Closing Ceremony of the "Bata-Batuta" Summer Camp 2015 - Group 1Around 96 Filipino kids in Israel received their certificates from the Philippine Embassy during the closing ceremony of the "Bata-Batuta Summer Camp" 2015 on 28 August 2015. The summer program, which was held for four Friday afternoons in August between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, sought to educate the children of Filipino migrant workers on Philippine culture, traditions, and values through games, arts and crafts, songs and dances, food, storytelling and other fun and creative activities.
Closing Ceremony of the "Bata-Batuta" Summer Camp 2015 - Group 2
2015 Testing and Ranking Ceremony of the Lightning Scientific Arnis IsraelPhilippine Ambassador Neal Imperial with the instructors and students of the Lightning Scientific Arnis Israel (LSAI) who completed their level testing and received their respective certificates of rank on 28 August 2015.
Embassy Personnel Complete Basic Hebrew Language CourseThe officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv showing their certificates of completion from Ms. Rina Cardema, Hebrew language instructor, on 27 August 2015 after completing the Basic Hebrew Course. The classes were held from October to December 2014 and February to May 2015 as part of the Embassy's personnel development program.
"Bata-Batuta" Summer Camp 2015
Filipino Students Attend 1st World Science Conference - IsraelPhilippine Ambassador Neal Imperial with young Pinoy scientists from the De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University and UP Los Banos who attended the 1st World Science Conference - Israel. 15 Nobel Prize laureates joined more than 400 young scientists from around the world in the conference.
Philippines and Israel Push for Early Conclusion of a Bilateral Labor Agreement for CaregiversIsraeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Silvan Shalom and Philippine Ambassador to Israel Nathaniel G. Imperial agree to push for the early approval of a bilateral labor agreement for Filipino workers in Israel during their first meeting on 21 July 2015 in Tel Aviv.
Philippine Tourism and Country Fair 2015Philippine 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)”.
Philippine Tourism and Country Fair 2015The Sindaw Performing Arts Guild captivates the audience with colorful and exotic costumes, soulful music, and beautiful performances of traditional Filipino dances such as "Singkil".
Filipino Martial Arts instructor in Israel recognized as International FMA Master of the YearMr. 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
Philippine Rescue of Jews Recognized Anew in IsraelPhilippine 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 TournamentIn 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 IsraelPhilippine 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 JewsAmbassador 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 "Manilaners", Mr. Max Weissler and Ms. Margot Pins KestenbaumPhilippine 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 Monument29 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 RankSecond 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 "Osang" Fostanes registers as an overseas voter and encourages fellow Filipinos in Israel to vote in the upcoming 2016 elections.
Philippine Embassy meets with Turkish Airlines Israel4 November 2015 - Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial receiving a replica of a Turkish Airlines plane from Mr. Mehmet Ilker Basaran, the new General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Israel. They discussed the opportunities of greater air connectivity between Israel and the Philippines and their positive impact on efforts to increase two-way tourism. Turkish Airlines and Philippine Airlines signed a code-sharing agreement in July 2015. Ambassador Imperial thanked Turkish Airlines for offering reduced "labor/ethnic" rates for Filipino workers in Israel who travel to Manila via Istanbul.
Together with the Philippine Embassy in Israel, Yad Vashem, the Jewish people's living memorial to the Holocaust, will host the premier in Israel of the documentary film "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust" on 24 November 2015.
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.
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.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
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- Indicative List of Holidays & Vacations / Annual Leave for Filipino Workers in Israel for 2016
- COMELEC Resolution No. 10005
- Holidays for November 2015
- Final Week of Overseas Voters Registration in Israel
- Security Advisory 14 October 2015
- Lighting of the Christmas Tree Ceremony 2015
- Advisory on Pyramiding/Networking/Investment-Taking Activities and Schemes in Israel
- Security Advisory for Filipinos in Israel 6 October 2015
- Security Advisory for Filipinos in Jerusalem 20 September 2015
- Notice of Deactivation of the Registraion Records of Registered Overseas Voters
- Announcement of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on the Replacement Process of the Old Bank Notes (New Design Series) with the New Generation Currency Banknotes
- Holidays for September and October 2015
- Holiday for August 2015
- Advisory on SUCCESS200 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CORPORATION, aka SUCCESS200
- 2015 Census of Population