Mangrove Forum Reflects on the Future of the US-Philippines Alliance

  The Foreign Service Institute, in partnership with the Presidential Commission on Visiting Forces, organized the Mangrove Forum “The Philippines – United States Alliance at 67: Quo Vadis?” on 20 November 2018 at the Carlos P. Romulo Library, Department of Foreign Affairs.   This Mangrove Forum was held in commemoration of the 67th anniversary of continue reading : Mangrove Forum Reflects on the Future of the US-Philippines Alliance

FSI conducts French Cultural Appreciation Program

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the French Cultural Appreciation Program for the French II Language Course offered at DFA-OCA ASEANA on 09 November 2018. A Cheese and Wine Class was conducted at the Spiral Restaurant, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, headed by their resident wine connoisseur Mr. Tanguy Gras. The participants were given a brief continue reading : FSI conducts French Cultural Appreciation Program

FSI Offers Course for Foreign Service Staff Officers

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the Basic Foreign Service Staff Officers’ Course (BFSSOC) on 8-26 October 2018 at the Institute’s Special Envoy Carlos Chan Room for 15 Foreign Service Staff Officers (FSSOs) and Senior Foreign Service Staff Employees (FSSEs).   The participants and program managers of BFSSOC    Due to the high demand and continue reading : FSI Offers Course for Foreign Service Staff Officers

FSI Conducts Orientation for New DFA Personnel

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted an orientation for new employees of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the Institute’s Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy on 19 October 2018. Forty-seven participants from the Consular Offices (COs) in Antipolo, San Pablo, Ozamiz/Clarin, and Tagum City attended the one-day orientation, which was designed to introduce them the continue reading : FSI Conducts Orientation for New DFA Personnel

FSI Offers French and Nihongo Courses at DFA Aseana

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) expanded its reach as it opened French and Nihongo Courses at the Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) at Aseana Business Park, Parañaque City. The participants are personnel from DFA-OCA and other partner government agencies. These courses were conducted as a response to requests received from continue reading : FSI Offers French and Nihongo Courses at DFA Aseana

FSI Conducts Japanese Language Training for JDS Fellows

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) hosted the first formal meeting of the 16th batch of the recipients of the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) with the opening of the Japanese Language Training for JDS Fellows. There were 21 JDS Fellows who participated in the 30-hour language training on 23-30 July 2018. The continue reading : FSI Conducts Japanese Language Training for JDS Fellows

FSI Partners with Indonesian Embassy for Cultural Appreciation Program

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Manila, conducted the Indonesian Cultural Appreciation and Study Tour Program for Bahasa Indonesia Online Learners on 29 September 2018. The program started at the embassy with a welcome dance, Tari Pendet, performed by Ms. Manet Gonzales of the embassy’s continue reading : FSI Partners with Indonesian Embassy for Cultural Appreciation Program

Mabini Dialogue Spotlights Japan’s Best Practices in DRRM

A Mabini Dialogue titled “Japan vs. Nature: Understanding Japan’s Best Practices in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management” was held on 07 September 2018 at the Ambassador Benedicto Room, Carlos P. Romulo Library, Department of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Takanori shared the Japanese experience in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM), highlighting the implementation of both structural and continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Spotlights Japan’s Best Practices in DRRM