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    PH Celebrates Golden Anniversary of ASEAN with Grandeur and Festivity

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    Para sa hosting, para sa bayan, Laban! Secretary Cayetano is Chair of SEA Games 2019 Organizing Committe

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    Welcome Remarks of HON. ALAN PETER S. CAYETANO Secretary of Foreign Affairs at the Opening Ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM), 5 August 2017

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    ASEAN Senior Officials Meet

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    ASEAN Foreign Minister's Meeting Opening Ceremonies

  • 7 of 15 Foreign Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith is on Official Visit to the Philippines, 12-14 July 2017, upon the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano.

    Foreign Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith is on Official Visit to the Philippines, 12-14 July 2017, upon the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano.

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    Philippines Receives Two New Surveillance Aircrafts from the US

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    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Visits Manila

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    Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation in Higher Education Signed Between the Commission on Higher Education of the Republic of the Philippines and the Ministry of Education and Sports of Lao People's Democratic Republic

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     PH Hosts Forum on ASEAN Connectivity, Calls for MPAC 2025 Effective Implementation

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    Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano Discusses Ph-EU Relations with EEAS Managing Director Gunnar Wiegand

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    Joint Statement Trilateral Meeting on Security Among the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia

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    DFA Spearheads Series of Activities in Celebration of the International Humanitarian Law Day

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No Filipinos Hurt in Italy Quake 22 August 2017 - The Department of Foreign Affairs today reported that no Filipinos were among the victims of an earthquake that struck a southern Italian island on...

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Phil Embassy in Doha Launches Art Exhibit on Buwan ng Wika A student participant shows her entry to Philippine  Ambassador Alan Timbayan (Photo by Imelda Enrile). 13 August 2017 - In celebration of the...

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PHL Condoles with India, Nepal over Deadly Floods, Landslides 15 August 2017 — The Filipino people extended their sympathies to Nepal and India after devastating floods and landslides in both countries...
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wellington women22 January 2015 – Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Virginia H. Benavidez met with Mid-Canterbury Rural Women New Zealand Provincial President Sandra Curd, former Provincial President Bev Bagrie, and Ms. Maureen Maginness of the on 12 December 2014 in Ashburton, South Island. Rural Women is a charitable organisation with diverse membership in rural communities throughout New Zealand at the forefront of programmes, advocacies, connections and activities to promote and provide information, support, learning and training and leadership opportunities on a broad range of areas such as rural health, education, land and social issues, among others. Ms. Maiden Saba, Chairperson of the Filipino Dairy Workers in New Zealand (FDWNZ) was also present.

It was an enlightening and interactive meeting as Ms. Curd, Ms. Bagrie and Ms. Maginness shared with Ambassador Benavidez and Ms. Saba their various activities and programmes to promote friendship and support among local communities and provide opportunities for practical learning and upskilling, welfare and well-being of women in the rural sectors.

Discussions also focused on different ways to encourage the wives and families of Filipino dairy farmers and in other work categories to attend the Rural Women activities and courses to recognise their unique skills and strengths, develop further their talents, avail of education and training programmes, help build confidence and reach their potential. These would enhance greatly the Filipino women’s capability to help the family and contribute to a more positive and resilient environment in their homes and communities.

The extensive networking and sustained commitment of Rural Women New Zealand make it a valuable partner for FDWNZ and other Filipino organizations in mobilizing and harnessing the talents and skills of Filipino women, especially in the rural areas to integrate themselves and be part of programmes and projects for their own advancement and for the benefit of their families and larger communities as they live, work and stay in a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse country like New Zealand. END

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