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Philippine Embassy Holds Outreach to Haifa

As part of its efforts to increase the accessibility of consular and labor services to Filipinos in Israel, the Philippine Embassy in Israel dispatched an outreach team to Haifa on Saturday, 12 August, to offer passport, notarial, and OWWA services in close coordination with the Filipino Workers’ Association (FWA) in Haifa.

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ASEAN Ambassadors in Tel Aviv lead celebration of ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary

Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial led a simple program at the Quezon Room of the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN, highlighting the strong bonds that underlie the close cooperation between member states.

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Deployment of Caregivers to Israel Rises by 27% in the First Half of 2017

In a report to the Department of Labor and Employment, the Philippine Embassy in Israel noted that for the first half of 2017, the deployment of Filipino caregivers in Israel increased by 27% compared to the 2016 figure for the same period.

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Pinoy Caregiver Wins Settlement in Illegal Placement Fee Case

A Filipino caregiver in Israel was awarded a financial settlement from her agency after filing a case for illegal collection of placement fee before the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in 2016.

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Israel Minister Announces Assistance for Marawi at Philippine Independence Day Reception in Tel Aviv

Israel Minister for Welfare and Social Services Haim Katz announced that the Israeli government is offering assistance to those displaced by the recent conflict in Marawi City, Mindanao. Minister Katz was the guest of honor at the diplomatic reception for the 119th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence hosted by the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv.

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The Best of Philippines Showcased in the 5th Tourism and Country Fair in Israel

On 11 June 2017, the 5thPhilippine Tourism and Country Fair organized by the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv,Municipality of Haifa and Castra Mall, opened in a festive atmosphere in the northern city of Haifa as the Philippines tries to sustain the rapid tourism growth from Israel.

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Tourism & Country Fair to showcase the best of the Philippines in Haifa's Castra Mall

The Philippine Embassy, in collaboration with Castra Mall and the Haifa Municipality, will hold a Philippine Tourism and Country Fair on 11 June 2017 at the Castra Mall in Haifa.

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Philippines, Israel Eye Anti-Drugs Pact

The Philippines and Israel are moving closer to forging a bilateral agreement on cooperation in curbing illegal drugs.

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Ex-Embassy Driver Arrested for Suspected Drug Offense in Israel, Philippine Embassy Steps up Cooperation with Israeli Interpol

An ex-driver of the Philippine Embassy in Israel was arrested recently by Israel's Interpol for a drug-related offense. According to Israel's Interpol, he was caught at the Ben Gurion International Airport retrieving a package containing illegal narcotics.

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Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv Briefs New FFCI Officers on Consular and Labor Services

The Federation of Filipino Community in Israel (FFCI) invited the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv to provide a briefing on consular and labor services to the new officers of the FFCI during a conference organized by the federation on 20 May 2017.

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Philippine and Israeli Officials Hold Bilateral Talks: Agriculture, Labor, and Tourism Cooperation Top the Agenda

The Philippines and Israel reaffirmed their close bilateral ties at the 9th Philippines Israel-Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on May 04 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Jerusalem.

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Philippine Embassy in Israel Volunteer for Drug Test

In support of the recent order of the Civil Service Commission requiring government officials and employees to undergo random drug test, personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Israel personally volunteered to be tested for drug use.

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Philippines Featured in Special Publication of Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC)

The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) released on 11 May 2017 a special newsletter focused on the Philippine investment and business environment.

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Embassy Conducts Consular Outreach Mission and Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to Afula

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv conducted a Consular Outreach Mission and Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to Afula on 13 May 2017.

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Philippine Embassy and PRC to Hold Nursing and Teaching Exam for OFWs in Israel

The Philippine Embassy in Israel wishes to announce the holding of the Special Professional Licensure Examination (SPLE) for nursing and teaching professions in Tel Aviv on September 2-3, 2017.

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Philippine Embassy Celebrates Labor Day and Flores de Mayo 2017 with the Filipino Community in Israel

The Philippine Embassy in the State of Israel led the members of the Filipino community in its annual celebration of Labor Day and Flores de Mayo 2017 on 30 April 2017 at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

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Philippine Embassy In Israel Holds Dialogue With Victims Of Job Scam In Canada

Tel Aviv, 27 March 2017 - The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv held a dialogue on 26 March 2017 with Filipino victims of illegal recruitment for caregiver jobs in Canada.

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Filipina Teenager Bags 3rd Place At “The Voice Israel” Season 4

Ms. Ezra Liz Joy Ng, the 17-year old Filipina student in Herzliya, won 3rd place in "The Voice Israel" during the show's final episode for Season 4 on 18 March 2017. Israeli Sapir Saban bagged the title of "The Voice Israel" while Nitzan Shayer got the 2nd place.

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Philippine Tourism Officials And Israeli Tourism Minister Discuss Cooperation To Boost Tourism

The Philippine delegation from the Department of Tourism headed by Undersecretary Benito C. Bengzon, Jr., together with Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre, Philippine Ambassador to the State of Israel Neal Imperial, and officials from the DOT and the Embassy, paid a courtesy call on Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Gideon Levin on 08 February 2017, during the second day of the 23rd International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM).

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New Cathay Pacific Flights from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong to Boost Tourism to the Philippines

20 February 2017, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial met with Cathay Pacific Country Manager for Israel Jonathan Bailey and Managing Director Gideon Thaler on 20 February 2017 to discuss business opportunities with the increasing tourism arrivals between the Philippines and Israel.

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Israel premier of new film on Philippine sanctuary for Jewish refugees kick-starts celebration of 60th PH-Israel diplomatic relations anniversary

The Philippine Embassy in Israel, in partnership with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Asia Pacific Institute and in collaboration with multi-awarded filmmaker Mr. Noel Izon, premiers the documentary film "An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines" at the Cinematheque Tel Aviv on 25 January 2017.

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Philippine Embassy Conducts First Consular Outreach Mission for 2017 in Jerusalem

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv conducted its first consular outreach mission for the year 2017 in Jerusalem on 22 January 2017 at the Holy Rosary Sister’s Convent. The mission was organized by the Embassy with the Good Shepherd Filipino Catholic Community (GSFCC) led by its coordinator Ms. Star Tuazon.

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New Film on Philippine Sanctuary for Jewish Refugees to Premier in Israel

The Philippine Embassy in Israel, in partnership with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Asia Pacific Institute and in collaboration with multi-awarded filmmaker Mr. Noel Izon, is proud to present the premier screening of Mr. Izon's documentary film "An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines" at the Cinematheque Tel Aviv on 25 January 2017.

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OFW Deployment to Israel Up by 24.56%

2016 marks the highest deployment number of Filipino caregivers in Israel in the last five years. Based on data from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tel Aviv for 2016, OFW deployment increased by 24.56% from 2,288 in 2015 to 2,850 in 2016.

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Teaching Filipino Heritage Through Language & Culture Classes for Pinoy Kids in Israel

The Philippine Embassy in Israel's Filipino Language and Culture Program at Bialik Rogozin International Campus held its first session on 8 January 2017, with the first batch of 80 Filipino children enrolled in the program.

