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Temasek Foundation, Filinvest Development Corporation and Lucio Tan Group Donate BiPAP Machines and Face Masks for PH COVID-19 Response

Posted on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 

11 September 2020 – Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap and Madam Lourdes Josephine T. Gotianun Yap, President and CEO of Filinvest Development Corporation, attended the ceremonial turnover of the latest donations from Temasek Foundation in support of  the Philippines’ ongoing COVID-19 response on 10 September 2020 at the Temasek Shophouse. Also present […]

PH Embassy Singapore and ASEF Collaborate on Webinar “How Relevant is Cultural Diplomacy in the Face of a Global Crisis?”

Posted on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 

11 September 2020 – As part of its cultural diplomacy initiatives in the new normal, The Philippine Embassy in Singapore’s Sentro Rizal collaborated with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in conducting the webinar “How Relevant is Cultural Diplomacy in the Face of a Global Crisis?” on 10 September 2020 via Zoom platform. The event, which is […]

10 Luzon Bleeding-Hearts finally go home to PH

Posted on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 

SINGAPORE, 22 August 2020 – Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap attended on 19 August 2020 at the Jurong Bird Park (JBP) a symbolic handover in preparation for the 20 August 2020 flight of 10 Luzon Bleeding-Hearts back to the Philippines.   The Luzon Bleeding-Heart is a dove species that are ground-dwellers endemic […]

325 Filipinos Repatriated through PH Embassy’s 8th Repatriation Flight

Posted on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 

28 July 2020 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore, in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) clearances, successfully organized its 8th repatriation flight on 27 July 2020 that brought home 325 Filipinos to the Philippines amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Scoot TR 1390 flight […]

PH Embassy Singapore Spreads the Love for Frontliners through Jollibee

Posted on Wednesday, 22 July 2020 

  20 July 2020 – After the successful donation of Jollibee meals for frontliners at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 10 June 2020, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore recently arranged free Jollibee meals for frontliners at the National University Hospital (NUH). Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap personally turned over the Jollibee […]

2 Filipinos in SG honored with Nurses’ Merit Award

Posted on Wednesday, 22 July 2020 

20 July 2020 – Two Filipinos were among the 100 nurses honoured with the Nurses’ Merit Award (NMA) on 8 July 2020 – Ms. Arlene Dergam Aleta, Nurse Manager at the St. Andrew’s Community Hospital; and Mr. Niel Caderao Cahatian, Assistant Nurse Manager at the All Saints Home. Started in 1976, the NMA is awarded […]

Temasek Foundation Donates More Test Kits and PPEs to PH’s COVID-19 Response

Posted on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 

14 July 2020 – In the spirit of the strong bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and Singapore, Temasek Foundation recently donated 100 test kits (equivalent to 20,000 tests), 12 MGIEasy DNA/RNA kits (equivalent to 20,736 preps) and 90,805 PPEs comprised of goggles, gloves, facial shields, masks, surgical gowns, caps, and shoe covers in support of […]

PH Embassy Singapore Repatriates 373 Filipinos

Posted on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 

14 July 2020 – A total of 373 Filipinos stranded in Singapore were successfully repatriated to the Philippines through special flight PR 8508 coordinated by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. The flight departed Singapore on 14 July 2020 at 2:30 […]

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

Posted on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 

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. […]

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

Posted on Friday, 26 June 2020 

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 […]

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

Posted on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 

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 […]

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

Posted on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 

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 […]

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

Posted on Monday, 23 March 2020 

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 […]

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

Posted on Monday, 2 March 2020 

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 […]

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

Posted on Thursday, 20 February 2020 

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, […]

Prof. Ocampo conducts lecture on Rizal in Singapore

Posted on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 

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 […]

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

Posted on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 

Repatriation-related Advisories:  REMINDERS TO ALL TRAVELLERS TO THE PHILIPPINES| 18 AUGUST EMBASSY ADVISORY FOR RETURNING FILIPINOS | 14 AUGUST Travel and Visa-Related Advisories VISA ADVISORY | 14 AUGUST 2020 EMBASSY ADVISORY ON THE VISA REQUIREMENT FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS WITH FILIPINO SPOUSES, PARENTS OR CHILDREN TO ENTER THE PHILIPPINES | 07 August 2020 ADVISORY ON THE […]

Loboc Children’s Choir Serenades the Filipino Community in Singapore

Posted on Monday, 6 January 2020 

  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 […]

Philippine Embassy in Singapore Participates in The Simbang Gabi

Posted on Thursday, 19 December 2019 

        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 […]

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

Posted on Thursday, 19 December 2019 

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 […]

Philippine Embassy in Singapore Celebrates Rizal Day

Posted on Wednesday, 18 December 2019 

In commemoration of the 123rd anniversary of Dr.Jose Rizal’s 1896 execution at Bagumbayan, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore held an advance simple ceremony on 13 December 2019 in front of the Jose Rizal marker at the Asian Civilizations Museum. Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap delivered his special message on the life and works of Dr. […]

Filipino Artistry Shines in Singapore Biennale 2019

Posted on Wednesday, 18 December 2019 

21 November 2019 – Singapore’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art, the Singapore Biennale, is back for its 6th edition starting 22 November 2019 until 22 March 2020. This time, 77 artists and art collectives from Southeast Asia and around the world will be featured under the theme “Every Step in the Right […]

PH Embassy Briefs DAP’s Public Management Development Program Participants

Posted on Saturday, 7 December 2019 

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 […]

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

Posted on Tuesday, 3 December 2019 

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 […]

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

Posted on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 

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 […]

ASEAN Gala Night 2019 Successfully Held in Singapore

Posted on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 

19 November 2019 – The ASEAN Missions in Singapore, led by the Royal Thai Embassy, successfully held the ASEAN Gala Night on 18 November 2019 at the Orchard Hotel. The ASEAN Gala Night has been a tradition among the ASEAN resident missions in Singapore to cap off the ASEAN Chairmanship, which was held by Thailand […]

Inaugural Philippine Film Festival Successfully Held in Singapore

Posted on Tuesday, 19 November 2019 

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 […]

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

Posted on Tuesday, 19 November 2019 

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, […]

UP Alumni Association Singapore Raise Funds for Scholarship Program through Cookbook

Posted on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 

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 […]

First Philippines-Singapore Business and Investment Summit

Posted on Monday, 21 October 2019 

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 […]

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

Posted on Monday, 21 October 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 […]

Filipino Photo Artist Featured for the First Time in Art Trek

Posted on Thursday, 17 October 2019 

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 […]

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

Posted on Thursday, 17 October 2019 

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 […]

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

Posted on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 

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, […]

Manila Urban Vibe Showcased at Art Trek 13 Exhibit

Posted on Friday, 4 October 2019 

    17 September 2019- The Philippine Embassy in Singapore successfully opened Art Trek 13’s fourth exhibit “Beauty and Youth Side B,” which was organized by Momentous Arts in a pop-art gallery at Tanglin Mall. Curator Allan Teo brought the strong urban vibe ambiance of Manila to a cozy corner of Tanglin Mall. The art […]

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

Posted on Thursday, 3 October 2019 

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. […]

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

Posted on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 

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 […]

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

Posted on Friday, 20 September 2019 

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 […]

Hibla Exhibition Makes its Last Asian Stop this Year in Singapore

Posted on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 

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 […]

ART TREK 13 Inaugural Exhibit Features Young Filipino Artists

Posted on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 

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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