Here you can find press releases of the Embassy as well as information on our past activities.
Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke paid a visit to Operation Restore Hope's (ORH) mission at Parañaque Hospital (Ospital ng Parañaque) last 13 March 2017 where he witnessed the work of volunteer doctors, nurses and other health professionals from Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines for children with birth defects.
On 26 January 2017, Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke presented the Cross of the Order of Merit (Verdienstkreuz am Bande) of the Federal Republic of Germany to Philippine national Teresita Tanhueco Tumapon, PhD, of Cagayan de Oro City. The award was bestowed upon her by Federal President Joachim Gauck in recognition of her outstanding achievements for the German-Philippine cooperation in the field of higher education and for the promotion of German as a foreign language in the Philippines.
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On the 10th of January 2017, Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke presented Father Ewald Dinter, SVD with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit (Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) of the Federal Republic of Germany which was bestowed upon him by Federal President Joachim Gauck in recognition of his outstanding achievements for people and state.
Fourteen Southeast Asian nationals from the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship grant through the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to pursue or continue their graduate studies at the University of the Philippines Los Baños for the current school year. The ceremonial handing over of five of these grants was held by Ambassador-designate Dr. Gordon Kricke at a luncheon hosted at the German Club Manila.
The German Embassy Manila is proud to announce that the Buddy Bears in Manila have finally been dressed for the occasion as the unofficial ambassadors of Germany – promoting messages of peace and friendship. From the Buddy Bear design competition held earlier this year, nine outstanding artists have submitted their entries with various interpretations of German-Philippine relations and cooperation.
Bear with us – give them a coat! The German Embassy Manila is looking for artists to create a design for two brand new Buddy Bears. The artists with the winning proposals have the chance to paint their designs on a Buddy Bear! Deadline for applications is on 30 April 2016. Click on the link below for more details about the competition:
It's a milestone in European-Asian cooperation. For the first time, Germany, whose 4.345% share of ADB's subscribed capital makes it Europe's largest shareholder, will be hosting the ADB Annual Meeting from 2 - 5 May 2016.
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).
Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Liceo de Cagayan University (LdCU) High School extended their partnership to promote the continuous teaching and learning of German language upon the signing of another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 22, 2016 by both parties. The renewal of the MoU paves the way for further strengthening of the cooperation under the program "Schools: Partners of the Future" (PASCH) of Germany´s Federal Foreign Office.
Germany supported the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau by funding a quadrilateral conference in Pohnpei, Micronesia, where the participating states can coordinate their political agendas for the upcoming climate change negotiations in Paris and expand their capacities on how to access funds for adaptation and mitigation measures.
Twelve Southeast Asian nationals from four different countries received a 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 for the current school year. The ceremonial handing over of eight grants was held by Ambassador Thomas Ossowski at a luncheon hosted at the German Club Manila.
The German government supported a Gawad Kalinga (GK) resettlement site through the construction of a community center which aims to establish a social network among resettlers of a GK village in Quezon City.
Climate Diplomacy Day is celebrated on 17 June. Germany together with EU partners France and the United Kingdom is conducting a worldwide Climate Diplomacy Day to raise awareness for climate change and the need for joint action. In the Philippines, a newspaper article by ambassadors of several EU embassies was published to mark this special occasion.
On 17 June, European Embassies around the globe are celebrating Climate Diplomacy Day for the second time. Climate Diplomacy Day aims to raise awareness for climate change and the need for joint action. Over the past year, Germany, France and the UK have launched joint projects under the umbrella of Climate Diplomacy Day in over 30 countries.
Mabuhay Germany™ 2015 will once again give Filipinos a taste of German trade and culture. German and Filipino businesses will hold their much-awaited annual Mabuhay Germany™ promising to showcase new and exciting German products, services, and lifestyle experiences. The event will take place at at the Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City on 21 and 22 February 2015. No entrance fees!
The German European School Manila celebrated the 52nd anniversary of the Treaty of Elysée last January 22, 2015.
