. Director . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, Philippe J. Lhuillier, met with Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena Castrillo yesterday (06 February 2018) to explore the possibility of establishing a “Casa Filipina” in Madrid, with the assistance of the city government of Madrid. . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier presented his credentials as the first ever Philippine Permanent Representative to the UNWTO to Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili on 25 January 2018 at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid. Ambassador Lhuillier was appointed by the . . .
The 4th edition of Madrid Fusion Manila was launched on 24 January 2018 at the Palacio Municipal del Congresos in Madrid, following the presentation of Filipino Chef Jordy Navarra on his restaurant “Toyo” and his food philosophy during Madrid Fusion 2018. On hand to . . .
The Philippine Embassy assumed the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) in an official turnover ceremony held on 22 January 2018 at the Philippine Ambassador´s official residence. Ending his six-month stint as chair, Malaysian Ambassador to Spain . . .
The Philippine Embassy organized an art exhibit at Centro Cultural Eduardo Urculo in Madrid, featuring the artistic works of Filipinos living and working in Madrid who pursue painting on the side as an avocation. Entitled “Litrato: Una Mirada al Alma de los Filipinos en España” . . .
The Philippine pavilion, prominently highlighting various key destinations in the country, was a major attraction at the 38th edition of FITUR (Feria Internacional de Turismo), Spain’s biggest international tourism fair, held on 17-21 January 2018 at IFEMA, Madrid. Led by . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, presented his Letter of Credence as non-resident ambassador to the Principality of Andorra to H.E. Emmanuel Macron, Co-Prince of Andorra, on 27 November 2017 at the Élysée Palace in Paris, France. Thirteen other . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid generated 67 passport applicants for the 10-year validity passports for the first working day of 2018. The number of applications is the highest in Post´s recent history for a given day. The consular section worked overtime on 03 January 2018 . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Knights of Rizal – Capítulo La Solidaridad were joined by the Filipino Community in Madrid in commemorating the 121st Death Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal with a wreath-laying at the Jose Rizal Monument at Calle Santander 1 . . .
Any person, whether Filipino or not, who has undergone a class on Jose Rizal, or heard or read about him, would know that Madrid, the Spanish capital, played an important role in the life of the Filipino hero. It has been over 130 years since Rizal set foot in Spain, yet he left tangible . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Spain participated in La Navideña Feria Internacional de las Culturas held in Matadero, Madrid on 15-29 December 2017. The Navideña is Madrid’s annual international Christmas bazaar. The Philippine booths at the fair featured . . .
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Philippine Embassy personnel completed a Seminar-Workshop on Customer Service and Office Decorum on 05 December 2017, which was conducted as part of the Embassy´s continuing program on personnel development and service quality enhancement. . .
Filipino artists Miguel Inumerable and Kat Medina recently concluded the El Ranchito Artist Residency Program with the launching of their art installations on 25 November 2017 at Matadero Madrid. The program, which ran from 16 October 2017 to 26 November 2016, . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, presented his Letter of Credence as non-resident ambassador to the Principality of Andorra to H.E. Emmanuel Macron, Co-Prince of Andorra, on 27 November 2017 at the Élysée Palace in Paris, France. Thirteen . . .
The Philippine Embassy Team garnered the second prize in the ASEAN Bowling Tournament held at the Chamartin Bowling Center in Madrid on 18 November 2017. Six embassy personnel comprised the team, namely: Helen Prebagren, Eleazar Sevilla, Rickie de Jesus, .
The world famous Philippine Christmas lanterns (or parols) illuminated the Philippine Embassy compound in Madrid during the official Christmas lighting ceremony held on 18 November 2017. The lighting was Madrid PE´s way of officially kicking off the Filipino . . .
A group of around 70 academics, diplomats, Philippine history and Spanish language enthusiasts attended the viewing of the documentary film El idioma español en Filipinas (The Spanish language in the Philippines), held on 22 November 2017 at the Real Academia . . .
The Philippine Embassy, in collaboration with NCCA through Sentro Rizal, held an art workshop on exploring abstraction conducted by Filipino artists Miguel Inumerable and Kat Medina on 18 November 2017 at Sentro Rizal in the Embassy. Participants . . .
The Philippines and Spain held their fourth (4th) Political Consultations last October 27, 2017 at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Madrid. The Philippine delegation was headed by the DFA’s Undersecretary for Policy, Mr. Enrique A. Manalo, . . .
In his first official visit outside Madrid, Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier met with Lehendakari Íñigo Urkullu, President of the Basque country, the City Mayor of Bilbao Jose Maria Aburto, and businessmen from the region to promote opportunities for trade and investments . . .
Under the leadership of Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Jones Lhuillier, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid in collaboration with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, successfully held the 2nd National Congress of Filipino Leaders in Spain and Andorra . . .
Undersecretary Enrique Manalo of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs was guest speaker at the event, “50 Years of ASEAN: ASEAN in the Changing International Landscape and the Way Forward” held on 26 October 2017 at the Universidad Complutense . . .
The Philippine Madrigal Singers were greeted with resounding applause and a standing ovation for their performance finale as they held a special concert at the Casa Provincial de las Hermanas de Caridad in Madrid on 19 October 2017 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary . . .
