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

Global Influential Filipino Talents: The Changing Narrative of the Filipino Worker in the UAE

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration–DFA co-organized a Mabini Dialogue held on 27 November 2019 entitled EON Insight: Focus on the Filipino in the UAE.   The event featured EON Group’s co-founder and CEO, Mr. Junie del Mundo and Chief Innovation Officer Mr. Carlos Mori Rodriguez. EON is continue reading : Global Influential Filipino Talents: The Changing Narrative of the Filipino Worker in the UAE

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)

Mabini Dialogue Features Expert Witness on the Marine Environment in the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Marine biologist Dr. Kent Carpenter, expert witness in the South China Sea Arbitration Case, showed evidences of the irreparable harm inflicted on the marine environment in the South China Sea during the Foreign Service Institute’s Mabini Dialogue. The forum, co-organized by the Embassy of the United States of America in Manila, was held on 21 continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Features Expert Witness on the Marine Environment in the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Hungary and the Philippines Compare Notes on China at the Mabini Dialogue

States in Central and Eastern Europe and the Southeast Asian region have converging and diverging interests and perceptions on the continuing rise of China as a global power. They also share common challenges and potential fields of cooperation in their relations with China.   This sums up the discussion during the Mabini Dialogue entitled “Through the continue reading : Hungary and the Philippines Compare Notes on China at the Mabini Dialogue

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