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„vocaldente“ – a cappella art from Germany at its best!

On 16 March 2017, Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke hosted an open-air concert with Germany's most successful a cappella export - "vocaldente". About 200 guests from the diplomatic and consular corps, arts and culture sectors, business and trade, as well as friends from the media enjoyed outstanding music, singing, dancing, and German food, beer and wine.

Presentation of the Order of Merit

Presentation of the Order of Merit to Dr. Teresita T. Tumapon

On 26 January 2017, Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke presented the Cross of the Order of Merit (Verdienstkreuz am Bande) of the Federal Republic of Germany to Philippine national Teresita Tanhueco Tumapon, PhD, of Cagayan de Oro City. The award was bestowed upon her by Federal President Joachim Gauck in recognition of her outstanding achievements for the German-Philippine cooperation in the field of higher education and for the promotion of German as a foreign language in the Philippines.

Father Ewald Dinter, SVD

Presentation of the Order of Merit to Father Dinter, SVD by Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke

On the 10th of January 2017, Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke presented Father Ewald Dinter, SVD with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit (Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) of the Federal Republic of Germany which was bestowed upon him by Federal President Joachim Gauck in recognition of his outstanding achievements for people and state.

German Embassy Manila

Not Bare Anymore: Buddy Bears All Dressed Up

The German Embassy Manila is proud to announce that the Buddy Bears in Manila have finally been dressed for the occasion as the unofficial ambassadors of Germany – promoting messages of peace and friendship. From the Buddy Bear design competition held earlier this year, nine outstanding artists have submitted their entries with various interpretations of German-Philippine relations and cooperation.

Alumni Day 2016

On the invitation of the German Embassy, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 100 Alumni from all walks of professional life attended a meeting at Doehle Haus in Makati City, Metro Manila, on Saturday, 14 May.

Federation of Alumni Associations of Former Scholars to Germany From the Philippines

There are several alumni associations established by Philippine students/academics/scientists who have studied in Germany. The Embassy encourages all former scholars to join one of these vibrant organizations to network, socialize and exchange ideas.

Liceo de Cagayan University High School confirmed as PASCH school

Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Liceo de Cagayan University (LdCU) High School extended their partnership to promote the continuous teaching and learning of German language upon the signing of another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 22, 2016 by both parties. The renewal of the MoU paves the way for further strengthening of the cooperation under the program "Schools: Partners of the Future" (PASCH) of Germany´s Federal Foreign Office.

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PASCH - Schools: Partners for the Future

In February 2008 the Federal Foreign Office launched the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative. The aim of PASCH is to create and strengthen a global network of some 1500 partner schools with special links to Germany.

Schools: Partners for the Future in the Philippines

Education creates prospects – multilingualism opens new horizons. At our partner schools abroad we not only desire to provide students with access to our language and education system, we also want to generate interest in and understanding for one another. Find more information about the "Schools: Partner for the Future in the Philippines" here:


Schools offering German language classes for secondary education level

Find out which schools in the Philippines offer German classes for the secondary education level

Culture, education and sports

Goethe Institut

The Goethe-Institut Philippinen


Since 1961 there is a Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Center) in Manila. It offers German language classes, has a library and organizes various events throughout the year.

German European School Manila

The German European School Manila is a German and English speaking international school that offers programmes from Early Years to IB Diploma (Grade 12). It also offers a bilingual toddler programme for children starting age two.