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Filipino Welders Win Settlement From Employer In Israel

Four Filipino welders won a financial settlement of about NIS 20,000 (USD 5,250) each from an Israeli construction company, after a successful negotiation mediated by the Philippine Embassy and Kav LaOVed, an Israeli non-profit organization that provides assistance to migrant laborers.

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Philippine Embassy welcomes New Batch of 540 Filipino Agriculture Student-Trainees to Israel

540 Filipino student-trainees recently arrived in Israel to join the Agrostudies Program in Israel for 11 months of combined academic learning and practical work in farms all over Israel.

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Major Israeli Tour Operators Visit Bohol, Cebu, Manila To Boost Tourist Arrivals

Representatives of six major travel agencies from Israel visited popular tourism destinations inthe Philippines through the Familiarization Tour organized by the Department of Tourism and the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv.

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The Philippine Embassy in Israel Begins the Christmas Season with its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Philippine Embassy in Israel begins the Christmas Season with its annual Christmas tree ceremony held at the Terra Sancta School in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on 03 December 2016.

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Philippine Embassy conducts Consular Outreach Mission in Eilat during Filipino Community Night

19 November 2016, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – The Philippine Embassy in Israel, led by Ambassador Neal Imperial, conducted a consular outreach mission in the southern Israeli city of Eilat on 18 to 19 November 2016.

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Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv Begins Overseas Voter Registration

01 December 2016 – The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv started the Overseas Voting Registration for the 2019 mid-term elections today

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NCCA Trains Volunteers to Teach Filipino Culture in Israel

The Embassy of the Philippines in Israel, in partnership with the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Bialik Rogozin International Campus, held its first Teachers Training on the Filipino Language & Culture Program in Israel. The participants were volunteer teachers who will be teaching Filipino to children of Filipino migrant workers.

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Philippine Embassy introduces new Philippine Passport to Filipinos in Haifa, Israel

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv conducted a consular outreach mission at the St. Joseph Latin Parish Church Haifa on 12 November 2016 where it included the processing of passport applications with the new ePassport system.

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Israel Business Federation Keen To Boost Trade With Philippines

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv met with the officers of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) on 13 October 2016 and discussed potential areas that could boost the bilateral trade relations between the Philippines and the State of Israel.

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“Ma’ Rosa” premieres at the 32nd Haifa International Film Festival in Israel

 

The Philippine Embassy in Israel hails the inclusion of the acclaimed Filipino film, Ma’ Rosa”, in the 32nd Haifa International Film Festival. .

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Israeli Travel Agencies Keen in Promoting the Philippines as a New Adventure Destination

More than 40 Israeli travel agencies participated in a seminar on Philippine tourismorganized by the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv TO promote the Philippines as a new adventure destination for Israeli tourists. Tourism brochures, posters and official videos of It’s More Fun in the Philippines from the Philippine Department of Tourism were distributed to the attendees.

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Lonely Planet: Philippines in Hebrew Launched at the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv

Lonely Planet: Philippines (Hebrew version) was launched at the Philippine Embassy in Israel before a packed crowd from Israel’s top travel and tour agencies.

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Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv Introduces New Philippine ePassports in Israel

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv has started fully implementing the new passport system which will issue the new ePassports to applicants.

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Two Israeli Employment Agencies Suspended by the Philippine Embassy in Israel

22 September 2016, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv suspended for thirty days the accreditation of two Israeli recruitment agencies for violation of the 2016 POEA Rules and Agency Undertaking.

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Philippine Airlines and EL AL sign Memorandum of Understanding to Bolster Air Links Between PH & Israel

21 September 2016, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – Mr. Jaime Bautista, President and Chief Operating Officer of Philippine Airlines (PAL), and Mr. David Maimon, President and Chief Executive Officer of EL AL Israel Airlines (EL AL), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bolster cooperation between the two top airlines on 20 September 2016 at the EL AL Main Office in Tel Aviv.

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Filipino Visual Artist Holds Solo Exhibit in Israel

11 September 2016, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – Contemporary Filipino visual artist, Mr. Vince Darwin “Winner” Jumalon, held a solo exhibit titled “I Come in Peace” in Jaffa, Israel on 08-11 September 2016.

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524 Filipino Student-Trainees Graduate from Agriculture Program in Israel – Biggest among Participating Countries

1 September 2016, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – 524 Filipino student-trainees graduated from Israel’s Agrostudies On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program during the graduation ceremony held on 1 September 2016 at the Jerusalem International Convention Center.

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Israel Business Chamber Upbeat on Philippine Economy

On 16 August 2016, Philippine Ambassador to the State of Israel Neal Imperial met with the Board of Directors of the Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce, headed by its President, Mr. Dror Atari.

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New Modus Operandi of Filipino Drug Traffickers in Israel; Five Filipinos Arrested

The Philippine Embassy in Israel has warned Filipinos in the country of the growing number of drug cases involving Filipinos, and that drug traffickers have started employing new schemes which might unduly implicate unwitting and innocent Filipinos

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Important Embassy Advisory on Illegal Drugs in Israel

The Embassy expresses its grave concern over the alarming number of arrests of Filipino nationals for drug offenses in Israel. 

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Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) premieres at the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival

The Philippine Embassy in Israel hails the inclusion of the acclaimed Filipino film, "Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis" (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) in the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival. The film, by acclaimed director Lav Diaz, will be featured under the Festival's Masters category, in recognition of renowned international filmmakers.

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Philippines Celebrates Independence Day in Israel, Israeli Minister Congratulates New Philippine President

14 June 2016, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial led the celebration of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with a diplomatic reception on 14 June 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv.

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Israeli funeral & repatriation service company mistakenly sends wrong body to family in the Philippines

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv was able to stop the shipment of remains of a Filipino national to another country, following reports on 4 June 2016 by the family in the Philippines that the body they received in the Philippines did not belong to their deceased kin.

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Sick OFWs to get financial aid from OWWA

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22 Israeli Students to Compete in Robotics Challenge in Cebu, Philippines

22 robotics students from Kfar Yona School and Rabin Elementary School will participate in the First Lego League Trash Trek Challenge to be held on 1-4 June 2016, at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City, Philippines.

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Overseas Voting in Israel Closes with 40.92% Voter Turn-out

The 2016 Overseas Voting in Israel officially closed at the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv on 9 May 2016, at 12:00 noon, reaching its highest record of voter turn-out at 40.92%, also one of the highest in the Middle East.

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Announcement on Documents for Legalization and Notarization

Announcement on Documents for Legalization and Notarization

 
2016 Overseas Voting in Israel Starts, Israel X Factor Champion Casts First Vote

The 2016 Overseas Voting for Filipinos in Israel officially started on 9 April 2016 at 8:00 am at the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv.

