Source: Save the Children |

Half of out-of-School Children Live in Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change, with Philippines Latest to Shut Schools due to Extreme Weather

In South Sudan, which saw scorching temperatures of up to 45 °C as this year’s hot season hit much earlier than usual, the government ordered schools to close for two weeks

Around one in two out-of-school children and adolescents live in countries at the forefront of the climate crisis, according to new analysis by Save the Children. The figures come as extreme heat has forced hundreds of schools to shut in the Philippines this week [1], while in South Sudan, students…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Envoys of five Nations Present Credentials to the President of India

Those who presented their credentials were H.E. Mr Josel Francisco Ignacio, Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu accepted credentials from the Ambassadors/High Commissioner of Philippines, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kenya and Georgia at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 27, 2024). Those who presented their credentials were: 1. H.E. Mr Josel Francisco Ignacio, Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines 2.…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Philippine Embassy Deepens Linkages with Diplomatic Academy of South Africa

The main objective of the meeting was to discuss and exchange views on how to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on diplomatic training and research which was signed between DIRCO-DTRDI and the Foreign Service Institute (FSI)

Philippine Ambassador to South Africa Noralyn Jubaira Baja met with Ambassador Andre Groenewald, Director of the Diplomatic Training and Research Development Institute of the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO-DTRDI). The main objective of the meeting was to discuss and exchange views on how to implement the…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Philippine Ambassador Presents Credentials as First Philippine Envoy Accredited to Somalia

Ambassador Tang commended the security and socio-economic gains in Somalia under the leadership of President Mohamud and reaffirmed the Philippines' full support for the country’s continued progress

Ambassador Marie Charlotte G. Tang, with residence in Nairobi, Kenya, presented her credentials to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on 21 March 2024 at the Villa Somalia in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, making her the first Philippine Ambassador to be accredited to the country.  During the ceremony, Ambassador Tang conveyed…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Philippine Ambassador Delivers Lecture on Philippine Foreign Policy to Kenyan University Students

The lecture is the first in the two-part “Speaker Series” with ASEAN ambassadors, organized by the SU-School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) in collaboration with the ASEAN Committee in Nairobi (ACN)

Philippine Ambassador to Kenya Marie Charlotte G. Tang delivered a lecture on Philippine foreign policy to students of Strathmore University (SU) on 14 February 2024 in Nairobi. The lecture is the first in the two-part “Speaker Series” with ASEAN ambassadors, organized by the SU-School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Philippines Embassy in South Africa holds informal bilateral discussions with Department of International Relations and Cooperation

The objectives of the meeting were to take stock of the progress of bilateral ties between the Philippines and South Africa

The Philippine Embassy in Pretoria, led by Ambassador Noralyn Jubaira Baja, held informal discussions with officials of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) handling South Africa’s bilateral relations with the Philippines on 30 January 2024. Southeast Asia Director Raymond Medhurst led the DIRCO delegation.  The objectives of the…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Philippines Calls for Revitalized Non-Aligned Movement

Secretary Manalo highlighted the need for a renewed commitment to the principles and goals of NAM, calling for a revitalization of the movement to better address the challenges that the developing countries are facing

Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Enrique A. Manalo, delivered a statement at the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Kampala, Uganda, last 19 January 2024. Secretary Manalo highlighted the need for a renewed commitment to the principles and goals of NAM, calling for a revitalization of the movement…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Philippines renews Commitment to G77 and Developing Countries’ agenda at South Summit

Secretary Uy called for a Global Digital Compact that promoted digital inclusion, innovation, and interoperability to bridge the digital divide, noting that developing countries must reap the benefits of the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Philippines renewed its commitment to the Group of 77 (G77) and advancement of the interests of developing countries at the Third South Summit being held in Kampala, Uganda on 21-22 January 2024. Head of Philippine Delegation and Information and Communications Technology Secretary Ivan John E. Uy stated that “a…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meets Philippines, Belarus Foreign Ministers and Somalia's State Minister for Foreign Affairs

During the meetings, they discussed the cooperation relations and several topics of mutual interest

HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi met separately on Friday with HE Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines Enrique Manalo HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Aleinik, and HE State Minister for Foreign Affairs and…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines |

Departure Statement of Honorable Enrique A. Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, on his trip to Kampala, Uganda for the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement

The Philippines looks forward to enhancing bilateral relations with African counterparts and other NAM countries, as well as strengthening cooperation and mutual support in multilateral fora

I will lead the Philippine Delegation to the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Kampala, Uganda which will be held on 19-20 January 2024. This marks my first visit as Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the African continent. With the theme “Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence,” the…