• Philippines, Israel Eye Anti-Drugs Pact
    Philippines, Israel Eye Anti-Drugs Pact
    Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial meeting Israel's Minister for Public Security Gilad Erdan on 18 May 2017 in Tel Aviv to discuss cooperation between the Philippines and Israel to combat drug abuse and trafficking across borders
  • Philippine Embassy Celebrates Labor Day and Flores de Mayo 2017 with the Filipino Community in Israel
    Philippine Embassy Celebrates Labor Day and Flores de Mayo 2017 with the Filipino Community in Israel
    The Philippine Embassy in Israel leads the procession of Filipino community groups and their colorful floral arches during the Flores de Mayo. Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial is accompanied by other Embassy officials and children of Embassy personnel.
  • President Quezon's grandchildren visit the Embassy's Quezon Room
    President Quezon's grandchildren visit the Embassy's Quezon Room
    Mr. Avanceña and Ms. Arceo are grandchildren of President Manuel L. Quezon, who gave sanctuary to about 1,300 fleeing European Jews, saving them from the Holocaust by providing them visas and a temporary refuge in the Philippines in the late 1930s.
  • Renowned Filipino Painter Tam Austria Visits the Embassy
    Renowned Filipino Painter Tam Austria Visits the Embassy
    Mr. Tam Austria (left), with his wife Divine and son Mike, visited the Embassy for a courtesy call on Philippine Ambassador Neal Imperial. Mr. Austria is a renowned Filipino painter, known for his works on myths and legends, the mother and child, the peasant folk, their customs and traditions, the colorful panorama of rural landscape.
  • Filipina Teenager Enters  Finals of “The Voice Israel”
    Filipina Teenager Enters Finals of “The Voice Israel”
    14 March 2017 – Ezra Liz Joy Ng and her family visit the Philippine Embassy to share the good news with Ambassador Neal Imperial about her being chosen as one of the finalists of “The Voice Israel”
  • Tourism Promotions Board Delegation To TBEX 2017 Meets Embassy Officials
    Tourism Promotions Board Delegation To TBEX 2017 Meets Embassy Officials
    Ambassador Neal Imperial and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) COO Cesar Montano discuss ways of promoting Philippine tourism through professional travel bloggers and social media platforms. COO Montano said that TPB considers TBEX an important and trendy tourism marketing tool with real multiplier effect. He also mentioned that more unexplored Philippine tourism sites are better promoted by professional travel bloggers due to their real-time postings in various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    (From left to right) Mr. Arnold T. Gonzales, Officer-in-Charge, Marketing Communications Department, Mr. Jose Rommel D. Manhilot, Personal Assistant to the COO, Ambassador Neal Imperial, PTB COO Cesar D. Montano, Third Secretary and Vice Consul Judy B. Razon, and Ms. Melissa Ferrer-Litao, Information Officer II, Media Relations Division.
  • Courtesy Call on the Mayor of Jerusalem
    Courtesy Call on the Mayor of Jerusalem
    8 March 2017 - Philippine Honorary Consul Shimon Weinbaum (left), Chairman of Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce Mr. Dror Atari (second from left), Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (second from right), and Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial (right) pose for photos after a courtesy call where Ambassador Imperial discussed bilateral cooperation in two-way tourism and cultivating broader economic relations between the Philippines and Israel in general, and with Jerusalem in particular.
  • Philippine Tourism Officials And Israeli Tourism Minister Discuss Cooperation To Boost Tourism
    Philippine Tourism Officials And Israeli Tourism Minister Discuss Cooperation To Boost Tourism
    Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Gideon Levin share a light moment with the official delegation from the Department of Tourism headed by Undersecretary Benito C. Bengzon, Jr. Also present during the courtesy call are DOT Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre, Ambassador Neal Imperial, Consul General Pamela Durian-Bailon, Third Secretary and Vice Consul Judy Razon
  • New Cathay Pacific Flights to Boost Philippine Tourism
    New Cathay Pacific Flights to Boost Philippine Tourism
    Philippine Embassy meets with officials of Cathay Pacific Israel to discuss business opportunities as Israel became the fastest growing tourism market of the Philippines in 2016, growing by more than 42%. Cathay Pacific will launch its first flight from Tel Aviv to Manila via Hong Kong on 26 March 2017 and will operate 4 flights every week.