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Philippine Food Security Chief Visits Israel, Seeks Israeli Agri-Tech

Philippine Presidential Assistant for Food Security & Agricultural Modernization Fredelita C. Guizavisited Israel on 24 - 27 February 2016 to boost food security and modernize Philippine agriculture. The visit of Secretary Guiza was organized by MASHAV, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation.

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Philippine Embassy in Israel Salutes the Heroes of EDSA, Commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

The Philippine Embassy in Israel commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in a solemn ceremony on 25 February 2016 at the embassy grounds.

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Message of President Benigno S. Aquino III to the Filipino People on the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
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Philippine Pavilion Wows Crowd at Israel's International Tourism Fair

The Philippine pavilion at the annual International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) instantly stood out as a crowd winner during the fair's 22nd edition, which was held on 9-10 February 2016 at the Tel Aviv Convention Center.

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Deployment of Filipino Caregivers Rises by 43% in Israel

In a report to the Department of Labor and Employment, the Philippine Embassy in Israel noted that for 2015, the deployment of Filipino caregivers in Israel increased by 43% compared to the 2014 data.

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Christmas Season among Filipinos in the Holy Land Begins with the Lighting of Christmas Tree

The Philippine Embassy, in cooperation with St. Anthony's Parish and Filipino organizations in Israel, held the 6th Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree on 5 December 2015 at the Terra Sancta School in Tel Aviv-Jaffa to mark the beginning of the Christmas season.

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Documentary Film on the Philippine Sanctuary for Jews Premiered in Israel at the Yad Vashem

"Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust", a film documenting the story of 1,300 Jews fleeing the Holocaust and finding a safe haven in the Philippines, was screened for the first time in Israel on 24 November 2015 at the Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.

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Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv Registers 8,101 New Filipino Overseas Voters in Israel

A total of 8,101 new Filipino overseas voters in Israel registered with the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv for the 2016 Overseas Voting Elections during the registration period which was conducted from 6 May 2014 to 31 October 2015.

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Security Advisory - 14 October 2015

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Israeli Tourism Minister to Visit the Philippines in September

Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin chose the Philippines for his first official trip abroad as Minister of Tourism. The Minister's visit on 16-22 September 2015 is expected to increase two-way tourism and strengthen the dynamic diplomatic relations between the two countries, now spanning 58 years.

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Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce Sees Economic Potential in the Philippines

Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial challenged the Board Members of the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce (IACC) to explore the economic opportunities in tourism, trade and investment in the Philippines.

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President Aquino graces opening of modernized 'Museo ni Manuel Quezon'

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"Bata-Batuta" Summer Camp in Israel Teaches Pinoy Culture through Games, Music, and Food

Almost 100 Filipino children are participating in the Philippine Embassy's "Bata-Batuta" summer program in Israel.

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Overseas Voters Registration Conducted in Nazareth

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv conducted an Overseas Voters (OV) Registration at Mensa Christi Church, in the city of Nazareth on August 1, 2015. There were 19 Filipinos who registered for the OV registration during the mission.

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Philippines and Israel Push for Early Conclusion of a Bilateral Labor Agreement for Caregivers

During their first meeting in Tel Aviv on 21 July 2015, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Silvan Shalom and Philippine Ambassador to Israel Nathaniel G. Imperial agreed to push for the early approval of a bilateral labor agreement for Filipino workers in Israel.

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Filipino Dance, Music and Costumes Captivate in PH Tourism Fair in Israel

 

The best in Philippine traditional dances, music and costumes were showcased in Israel on 17-18 June 2015 at the Philippine Tourism and Country Fair in Haifa, Israel.

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Philippines Celebrates Independence Day in Israel

The Philippine Embassy celebrated the 117th Year Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with events that promoted unity and patriotism among Filipinos in Israel, fostered ties with the host government and partners in the tourism and business community, and showcased the best of Philippine culture and tourism.

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Large Philippine Agribusiness Delegation Attends Agritech 2015

The Philippines' largest business delegation to Israel in recent years attended the 19th International Agricultural Exhibition and Conference (AgriTech 2015) held on 28-30 April 2015 at the Tel Aviv Trade Fairs and Convention Center.

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Filipinos Celebrate Santacruzan in the Holy Land

The Philippine Embassy in Israel led more than 200 members of the Filipino community in celebrating Flores de Mayo and Labor Day on 10 May 2015 at the Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

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Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv Provides Consular Services at Divine Mercy Chapel

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv participated in the Medical and Dental Mission organized by the Federation of Filipino Communities in Israel (FFCI) by providing consular services at the Divine Mercy Chapel in Tel Aviv on 25 April 2015.

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Philippine Rescue of Jews Recognized Anew in Israel

The Philippine humanitarian effort to provide sanctuary to Jewish refugees during the Holocaust gained further recognition at a recent symposium in Jerusalem.

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Filipino Women and Children Benefit from Free Medical Check-ups

Filipino women and children in Israel benefited from free medical check-ups when the Philippine Embassy conducted its 5th medical mission on 14 March 2015 as part of its humanitarian service to the Filipino community and in celebration of the International Women's Month.

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Philippine Embassy Conducts Consular Outreach Mission and Overseas Voting Registration in Haifa

The Philippine Embassy in Israel, together with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and in cooperation with the Filipino Overseas Workers Welfare Association (FOWWA) based in Haifa, conducted a successful consular outreach mission and overseas voting registration at the St. Joseph Latin Parish Church in Haifa on 21 March 2015.

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Prestigious Israeli Expedition Club for Women Chooses the Philippines as Next Destination

The Queen of the Desert, a prestigious and all-female club in Israel consisting of 7,000 women leaders in various fields, has chosen the Philippines as its next destination for its annual caravan tour.

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Overseas Voting Registration Reaches 3,000 in Israel

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv recorded its 3,000th registered voter on 8 March 2015 as more Filipinos in Israel register for the overseas voting for the 2016 National Election.

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Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv Conducts First Overseas Voting Registration for Filipino Seafarers

Seven Filipino seafarers were successfully registered by the Embassy to the Overseas Voting for the 2016 National Elections onboard their vessel M/V Skyline while it was docked at the Port of Haifa on 3 March 2015.

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Benguet Arabica Gets the Nod of Coffee Connoisseurs in Israel

A rich blend of select Arabica beans handpicked from the coffee farms of Benguet Province, got the nod of coffee connoisseurs in Israel after the Philippine Embassy had presented the brew as the country's official entry to the first Diplocoffee Tel Aviv -- an international tasting competition/exhibit held on 25 February 2015.

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Philippine Participation in International Mediterranean Tourism Market Expected to Boost Israeli Tourist Arrivals

More and more Israelis are visiting the Philippines, and the promotion of Philippine tourism at the 21st International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) 2015 held on 10-11 February 2015 in Tel Aviv is expected to further boost the upward trend in Israeli tourist arrival in the Philippines.

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Philippines-Israel Tourism Chamber Booth at the 21st International Mediterranean Tourism Market

The Philippine Embassy invites everyone to visit the booth of the Philippines-Israel Tourism Chamber at the 21st International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) 2015, located at the Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center, Rokach Boulevard 101, Tel Aviv-Yafo.

