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10/22/2020
Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines

“Simply Sarap” Episode 8 - Sinuman

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October is National Indigenous Peoples’ Month in the Philippines and during this month, we promote awareness and appreciation of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) cultural heritage and history.

As a way to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our IPs, particularly the Agta of the Bicol region, this episode of “Simply Sarap” features the dish “Sinuman," which is inspired by the sticky rice delicacy called “Suman.”

Catch Simply Sarap every Thursday, 11:00 a.m. (PH Time) at the official Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages of the DFA and its Foreign Service Posts!

"Simply Sarap" is a project of the DFA to promote Philippine culture and history through food. The promotion of Philippine culture and arts abroad, and fostering cultural relations with other countries is part of the Philippines' cultural diplomacy which is in support of political and economic diplomacy.

#SimplySarap
#CulturalDiplomacy
#FoodDiplomacy

Sinuman
Ingredients:

Sticky Rice
Coconut Cream
Bananas
Jackfruit
Bamboo

Tablea / Pure Unsweetened Cocoa Discs
Pili Nuts

Urgent Public Advisory regarding Temporary Travel Restrictions to and from the Philippines from the Bureau of Immigratio...
10/20/2020

Urgent Public Advisory regarding Temporary Travel Restrictions to and from the Philippines from the Bureau of Immigration

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Updates on the Temporary Travel Restrictions for Outbound and Inbound Passengers as of 15 October 2020.

Please be guided accordingly.

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#WeHealAsOne

10/15/2020
Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines

“Simply Sarap” Episode 7 - Ginataang Langka (Jackfruit Stewed in Coconut Milk)

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On this episode of “Simply Sarap,” Chef Louise introduces the unripe jackfruit as a vegetable in this homemade Filipino dish “Ginataang Langka” or Jackfruit Stewed in Coconut Milk. The dish is a favourite in many Filipino homes and is best complemented with salty dried fish and eaten with steaming hot rice.

Catch Simply Sarap every Thursday, 11:00 a.m. (PH Time) at the official Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages of the DFA and its Foreign Service Posts!

"Simply Sarap" is a project of the DFA to promote Philippine culture and history through food. The promotion of Philippine culture and arts abroad, and fostering cultural relations with other countries is part of the Philippines' cultural diplomacy which is in support of political and economic diplomacy.

#SimplySarap
#CulturalDiplomacy
#FoodDiplomacy

Ginataang Langka (Jackfruit Stewed in Coconut Milk)
Ingredients:
1/2 Unripe Jackfruit meat, separated and chopped
1 bulb Garlic, chopped
1 bulb Onions, chopped
1 thumb Ginger, minced
1/4 cup Dried Shrimp
1 cup Coconut Milk
2 pcs Bay Leaves
1 stalk Lemon Grass
2 pcs Chili, sliced
Pepper
Fish Sauce

Bureau of Immigration, Republic of the Philippines
10/14/2020

Bureau of Immigration, Republic of the Philippines

BI Reminds Public of Travel Restrictions

MANILA, Philippines—the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded the public that travel restrictions set following the Covid-19 pandemic is still in place.

In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente reiterated that foreign tourists are still not allowed in the country.

“Generally speaking, only Filipinos, their spouse and minor children are allowed to enter the country holding tourist visas,” said Morente.

Current restrictions likewise allow foreign children with special needs of Filipinos, foreign parent of minor Filipinos, and foreign parent of Filipino children with special needs to enter the country.

Morente stressed that those who are eligible to enter are required to secure an entry visa from Philippine embassies or consulates, prior to their arrival.

“We have encountered instances when spouses of Filipinos who previously enjoyed visa-free privileges try to enter the country under the same manner,” said Morente.

It can be recalled that in March, the Department of Foreign Affairs temporarily suspended visa-free privileges, including those to pursuant to visa waiver arrangements. A total of 157 countries previously enjoyed visa-free privileges are now required to secure entry visas from foreign posts.

Apart from said categories, accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents, foreign airline crew members, foreign seafarers with 9(c) visas, and foreigners with long-term visas are also allowed.

The reminder comes following the petition of the #Loveisnottourism movement, which made waves in social media. Said movement petitions that foreign fiancés of Filipinos be allowed to enter the country.

However, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles yesterday stated that the country is not yet ready to open to foreigners, as it is a step-by-step process and the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases continuous to iron out some issues and set up protocols before this can be allowed.

“We acknowledge the petition of the #Loveisnottourism movement, and we understand how difficult it must be to be separated from your loved one. But this is a temporary measure. We trust the wisdom of the IATF, and we are ready to implement immediately, should there be any changes in travel restrictions,” Morente stated.

Meanwhile, Morente also reminded the public of departure travel restrictions set by the IATF.

Only foreign nationals, overseas Filipino workers, permanent visa holders, students enrolled abroad and participants accepted in exchange visitor programs, and those who are traveling for essential reasons are allowed to depart the country.

Essential travel, according to Morente, is for immediate business, medical emergency, and other humanitarian reasons. They may be allowed subject to sufficient supporting documents. “Visiting relatives abroad for a vacation is still not considered under essential travel,” said Morente. “These restrictions were set by the IATF to protect everyone from the threat of Covid-19. If your travel is non-essential, it is best to defer it when the pandemic has subsided,” he added.

Watch the live opening program of the Museo Kordilyera Virtual Tour on 26 October 2020, 2:00a.m (CST) / 3:00 p.m. to 4:3...
10/12/2020

Watch the live opening program of the Museo Kordilyera Virtual Tour on 26 October 2020, 2:00a.m (CST) / 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PH Time) at the DFA Official Facebook and YouTube channels, to know about "The Importance of Ethnographies and the Cordillera Cultural Heritage" from Dr. Boquiren.

Both as a historian and social scientist, Dr. Rowena R. Boquiren advises policy work and programs in natural and cultural heritage conservation, human well-being in sustainable development, promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights, and adaptation and mitigation in climate change.

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The Philippine Consulate General in Houston is one with the Filipino people in observing the National Attention Deficit/...
10/11/2020

The Philippine Consulate General in Houston is one with the Filipino people in observing the National Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Week on 11-18 October 2020 with the theme, "Converse, Control, Connect", which aims to give recognition to what is important to persons with ADHD in this time of the pandemic.

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The Philippine Consulate General in Houston will be closed on Monday, 12 October 2020 (Columbus Day – US Holiday) For em...
10/10/2020

The Philippine Consulate General in Houston will be closed on Monday, 12 October 2020 (Columbus Day – US Holiday)

For emergencies, please contact
+1 (346) 2564522

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Vincent Remo of AWS Philippines (Advanced World Systems, Inc. and Advanced World Solutions, Inc.) spoke about outsourcin...
10/09/2020

Vincent Remo of AWS Philippines (Advanced World Systems, Inc. and Advanced World Solutions, Inc.) spoke about outsourcing IT solutions as a business strategy during the webinar on “Creating technologies that deliver value: Leveraging on Philippines’ talents to build apps and software solutions” on 24 September 2020. He cited the Filipinos' culture of care, adaptability, and flexibility as key differentiating factors why many top corporations choose the Philippines as their primary outsourcing partner.

The Philippine Consulate General in Houston through the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Strategic Communications...
10/09/2020

The Philippine Consulate General in Houston through the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Strategic Communications and Research – Cultural Diplomacy Division brings the experience of visiting a museum in the Philippines with “Museo Kordilyera Virtual Tour: From the Mountains of the Philippines, Into Your Homes” which will be available on the DFA platforms from 26 to 31 October 2020 only.

Join us for the virtual launch on 26 October 2020, 2:00a.m. (CST) / 3:00 p.m. (PH Time).

Happy Museums and Galleries Month and National Indigenous Peoples Month!

#CulturalDiplomacy
#HeritageDiplomacy
#PCGHouston

10/08/2020
Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines

“Simply Sarap” 6th Episode - One Pot Chicken Tinola Rice

The cold, rainy season is perfect for some hot soup that is comforting with every sip. While traditionally, Chicken Tinola is a clear soup that is served as a main dish and eaten with rice, this episode of "Simply Sarap" features a different take on the classic Filipino dish that keeps the delicate and heartwarming flavors of Chicken Tinola and rice in an easy-to-cook one pot recipe.

