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ISEAS hosts 2nd Seminar under Philippines Project: Building Back Better from PH’s Pandemic Recovery

30 June 2020 – Under its Philippines Project, ISEAS successfully hosted its second seminar through online platform last 17 June entitled “Building Back Better: Philippines’ Pandemic Recovery.” Moderated by Dr. Malcolm Cook, Coordinator of the ISEAS Philippines Project, the webinar featured Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza as speaker, Dean of the Ateneo School of Government Dr. …

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Temasek Foundation Donates 100 Oxygen Concentrators for PH’s COVID-19 Response

26 June 2020 – After donating 200 units of COVID-19 diagnostic kits (equivalent to 40,000 tests) and 2 ventilators last March, Temasek Foundation donated this time 100 oxygen concentrators to various local government hospitals in the Philippines. Forty (40) of the oxygen concentrators were given to the Department of Health while 20 each were given …

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PH Embassy, Artdialogo Asia Collaborate on National Heritage Month Art Tutorials

26 May 2020 – In celebration of National Heritage Month, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore collaborated with Artdialogo Asia in coming up with a three-part series of art tutorials for kids entitled “Siningkwela.” These art tutorials make it easy for kids, together with their parents/guardians, to do arts and crafts projects related to Philippine national …

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Temasek Foundation Donates Test Kits and Ventilators for PH COVID-19 Response

26 March 2020 – Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap signed today on behalf of Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III the Deeds of Donation with Temasek Foundation for 200 units of COVID-19 diagnostic kits (equivalent to 40,000 tests) and 2 ventilators. Signing for Temasek Foundation is Chief Executive Benedict Cheong. These donations …

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SG Donates 3,000 Covid-19 Testing Kits and 1 Polymerase Chain Reaction Machine to PH

23 March 2020 – Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap signed today on behalf of Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III the Deed of Donation for the 3,000 COVID-19 Test Kits and 1 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine from Singapore, which is scheduled to arrive in Manila tomorrow, 24 March 2020. Signing on …

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Fitch Revises Philippines’ Outlook to Positive; Affirms at ‘BBB’

Fitch Ratings has revised the Philippines’ Outlook to Positive from Stable and affirmed its Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘BBB’. In its statement dated 11 February 2020, the credit rating agency noted the Philippines’ “continued adherence to a sound macroeconomic policy framework that will support high growth rates with moderate inflation, progress on …

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PH Studies Agreement between PH Embassy and ISEAS inaugurated with Public Lecture on Muslim Mindanao

17 February 2020 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore in collaboration with the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute successfully held on 13 February 2020 the inaugural event under their Philippine Studies Agreement with a public lecture on “Moving Muslim Mindanao Forward,” with Anak Mindanao (AMIN) Partylist Representative Amihilda J. Sangcopan as keynote speaker. In his welcome remarks, …

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Prof. Ocampo conducts lecture on Rizal in Singapore

1 February 2020- The Sentro Rizal in Singapore, in collaboration with the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM), successfully organized a public lecture by Prof. Ambeth Ocampo entitled Rizal in Singapore: The Hero as Traveller” at the Ngee Ann Auditorium of the Asian Civilizations Museum. Prof. Ocampo, an internationally renowned historian, Rizal expert, author and columnist, traced …

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Philippine Embassy in Singapore – Advisory on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

List of Quarantine Facilities LIST OF QUARANTINE FACILITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES AS OF 01 February 2020 Latest Updates on COVID-19 regulations in the Philippines, please visit: IATF Regulations Travel and Visa-Related Advisories EMBASSY ADVISORY AD2021-260: ADVISORY FOR ALL TRAVELLERS TO THE PHILIPPINES FROM THE YELLOW LIST COUNTRIES (AS OF 3 DECEMBER 2021) EMBASSY ADVISORY AD2021-259: …

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Loboc Children’s Choir Serenades the Filipino Community in Singapore

  15 December 2019- The Philippine Embassy headed by Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap hosted the Filipino Community Christmas Party and Loboc Children’s Choir Concert at the Ambassador’s Residence. Two hundred fifty representatives of Filipino clubs and organizations joined the festivity. Ambassador Yap reported to the Filipino Community the highlights of the Embassy’s accomplishments for …

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Philippine Embassy in Singapore Participates in The Simbang Gabi

