• Philippine Tourism and Country Fair 2015
    Philippine Tourism and Country Fair 2015
    The Sindaw Performing Arts Guild captivates the audience with colorful and exotic costumes, soulful music, and beautiful performances of traditional Filipino dances such as "Singkil".
  • Philippine Tourism and Country Fair 2015
    Philippine Tourism and Country Fair 2015
    Philippine Ambassador Neal Imperial (left), Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav (center), and Castra Mall owner Gil Dankner lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open two exhibits titled “It’s More Fun in the Philippines: A Tourism Exhibition” and “An Open Door: Philippine Sanctuary for Jewish Refugees (1937-1941)”.
  • The Embassy Invites Everyone to the Philippine Tourism and Country Fair in Haifa
    The Embassy Invites Everyone to the Philippine Tourism and Country Fair in Haifa
  • Filipino Martial Arts instructor in Israel recognized as International FMA Master of the Year
    Filipino Martial Arts instructor in Israel recognized as International FMA Master of the Year
    Mr. Jon Escudero (center), with wife, Ms. Neta Shermister, is congratulated by Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial (right) for being recognized as International Filipino Martial Arts Master of the Year during the 3rd Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame held on 17-21 April 2015 in Baguio City. Mr. Escudero, who currently serves as instructor of Lightning Scientific Arnis in Israel, has contributed to the growing awareness and appreciation of Filipino Martial Arts among Filipinos and locals in Israel.
  • Filipinos Celebrate Santacruzan in the Holy Land
    Filipinos Celebrate Santacruzan in the Holy Land
  • Philippine Rescue of Jews Recognized Anew in Israel
    Philippine Rescue of Jews Recognized Anew in Israel
    Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial speaks about the Philippine humanitarian effort to provide sanctuary to Jews fleeing the Holocaust during a symposium entitled "Ensuring History Doesn’t Repeat Itself: Commemorating the Holocaust" organized by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Jerusalem on 14 April 2015.
  • Ambassador's Cup Chess Tournament
    Ambassador's Cup Chess Tournament
    In partnership with KAMPI, the Philippine Embassy hosted the Third Annual Ambassador's Cup Chess Tournament on 18 April 2015 to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship among members of the Filipino community in Israel. Mr. Danilo Dugay emerged as the overall champion among the 12 players.
  • Visit of AFP Vice Chief of Staff to Israel
    Visit of AFP Vice Chief of Staff to Israel
    Philippine Ambassador to Israel NEAL IMPERIAL in a meeting with LTGEN JOHN S BONAFOS AFP, Vice Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, on 14 April 2015, to discuss how to further enhance defense cooperation between the Philippines and Israel. LTGEN BONAFOS was on an official visit to Israel on 14-19 April 2015.
  • Philippines and Israel Issue Joint Stamp Commemorating the Philippine Rescue of Jews
    Philippines and Israel Issue Joint Stamp Commemorating the Philippine Rescue of Jews
    Ambassador Neal Imperial (center) with (from left to right) PHILPOST Business Lines Department Manager Enrique V. Tagle, PHILPOST Post Master General and CEO Maria Josefina M. Dela Cruz, Israel Post CEO and President Haim Elmozino and Rishon LeZion Mayor Dov Zur during the unveiling of the Philippine-Israel joint stamp.
  • Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial with
    Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial with "Manilaners", Mr. Max Weissler and Ms. Margot Pins Kestenbaum
    Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial (center) with Mr. Max Weissler (left) and Ms. Margot Pins Kestenbaum (right) - two of the remaining "Manilaners" who found refuge in the Philippines through President Manuel L. Quezon's "Open Door Policy". Mr. Max Weissler and Ms. Kestenbaum attended the launching on 29 January 2015 of the Philippines-Israel Joint Stamp Issuance in commemoration of the Philippine rescue of about 1,300 European Jews fleeing the Holocaust.
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Open Doors Monument
    Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Open Doors Monument
    29 January 2015 -- Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial (left), PHILPOST Master General and CEO Maria Josefina M. Dela Cruz (second from left), Member of Rishon LeZion City Council Michael Raiz (third from left), and Israel Philatelic Service Director Yaron Razon (right) honors President Manuel L. Quezon and the Philippine nation for saving Jews in a wreath laying ceremony at the Open Doors Monument in the Holocaust Garden in Rishon LeZion, Israel.
  • Philippine Embassy Officers Promoted to the Next Rank
    Philippine Embassy Officers Promoted to the Next Rank
    Second Secretary and Consul Pamela F. Durian-Bailon and Third Secretary and Vice Consul Bryan Jess T. Baguio, newly promoted to the ranks of Foreign Service Officer Class I and II respectively, take their oath before Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial on 28 January 2015.
  • First X Factor Israel Grand Champion Ms. Rose
    First X Factor Israel Grand Champion Ms. Rose "Osang" Fostanes registers as an overseas voter and encourages fellow Filipinos in Israel to vote in the upcoming 2016 elections.
  • Ambassador Neal Imperial meets with President of Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Mr. Ran Cohen (right) and Israel-Philippine Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mr. Ron Doron (left) to discuss ways of furthering Philippine-Israel economic relations.
    Ambassador Neal Imperial meets with President of Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Mr. Ran Cohen (right) and Israel-Philippine Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mr. Ron Doron (left) to discuss ways of furthering Philippine-Israel economic relations.
  • New Philippine Ambassador to Israel Seeks to Further Bilateral Relations
    New Philippine Ambassador to Israel Seeks to Further Bilateral Relations
    New Philippine Envoy to the State of Israel Ambassador Nathaniel G. Imperial and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin discuss strengthening bilateral relations during the former's presentation of his Letter of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the State of Israel on 10 December 2014.
  • 22 Years of Excellent and Dedicated Service
    22 Years of Excellent and Dedicated Service
    On behalf of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario, Chargé d’Affaires Neal Imperial hands over to Honorary Consul General Carmel Hacohen the DFA’s certificate of recognition for his 22 years of loyal and committed service to the Philippine Government on 13 November 2014 at the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. Consul General a.h. Hacohen is one of the longest serving honorary officials in the Philippine foreign service.
  • Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario confers the Order of Sikatuna upon outgoing Israeli Ambassador Menashe Bar-On on behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino III
    Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario confers the Order of Sikatuna upon outgoing Israeli Ambassador Menashe Bar-On on behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino III
  • Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario Visits Israel, Boosts Philippine-Israel Relations
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario Visits Israel, Boosts Philippine-Israel Relations
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario meets with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman during his official visit to the State of Israel from 26 to 28 June 2014 to boost Philippine-Israel relations. It is the first visit of a Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary to Israel in 20 years.
  • Philippines, Israel Strengthen Defense Ties
    Philippines, Israel Strengthen Defense Ties
    Secretary of National Defense Voltaire T. Gazmin and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon meet to further strengthen Philippines-Israel defense cooperation (photo courtesy of the Ministry of Defense)
  • The Right Thing To Do
    The Right Thing To Do
    Saving a thousand Jews seventy years ago ensured the survival of many generations of Jews today and beyond

News

Filipino Dance, Music and Costumes Captivate in PH Tourism Fair in IsraelPosted on 24 June 2015
  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 Posted on 24 June 2015

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 Posted on 30 May 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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