German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski presented his letters of credence to His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak, in the capital city of Majuro. During his visit, Ambassador Ossowski reaffirmed Germany’s commitment to work together with the Marshall Islands in order to achieve substantial results at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris in November 2015.
German football all-stars and former national team players were in Manila to play the football greats of the Philippines last October 18 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The German squad – composed of 1990 FIFA World Champion Guido Buchwald and 1996 European Champion Dieter Eilts, among others, displayed superb football skills as they triumphed 13-0 against the Philippine selection.
Celebrating 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and the Philippines and German-Philippine friendship that goes back a long way
60 years ago Germany and the Philippines established their diplomatic relations. Today we see common values and strong international ties between the two countries, as mentioned by Angela Merkel on the occasion of her meeting with the Philippine President Benigno Aquino.
During the visit to Germany by the President of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, several bilateral agreements were signed at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (19 September). Among other things, the foundation for the establishment of a German-Philippine chamber of commerce was laid.
Guitar duo Peter and Zoltan Katona visited the Philippines on their Asian tour with a concert at the Albert van Gansewinkel Hall of University of San Carlos Law & Business Building Pelaez Street in Cebu on September 12, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The German Embassy hosted an evening event to thank the relief workers who have worked with the Embassy in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The event also helped representatives of various aid and non-government organizations to meet and connect.
Germany extends all-out support for Yolanda victims: Private donations push contributions up to 176 million Euros (Php 10.7 billion)
The devastating effects of Typhoon Yolanda have instigated a huge outpour of support from the German public: more than 176 million Euros, or about Php 10.7 billion for relief and rehabilitation efforts in regions in the Philippines affected by one of the world’s strongest typhoons.
German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) provides 1.9 million litres of drinking water to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda
The German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) has provided 1.9 million litres of drinking water to the residents of Santa Fe on Bantayan Island in the province of Cebu affected by typhoon Yolanda. In addition, ten wells were rehabilitated.
The images of the catastrophic aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (International Name Haiyan), one of the strongest typhoons recorded to make landfall and presumably one of the most destructive, have rendered from the German community a strong spirit of solidarity with the Filipino people and have launched a massive campaign to provide humanitarian aid and relief to the victims of the supertyphoon. The disaster wrought by Haiyan has mobilized the different sectors of Germany– from government, the business sector, as well as the general public to reach out to the Philippines and offer help.
The German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) has set up a water purification system and started the distribution of drinking water fit for more than 30,000 people daily for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Santa Fe in Bantayan Island, Cebu.
More help from Germany for Typhoon Yolanda victims: 6.5 million Euros (Php 380 million) from the German government for humanitarian aid; 12.9 million Euros (Php 754 million) from private donations
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has announced the additional provision of emergency aid for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, raising the contribution of the German government to 6.5 million Euros (Php 380 million).
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced the provision of additional emergeny aid for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda amounting to 3 million Euros.
Germany intensifies relief efforts in regions destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda, pledges Php 88 million for typhoon victims
In the wake of the massive devastation in the central Visayas region caused by Supertyphoon Yolanda, German organizations have intensified operations in the hardest-hit regions of Leyte and Samar.
The German government conveyed its sympathies to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan) which wreaked havoc in the central Visayas region.
The German government provided 641,000 Euros (Php 39 Million) in humanitarian aid for the victims of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol province and Cebu in October 2013.
Germany extends sympathies, pledges Php 13.7 million in humanitarian aid to those affected by the Bohol earthquake
“Germany stands shoulder to shoulder with the Philippines at this difficult time and stands ready to support you in dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake.” This is a sentiment expressed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Philippine Finance Minister Cesar Purisima and Head of the Legal Section of the Federal Foreign Office Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney recently signed an updated version of the Double Taxation Agreement in Berlin, Germany.
German football coach Thomas Roy is in Manila in preparation for the start of the grassroots football project in cooperation with the Philippine Football Federation on August 1, 2013.