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LOOK: PUBLIC ADVISORY ON APPOINTMENTS FOR DUAL CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING
10/29/2020

LOOK: PUBLIC ADVISORY ON APPOINTMENTS FOR DUAL CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING

10/29/2020
Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines

SIMPLY SARAP EPISODE 9: "Binutong"

Different provinces in the Philippines have different versions of “Suman,” a delicacy made of sticky rice. On this episode of “Simply Sarap,” Chef Louise introduces to us “Binutong,” a sticky rice delicacy cooked in coconut milk and a favorite in the Bicol region.

“Binutong” takes its name from the word “butok” or “to tie the knot” as it is cooked in a parcel or pouch made of banana leaf that is tied at the top to keep its shape. While it is usually eaten as it is for breakfast or “merienda” (snack) and best paired with hot chocolate or coffee, Chef Louise introduces a savory variety that will give you more options to enjoy this dish.

#FilipinoFoodTraditions
#SimplySarap
#CulturalDiplomacy
#FoodDiplomacy

Different provinces in the Philippines have different versions of “Suman,” a delicacy made of sticky rice. On this episode of “Simply Sarap,” Chef Louise introduces to us “Binutong,” a sticky rice delicacy cooked in coconut milk and a favorite in the Bicol region.

“Binutong” takes its name from the word “butok” or “to tie the knot” as it is cooked in a parcel or pouch made of banana leaf that is tied at the top to keep its shape. While it is usually eaten as it is for breakfast or “merienda” (snack) and best paired with hot chocolate or coffee, Chef Louise introduces a savory variety that will give you more options to enjoy this dish.

How do you like the “Simply Sarap” recipes so far? See the rest of the episodes here (https://tinyurl.com/Simply-Sarap) and let us know in the comments below.

Catch Simply Sarap’s 10th and final episode next week, 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

Binutong
Ingredients:

1 cup Sticky Rice, soaked for 30 minutes
1 1/4 cup Coconut Milk
Banana Leaves, as needed

Toppings and flavourings of choice

Philippines Business
10/28/2020

Philippines Business

Spearheading the international investment campaign, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez will share why the Philippines is Southeast Asia's best investment hub. The official launch of the Make it Happen in The Philippines campaign is this November 24, 2020. Be on the lookout for more updates here on the official Philippines Business page. #MakeitHappenPhilippines #PhilippinesBusiness #InvestPhilippines

Join us for an interactive discussion with Philippine government officials and senior executives of several major US com...
10/27/2020

Join us for an interactive discussion with Philippine government officials and senior executives of several major US companies with operations in the Philippines on the prospects for forging stronger PH-US economic relations in the context of the Philippines’ post-pandemic recovery efforts and the US’ evolving engagement in the region.

REGISTER HERE (https://bit.ly/31L2ysI) now.

#PathwaytoAsiaPH
#PostPandemicPH
#MakeItHappen
#InvestPH2020
#ThinkGROWTH #ThinkPHILIPPINES

Department of Finance
Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines
DTI Philippines
The BCDA Group
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

REMINDERS ON THE CONDUCT OF CONSULAR TRANSACTIONS AT THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC
10/26/2020

REMINDERS ON THE CONDUCT OF CONSULAR TRANSACTIONS AT THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC

10/26/2020
Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines

Virtual Tour of Museo Kordilyera Ethnographic Museum of the University of the Philippines Baguio

As a way to participate in the celebration of the Museums and Galleries Month and the National Indigenous Peoples Month this October, the Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Office of Strategic Communications and Research Cultural Diplomacy Division, partnered with Museo Kordilyera Ethnographic Museum of the University of the Philippines Baguio to promote a virtual tour of the museum.

Since it opened in 2017, Museo Kordilyera has become one of the destinations of tourists visiting Baguio City. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, museums and galleries have been closed since March.

Experience Museo Kordilyera through this virtual tour which will run until the 31st of October on the DFA official Facebook and YouTube pages.

Happy Museums and Galleries Month!

#CulturalDiplomacy
#HeritageDiplomacy

Virtual Tour of Museo Kordilyera Ethnographic Museum of the University of the Philippines Baguio

As a way to participate in the celebration of the Museums and Galleries Month and the National Indigenous Peoples Month this October, the Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Office of Strategic Communications and Research Cultural Diplomacy Division, partnered with Museo Kordilyera Ethnographic Museum of the University of the Philippines Baguio to promote a virtual tour of the museum.

Since it opened in 2017, Museo Kordilyera has become one of the destinations of tourists visiting Baguio City. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, museums and galleries have been closed since March.

