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PH EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE COMMEMORATES 124th INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH FILCOM

PR-031-2022 (14 June 2022, Singapore) In commemoration of the 124th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore, led by Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap, held a flag-raising ceremony on 12 June 2022 at the Philippine Embassy grounds.  The event was attended by members of the Filipino community in Singapore and …

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PH EMBASSY PERSONNEL BENEFIT FROM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS

PR-030-2022 (7  June 2022, Singapore) As part of its efforts to continuously upgrade the skills of, and to foster camaraderie among  its personnel,   the Philippine Embassy in Singapore recently organized two (2) skills development trainings, namely, an Online Lecture on Protocol and Social Graces and a Basic Hair and Make-up Tutorial Session, both of which …

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PH AMBASSADOR YAP LEADS CULMINATING BAYANIHAN WALK HOUR

PR-029-2022 02 June 2022 – Philippine Ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Joseph del Mar Yap, together with Atty. Ranvir Kumar Singh, President of the Philippine Bayanihan Society Singapore (PBSS), led the Culminating Bayanihan Walk Hour from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on 29 May 2022 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. With the theme “One walk, one …

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PH EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE RESUMES IN-PERSON FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY, COMMEMORATES NATIONAL FLAG DAYS

PR-028-2022 (31 May 2022, Singapore) After more than two-years of holding the virtual flag-raising ceremony every Monday and flag-lowering ceremony every Friday due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on mass gathering, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore resumed its in-person flag-raising ceremony, on Monday, 30 May 2022, at the Embassy grounds. The flag-raising ceremony, led by …

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AMBASSADOR YAP EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR SUPPORT FOR OVERSEAS VOTING IN SINGAPORE

PR-027-202212 May 2022, Singapore – Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the Filipino community in Singapore for their active and enthusiastic participation in the 2022 Philippine Overseas Voting which was held from 10 April 2022 to 9 May 2022 at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore. A total of …

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DFA UNDERSECRETARY DULAY VISITS PH EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE, OBSERVES OVERSEAS VOTING

(L-R) Consul Joyleen E. Santos, Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General Emmanuel R. Fernandez, Undersecretary Brigido J. Dulay, Vice Consul Renee Gayle M. Chua and Administrative Officer Gloria Jean Castaño-Zafra Undersecretary Dulay, accompanied by Consul General Fernandez, meets with members of the Embassy’s Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI). Embassy officers give a briefing …

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Third Philippines-Singapore Business & Investment Summit

PR-025-2022 The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Singapore, led by Philippine Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap, along with the Department of Trade and Industry, will hold the 3rd Philippines-Singapore Business and Investment Summit on April 27, 2022. The virtual summit will feature Philippine cabinet members and other high-level government officials who will discuss …

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FILIPINO YOUTHS DECIDE, VOTE FOR PH’s NEXT LEADERS

PR-024-2022(18 April 2022, Singapore) Twenty-one-year old Glenn Joshua M. Casupanan, a 4th year BS Computer Science student, was among the hundreds of Filipino voters who came to the Philippine Embassy in Singapore last week to cast their votes for the Philippine overseas voting.A first time voter, Glenn was also one of several young Filipino voters …

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MORE FILIPINOS IN SINGAPORE CAST VOTE ON A WEEKDAY

Mr. Alex Terol deposits the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) into the voters’ receipt receptacle Ms. Carmina Mancenon-Wilson patiently waits as the vote counting machine (VCM) prints the VVPAT PR-036-2022 (12 April  2022, Singapore)  Singapore-based Filipino private equity executives Mr. Alexander Joe Terol and Ms. Carmina Mancenon-Wilson were two of the early morning voters at …

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30-DAY PH OVERSEAS VOTING OPENS, 2,370 FILIPINOS IN SINGAPORE CAST VOTE ON FIRST DAY

PR-022-2022 (10 April 2022, Singapore) The 30-day overseas voting for the 2022 Philippine National Elections in Singapore opened today with Philippine Ambassador to Singapore H.E. Joseph del Mar Yap, leading the personnel of the Philippine Embassy and its attached agencies in a simple flag-raising ceremony to start the month-long electoral exercise. In his remarks, Ambassador …

