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.

Click on the link below to see the Embassy's activities under this anniversary:

Delays in Schengen-Visa processing

Visa

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.

Federal Foreign Office

World Humanitarian Day

On 19 August, the United Nations honours the principles of international humanitarian assistance and remember the aid workers who have died in the line of duty. During the last few years, the number of people in humanitarian need worldwide has risen again.

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.

Unveiling of Commemorative Stamps

Unveiling of Commemorative Stamps

Official First Day Cover Signing

Official First Day Cover Signing

Ambassador Thomas Ossowski

Ambassador Thomas Ossowski

Postmaster General Ma. Josefina dela Cruz

Postmaster General Ma. Josefina dela Cruz

DFA Undersecretary Evan Garcia

DFA Undersecretary Evan Garcia

Presentation of Tokens

Presentation of Tokens

Philippines-Germany 60 years of Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Stamps

Philippines-Germany 60 years of Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Stamps

Official First Day Cover Signing

Official First Day Cover Signing

Sparkassenstiftung

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.

Angela Merkel in Brussels

Ukraine Crisis - EU acts resolutely

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressly supports the conclusions of yesterday’s meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council, which stipulate that a package of further significant restrictive measures will be imposed should Russia fail to meet the calls for cooperation immediately and in full.

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

Ambassador Ossowski travels to Cebu

During his visit to Cebu, Ambassador Ossowski met with Mandaue City Mayor Jonas C. Cortes. He was accompanied by Dr. Franz Seidenschwarz, German Honorary Consul in Cebu City.

German Embassy Manila

Ambassador Ossowski visits the Republic of Palau

Ambassador Thomas Ossowski presented his letters of credence to H.E. the President of the Republic of Palau, Tommy Remengesau, May 22, 2014. On the same day the ambassador handed over the translation of the historic works of Augustin and Elisabeth Krämer at a reception hosted by the Honorary Consul, Thomas Schubert.

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.

German Embassy Manila

Ambassador Ossowski visits development project benefitting farmers

Ambassador Ossowski witnessed German development cooperation activities during his trip to the province of Negros. In the mountain community of Patag he visited farmers participating in the programme "Ourfood", through which farmers learn to expand their income by changing to high value crops and meeting the high standards for organic food of supermarkets.

Electricity pylon

German investment in Negros

During a trip to Negros Occidental, Ambassador Ossowski saw German private investment and green technology at work. In the community of San Carlos, he attended the inauguration of the SACASOL solar farm, the first large-scale commercially financed solar power plant in the Philippines.

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

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:

The UN in Bonn

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Since 1994 when the law dividing up ministries and institutions between Bonn and Berlin was passed, it hasn't been a one-way street to Berlin. Bonn has reinvented itself as the United Nations' base in Germany.