Experience Museo Kordilyera through this virtual tour which will run until the 31st of October on the DFA official Facebook and YouTube pages.

View the replay of the launching program on 26 October 2020 HERE: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=382604096513418&ref=watch_permalink

#MGM2020PH
#MuseumsAndGalleriesMonth
#CulturalDiplomacy
#HeritageDiplomacy

WASHINGTON WEBINAR FOCUSES ON “PRESERVING MEMORIES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Archives tell us storie...
10/23/2020

WASHINGTON WEBINAR FOCUSES ON “PRESERVING MEMORIES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Archives tell us stories. Our possessions – may it be photographs, documents, scrapbooks, or other keepsakes – preserve our personal stories and, in the future, would provide insights into the past. Archiving is essential to educating the next generations of Filipino-Americans about their roots and heritage,” said Mr. Renato Villa, Philippine Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, as he opened the virtual program “Istorya DC 2020: Preserving Memories in the Time of COVID-19” on 22 October 2020 (23 October 2020 in the Philippines).

Held in October, which is celebrated as Filipino-American History Month and Archives Month in the United States, Istorya DC is an educational gathering that aims to share the histories, stories, and research about DC area Filipinos and their communities.

The Rita M. Cacas Foundation (RMCF), Philippines in the Potomac Project (POPDC), and Sentro Rizal Washington DC co-hosted this year’s Istorya DC, in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through NCCA’s “Padayon: Paglikha sa Panahon ng Pandemya”, that aims to inspire overseas Filipinos to move forward and thrive in spite of the pandemic.

“Our webinar tonight will feature experienced archivists who will focus on how to preserve tangible memories as we aspire to not only bring a feeling of hope, connectedness, and healing but at the same time impart basic archiving knowledge and techniques to our audience. Through this webinar, we aim to raise public awareness of the importance of documents and records, and promote the value of archives and the important work of archivists,” DCM Villa also stated.

The first featured speaker was Rita M. Cacas, President of the Rita M. Cacas Foundation (RMCF), a non-profit, charitable organization that helps acquire, preserve, and provide access to histories, culture, and archives of Filipino-Americans in metropolitan Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia for present and future generations.

She shared tips and tricks in organizing and classifying items drawn from her personal experience in preserving family mementos. She also showcased her do-it-yourself shadow boxes that were filled with numerous items that were labelled and accompanied by old photos that tell stories behind the memories.

Catherine Keen, a retired archivist at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the RMCF, delivered a presentation on conducting genealogy research using digital databases and published resources.

Keen listed useful websites such as Archives Grid, National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, and the Immigration History Research Center (University of Minnesota) to assist in further tracing family history.

Rodney Obien, a college archivist and associate professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire, shared practical digitization techniques with the use of smart phones/tablets, scanner boxes, and photo negatives scanners that have made the preservation and archiving of all kinds of materials much easier for amateur archivists who wish to start a collection.

Titchie Carandang-Tiongson of RMCF and POPDC moderated the discussion. In a video-recorded message that was played prior to the speakers’ presentations, NCCA Executive Director Al Ryan Alejandre elaborated on the objectives of the Padayon program.

“Istorya DC 2020: Preserving Memories in the Time of COVID-19” may be viewed on the Embassy’s page.

#KulturaPH #InstaKultura #SentroRIzal

Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
DC Filipino History
Philippines on the Potomac - POPDC

10/22/2020
Philippines Business

Launching in November 2020, leading the post-COVID-19 economic recovery, to showcase the Philippines as an ideal investment destination and the Filipinos' Make It Happen mindset!

Together, let's make it happen. Tune in to https://philippines.business/ for more information.

#MakeitHappeninthePhilippines

Launching in November 2020, leading the post-COVID-19 economic recovery, to showcase the Philippines as an ideal investment destination and the Filipinos' Make It Happen mindset! Together, let's make it happen. Tune in to https://philippines.business/ for more information. #MakeitHappeninthePhilippines

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

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.”

#FilipinoFoodTraditions
#SimplySarap
#CulturalDiplomacy
#FoodDiplomacy

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

With an increase in indigenous products and services in the marketplace, the right balance is sought out to ensure that ...
10/21/2020

With an increase in indigenous products and services in the marketplace, the right balance is sought out to ensure that indigenous peoples are protected. We talk about indigenous production and consumption in the contemporary setting and its effects on the community.

Catch Session 2 of Voices from the Field, a webinar series on Filipino Identity and Contemporary Cultural Practice.

