FSI Trains DFA’s Records and Communication Officers

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the Basic Records and Communication Officers’ Course from 24 May to 03 June 2019 for personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assigned and/or projected to assume Records and Communication Officer duties and responsibilities in the Home Office and at Foreign Service Posts (FSPs). Thirty-one (31) personnel participated continue reading : FSI Trains DFA’s Records and Communication Officers

Mabini Dialogue Explores EU’s Role as a Security Actor in Asia

The “center of gravity” is shifting to Asia, which makes the peace, stability, and security in the region crucial to EU, stressed Pedro Serrano De Haro Soriano, Deputy Secretary-General for Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service of the European Union (EU) during the Foreign Service Institute’s continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Explores EU’s Role as a Security Actor in Asia

FSI gears for ISO certification

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is optimistic it would be ISO 9001:2015 certified this 2019, as it undergoes training for Quality Management System (QMS) through a P1.3M technical assistance grant from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). An ISO certification attests an institution’s capacity to reliably provide products and services that satisfy both client continue reading : FSI gears for ISO certification

FSI conducts PDOS for officers, staff set to leave for Philippine Foreign Service Posts

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) successfully conducted its latest Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) for officers and staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and other government agencies who are set for their first overseas diplomatic and consular assignments. Thirty-six officers and staff benefited from FSI’s PDOS, which was conducted on 15 – 30 April, continue reading : FSI conducts PDOS for officers, staff set to leave for Philippine Foreign Service Posts

FSI partners with Cambodia’s first diplomacy institution

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), through Officer-in-Charge Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat, welcomed delegates from the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (NIDIR), Cambodia’s first diplomacy institution. Cambodia’s Undersecretary of State and concurrent NIDIR President, Hon. Chhiv Yiseang, headed the delegation, which was in Manila for a working visit on 25-26 March 2019. The working visit was continue reading : FSI partners with Cambodia’s first diplomacy institution

FSI features women diplomats on “Women Power in Diplomacy”

Women diplomats from the Philippine foreign service and selected Embassies in Manila shared their views on asserting gender equality in the diplomatic workplace as they joined the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in its celebration of Women’s Month. FSI, in partnership with the US Embassy in Manila, gathered together these diplomats in its Mabini Dialogue Series continue reading : FSI features women diplomats on “Women Power in Diplomacy”