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PH EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE CELEBRATES PAHIYAS FESTIVAL THROUGH FIESTA FILIPINAS SEASON 2

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore held a watch party consisting of Embassy personnel and their children in celebration of the launch of Fiesta Filipinas Season 2 featuring the Pahiyas Festival. Edward Zafra shows off his mini kipling included in the Fiesta Filipinas kit PR-021-2022 (06 April 2022, Singapore) – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore held …

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PH EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE CONDUCTS FINAL TESTING AND SEALING OF VOTE COUNTING MACHINES

Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap (center) with personnel of the Philippine Embassy who will serve as members of the Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) for the overseas voting. (L-R) SBEI member Ms. Ivanah Karla Vicencio-Luz, Mr. Wilford Ong, Ambassador Yap and Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Adrian Bernie Candolada …

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PH EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE ENDS MONTH-LONG CELEBRATION OF THE 2022 NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH

PR-019-2022 01 April 2022 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore ends its celebration of the 2022 National Women’s Month (NWM). In keeping with the Philippine government’s advocacy for gender equality and women empowerment (GEWE), the Embassy, in partnership with Rated J, an online public affairs program for Filipinos in Singapore, organized an online forum, Karapatan …

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PH EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE INTENSIFIES ELECTION INFO DRIVE, CONDUCTS VOTERS EDUCATION FORUM

Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap delivers his Opening Remarks for the Special Ugnayan session, “Halalan 2022: Voters Education Forum” on 3 April 2022. Key Embassy personnel, led by Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Adrian Bernie Candolada (top photo, center), organized the Special Ugnayan session, “Halalan 2022: Voters Education Forum” via Zoom and streamed …

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PH EMBASSY PARTNERS WITH FDCP, NUS FOR FILM SHOW

PR-016-2022 (22 March 2022, Singapore) – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore, in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the National University of Singapore – Office of Alumni Relations (NUS-OAR), successfully held a film showing on 17 March 2022  featuring the movie “Write About Love” at the NUS’ Shaw Foundation Alumni …

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PH EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE CELEBRATES 2022 NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH

PR-015-202208 March 2022, Singapore – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore joins the departments and agencies of the Philippine Government in the observance of the 2022 National Women’s Month (NWM) which runs from 01 to 31 March 2022. The highlight of this month-long commemoration is the International Women’s Day which is celebrated every 8th of March. …

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FILCOM IN SINGAPORE LEARNS ABOUT HALALAN 2022, VTL AT PH EMBASSY’S UNANG UGNAYAN

PR-014-2022  02 March 2022, Singapore –  The Philippine Embassy in Singapore successfully held its first Ugnayan on Sunday, 27 February 2022. Among the highlights of the Ugnayan was the presentation on the requirements and procedures for quarantine-free travel to Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme for fully-vaccinated travelers between the Philippines and Singapore, …

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UPDATES ON PH VACCINATION ROLL OUT

22 February 2022, Singapore – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore wishes to share updates on the Philippine Government’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout. As of 17 February 2022, the Philippines has administered a total of 133,234,116 vaccinations, which include first and second doses. From 10 to 17 February, the country  administered 2,492,964 doses. A total of 67,928,954 …

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OFWS IN SINGAPORE LEARN ABOUT SECURING OEC THROUGH POPS-BAM

Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap (top photo) delivers the welcome address while Secretary of Labor and Employment Silvestre Bello III (middle photo) provides his message during the activity. Serving as resource speakers from the POEA were Mr. Goerge V. Parlan (bottom photo, left) and Director Ken Sarmiento (bottom photo, right).  Labor Attaché …

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PH, SG TO RESTORE TWO-WAY QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL THROUGH VTL BEGINNING 4 MARCH

PR-011-2022 (18 February 2022, Singapore) – The Philippines and Singapore will restore two-way quarantine-free travel for vaccinated travellers through a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) arrangement starting 4 March 2022, as announced by Singapore Minister for Transport S. Iswaran during the COVID-19 Multi-Task Force Press Conference on 16 February 2022. The VTL allows fully-vaccinated travellers from …