APPROPRIATE OR APPROPRIATION?
In Praxis: Ethics, Aesthetics, and everything in between

23 OCTOBER, 2020, Friday 9:00 PM EST

REGISTER HERE: https://www.houseofgongs.com/voicesfromthefield

PH AMBASSADOR TALKS PH-U.S. VFA WITH SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine Ambassador to the United...
10/19/2020

PH AMBASSADOR TALKS PH-U.S. VFA WITH SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez was the featured speaker at the virtual “SPAG Talks” held on 16 October 2020.

“SPAG Talks” is organized by Silliman University’s School of Public Administration and Governance (SPAG) Society, the official academic organization of Silliman University’s SPAG, led by the SPAG Student Council.

This edition of the SPAG Talks centered on the Philippines-United States Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the implications of its possible termination for the two countries’ longstanding alliance. The hourlong virtual discussion was attended by the faculty and undergraduate students under the Public Administration and Foreign Affairs programs.

Last June, the Philippine Government informed the United States that it has decided to suspend the termination of the VFA. The suspension is extendible beyond the initial period of six months.

While noting the negative impact of the VFA’s termination on the Philippines’ defense and security arrangements and its overall relations with the United States, Ambassador Romualdez emphasized that “there is value in revisiting the VFA to address sovereignty, such as jurisdiction and custody.”

“An early resumption of bilateral clarificatory talks may serve as a basis, as well as a jump-off point for a review of the VFA,” the Ambassador said.

In his remarks and the Q&A portion that followed, Ambassador Romualdez situated discussions on the VFA and the PH-U.S. alliance within the Philippines’ pursuit of an independent foreign policy.

“Each country has its own interests to protect, and we, as a country, should always protect our own interests. It’s important for us to decide on our own what’s best for us,” the Ambassador said.

Ambassador Romualdez fielded students’ questions ranging from the evolving position of the United States on the South China Sea issue and its role in Southeast Asia’s regionalism, to racial tensions in the U.S. and the Philippine Embassy’s efforts to help Filipino nationals and sustain investor confidence during this time of pandemic.

In closing the program, the Chairman of Foreign Affairs Department, Ambassador Dr. MacArthur F. Corsino (ret.), reiterated that the VFA is “vital to not only our defense alliance with the United States, but is also part of our President’s effort to maintain our independent foreign policy in the context of events happening in our region.”

Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines
Silliman University
Silliman University School of Public Affairs and Governance Society

Sa lahat ng mga GURO na nais makapagtrabaho sa Estados Unidos, eto ang para sa inyo. Magkita kita tayo sa Sabado, 17 Okt...
10/17/2020

Sa lahat ng mga GURO na nais makapagtrabaho sa Estados Unidos, eto ang para sa inyo. Magkita kita tayo sa Sabado, 17 Oktubre, 2020 sa ganap na 7:30-9:30 EST

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://bit.ly/3lYPes3

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

10/16/2020
WATCH: Join the sweetest tour tonight at 11:00 PM EST, 16 OCTOBER 2020 for the Chocolate Chamber's 'Beyond Chocolate' Vi...
10/16/2020

WATCH: Join the sweetest tour tonight at 11:00 PM EST, 16 OCTOBER 2020 for the Chocolate Chamber's 'Beyond Chocolate' Virtual Tour 🍫

Journey to the Cacao Garden and the Chocolate Chamber Boutique in Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa with Raquel Toquero-Choa, Edu Pantino, and Hannah Mae Choa.

Send an email to [email protected] to secure your registration.

Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines
The Chocolate Chamber
Department of Agriculture - Philippines
Phlagri Americas
Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 472, Series of 2003, the Philippines will be observing the National Attention Deficit/Hyper...
10/16/2020

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 472, Series of 2003, the Philippines will be observing the National Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Week on 16 to 22 October 2020. The observance aims to create an environment that will allow persons with ADHD to enjoy productive lives through raising public awareness throughout the society.

With the theme, "Converse. Control. Connect", the occasion aims to give recognition to what is important to persons with ADHD in this time of the pandemic.

The Philippine Overseas Labor Offices(POLO), Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Philippine Trade and In...
10/15/2020

The Philippine Overseas Labor Offices(POLO), Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTICs) in the United States are pleased to invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar entitled: “Preparing for the New Normal: Upskilling Opportunities for our Kababayans in the U.S. and in the Caribbean” on 16 October, 2020, 7:00 PM EST. Participation in this webinar will include a chance for you to select your topic of interest, and together with our resource persons, develop short courses on topics such as learning basic I.T. skills, videography and editing, and starting your own business.

We look forward to you joining us! Register in advance for this webinar:
https://bit.ly/318iAfB

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