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PHILIPPINES AND CHINA AGREE ON ARRANGEMENT FOR ROTATION AND RESUPPLYING (RORE) TO BRP SIERRA MADRE ON AYUNGIN SHOAL

MANILA 19 July 2024 – The Philippines and the People’s Republic of China have reached an understanding of principles and approaches that will be observed by both sides in order to avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation in the conduct of the Philippines’ lawful and routine rotation and resupply missions to the BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin …

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PHILIPPINES PARTICIPATES IN ASEF BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ MEETING IN BALI, INDONESIA

Philippine Ambassador to Singapore and Philippine Governor to the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) Medardo G. Macaraig, joined fellow Governors of ASEF member countries in the 45th Asia-Europe Board of Governors’ Meeting (ASEFBoG45) held in Bali, Indonesia from 11 to 13 July 2024. He was accompanied in the meeting by First Secretary and Consul Joyleen E. Santos.

The ASEFBoG45 was hosted by the Government of Indonesia and co-chaired by Mr. Md. Rais Hasan Sarower, ASEF Governor from Bangladesh and Chair of the BoG, and Ambassador Toru Morikawa from Japan, who will soon conclude his term as ASEF Executive Director.

The Meeting in Bali also welcomed 14 new Governors to ASEF, discussed ASEF’s 3-year Strategy as well as updates and reports on the organization’s work on communications, human resources, finances and 2025 project proposals. It concluded with a renewed commitment from all participating countries to work together in addressing pressing global issues and fostering greater understanding and cooperation between Asia and Europe.

PRESIDENT MARCOS JR. DELIVERS HISTORIC KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT SHANGRI-LA DIALOGUE ASIA SECURITY SUMMIT

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. made history on Friday, 31 May 2023, as the first Philippine leader who delivered the keynote address to open the 21st edition of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore focusing on global defense and security affairs. On the issues on maritime threats and insecurity in the Philippines, particularly in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), President Marcos stood firm during the summit in protecting the country’s sovereign rights, adhering to the rules-based international order and to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

AFP CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL BRAWNER VISITS SINGAPORE, REAFFIRMS STRONG PH-SG DEFENSE TIES

The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), General Romeo S. Brawner Jr., is in Singapore for an official visit from 17 to 18 April 2024, upon the invitation of Vice Admiral Aaron Beng, Chief of the Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). General Brawner is accompanied by Brigadier General (BGEN) Joel M. Paloma PA, BGEN Patriarch Robinson P. Pel PA, Colonel Walter P. Icaro PA (MNSA) and Captain Jerome I. Peñas PA.

DFA Statement on Tensions in the Middle East Region

MANILA 15 April 2024 – The Philippines expresses its serious concern over the increasing tensions between Israel and Iran. We urge all parties to refrain from escalating the situation and to work towards a peaceful resolution of their conflict. The Philippines has long advocated for all states to adhere to the principles of international law …

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PHILIPPINES RECOGNIZED AS SUSTAINABLE DIVE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR AT ASIA DIVE EXPO (ADEX)

PRESS RELEASE PR-036-2024 15 April 2024, Singapore – The Philippines was hailed as the Sustainable Dive Destination of the Year during the Opening Ceremony of the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), held from 12 to 14 April 2024 at the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre in Singapore.  ADEX, the largest and longest-running dive expo in Asia, …

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Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan to visit the Philippines from 15 to 17 April 2024

PASAY 12 April 2024 – Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan will undertake an official visit to the Philippines on 15-17 April 2024. Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo will meet with Foreign Minister Balakrishnan to discuss ways to further strengthen Philippines-Singapore relations, as well as to exchange views on regional and …

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PHILIPPINE SALO-SALO: A CULINARY CELEBRATION OF FILIPINO HERITAGE AT THE GRAND MERCURE ROXY HOTEL SINGAPORE

In celebration of the Filipino Food Month or Buwan ng Kalutong Pilipino with the theme, “Engaging the Youth in Shaping the Future of Philippine Culinary Heritage and Gastronomy;” and National Literature Month (NLM) with the theme, “Ang Panitikan at Kapayapaan” this April, and in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Philippines-Singapore diplomatic relations, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore, in collaboration with Feast Asia of the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel Singapore, will hold the ten-day Philippine Salo-Salo: A Culinary Celebration of Filipino Heritage lunch and dinner buffet on 12-21 April 2024 at Feast Asia, Level 3 Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, 50 East Coast Road Singapore 428769.