        The Philippine Embassy in Singapore headed by Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap participated in the annual Simbang Gabi in Singapore, organized by Filipino Parish Communities. Ambassador Yap attended the first three nights of Simbang Gabi at the Church of Divine Mercy, Church of St. Mary of the Angels and Cathedral of …

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Loboc Children’s Choir Officially Closes Yearlong Celebration of Golden Jubilee Celebration of PH-SG Relations

17 July 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore successfully hosted the culminating activity for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of PH-SG relations on 14 December 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental, which was capped by an exclusive concert performance by the internationally acclaimed Loboc Children’s Choir. The Guest of Honor was Dr. Mohamad Maliki …

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PH Embassy Briefs DAP’s Public Management Development Program Participants

03 December 2019- Twenty-two government sector senior executives participating in the Public Management Development Program (PMDP) of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap on 27 November 2019 at the PH Embassy in Singapore.  Their trip to Singapore is in line with their study module …

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Pair of Philippine Eagles at Jurong Bird Park Officially Presented to the Public and Media

28 November 2019 – Philippine Eagles, Geothermica and Sambisig, who are now fondly called Geo and Sam, were officially presented to the public and media in a ceremony hosted by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) at the Jurong Bird Park on 27 November 2019. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the ongoing year-long celebration …

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Philippine Embassy in Singapore in collaboration with the International Pro Bono Alliance, Inc. – Conduct a Free Lecture and Legal Aid Clinic for the Filipino Community

25 November 2019, Singapore. The Philippine Embassy in Singapore together with the lawyers from the International Pro Bono Alliance, Inc.(iPBA) conducted free lecture and legal aid clinic at the Philippine Embassy on 24 November 2019 (Sunday) from 1:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Volunteer members of the International Pro Bono Alliance, Inc. headed by iPBA  President …

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Inaugural Philippine Film Festival Successfully Held in Singapore

18 November 2019 – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Philippines-Singapore diplomatic relations and 100 Years of Philippine Cinema, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore in cooperation with the National University of Singapore – Office of Alumni Relations (NUS-OAR), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), and ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc./Star Cinema successfully held the …

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DOT in CAPA Asia Aviation Summit to bring in more Airlines to PH

15 November 2019 – The Department of Tourism (DOT) participated in the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) Asia Aviation Summit 2019 on 14-15 November 2019 in Singapore. CAPA Asia Summit is an annual forum for industry executives representing aviation, travel, hoteliers, airports and travel management networks. The Summit discussed aviation industry concerns and opportunities, …

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UP Alumni Association Singapore Raise Funds for Scholarship Program through Cookbook

17 October 2019 – To sustain its scholarship program through its Endowment Fund for Education, the UP Alumni Association Singapore (UPAAS) continues to promote the cookbook “Metro Cuisine: Cosmopolitan Finger Foods” among Filipino and Singaporean friends, fellow UP alumni and food enthusiasts. The cookbook showcases the vibrant Filipino food culture in Singapore and reflects the …

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First Philippines-Singapore Business and Investment Summit

16 October 2019 – The First Philippines-Singapore Business and Investment Summit, a government-to-business forum promoting doing business and investing in the Philippines, organized by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore, was successfully held on 1 October 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. The Summit brought to Singapore a very high-powered team composed of Cabinet Secretaries and …

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Filipino Tour Operators and Tourism Destinations Participated at the ITB Asia 2019

17 October 2019 – Filipino tour operators and tourism destinations participated as exhibitors at the ITB Asia 2019 held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on 16-18 October 2019. The delegation was headed by Department of Tourism-Tourism Promotions Board officer Monica May R. Sta Ana. The exhibitors were tour operators and travel agencies …

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Filipino Photo Artist Featured for the First Time in Art Trek

30 September 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore, in cooperation with the Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS), successfully staged the exhibition “The World through the Eyes of Filipino Lensman” featuring Filipino photo artist Jun Pagalilauan at the Loke Wan Tho Gallery, Selegie Arts Centre from 23 to 25 September 2019 as part of Art …

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Art Trek 13 Concludes with a Back-to-Back Exhibition and Art Workshop

30 September 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore concluded Art Trek 13 with a back-to-back exhibition and art workshop on 26-27 September 2019 at Temenggong 18/20 in collaboration with Art Dialogo and the Global Cultural Alliance (GCA), and the National Youth Council Singapore (NYC). The art exhibition which opened on 26 September 2019 featured …

