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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III visits Germany on 19 September 2014

On the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Benigno Aquino III will visit Germany on the last leg of his four-nation European tour. The President visits Germany in the context of 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and the Philippines which is celebrated this year.

Delays in Schengen-Visa processing


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.

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, some which you will find b...

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Iraq conference in Paris: Joint strategy to combat ISIS

Foreign Minister Steinmeier attended the international Iraq conference in Paris on Monday (15 September). He said it was time to take action to counter the threat posed by ISIS.


Afghanistan needs national unity government

Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s talks in Kabul on Saturday focused on the problems with the election scrutiny process and the negotiations on a government of national unity.

Cine Europa 17 - European Film Festival

The European Film Festival Cine Europa celebrates its 17th year will feature 23 movies from 17 European countries. Cine Europa will take place in Manila, Baguio, Iloilo, Cebu, Leyte, Tacloban, Davao, Zamboanga, and Cagayan de Oro. The German contributions to the festival are „Scherbenpark“ (Broken Glass Park) on 16 September 2014 and "Die andere Heimat" (Home from Home) on 18 September 2014. Admission is free! 

Zweitgrößter Solar-Park der Welt entsteht in Brandenburg

KfW, ADB Sign $2 Billion Cofinancing Partnership

German development bank KfW will cofinance up to $2 billion over three years with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote development in the Asia and Pacific region, particularly in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Viet Nam. The KfW cofinancing will focus on energy, urban infrastructure, climate change, small and medium enterprise financing, vocational training, and regional integration.

"Liberty Train"

Liberty Train –The Journey of Christian Bürger

30 September 1989: Over 4,000 people squeeze into the gardens of the West German Embassy in Prague. The West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher addresses them: “We’re here today to tell you that today your emigration …”

Steinway Pianist Yoonie Han performs at the German residence

Internationally renowned Steinway Artist Yoonie Han showcased her musical prowess in Manila in an intimate concert of classical and romantic music at the German residence in Makati City.

Unveiling of Commemorative Stamps

German Embassy and PHLPost launch 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Stamps

The German Embassy in Manila, in cooperation with the Philippine Postal Corporation, and with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs, launched the PHILIPPINES – GERMANY 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Stamps.


Philippine small and medium enterprises benefit from German-funded project

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.

German Embassy Manila

Turnover of Embassy development project to local community

The German Embassy Manila supports local communities through its small-scale development projects. Pangarap Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization that works with street children and out of school youth, was the recipient of an Embassy small-scale project grant.

German Embassy Manila

German Embassy funds greenhouses for community farm

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.

arche noVa

WASH facilities for Typhoon Haiyan victims

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.

Unveiling of PASCH Plaque

Liceo de Cagayan University High School instituted as new PASCH School

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).

German Embassy Manila

Ceremonial Handover of Scholarship Grants to 8 DAAD-SEARCA Scholars

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.

Filipino nurses to Germany

Philippine nurses for 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.

The Ambassador

Ambassador Thomas Ossowski


The Embassy will be closed on Friday, 03 October 2014 (Day of German Unity).
Die Botschaft wird am Freitag, den 3. Oktober 2014 geschlossen sein (Tag der Deutschen Einheit).
Ang Embahada ay sarado sa Biyernes, ika-3 ng Oktubre 2014 (Day of German Unity).

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!

German Institutions in the Philippines

General information on the job placement procedures for qualified nurses to Germany

Philippinische Schwestern freuen sich �ber bestandene Pr�

Since July 2013, qualified Filipino nurses may be employed in Germany. Below are more information about the job placement procedures and the visa application process for qualified nurses:

Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

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In September 1989, thousands of refugees from East Germany occupied the West Germany Embassy in Prague. After some tough negotiations in New York, then foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, standing on the embassy balcony, spoke the words that would resolve the crisis and make history: "We have come to you..."