Barangay Storytelling: Carlos P. Romulo Library Reaches Out to the Community

The Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Carlos P. Romulo (CPR) Library capped its celebration of the 2019 Library and Information Services Month with a storytelling session for children, held on 30 November 2019. The Library partnered with Barangay 111 zone 12 of Pasay City in selecting 50 children, aged 10-12, from its community to participate in continue reading : Barangay Storytelling: Carlos P. Romulo Library Reaches Out to the Community

Mabini Dialogue Examines South Korea’s New Southern Policy

Recent developments in ASEAN-Korea relations have been driven by their shared interest of maintaining regional peace, stability, and cooperation. With South Korea’s people-centered diplomacy under the New Southern Policy (NSP), the Philippines and ASEAN have emerged as South Korea’s crucial partners in advancing regional norms and mutual prosperity.  This was the theme of the Mabini continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Examines South Korea’s New Southern Policy

Iran Ambassador pays farewell call on FSI OIC (Director-General)

Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat received Iran’s Ambassador to the Philippines Mohammad Tanhei, who made his farewell call at the Institute on 31 October 2019. FSI is a partner of the Islamic Republic of Iran through an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Iran’s Institute for Political and International Studies. The MOU, continue reading : Iran Ambassador pays farewell call on FSI OIC (Director-General)

Three in one FSI pushes three projects from Hanoi trip

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) had a productive participation in the 14th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Institutions of ASEAN+3 as FSI’s Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat had also explored projects for the Institute from two side meetings. The Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors was held last 23-25 October 2019 in Hanoi, continue reading : Three in one FSI pushes three projects from Hanoi trip

FSI releases “Women in Diplomacy” book on the 10th year of PH Magna Carta of Women

The Philippines’s women diplomats, from across generations and geographic assignments, gathered together to share their experiences in foreign service during the launch of the pioneering book, “Women in Diplomacy: The Remarkable Ambassadors in the Philippine Foreign Service,” on 11 October 2019 at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The book is a joint publication of continue reading : FSI releases “Women in Diplomacy” book on the 10th year of PH Magna Carta of Women

FSI Pioneers Training on Business Analytics

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), in partnership with the University of the Philippines National Engineering Center (UP NEC), conducted a special training on Business Analytics from 30 September to 02 October 2019. Thirty (30) participants, comprising of the current batch of Foreign Service Officers undergoing the cadetship course and the Institute’s staff, including FSI’s Officer-in-Charge, continue reading : FSI Pioneers Training on Business Analytics

Advancing Philippine Arts and Culture at Post through FSI’s Cultural Officers’ Course

Fifteen (15) personnel from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) completed the Cultural Officers’ Course conducted by the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) from 09 to 18 September 2019. Pursuant to Section 13 of Republic Act 7157, or the “Philippine Foreign Service Act of 1991,” all foreign service continue reading : Advancing Philippine Arts and Culture at Post through FSI’s Cultural Officers’ Course

FSI Engages in Historic Partnership with the Government of Colombia

Reaching a milestone in ties with the Government of Colombia, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) now offers its Spanish Language Course with a native Spanish speaker as instructor. FSI and the Language Center of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of Medellin – through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia – collaborated for this Course to continue reading : FSI Engages in Historic Partnership with the Government of Colombia