Friday, 29 July 2016
- Thursday, 28 July 2016 RCO Puerto Princesa Celebrates the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week
- Tuesday, 26 July 2016 Philippine Statement During the 23rd ASEAN Regional Forum
- Tuesday, 26 July 2016 Philippines Calls on Respect for Arbitral Award at the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)
- Tuesday, 26 July 2016 Foreign Affairs Secretary Yasay Welcomes Canada’s Desire to be a Good Friend and Partner to PH
News from PHL Embassies, Consulates & Missions
Friday, 29 July 2016
- Friday, 29 July 2016 Filipinos in Austria Showcase Philippine Food and Culture During the Barrio Fiesta 2016
- Friday, 29 July 2016 PH Assumes Chairmanship of The Asia-Pacific Group in Vienna
- Friday, 29 July 2016 PHL Government Donates US$50,000 to Marshall Islands
- Friday, 29 July 2016 Ambassador Lhuillier Meets with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa; Discusses Philippine-Portugal Economic Relations
12 May 2015 - The Philippines participated at the 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Transport Ministers Meeting held in Riga, Latvia from April 28 to 30.
Represented by Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Robespierre Bolivar of the Philippine Embassy in Brussels, the Philippines expressed support for “convenient, secure, and efficient transport links between Asia and Europe.” In his statement, Consul General Bolivar emphasized that since Southeast Asia has archipelagos like the Philippines, it is essential to have more integration among sea, air and land routes to facilitate connectivity.
Delegations also called for more robust direct air links between Europe and Asia.
At the end of the Ministerial Meeting, delegations jointly issued the Riga Declaration which, among others, calls for strengthening ASEM cooperation on transport matters, supporting environmentally friendly transport solutions, efficient, economically viable and safe transportation, and providing seamless connectivity between Asia and Europe.
In recognition of the Philippines’ considerable efforts to ensure safer air travel, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific were authorized to mount flights to the European Union in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Philippine Airlines has been flying direct to London Heathrow since the end of 2013. END