Celebrating 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and the Philippines

This year, the Philippines and Germany celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Marking this special anniversary are a series of events which you will find in this link:

Delays in Schengen-Visa processing

Visa

German Embassies and Consulates worldwide are currently experiencing significant delays occurring with the processing of Schengen-Visa applications. These delays vary from application to application. They can take up to 12 calendar days or longer, and are caused by extended data processing times.

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The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

Make it in germany

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

Make it in Germany

Philippine small and medium enterprises benefit from German-funded project

Sparkassenstiftung

The German government is supporting the establishment of a bank catering to small and medium-sized enterprises (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development or CARD SME Bank) in the Philippines. It is the objective of this initiative to strengthen small and medium enterprises and facilitate long term access to financial services for this sector.

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Ukraine Crisis - EU acts resolutely

Angela Merkel in Brussels

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressly supports the conclusions of yesterday’s meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council, which stipulate that a package of further significant restrictive measures will be imposed should Russia fail to meet the calls for cooperation immediately and in full.

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German Embassy funds greenhouses for community farm

German Embassy Manila

Under its small-scale projects scheme, the German Embassy in Manila has approved a project of the Stairway Foundation Inc., a non-profit children’s rights organization, worth around 430,000Php.

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WASH facilities for Typhoon Haiyan victims

arche noVa

The aid organization arche noVa is one of many German organizations that helped to provide relief assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). It specifically focuses in the provision of WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) facilities. The German Federal Foreign Office has provided 140,000 Euro (about Php 8.2 million) for the relief operations of arche noVa in the Philippines.

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Liceo de Cagayan University High School instituted as new PASCH School

Unveiling of PASCH Plaque

Another highlight in with the celebrations of 60 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Germany, the Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Liceo de Cagayan University High School (Liceo U High School) have strengthened their partnership under the program, "Schools: Partners of the Future" (PASCH).

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Ambassador Ossowski travels to Cebu

German Embassy Manila

During his visit to Cebu, Ambassador Ossowski met with Mandaue City Mayor Jonas C. Cortes. He was accompanied by Dr. Franz Seidenschwarz, German Honorary Consul in Cebu City.

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Ambassador Ossowski visits the Republic of Palau

German Embassy Manila

Ambassador Thomas Ossowski presented his letters of credence to H.E. the President of the Republic of Palau, Tommy Remengesau, May 22, 2014. On the same day the ambassador handed over the translation of the historic works of Augustin and Elisabeth Krämer at a reception hosted by the Honorary Consul, Thomas Schubert.

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Ceremonial Handover of Scholarship Grants to 8 DAAD-SEARCA Scholars

German Embassy Manila

Eight Southeast Asian nationals visited the Embassy to receive their German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship grant through the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to pursue their graduate studies at the University of the Philippines Los Baños and University of the Philippines Diliman for the school year 2013/2014.

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Ambassador Ossowski visits development project benefitting farmers

German Embassy Manila

Ambassador Ossowski witnessed German development cooperation activities during his trip to the province of Negros. In the mountain community of Patag he visited farmers participating in the programme "Ourfood", through which farmers learn to expand their income by changing to high value crops and meeting the high standards for organic food of supermarkets.

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German investment in Negros

Electricity pylon

During a trip to Negros Occidental, Ambassador Ossowski saw German private investment and green technology at work. In the community of San Carlos, he attended the inauguration of the SACASOL solar farm, the first large-scale commercially financed solar power plant in the Philippines.

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Philippine nurses for Germany

Filipino nurses to Germany

The recruitment of qualified Philippine nurses is alleviating the nursing shortage in Germany and reducing unemployment in the nurses’ country of origin. The migrants’ remittances and the transfer of know-how contribute to development in the Philippines.

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