    in photo: Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial (center) with First Secretary and Consul General Pamela F. Durian-Bailon, Cathay Pacific Israel Country Manager Jonathan Bailey, Cathay Pacific Israel Managing Director Gideon Thaler, and Third Secretary and Vice Consul Judy B. Razon.
  • 23rd International Mediterranean Tourism Market.
    23rd International Mediterranean Tourism Market.
    (Clockwise) Undersecretary Benito C. Bengzon, Jr., Ambassador Neal Imperial and Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre, with DOT and Embassy officials, Philippine Honorary Consuls, the Israeli participants to the Familiarization Tour to the Philippines, formally open the Philippine pavilion; The Tinikling performance by the Filipino Cultural Society in Israel (FCSI) during the opening of the Philippine pavilion; Multi-awarded flair bartender Dennis Adiuba continue to be the crowd’s favorite with his antics and mocktails; Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Gideon Levin visits the Philippine pavilion at the 2017 IMTM.
  • Israel premier of new film on Philippine sanctuary for Jewish refugees  kick-starts celebration of 60th PH-Israel diplomatic relations anniversary
    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. The film showing was the kick-off event for the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Israel in 2017. The screening also coincided with the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January.
  • Teaching Filipino Heritage Through Language & Culture Classes for Pinoy Kids in Israel
    Teaching Filipino Heritage Through Language & Culture Classes for Pinoy Kids in Israel
    Filipino kids with their paper dolls on the first day of the Filipino Language and Culture Program, together with the volunteer teachers
  • Philippine Embassy welcomes New Batch of 540 Filipino Agriculture Student-Trainees to Israel
    Philippine Embassy welcomes New Batch of 540 Filipino Agriculture Student-Trainees to Israel
    Filipino Student-Trainees of the Agrostudies Program at Kibbutz Malkiya in northern Israel during the Embassy’s Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar on 26 November 2016, with Philippine Ambassador Neal Imperial (2nd from left front standing), Labor Attaché Atty. Rudy Gabasan (1st from left ), Consul Bryan Jess Baguio (1st from right) and Assistance-to-Nationals Officer Ms. Adelfa Lesslie Mercado.
  • Major Israeli Tour Operators Visit Bohol, Cebu, Manila To Boost Tourist Arrivals
    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.
  • 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 Lighting Ceremony
    Ambassador Neal Imperial leads the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, together with Fr. Carlos Santos, Ms. Grace Cardenas and Mr. Winston Santos, Filipino community leaders in Israel
  • NCCA Trains Volunteers to Teach Filipino Culture in Israel
    NCCA Trains Volunteers to Teach Filipino Culture in Israel
    Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial (center) is joined by (from right to left) Third Secretary and Vice Consul Judy Razon, Dr. Rosario Alonzo, Mr. Ervin Eustaquio, Cultural Affairs Assistant of the Sentro Rizal – National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the volunteer teachers from the Embassy and Filipino Community.
  • Lonely Planet: Philippines in Hebrew Launched at the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv
    Lonely Planet: Philippines in Hebrew Launched at the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv
    Philippine Ambassador to the State of Israel Neal G. Imperial and Philippine Honorary Consul for Ashdod and Southern Israel and Chairman of Ophir Tours, Ltd., Mr. Boaz Waksman, launching Lonely Planet: Philippines (Hebrew version) in Tel Aviv.
  • 524 Filipino student-trainees graduate from AgricultureProgram in Israel
    524 Filipino student-trainees graduate from AgricultureProgram in Israel
    Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial and Filipino graduates of the 2015-2016 Agrostudies Program showing their certificates in Jerusalem
  • Contemporary Filipino Visual Artist Holds  Solo Exhibit in Israel
    Contemporary Filipino Visual Artist Holds Solo Exhibit in 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. In photo (L-R): Mr. Serge Tiroche, co-founder of Tiroche DeLeon Foundation, Mr. Winner Jumalon
    and Ambassador Neal Imperial during the Exhibit Opening
  • Ambassador Imperial's presentation at the Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce 16 Aug 2016
    Ambassador Imperial's presentation at the Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce 16 Aug 2016
    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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Philippines, Israel eye anti-drugs pactPosted on 26 May 2017
The Philippines and Israel are moving closer to forging a bilateral agreement on cooperation in curbing illegal drugs.
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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 and Israeli Officials Hold Bilateral Talks: Agriculture, Labor, and Tourism Cooperation Top the Agenda Posted on 23 May 2017

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 Posted on 22 May 2017

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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