The Philippine president in the Federal Chancellery

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.

Auswärtiges Amt

German-Philippine agreements signed

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.

German Embassy Manila

More than 250 health facilities to benefit from German grant after Typhoon Yolanda

The German government has provided 2,8 million Euros (Php 160 million) for medical equipment and supplies of healthcare facilities affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013. More than 70 Hospitals and 170 Rural Health Units in region 4B and the Visayas will benefit from the project.


Steinmeier travels to UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Steinmeier is to attend the opening of the 69th UN General Assembly in New York from 23 to 27 September. The ISIS advance and the Ebola epidemic are at the top of the agenda.

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

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.

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..."