The IMTM exhibition will be held on 10-11 February 2015.

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Philippines and Israel Issue Joint Stamp Commemorating the Philippine Rescue of Jews

The Philippines and Israel reaffirmed their enduring friendly relations when the governments of the two states issued on 29 January 2015 a joint stamp commemorating the Philippine rescue of Jews during the Holocaust.

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Embassy Announces New Online OEC Processing System

The Philippine Embassy through its POLO has launched the Balik-Manggagawa Online Processing of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) for returning workers.

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Philippine Embassy in Israel Conducts Seminar on Trafficking in Persons for Its Personnel

In line with the third pillar of Philippine foreign policy, which is the protection of the rights and promotion of the welfare and interest of Filipino overseas workers, the Philippine Embassy in Israel conducted a Seminar on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) on 28 December 2014 for its officers and personnel.

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10 Filipino Caregivers in Israel Pass Board Examinations for Teachers

Ten Filipinos currently working as caregivers in Israel are the newest to join the ranks of the Philippines' professional teachers after passing the first Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers in Israel conducted last 16 November 2014 at the Terra Sancta School in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

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Philippine Embassy and Rishon LeZion to Improve Open Doors Monument

The Philippine Embassy and Rishon LeZion city officials visited the Open Doors Monument on 30 December 2014 at the city's Shederat Hasidei Umot Ha-Olam (Righteous among Nations Boulevard).

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Filipino Martial Arts Gaining Ground in Israel

Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) or "Arnis" received a big boost in Israel with the holding of a nation-wide seminar on fighting techniques by four masters of different FMA schools in Israel, on 5 December 2014, at the Hayarkon Park, in Tel Aviv.

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2014 Message for Christmas and New Year of Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario

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Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce and Philippine Embassy Set to Further PH-Israel Business Ties

The President of Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Mr. Ran Cohen, and the new Head of the Embassy, Ambassador Neal Imperial, met on 20 November 2014 to renew ties between the Embassy and Chamber and discuss increasing Philippine-Israel trade and business relations.

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Filipinos in Israel Start Christmas Season in the Holy Land with the Lighting of Christmas Tree

In the spirit of the Yuletide Season, more than 300 members of the Filipino community gathered on the evening of 6 December 2014 at the Terra Sancta School in Tel Aviv-Jaffa for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting organized by the Philippine Embassy in cooperation with St. Anthony's Parish and Filipino organizations in Israel.

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New Philippine Ambassador to Israel Seeks to Further Bilateral Relations

Philippine Ambassador to Israel Nathaniel G. Imperial presented to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin his Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the State of Israel at the President's Residence in Jerusalem.

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X Factor Israel Grand Champion and Bagong Bayani Awardee, Osang Fostanes, Registers as Overseas Voter

The first ever 2014 X Factor Israel grand champion and 2014 Bagong Bayani for Culture and the Arts awardee, Ms. Rose "Osang" Fostanes visited the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv today to register as an overseas voter for the purpose of the 2016 national elections.

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The Philippines: The Next Must-Visit Destination for Israelis

Four Israeli news and travel companies recently featured the Philippines in their websites, referring to it as the next new destination for Israeli travelers to visit.

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OFWs Take the First Board Licensure Examination for Teachers in Israel with Hopes for Better Opportunities

After months of preparations and despite their tight work schedules, 90 OFWs gathered early in the morning on 16 November 2014, at the Terra Sancta School, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa to take the first Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers in Israel conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) with the support of the Philippine Embassy.

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Overseas Voting Registration Update

The Philippine Embassy in Israel officially launched the 2014-2015 Overseas Voter (OV) registration on 06 May 2014 for all qualified Filipino nationals in Israel to register and vote for the 2016 Philippine national elections. Only registered overseas voters will be able to vote for the next President, Vice-President, 12 senators and a party-list representative in the 2016 elections.

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Rishon Lezion Features Philippine Marker in Its City Attractions

More visitors of Rishon Lezion will be able to see the Open Doors Monument as the city featured the Philippine marker as one of its attractions in its official brochure/map for tourists.

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Philippine Embassy Invites the Filipino Community in Israel to Join the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Philippine Embassy invites all members of the Filipino Community in Israel to support and attend the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held on 6 December 2014, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, at the Terra Sancta School in Yafo, Tel Aviv.

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Philippine Embassy Conducts Consular Outreach in Jerusalem

OFWs based in Jerusalem and nearby cities were able to avail themselves of consular services when the Philippine Embassy, with the support of the Good Shepherd Filipino Catholic Community, conducted a mobile mission on 19 October 2014, at the city's Holy Rosary Sister's Convent.

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PHL Embassy Meets with Senior Officials of the Bahá'í International Community in Israel

In line with the Philippines' advocacy for interfaith dialogue, the Embassy headed by Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires Neal Imperial met with senior officials of the Bahá'í International Community (BIC) in Israel on 29 September 2014.

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PHL Embassy Partners with Tourism Chamber to Boost Influx of Israeli Tourists

The Philippine Embassy headed by Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d'Affaires Neal Imperial met with the Chairman of the Israel-Philippines Tourism Chamber Yariv Fisher on 23 September 2014 to boost tourism exchanges between the Philippines and Israel.

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Philippine Embassy Conducts Overseas Voting Field Registration in Haifa

The Philippine Embassy in Israel, in cooperation with the Federation of Filipino Community in Israel and the VIZMIN Haifa Chapter, conducted its second overseas voting field registration on 06 September 2014 at the Kiryat Eliezer Gymnasium in Haifa.

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Embassy Invites Outsourcing Industries in Israel to Participate in the International IT-BPM Summit 2014

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv invites Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) related industries in Israel to participate in the International IT-BPM Summit to be held from 12 to 14 October 2014 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Embassy Urges Filipinos in Israel to Vote the Heritage City of Vigan as One of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv called on Filipinos in Israel to vote the Heritage City of Vigan as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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Philippine Embassy in Israel Evacuates Filipino Families from Gaza

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, led by Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Neal Imperial, facilitated the evacuation and repatriation of 21 Filipinos and their dependents from the Gaza Strip on Thursday, 7 August 2014.

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Secretary of Foreign Affairs Confers Order of Sikatuna on Outgoing Israeli Ambassador

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario, conferred upon outgoing Israeli Ambassador H.E. Menashe Bar-On the Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Grand Cross, on behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino III on 28 July 2014.

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EMERGENCY ADVISORY NO. 6

EMERGENCY ADVISORY NO. 6

GENERAL INSTRUCTION ISSUED BY THE ISRAELI HOME FRONT COMMAND

DETAILED MAP OF AVAILABLE EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN TEL AVIV

 
EMERGENCY ADVISORY NO. 5

EMERGENCY ADVISORY NO. 5

 
Tel Aviv PE Conducts Consular Mobile Service in Haifa

OFWs based in Haifa and other parts of northern Israel availed themselves of various consular services when the Philippine Embassy conducted a two-day consular outreach mission in the city from 20 to 21 June 2014, at IRemit Office and St. Joseph Latin Parish.