Last October 26, Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier joined other ASEAN Ambassadors and officers during the ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) luncheon-meeting hosted by the Indonesian Ambassador, in honor of Ambassador Emilio de Miguel Calabia, former . . .
Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier and Madame Edna Lhuillier were received by His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and Her Majesty Queen Letizia during the national reception held at the Royal Palace of Madrid . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Spain commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Philippines and Spain on 28 September 2017 at the Instituto Cervantes, Calle Alcala 49 in Madrid. Around 120 guests from the Spanish . . .
The Philippines participated in the recently concluded World Routes 2017, held on 23-26 September 2017 at the Fira Gran Via, L’Hospitalet, Barcelona. The PH booth, located in the central part of the exhibition space, highlighted PH’s most popular destinations and . . .
The ASEAN Committee in Madrid celebrated ASEAN Family Day on 16 September 2017 at the Residence of the Ambassador of Indonesia to Spain. Around 200 participants composed of officials of ASEAN countries with representation in Spain, as well their families . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, and his spouse, Madame Edna D. Lhuillier, were inducted as new members of the Real Esclavitud de Santa Maria de la Almudena, during a mass at the Almudena Cathedral last September . . .
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of ASEAN, the Embassy of Malaysia (which is the current Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Madrid) organized and hosted an ASEAN flag raising ceremony attended by the Heads of Mission and other officials . . .
Philippine Honorary Consul in Valencia, Manuel Carrion Sanchez, ably represented the Philippines at the IMEX – Comunitat Valenciana 2017 which was held in Valencia on 29-30 June 2017. Consul Carrion responded to queries, addressed concerns and promoted . . .
Two Filipino youth represented the Philippines in the 9th World Heritage Youth Forum held in Spain from 17 to 23 July 2017. Rhiannon Jae Flores and Sofia Carmen Ortigas, both from St Pedro Poveda College, were joined by over 30 other youth participants between . . .
Three Filipino films stood out in the recently concluded Madrid International Film Festival (MIFF) which was held from 08 to 15 July 2017 in Madrid, with 325 short-, feature- and full-length films participating from different countries of the world. In celebration of the 70th . . .
Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, met with the Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce, Ms. Marisa Poncela Garcia, at the latter’s office in Madrid last July 10. Ambassador Lhuillier began the discussions by talking about the . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid joined other ASEAN embassies in promoting trade and investments in their respective countries and in the ASEAN region as a whole, through an Investment Mission to Zaragoza, Spain, last 03-04 July 2017. Post was represented by . . .
An estimated 2000 people participated in Barrio Fiesta sa Madrid 2017, which was held at Nuestra Señora de la Consolación in Madrid. The Barrio Fiesta is a yearly event organized by the Filipino Community in Madrid, with the assistance of the Philippine Embassy. To . . .
H.E. Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier co-sponsored and graced the opening of the Philippine exhibit entitled Imágenes de Una Exposición: Filipinas en el Parque de El Retiro, en 1887 (Images of An Exhibition: Philippines at El Retiro Park, 1887) on 29 June 2017 . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier headed the Philippine delegation to the ASEAN Business Forum which was held last 28 June 2017 at the CEOE Headquarters in Madrid. Entitled “Trade and Investment Opportunities in ASEAN”, the forum was jointly organized by . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier and the Knights of Rizal Commander Federico Sanchez, led a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 156th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. The event was held at Dr. Rizal’s monument in Avenida Islas Filipinas in Madrid. The ceremony . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier presented his Credentials to the King of Spain (His Majesty, King Felipe VI) at the Palacio Real de Madrid last June 15. He was accompanied by the diplomatic officers of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid (namely, Minister and Consul . . .
H.E. Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier met with the Embassy´s eleven (11) Philippine Honorary Consular Officers in Spain and Andorra last 13 June 2017. Honorary Consular Officers from Andorra la Vella, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cadiz, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma . . .
Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier hosted a diplomatic reception at the Hotel InterContinental Madrid to commemorate the 119th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the 15th Philippines-Spain Friendship Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment . . .
Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier together with the officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, joined around 300 members of the Filipino Community in a Holy Mass in celebration of the 119th Anniversary of Philippine Independence at the Nuestra Señora del Espino. . .
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and Mama Sita Foundation, through the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, donated books to the National Library of Spain (BNE). Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier presented the donations to BNE Director . . .
Philippine Ambassador to Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, was the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker during the Graduation Ceremony of the second batch of Madrid graduates of the Ateneo LSE Program held last 03 June 2017 at Hotel VP el Madronio in Madrid. . .
Spanish actor Andreas Muñoz paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier at the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, in connection çwith the release of “Ignacio de Loyola” in Spanish cinemas on 16 June 2017. “Ignacio de Loyola” was made jointly by Filipino filmmakers . . .