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Utterly Art Unveils its Rich Collection of Masterpieces for Art Trek 13

19 September 2019- The Philippine Embassy in Singapore successfully opened Art Trek 13’s fifth exhibit “Rewind” which was organized by Utterly Art Gallery. Utterly Art Gallery’s curator and owner, Dr. Keng Hock, decided to exhibit its Philippine art collection which he referred to as “rare gems from many years ago.” Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap, …

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Photo Exhibit on 50 Years of PH-SG Friendship Launched at National Library Singapore

01 October 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore, in cooperation with the National Library Board (NLB) Singapore, successfully launched the photo exhibit entitled “50 Years of Golden Friendship” on 27 September 2019 at the Central Public Library. Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Del Mar Yap and his wife, Josephine Gotianum Yap, together with Ms. …

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Whimsical Art Takes the Limelight at Di Legno’s Art Trek 13

14 September 2019- The opening of Art Trek 13’s third exhibit, Crossing Borders, was held at Di Legno’s new and cozy gallery located in the bohemian Kampong Glam enclave on 14 September 2019. Di Legno curator and owner, Alyssa Ong, dubbed the exhibit “Crossing Borders,” which is very timely as the Philippines and Singapore celebrate …

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A Fusion of Art and Design Sets the Theme for Art Trek 13 “Archipelago” Exhibition in Singapore

17 September 2019  – “Archipelago,” the second exhibition  of Art Trek 13, was held at the chic interior design studio of Miaja Design Group on 4 September 2019 and featured four contemporary and internationally-acclaimed Filipino artists- Rosscapili, Larry Calderon, Allain Hablo and Gus Albor. According to Miaja Gallery, “Archipelago” does not only pertain to the …

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Hibla Exhibition Makes its Last Asian Stop this Year in Singapore

17 September 2019 – In collaboration with the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), the Office of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), and the Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore (TaFF), the Philippine Embassy in Singapore successfully organized the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Traveling Exhibition: Pina-Seda (Pineapple Silk Cloths from …

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ART TREK 13 Inaugural Exhibit Features Young Filipino Artists

9 September 2019 – Art Trek 13, an annual Filipino art exhibition in Singapore, officially kicked off on 24 August 2019 with back-to-back exhibits entitled “Seabound” and “Dahlia” at the prestigious Yavuz Gallery in Gillman Barracks, a contemporary arts cluster in Singapore. “Seabound” exhibit featured The Working Animals Art Projects composed of eight young and …

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Bayanihan Inaugural Lecture Highlights Social Entrepreneurship

18 August 2019 – The Philippine Bayanihan Society of Singapore (PBSS) in coordination with the Philippine Embassy organized the inaugural Bayanihan lecture on “The Impact of Social Capital” which was held on 18 August 2019 at Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Singapore Management University. Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap who is also the Adviser of the PBSS …

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PH Embassy Provides Briefing for Ngee Ann Students Travelling to PH

Two faculty members and eighteen (18) students of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic University paid a courtesy call on Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Adrian Bernie C. Candolada on 28 August 2019 at the PH Embassy in Singapore.  The students are attending the Overseas Merit Fellowship Philippines 2019 programme on 28 August-12 September 2019, which will be hosted …

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DOT – TPB Conducts Philippine Business Mission to Singapore

28 August 2019- The Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) conducted the Philippine Business Mission 2019 to Singapore on 16 August 2019 at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. This yearly event comprised a series of sales presentations, networking opportunities and business-to-business (B2B) activities. It aims to promote the Philippines as an ideal tourism and …

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Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Graced the 16th Ambassador’s Cup

  28 July 2019 – The Filipino Bowlers Club, Singapore (FBCS) organized the 16th Ambassador’s Cup at the Super Bowl, Mt. Faber, bringing together teams from various Filipino organizations and companies in Singapore. Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap opened the tournament with a ceremonial roll-off. Ms. Josephine Isip, President of the Filipino Bowlers Club Singapore …

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OWWA and Facebook Launch Global Digital Literacy Program for OFWs in SG

5 August 2019 – The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Singapore in collaboration with Facebook successfully launched the Digital Tayo for OFWs in Singapore on 04 August 2019 at the chancery, with more than 200 Filipinos attending. Digital Tayo, a digital literacy and citizenship program, is a collaboration between the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration …

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