Catch Simply Sarap every Thursday, 11:00 a.m. (PH Time) at the official Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages of the DFA and its Foreign Service Posts!

"Simply Sarap" is a project of the DFA to promote Philippine culture and history through food. The promotion of Philippine culture and arts abroad, and fostering cultural relations with other countries is part of the Philippines' cultural diplomacy which is in support of political and economic diplomacy.

#SimplySarap
#CulturalDiplomacy
#FoodDiplomacy

One Pot Chicken Tinola Rice
Ingredients:

4 cloves Garlic, minced
1 bulb Onion, minced
1 thumb Ginger, grated
1 cup Rice, washed and drained
2 1/2 Cups Water
4 tbsps. Fish sauce
2 tbsps. rock salt
2 pcs. Bay Leaves

VITUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS"ATENEO ART GALLERY"The Ateneo Art Gallery, located inside the Ateneo De Manila...
10/07/2020

VITUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS
"ATENEO ART GALLERY"

The Ateneo Art Gallery, located inside the Ateneo De Manila University, houses modern art since its establishment in 1960.

The virtual tour gives viewers a glimpse of its exhibits inside and outside of the museum. From the indoor galleries' "Love It and Leave It." "The Print Flolio," "Ateneo Art Awards 2018," and "The World According to Charlie Co", to the outdoor installation "Inscapes."

While the pandemic has limited the opportunities to visit and see the cultural hubs, we would like to bring the experience of the Philippine museums to your homes through the virtual tours to the museums in the Philippines. Enjoy the tour!

Link:
https://ateneoartgallery.com/Tour
Credits to: Ateneo Art Gallery

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VITUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS"FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY" The Filipinas Heritage Library, which is housed in...
10/06/2020

VITUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS
"FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY"

The Filipinas Heritage Library, which is housed in the sixth floor of the Ayala Museum, boasts of a collection focusing on Philippine history, culture, and arts.

In the virtual tour of the library, online exhibits on the Philippine experience during World War II may be viewed.

While the pandemic has limited the opportunities to visit and see the cultural hubs, we would like to bring the experience of the Philippine museums to your homes through the virtual tours to the museums in the Philippines. Enjoy the tour!

Link:
https://artsandculture.google.com/.../filipinas-heritage...
Credits to: Filipinas Heritage Library

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RERB Notice of Hearing on 19 October 2020
10/05/2020

RERB Notice of Hearing on 19 October 2020

TRAVEL BANS AND RESTRICTIONS UPDATE:  A guide to all Filipinos intending to travel to and from the Philippines.#PCGHoust...
10/05/2020

TRAVEL BANS AND RESTRICTIONS UPDATE: A guide to all Filipinos intending to travel to and from the Philippines.

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This Travel Bans and Restrictions Update is prepared in response to queries received by the Department on its social media accounts and to provide guidance to all Filipinos intending to travel to and from the Philippines.

The DFA encourages all Filipinos traveling out from and returning to the Philippines to refer and be initially guided by the following Travel Restrictions imposed by countries across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Please note that this information is subject to change without prior and sufficient public notice.

Travelers, even with valid visas or confirmed flights, should consult with relevant Embassies or Consulates of the destination country and ports of transit before booking the ticket. It is always best to check ahead of travel dates with the airlines that will be used for departure.

The DFA will strive to update this advisory as needed.

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VIRTUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS"AYALA MUSEUM"Ayala Museum, a private museum of the Ayala Foundation, houses e...
10/05/2020

VIRTUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS
"AYALA MUSEUM"

Ayala Museum, a private museum of the Ayala Foundation, houses exhibits on Filipino culture, history, and art in its six-storey building in Makati, Philippines.

The online resource site of Ayala Museum showcases some of its virtual exhibits such as "Gold in Our Veins" by Mark Lewis Lim Higgins and "The Art of the Malong," an exhibit on Filipino textiles.

While the pandemic has limited the opportunities to visit and see the cultural hubs, we would like to bring the experience of the Philippine museums to your homes through the virtual tours to the museums in the Philippines. Enjoy the tour!