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Philippine Officials Conduct Assessment Mission at UNDOF

Officials from the National Council for United Nations Peace Operations (NCUNPO) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) arrived in Israel on 25 June 2014 to assess the current security situation of the 7th Philippine Contingent to the Golan Heights (PCGH), UNDOF until 1 July 2014.

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1st Ambassador's Cup 2014 9 Ball Billiards Tournament

The Philippine Embassy in Israel, in cooperation with the Philippines-Israel Inter Act Club, headed by Mr. Russ Pagarigan, and the Triskelion Holy Land, successfully held the first Ambassador's Cup 2014 9 Ball Billiards Tournament at the Lincoln Pool Club, in Tel Aviv, last Saturday, 28 June 2014.

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Tel Aviv PE Celebrates 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, Highlights Deepening Philippine-Israel Ties

. The Philippine Embassy led by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge welcomed members of the diplomatic corps, high-ranking Israeli government officials, Filipino UN Peacekeepers, businessmen, members of the clergy, leaders of the Filipino community and other friends at a reception to celebrate the 116th Year Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.

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Tel Aviv PE Honors Filipino Workers, Leads Labor Day and Flores de Mayo Celebration

The Philippine Embassy, headed by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, honored Filipino workers around the world for their contribution to society and led the Filipino Community in Israel in celebrating Labor Day and Flores de Mayo on 4 May 2014 at the Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

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Filipino Overseas Voter Registration Opens in Israel

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv officially opened the 2014-2015 Overseas Voter (OV) registration today for Filipino nationals and their family members qualified to register and vote in Israel.

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PHL Embassy Hosts Chess Tournament, Promotes Camaraderie and Sports among Filipinos

To promote camaradie and sports among Filipinos in Israel, the Philippine Embassy hosted the 2nd Chess Tournament, also known as the "Ambassador's Cup" on 5 April 2014 at the Chancery.

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Filipino Peacekeepers in the Golan Heights Get Prestigious UN Medal

After 112 days of performing peacekeeping operations, the members of the 7th Philippine Contingent to the Golan Heights (PCGH) received the prestigious United Nations Service Medal...

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PHL Embassy Conducts Consular Outreach Mission in Haifa

OFWs based in Haifa and other areas in northern Israel flocked to the city's St. Joseph Latin Parish to avail themselves of various consular services during the outreach mission conducted by the Philippine Embassy on 15 March 2014...

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Filipinos in West Bank Benefit from Tel Aviv PE and Amman PE's Joint Consular Mission

Filipinos working and living in the West Bank received consular assistance when Philippine Embassies in Tel Aviv and Amman teamed up to conduct a mobile mission in Mazun Village, near Qalqilya inside the West Bank on 20 February 2014.

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PHILIPPINES HOSTED 4.7M TOURISTS IN 2013, Israel, 6th Fastest Growing Tourism Market of the Philippines in the World

The Philippines hosted a total of 4.7 M foreign tourists in 2013, up by almost 10% compared to 4.2M in 2012, according to the Department of Tourism in its latest statement this month.

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Philippine Exhibit Draws Crowd at Israel's Biggest Annual Tourism Fair

Israelis and visitors from other countries flocked to the Philippine exhibit and had a glimpse of the country's best during the 20th International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) held from 11 to 12 February 2014 at the Israel Trade Fair and Convention Center in Tel Aviv.

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PHL Embassy Spends Afternoon with Children of Yad B'Yad Warm Home

Children in one of the Warm Homes of the Yad B'Yad Association got more than their usual afternoon treat of games, fun learning and interaction when the Philippine Embassy, led by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, joined Ms. Shelly Hoshen, founder and President of the association, in welcoming and interacting with them on 5 February 2014.

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Philippines, Israel Strengthen Defense Ties

Philippines-Israel relations marked an important milestone with the recent official visit of Secretary of National Defense Voltaire T. Gazmin to Israel.

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Israeli Tourist Arrivals in the Philippines Up by 30% in 2013

Israel remains the biggest tourist market of the Philippines in the Eastern Mediterranean Europe, citing official figures released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the period of January to September 2013.

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PHL Embassy Welcomes Filipino Winner of X Factor Israel

The Philippine Embassy welcomed Ms. Rose "Osang" Fostanes, a Filipino caregiver and the grand winner of X Factor Israel, on 15 January 2014

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PHL Embassy Visits Filipino Children after Operation

Philippine Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, along with Second Secretary and Consul Lorenzo Rhys G. Jungco IV, visited Rex Niño L. Recto and Yanny S. Millor who underwent a successful operation on 3 December 2013 at the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel...

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Filipinos in the Holy Land Urged to Remember Typhoon Victims This Christmas

The Filipino Community in Israel held the traditional Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on 7 December 2013 at the Terra Sancta School in Jaffa.

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Plight of OFWs, Featured in Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival

The Filipino movie "Transit," depicting the plight of OFWs in Israel, was featured on 6 December 2013 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque as the closing film for the 15th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival.

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6th PCGH Ends Mission, PHL Embassy Recognizes Achievements of Filipino Peacekeepers

After almost 13 months of serving for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), the 6th Philippine Contingent to the Golan Heights (PCGH) ended its tour of duty on 5 December 2013...

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Humanitarian Aid to the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda from Israel

When news of the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda reached Israel, the country was among the first to reach out to the Philippines and respond to the needs of the millions of people affected by the calamity.

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Filipino Children Benefit from Free Medical Check-ups and Flu Vaccinations

Filipino children in Israel benefited from free medical check-ups and flu vaccinations once again when the Philippine Embassy, in cooperation with the Pediatric Department of Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus, I-Remit and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and Overseas Workers Welfare Association (POLO/OWWA), conducted the 4th Medical Mission for Filipino Children in Israel...

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IDF Delegation Returns from Rescue Mission, Philippines Thanks Israel

After a 12-day mission in the typhoon stricken areas of the Philippines, the 148 members of the IDF delegation returned to Israel on 27 November 2013.

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"WE ARE COMING!" Israeli Travelers bullish about Philippine Tourism after Yolanda

The Philippine-Israel Tourism Chamber headed by pioneering Israeli travel agency flyeast ltd. held the first travel seminar about the Philippines after Yolanda for Israeli tourists confirmed to travel to the country between the last quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014.

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Philippine Embassy Welcomes Representatives of ZAKA International Group

The Philippine Embassy welcomed representatives of ZAKA, an Israeli international humanitarian organization, after completion of its search and rescue operations in the Philippines.

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Tel Aviv PE Strives for Excellence in Customer Service

In line with the Philippine Embassy's mandate to deliver excellent and efficient service to the public, all Tel Aviv PE officers and staff, led by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, attended Customer Service Training on 22 November 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Chancery in Tel Aviv.