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FILCOM IN SINGAPORE SHINES AT THE 50TH CHINGAY PARADE

(Mr. Kevin Garcia and Ms. Karina Mae Bacsain and in their Dinagyang and FIlipiniana attires ) PR-010-2022 Singapore, 16 February 2022 – Singapore-based Filipinos Karina Mae Bacsain, a preschool teacher, and Kelvin Justo Garcia, a hotelier, proudly represented the Philippines at the 50th Chingay celebrations (Chingay50), Singapore’s annual street parade held on 12 February 2022. …

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE ASEAN PRIZE 2022

(15 February 2022, Singapore) – On 4 February 2022, the ASEAN Secretariat announced the call for nominations for ASEAN Prize 2022. The search is based on the achievement and relentless contribution of outstanding individuals and organizations which have risen to the challenge of empowering lives and connecting communities across the region towards pandemic recovery.  ASEAN …

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PH EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR THAILAND’S APEC CHAIRMANSHIP IN 2022

Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap presents to Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, APEC Secretariat  Executive Director, a copy of the coffee table book on “The 50 years of Golden Friendship between the Philippines and Singapore” during the latter’s courtesy call to discuss Thailand’s chairmanship of APEC in 2022. PR-008-2022(11 February 2022, Singapore) Philippine Ambassador to …

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PHILIPPINE EPASSPORT RENEWAL CENTER (PaRC) OPENS FIRST ASIA-PACIFIC SITE IN SINGAPORE

Upper photo: Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. (4th from right) leads the unveiling of the plaque of the ePassport Renewal Center (PARC)-Singapore. Joining him (from L-R) were ASPAC Assistant Secretary Nathaniel G. Imperial; OUCSCA Undersecretary Brigido J. Dulay; Mr.. Rajimon Nair, Senior Manager for Operations, VFS Global, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap; …

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PH and SG REAFFIRM CLOSE BILATERAL TIES DURING SECRETARY LOCSIN’S WORKING VISIT TO SINGAPORE

PR-006-2022(7 February 2022, Singapore) Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. and Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan reaffirmed the close and robust bilateral ties between the Philippines and Singapore during their bilateral meeting on 31 January 2022 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Secretary was in Singapore for a …

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PH EMBASSY IN SG CONGRATULATES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2021 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS

PR-004-20223 February 2022, Singapore – The Philippine Embassy congratulates the four (4) recipients of the 2021 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) in Singapore, namely, Dr. Sheila Maria A. Conejos (Pamana ng Pilipino Awardee), Ms. Cristy M. Vicentina (Banaag Awardee), The Philippine Bayanihan Society Singapore (Kaanib ng Bayan Awardee) and the Temasek …

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PHILIPPINE STUDIES PROJECT OF THE ISEAS – YUSOF ISHAK INSTITUTE EXTENDED UNTIL 2023

PR-003-202203 February 2022, Singapore – The Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Philippine Embassy in Singapore, granted additional funds to the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)-Yusof Ishak Institute to continue to support and enhance ISEAS’ Philippine Studies Project conducted under its Regional Political and Studies Programme (RSPS). The signed Addendum to the Donation Agreement, …

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FILIPINO CONTEMPORARY ART FEATURED AT S.E.A. FOCUS 2022

PR-002-2022(21 January 2022, Singapore) The Philippine Embassy in Singapore is pleased to inform the Filipino community that contemporary artworks of Filipino artists and Philippine galleries are featured in the Singapore Art Week (SAW) which is running from 14 to 23 January 2022. Now on its 10th edition, SAW celebrates this 2022 a decade of Singapore …

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PH VACCINATION ROLLOUT REACHED 100 MILLION MARK

(4 January 2021, Singapore) – Before the year 2021 ended, the Philippine Government’s national vaccination rollout as of 28 December 2021 has administered a total of 107,277,506 vaccine doses, which includes first and second doses. The country’s daily rate of doses (7-day average of 611,768 doses) administered is among the fastest globally (13th rank), in …

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