Dulaang Filipino of De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, represented by Mr. Virgilio A. Castillo, Jr., Head, Office of Culture and Arts, officially received the award for best international performance from Escenamateur on 02 June 2017 in a simple ceremony at the Philippine …
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) conducted a two-day conference entitled, “Modernization of the Philippines in the 19th Century” at the CSIC Institute of History from 1 to 2 June 2017…
Philippine Ambassador to Spain H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier swore in Ms. Maria del Pilar Lopez Cabrera and Mr. Julio Morales Rodriguez as the new Philippine Honorary Consuls for Las Palmas and Tenerife, respectively. The Ambassador underscored the importance of …
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Taguig 2nd District Congresswoman Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. Cayetano met the Filipino Community leaders in Madrid on 14 May 2017 during her recent visit to Spain. In the meeting, the Deputy Speaker emphasized …
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Pilar Juliana “Pia” Cayetano, together with Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier, met with members of Spain’s Congreso de los Diputados, Ignacio Tremiño Gomez and Marta Maria Rivera de la Cruz, to explore ways …
Undersecretary Diosita Andot of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, together with First Secretary and Consul Mary Luck Hicarte, represented the Philippines in the First Meeting of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network which was held . . .
H.E. Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier attended the renowned Good Friday Rites in Valladolid, Spain, upon the invitation of the Mayor of Valladolid, Oscar Puente Santiago. Ambassador Lhuillier, together with other guests were met by Mayor Puente at the City Hall and brought . . .
Last April 07, the new Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, H.E. Philippe J. Lhuillier, presented the open copy of his credentials to the Office of the Chief of Protocol of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was received by the Subdirector General of the Chancellery . . .
Ambassador-designate Philippe Jones Lhuillier arrived in Madrid to assume his post as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the Kingdom of Spain with concurrent jurisdiction as Non-Resident Ambassador of . . .
Upon the invitation of the Cadiz Chamber of Commerce and the Cadiz Provincial Council, Charge d’Affaires and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez of the Philippine Embassy in Madrid, delivered a presentation on the commercial and investment opportunities in the . . .
Close to a hundred overseas Filipinos, composed mainly of women, attended a lecture entitled “OFW Portal for Investments in Cooperatives to Develop the Local Economy,” last Saturday, 25 March, at the Eucharistic Temple of San Martin de Tours in Madrid. The lecture was held in . . .
“Ignacio de Loyola,” a film jointly made by Filipino filmmakers and Spanish actors, enthralled its Spanish audience on its premiere night last March 4 at the Cines Dreams in Palacio de Hielo. The premiere night saw the support and attendance of the Archbishop of Madrid, . . .
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. received a warm welcome from the Filipino community in Madrid in a meeting held at the Parroquia Basilica de la Virgen de Milagrosa on 28 February 2017. The Secretary began his speech by conveying that he is under instruction . . .
The Embassy of the Philippines in Madrid joined the nation today, 06 February 2017, in celebrating the 21st National Autism Consciousness Week in a ceremony held at Sentro Rizal of the Embassy. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Mr. Gerardo P. Abiog, emphasized the importance . . .
Madrid Fusión Manila 2017 was officially launched at the Gastronomy Summit of Asisa Madrid Fusión on 24 January at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid, Spain. Madrid Fusión Manila 2017, the Asian edition of Madrid Fusión, will be held from 6 to 8 April at the SMX . . .
The Philippines showcased its cuisine as an exhibitor in Asisa Madrid Fusión, which was held from 23 to 25 January 2017 at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos. The Philippine booth featured puto manapla, ube puto, kutsinta, cassava cake, ensaymada, polvoron . . . .
For the second year in a row, Maunlad Canning Company was given the International Food and Beverages Quality Award by the Global Trade Leaders’ Club (GTLC), during ceremonies held on 30 January 2017 at the Hotel Melia Castilla in Madrid. Maunlad was among 15 companies . .
The Philippines successfully participated in the 37th edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR) which was held from 18 to 22 January 2017. FITUR is the leading tourism fair for inbound and outbound travel for Ibero-American markets. The Philippines was . . .
The Filipino community, together with the officers and members of the Order of the Knights of Rizal and Philippine Embassy officials, commemorated the 120th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Avenida Islas Filipinas in Madrid last 30 December 2016. The event saw . . .
Philippine culture was showcased once again at the second and bigger edition of Madrid’s La Navideña Feria Internacional de las Culturas. This year’s fair was held from 17 to 23 December 2016, at one of Madrid’s most popular and biggest contemporary art centers, . . .
The Philippine Embassy in Madrid launched the book Pitz Black, the third and latest novel of Spain-based Filipino novelist, King Macachor, last 23 December 2016 at the Philippine Embassy Chancery. Mr. Macachor, who majored in English and took up law at the . ..
Nicanor Custodio Hidalgo, who came to Spain in 1984 as a Spanish-language scholar of the Instituto de Cooperacion Iberoamericana (ICI), held a posthumous exhibit of his paintings last December 18 at the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Espino in Madrid, Spain…
The Kudyapi Children’s Choir of Barcelona (Coro Kudyapi de Barcelona) once again swept its Madrid audience off its feet during its concert last December 18 at the Basilica Parroquia Virgen Milagrosa in Madrid, Spain. The concert was organized by the Philippine Embassy …
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 […]