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Tel Aviv PE, Israeli Relief Coalition Talk on Plans for 2nd Mission

Representatives from the Israeli Relief Coalition called on Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge today to give him feedback on the results of the organization's first medical mission to the areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.

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Philippines-Israel Agree on Direct Flight Services, Trade and Tourism Relations Expected to Improve

The Republic of the Philippines and the State of Israel successfully concluded aviation consultation talks on 6 November 2013, agreeing on direct flights from Manila to Tel Aviv.

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Philippines Sends First Delegation to WATEC Israel 2013

In pursuit of improved access to and management of its water resources, the Philippines sent its first delegation in recent years to the Water Technology and Environment Control (WATEC) Exhibition and Conference held in Tel Aviv, from 22 to 24 October 2013.

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OFWs in Haifa Benefit from Embassy Mobile Service

OFWs based in Haifa availed themselves of consular services when the Philippine Embassy conducted a mobile service at the city's St. Joseph Latin Parish, on 12 October 2013...

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PHL Embassy Obtains Update on Golan Heights and UNDOF Operations

The Philippine Embassy was updated on developments in the Golan Heights and the operations of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the area when Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge was invited to the Ambassadors' Day at Camp Ziouani on 25 September 2013.

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PHL Embassy Conducts Security Training for Filipino Community Leaders

To equip Filipinos working and living in Israel with proper knowledge on how to handle and conduct themselves during emergency or crisis situations, the Philippine Embassy organized a Security Training on 7 September 2013...

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Teach Kids Their Filipino Heritage, Says Tel Aviv PE

Philippine Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge spoke of the value of going back to one's roots as more than forty kids, along with their parents, listened to his speech during the Closing Ceremony of Bata Batuta Summer Camp 2013...

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Embassy Personnel Get Deeper Understanding of Jewish Tradition and Culture

The Embassy personnel, led by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, achieved a deeper understanding of Jewish tradition and culture when they attended the Jewish Cultural Sensitivity Seminar held on 28 August 2013...

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First Exhibit in International Arts and Crafts Festival Expected to Increase Awareness and Interest in Philippine Handicrafts

Philippine handicrafts may have been featured in Israel through previous trade and cultural fairs and other promotional activities, but awareness and interest on this sector are expected to increase after the country mounted its first exhibit in the 38th International Arts and Crafts Festival...

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Filipino Athlete Wins Silver in Maccabiah Games 2013

The Philippine Embassy recognized the achievement of Mr. Jake Ramos in sports for having won both silver and bronze medals in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints, respectively, during the Maccabiah Games 2013. Philippine Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge himself gave the citation to Mr. Ramos on 4 August 2013 when the latter paid a courtesy call at the Embassy.

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Tel Aviv PE Fosters Ties Through Music and Dance

More than a thousand Israelis and Filipinos trooped to the Castra Center in Haifa to witness Philippine Fair 2013 on 24 and 25 July 2013. The Fair, which was organized by the Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the Municipality of Haifa, Castra Center and Western Union, is a much-anticipated event in Haifa which features booths selling Philippine handicrafts, food and other products. A two-day cultural program also takes place during the Fair, showcasing Filipino music and dances.

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PHL Embassy Welcomes Filipino Students Performing at International Folklore Festival

The Philippine Embassy headed by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge welcomed fourteen members of the Tarlac State University (TSU) Performing Arts Dance Troupe on 3 July 2013. The courtesy call was part of the group's ten day visit to Israel.

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The West Philippine Sea Arbitration Update

On 22 January 2013, the Philippines formally conveyed to China the Philippine Notification and Statement of Claim that challenges before the Arbitral tribunal the validity of China's nine-dash line claim to almost the entire South China Sea (SCS) including the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and to desist from unlawful activities that violate the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Philippines under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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Tel Aviv PE Hosts Diplomatic Reception in Celebration of the 115th Year Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

Director General Barak noted the vibrant and strong relations between the Philippines and the State of Israel. He emphasized that Israel will never forget President Quezon's magnanimous act to save the Jews escaping the Holocaust and reiterated its appreciation for the Philippines' role in the creation of the State of Israel. He also noted the important role of Filipino caregivers working and living in Israel who provide the elderly with much needed care. Director General Barak also expressed Israel's interest in pursuing the renegotiation of Philippines-Israel Air Services Agreement which would pave the way for establishing direct flights between Manila and Tel Aviv. Lastly, he underscored the important and crucial role of the Filipino peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) deployed in the Golan Heights.

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Tel Aviv PE Celebrates 115th Year Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

In line with our 2013 Independence Day Theme, I encourage each of you to contribute in any way you can, for the sake of our country and the future of our great nation. Let us value the labor of our heroes and ensure that their sacrifices will not be in vain. Let us prove and let it be written in the pages of our history that this present generation has worked hard in promoting and achieving the ideals and aspirations that our great men and women have fought for.

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2013 Overseas Absentee Voting Closes, Counting Begins

The 2013 Overseas Absentee Voting in the Israel comes to an end at exactly 2:00pm local time (7:00pm Manila time) as mandated by law. The government has done its part to reach out to our Filipino workers in Israel for their voices to be heard and participate in decision making.

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Four Filipino UN Peacekeepers Released From Captivity

The recent spate of kidnappings of peacekeepers in the Golan sent another shockwave in the international community, especially in the highest echelons of the UN. The four UN peacekeepers, who were abducted while on patrol on 7 May by Syrian rebel forces Position 86 located in the demilitarized zone, maintained their composure and showed no signs of tension, projecting an unparalleled professionalism and bravery of Philippine soldiers.

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Call For Nominations For The 2013 Bagong Bayani Awards

The Bagong Bayani Award aims to promote recognition and appreciation of the role of the Filipino overseas workers in Philippine society and economy, to foster high standards of responsibility, efficiency and integrity among Filipino workers and to promote their welfare.

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Tel Aviv PE: Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino ng Makabagong Panahon

The Philippine government praises the nobility of Filipino workers and it appreciates and recognizes the valuable contribution of workers in Philippine development. The ingenuity of our workers is not only noted in our homeland but also in most parts of the world. The government believes you can overcome trials and challenges and that your dreams and aspirations for your loved ones will be achieved through your perseverance.

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Jewish Veterans Unanimously Support Phl's Bid For Yad Vashem's Recognition Of Pres. Quezon's Open Door Policy

Saving a thousand Jews seventy years ago ensured the survival of many generations of Jews today and beyond. I leave you with this story whose ending has yet to be written and retold in its entirety. The burden of making sure it is never forgotten long before we are all gone and likewise forgotten rests squarely on our shoulders today.

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Tel Aviv PE Opens Month-Long 2013 Overseas Absentee Voting

The OAV is a rare opportunity for Filipinos overseas as they are given the chance to participate in state-building by choosing the leaders who will gear the nation towards prosperity and success. The voting process is opened for 30 calendar days, starting today 13 April, from 8am-5pm, and will be closed at 2:00pm local time (7:00pm Manila time) on 13 May 2013, giving enough leeway to overseas Filipinos to adjust their busy schedule.

