Potable water for the children of Barangay Cuenca
On February 17, 2015, the community in Barangay Cuenca, Pugo, La Union, celebrated the inauguration and turnover of the Embassy funded Cuenca potable water system that supplies 2500 residents and 500 students of the Cuenca Elementary and High School with safe and affordable drinking water.
The Federal Foreign Office has provided a total of 733,000 EUR (about Php36 million) for humanitarian emergency assistance after Typhoon Ruby. The grants are being implemented through the aid organizations Caritas international and Plan International.
Children playing during the first psycho-social support sessions
Deutsche Welle (DW) launches its renowned international contest "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" with a new approach. The focus is now on the "Freedom of Speech Award."
Deutsche Welle - The Bobs
Imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi from Saudi Arabia is to receive Deutsche Welle's first Freedom of Speech Award. DW is awarding the prize as part of its international online competition The Bobs – Best of Online Activism.
Deutsche Welle - Freedom of Speech Award
For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.
Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting relief projects run by several non-governmental organisations to supply food and winter clothing to the needy population in eastern Ukraine.
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in the Philippines.
The European Union Delegation and the Embassies of the EU Member States wish to express their sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the recent deadly clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
Germany is attractive to immigrants. Their numbers rose from 1.08 million in 2012 to 1.23 million in 2013, reaching the 1993 level again for the first time. These figures are laid out in the Migration Report which was adopted by the Cabinet.
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.