Link:
1. https://www.ayalamuseum.org/online-resources/
2. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/ayala-museum
Credits to: Ayala Museum

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VIRTUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS"MUSEO DE INTRAMUROS"Intramuros, considered one of the most historic sites in ...
10/05/2020

VIRTUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS
"MUSEO DE INTRAMUROS"

Intramuros, considered one of the most historic sites in Manila as it used to be the seat of power during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines, is a National Historical Landmark. Currently administered by the Intramuros Administration, this historical site is also home to Museo de Intramuros located at the reconstructed San Ignacio Church.

Through this virtual tour, viewers can know more about Intramuros and also see the extensive collection of religious artifacts dating back to the 16th and 19th centuries.

While the pandemic has limited the opportunities to visit and see the cultural hubs, we would like to bring the experience of the Philippine museums to your homes through the virtual tours to the museums in the Philippines. Enjoy the tour!

Link: https://tinyurl.com/MuseoDeIntramuros

Credits to: Intramuros Administration

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VIRTUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS"PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY"The Presidential Museum and Library is the pr...
10/04/2020

VIRTUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS
"PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY"

The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office of the President tasked to preserve, manage, and promote the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency.

In this virtual tour, the public can know more about the history of the Malacañan Palace and view the curated exhibits which include various furniture, artwork, memorabilia and other items.

While the pandemic has limited the opportunities to visit and see the cultural hubs, we would like to bring the experience of the Philippine museums to your homes through the virtual tours to the museums in the Philippines. Enjoy the tour!

Link: https://tinyurl.com/PHPresidentialMuseumandLibrary

Credits to: Malacanang Museum and Library

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VIRTUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS"NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES"The National Museum of the Philippines is ...
10/04/2020

VIRTUAL VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES' MUSEUMS
"NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES"

The National Museum of the Philippines is the government organization that operates the national museums of the country including the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium.

In this virtual tour of the National Museum of Fine Arts, you can marvel at the masterpieces of Filipino artists Juan Luna (Spoliarium), Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo (The Assassination of Governor Bustamante and His Son), and Carlos "Botong" V. Francisco (Filipino Struggles Through History), among others.

While the pandemic has limited the opportunities to visit and see the cultural hubs, we would like to bring the experience of the Philippine museums to your homes through the virtual tours to the museums in the Philippines. Enjoy the tour!

Links:

1. 360 Video of National Museum of Fine Arts - https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines/posts/1931096496914659

http://www.pamana.ph/ncr/manila/botong_struggles.html...

360 Video of Natonal Museum of Natural History - https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines/posts/3244473625576933

360 Video of National Museum of Natural History - https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines/posts/3183199815037648

https://www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph/Firefly/Go_Museum.html

http://www.pamana.ph/ncr/manila/botong_struggles.html?fbclid=IwAR2slgA_v-zDwY8mvuw7AWVK2x9DFmrxC1W41Y-6OV4C1AfkleqCzbo5Cig

Credits to: National Museum of the Philippines, Pamana.ph

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The Philippine Consulate General in Houston joins the Filipino nation in celebrating the Philippines' rich cultural heri...
10/04/2020

The Philippine Consulate General in Houston joins the Filipino nation in celebrating the Philippines' rich cultural heritage through the Museums and Galleries Month and the National Indigenous Peoples Month this October.

The Philippines has a rich cultural heritage that is cultivated and preserved in our various historical sites and museums. While the pandemic has limited the opportunities to visit and see the cultural hubs, we would like to bring the experience of the Philippine museums to your homes through the virtual tours to the museums in the Philippines.

Starting today until 07 October 2020, the Consulate, through the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Strategic Communications - Cultural Diplomacy Division, will feature one Philippine museum where you can tour virtually.

The Consulate wishes to invite you as well on the 26th of October 2020, to join us in the opening event of our virtual tour of Museo Kordilyera!

"Museo Kordilyera Virtual Tour: From the Mountains of the Philippines, Into Your Homes" will be available from 26-31 October 2020 only.

Join us on this virtual tour and we hope this will inspire you to visit our museums in the future.

Happy Museums and Galleries Month and National Indigenous Peoples Month!

#CulturalDiplomacy
#HeritageDiplomacy
#PCGHouston

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