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Tel Aviv PE Members, Filcom, Philbatt-UNDOF Revisit Footsteps of Jesus Christ

Revisiting the Jesus Trail is not only a test of physical endurance and stamina but also a demonstration of Christian faith and penance... Undertaking this activity is a once in a lifetime experience for those who are living and working in the Holy Land.

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United Nations Medals Awarded to 6th Philippine Contingent to UNDOF

Rain and strong winds could not dampen the spirits of the 6th Philippine Contingent to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on Saturday, 23 March 2013, as they conducted their Medal Parade at Camp Ziouani in the Golan Heights.

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Filipino Peacekeepers Receive UN Medals

The members of the 6th Philippine Contingent to Golan Heights (6PCGH), also known as the "Professional Peacekeepers" proudly received the UN Medals during the Medal Parade Ceremony on 23rd March 2013 held at Camp Ziouani, Golan Heights. Maj Gen Iqbal Singh Singha, UNDOF Force Commander and Head of Mission and Philippine Ambassador to Israel, His Excellency Generoso D.G. Calonge were the guests of honor and speakers at the ceremony.

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PHL Embassy Recognizes Gifted Pinoys in Chess Tournament

Ambassador Generoso D. G. Calonge awarded trophies to the top three players of the First Philippine Embassy Community Chess Tournament.The first place went to Mr. Danilo Dugay. He suffered no loss in all the three stages of the tournament - the elimination round, semifinal round and final round.

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Tel Aviv PE Meets Freed Filipino UN Peacekeepers

The Philippines, as a founding member of the United Nations, will remain fully committed to the UN Mandate of promoting peace and security, and that the Philippine Contingent to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force would remain stationed in the Golan Heights to perform its obligations in the name of peace.

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Phl-Israel Top Officials Meet to Strengthen Relations, Unfold Blueprint for New Areas of Cooperation

The most significant results of the 7th Phl-Israel JCM were the commitment to continue working together to increase people-to-people exchanges and technology transfer through MASHAV, and boost trade and investment activities; the initiation of preparatory talks to open direct flights from Manila to Tel Aviv; and the setting up of an office of a Defense Attaché in Israel so that military cooperation and partnership between the two countries can further be strengthened....

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PHL Embassy Launches Chess & Bowling Tournaments for the Benefit of the Filipino Community in Israel

Developing a sound mind and a body that is physically fit are in the pipeline of medium to long-term plans of the Embassy for the Filipino Community in Israel. This is just a very simple token of appreciation extended by the Philippine government in view of the contributions given by migrant workers to the Philippine economy...

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PHL Embassy, Filipino Community in Israel Celebrates 27th Year of ESDA People Power Revolution

The rallying theme "Pilipinas Natin, Abot Tanaw Na!" captures the continuation of our shared commitment to nation-building with the guiding spirit of People Power Revolution. The international community heralded and praised the indomitable spirit of the Filipino people who remained committed to the tenet and spirit of liberty and independence. This peaceful revolution has become a symbol of Filipino resiliency and an important facet of our national identity.

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Tel Aviv PE Joins IMTM 2013 Economic and Tourism Campaign and Launches Tourism Chamber in Israel

The Embassy's participation in the IMTM is both rare and historic opportunity as this is the first time that the Philippine participated in this prestigious trade fair and the launching of the Chamber serves as recognition of the growing importance of the Israeli tourism market for the Philippines. Budgetary constraints have been the main factor why the Philippines was not able to join the yearly trade fair exhibition in Israel.

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Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge receives Award from the Custos for the Holy Land

Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge thanked Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa and Fr. Angelo Ison for the award and for giving him the rare opportunity of being given honor and recognition in the Holy Land.

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UN Commander Recognizes a Filipino Peacekeeper's Bravery in the Line of Duty

The Philippines is proud of Technical Sergeant Herman Galiza's bravery and exemplary performance in the line of duty. He demonstrated the gallantry and selflessness of each and every Filipino soldier at home or anywhere in the world. He truly deserves the award, commendation and recognition of the Community of Nations.

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Smiles for the World: A Filipino Photo Essay Contest - Deadline Extended

The extension of the deadline of the submission of entries to the photo contest is now set on 30 April 2013. The First Prize Winner of the contest will be awarded with a round-trip ticket to Brazil and Chile with accommodations, in addition to the USD 1,000.00 cash prize.

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Philippines Among Most Generous Countries

The Philippines is the 17th most generous country among 146 countries in the World Giving Index (WGI) 2012 of the United Kingdom (UK)-based Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

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Israeli Medical Doctor Receives 2012 Philippine Presidential Award

Dr. Gonen Haba is well-known to the Filipino Community in Israel for his compassion, wholesome attitude, patience and generosity to our workers who approached him for help. He extends his working time to tend to the needs of the sick to ease their difficulties. These endeared him to our kababayans including their families who are with them here in Israel. At all times, Dr. Haba puts priority to the interests of his Filipino patients and extends utmost service and assistance expected of him as medical practitioner.

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Tel Aviv PE Commemorates Joes P. Rizal’s Martyrdom

Dr. Jose P. Rizal love for our country, clamor for democracy, philosophy and writings inspired and enlightened Filipinos to seek freedom and destroy the chains that fettered the nation for many centuries. His life and works however noble and sublime earned notoriety from Spanish colonial rulers and friars which led him to his death by firing squad on 30 December 1896.

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Message of President Aquino for the New Year 2013

Kaybilis po talaga ng panahon: Ito na po ang ikatlong bagong taon na ipagdiriwang ng sambayanan sa tuwid na daan. At hindi po maikakaila: sinasalubong natin ang bawat pagpapalit ng taon, nang may matibay na pag-asa, at kompiyansang mas magiging makabuluhan, at higit na makahulugan ang mga susunod pang taon sa landas ng tapat at mabuting pamamahala.

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Christmas Message of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs

The Yuletide season is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who, even in circumstances of great adversity, led a selfless and sacrificial life – inspiring humankind to tread the path towards true happiness and satisfaction through acts of giving rather than receiving, and of serving rather than being served.

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Asian and Pacific Ambassadors Host Luncheon for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The Asian and Pacific Ambassadors Group in Israel hosted a luncheon meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. The event, which was organized by the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv on behalf of the group, was attended by Ambassadors and representatives from the Embassies of Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Tourismo Filipino Awards Special Prize to the Top Winner of the 2012 Photo Contest

Tourismo Filipino Inc. awarded the top winner of the 2012 Philippine Embassy Photo Contest with two (2) round trip air fare tickets in the Philippines (from Manila to a destination of choice) during the awarding ceremony held in Enav Cultural Center-Tel Aviv on 15 December 2012.

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FlyEast Awards Special Prize to the Second Prize Winner of the 2012 Philippine Embassy Photo Contest

Flyeast, the leading and the biggest tourism company in Israel for flights to the Far East, awarded a special prize to the second place winner of the recently concluded 2012 Photo Contest organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Philippine Embassy in Israel.