ACM MANILA GALLEON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE EXPLORES RICH LEGACY OF MARITIME TRADE

PRESS RELEASE PR-030-2024 25 March 2024, Singapore – A week ahead of the conclusion of the four-month Manila Galleon special exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) on 17 March 2024, the ACM hosted the Manila Galleon International Conference on 9-10 March 2024 to highlight the historical significance of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade. With a …

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PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR WELCOMES NEW KOREAN AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE

PRESS RELEASE PR-021-2024 (18 March 2024, Singapore) Philippine Ambassador to Singapore H.E. Medardo G. Macaraig received the new Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Singapore, H.E. Hong Jin-wook, in a courtesy call by the latter on 15 March 2024 at the Philippine Embassy. Both Ambassadors noted that the year 2024 marks a milestone year …

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THAI AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE CALLS ON PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR

PRESS RELEASE PR-019-2024 (12 March 2024,  Singapore) Ambassador-designate of Thailand to Singapore, H.E. Ureerat Chareontoh, paid an introductory courtesy call on Philippine Ambassador Medardo G. Macaraig this morning, 12 March 2024,  at the latter’s residence. As both the Philippines and Thailand are founding members of ASEAN, both Ambassadors emphasized the importance of bilateral relations between …

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PH EMBASSY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, CALLS ON FILIPINO COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT PH ADVOCACY OF GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

PRESS RELEASE PR-018-2024 (11 March 2024, Singapore) – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore joins the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). The celebration includes the launch of the Embassy’s National Women’s Month (NWM) Photobooth Corner and giving of NWM tokens to its female clients. The IWD, which is the highlight of the Philippine’s …

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PHILIPPINE TOURISM PROMOTIONS BOARD TO HOLD LOVE THE PHILIPPINES – BISITA, BE MY GUEST PROGRAM IN SINGAPORE

PRESS RELEASE PR-016-2024 Attention all Filipinos in Singapore! The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), will hold the Love the Philippines- Bisita, Be My Guest (BBMG) Program Campaign in Singapore on Saturday, 23 March 2024 at the Hilton Singapore Orchard. The BBMG campaign aims to encourage Overseas …

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PHILIPPINE SENATOR ALAN CAYETANO VISITS SINGAPORE ANTI-SCAM CENTRE

PRESS RELEASE PR-015-2024 8 March 2024, Singapore. The Philippine Embassy in Singapore accompanied Senator Alan Peter S. Cayetano, Chairperson of the Philippine Senate Committee on Science and Technology, in his visit to the Anti-Scam Centre of the Singapore Police Force on 6 March 2024. The visit was an opportunity for the Philippine delegation to gain …

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NEW TIMOR-LESTE AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE H.E. ALEXANDRE TILMAN PAYS COURTESY CALL ON PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR

PRESS RELEASE PR-014-2024 8 March 2024, Singapore – Ambassador Medardo G. Macaraig welcomed the new Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to Singapore, H.E. Alexandre Vital da Cruz Araujo Tilman during the latter’s courtesy call on 7 March 2024 at the former’s Official Residence. During the call, Ambassador Macaraig and Ambassador Tilman agreed to …

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PH Embassy Kicks-Off 2024 National Women’s Month Celebration with Purple Friday and #WecanbeEquALL Campaign

PRESS RELEASE PR-013-2024 04 March 2024, Singapore – The women and men of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore join the departments and agencies of the Philippine Government in observance of the 2024 National Women’s Month (NWM) which runs from 01 to 31 March 2024. This annual monthly celebration goes back to 1988 when former President …

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AMB MACARAIG RETURNS TO SINGAPORE AFTER SUCCESSFUL 6TH INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS ON PHILIPPINES-SINGAPORE ACTION PLAN

PRESS RELEASE PR-010-2024 26 February 2024, Singapore – Following the success of the  6th Informal Consultations on the Philippines-Singapore Action Plan (IC-PSAP) held on 20 February 2024 in Makati City, Philippines, Ambassador Medardo G. Macaraig returned to Singapore, and expressed pleasure on the direction of the Philippines’ relations with Singapore and expressed that he looks …

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