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Filipinos in Israel Join the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

More than 200 members of the Filipino community in Israel gathered at the Terra Sancta School in Jaffa on Saturday, 01 December 2012 to witness the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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Philippine Embassy Tel Aviv Launches Photo Competition

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the State of Israel through a Photo Competition and Exhibition titled "Perspectives of 50 Years of Philippine – Israel Friendship."

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Tel Aviv PE Attends UN Commander Briefing in Golan Amid Heightened Tension

On behalf of the Philippines as a troop-contributing country, Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge attended a briefing in Camp Ziouani, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights on 09 November 2012. 

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Tel Aviv PE - Hadassah Hospital Team Up for Medical Mission for Children of OFWs in Israel

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv and volunteer doctors from Hadassah Hospital in Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, in cooperation with Western Union – Israel Post, conducted a medical mission for children of Overseas Filipino Workers in Israel on Saturday, 03 November 2011.

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VP Binay Official visit Strengthens Ties With Israel

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay embarked on a historic five-day visit of the Holy Land from 23-28 October 2012. The Israeli government was pleased to note that Vice President Binay was so far the highest Philippine official to have visited Israel in more than a decade.

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Grandson of President Manuel L. Quezon meets World War II Jewish Refugee in the Philippines

More than half a century ago, the young Max Weissler, together with his family and more than a thousand European Jews, set foot in the Philippines to seek refuge and to build a new life far from the tyranny of Nazi oppression. The Jews' journey to the Philippines was made possible through the benevolent and heroic act of President Manuel L. Quezon who believed in a vision of doing what is right.

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Philippine Honorary Consular Officials Present Blueprint to Foster Deeper Phl-Israel Cooperation

Since his assumption to duty more than a year ago, Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge has pushed hard for deeper cooperation between the Philippines and Israel at all possible levels, e.g., people-to-people exchanges, capacity building, institutional linkages, exchanges of high-level visits, trade and business missions and the like, all in line with the goals of having excellent relations.

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United Nations Force Commander Calls on Philippine Embassy, Tel Aviv

Major General Singha replaced Major General Natalio C. Ecarma III in August upon the latter's completion of tour of duty in the Golan Heights.  UNDOF has been at the forefront in protecting and maintaining the mutually-agreed separation of forces in the Golan Heights since 1974.

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Tel Aviv PE Meets Congresswoman Gina De Venecia and Filipino Pilgrims in the Holy Land

Members of the Philippine Embassy met Congresswoman Gina De Venecia at the sidelines of her pre-arranged pilgrimage tour of the Holy Land.

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Tel Aviv PE Meets Filipino Journalists Visiting Israel

Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge received five (5) Filipino journalists who embarked on a five-day visit to Israel upon the invitation of the Israeli government.

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Tel Aviv PE Urges Clarification Over the “Israel News” Allegation of Maltreatment of an Elderly Ward by a “Filipino Caregiver”

The Philippine Embassy deplores the act and maintains that the elderly should be accorded all the respect and care that their venerable age entitles them. The Embassy believes that the report was erroneous and that the alleged maltreatment was not committed by a Filipino caregiver.

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Philippines Participates in the 2012 Asian Science Camp in Israel

About 300 participants from countries in Asia and the Pacific attended the six day event. The participants were exposed to fascinating scientific topics presented by leading scientists, and, at the same time, they had an opportunity to meet the next generation of leading scientists, their peers.

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Tel Aviv PE Makes OAV Registration History, Breaks All Previous Records and Targets

Tel Aviv PE posted a total of 5,040 new registrants which is the highest number ever registered in Israel compared to the three individual previous registrations in 2003 (1,518), 2006 (1,288) and 2009 (2,700).

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Tel Aviv PE Conducts Summer Culture Awareness Program Bata Batuta 2012 for the Filipino Children in Israel

The Bata Batuta program aims to provide a fun and quick reintroduction to Philippine culture and lifestyle especially to children who were born and raised in Israel.

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Tel Aviv PE, Filcom & Phl Batallion to UNDOF Bring Fiesta Sa Nayon in Sarona Village

The hoisting of the Philippine flag coupled with the exhibition of floral arches and traditional costumes at the start of the parade received warm greetings and applause from the Israeli crowd.

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Tel Aviv PE Hosts a Special Screening of a Trailer of Documentary Film: Rescue in the Philippines

It shares the story of men who fought for a cause, the story of men who offered hope when help was not forthcoming and spoke against silence and apathy on the plight of Jews when much of the world stood in fear or simply turned a blind eye.

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Tel Aviv PE, Filcom Bid Farewell to UNDOF Commander Mgen. Natalio C. Ecarma III

General Ecarma, for his part, thanked the Philippine Battalion, as well as the previous contingents, for the full and undivided support to his leadership and to his mission and vision summarized in his motto "One Goal, One Team, One Mission."

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The Philippines Dominates 2012 Agrostudies Awards and Graduation in Israel

Bagging three (3) out of four (4) awards for excellence, the Philippines again fielded the biggest number of participants/trainees who have come from all over the country to partake in the 11-month training in various agricultural facilities/kibbutzim and colleges in Israel.

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Philippine Senate Opens its Doors to the First Philippine Model Congress

The Philippine Senate opened its doors on 28 July 2012 to 350 high school and college students for the first Philippine Model Congress (PMC), the nation's first government simulation program, where participants listened to guest speakers, engaged in debates, caucuses, committee meetings, and plenary sessions to experience and appreciate the proceedings of the law-making process.

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The Philippines Upholds Seafarer’s Rights Under International Law

The Convention provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for 1.2 million seafarers worldwide, including nearly 400,000 Filipino domestic and international seafarers.

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Philippine Government Working Towards Concurrence on the ILO Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers

This Convention unveils the universal rights of the domestic worker including those working overseas.

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Philippines Condemns Terrorism

The Philippines joins the community of nations in condemning this brazen and cowardly act of terror against innocent civilians...

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Tel Aviv PE Donates Books to Migrant Workers' Library

The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv, headed by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, donated books to the "Garden Library" commonly known as the Migrant Workers' Library in Tel Aviv. The donated books are bilingual (Filipino-English) children's story books, story teller guides, special cultural publications and coloring books.

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AFP Chief of Staff General Jessie D. Dellosa, High Ranking PHL Military Officials Pay Courtesy Call at Embassy in Tel Aviv

Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge welcomed General Jessie D. Dellosa and his delegation at the Chancery. Ambassador Calonge provided a short briefing about Israel, of its culture and religion, and the overall security situation highlighting the geopolitical role of Israel in the region.

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Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv Honors Migrant Workers in Israel

The facilitation of such a seminar was very timely considering that most welfare cases being handled by the Embassy stemmed from stress-related illnesses. It is hoped that the community leaders would continue supporting the programs of the Embassy which are geared towards their general welfare and well-being.

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