Goettingen University holds Fundraising Event for the Philippines
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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

“Vielen Dank, Deutschland!” The Philippine Embassy in Berlin, led by Consul Adrian Cruz, joins Filipino scholars and Filcom residents in Goettingen in expressing their appreciation to the University of Goettingen for launching an emergency aid fund for typhoon-affected students of the Visayas State University.
The University of Goettingen held a Filipino cultural show and fund-raising event on 15 December 2013 as part of its efforts to generate donations for typhoon-affected students of Visayas State University, its partner university in Leyte province, Philippines.  The event was held at the Paulinerkirche (Alfred-Hessel-Saal), Papendiek 14, Goettingen.

Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Vice President for International Affairs of the University of Goettingen, expressed her condolences and concern for those affected by the calamity, particularly the communities in Leyte province, following the impact of Typhoon Yolanda (international code name: Haiyan).  She noted that Goettingen's partner university, the Visayas State University, was hit especially hard by the typhoon, with students and faculty having lost both loved ones or and livelihoods. 


Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 February 2014 )
First batch of Filipino health professionals arrive in Germany
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Saturday, 28 December 2013

The four Filipino nurses (from left) Ms. Eowyn Galvez, Ms. Krystel Anne Sumido, Ms. Vanessa Preclaro and Mr. Ruel Galias with Ms. Margarete Post, Director of Nursing at Nordwest Krankenhaus Hospital.
16 December 2013, Berlin –   The first batch of Philippine health professionals to work in Germany under the Philippine-German labor agreement signed in March this year arrived Frankfurt on 15 December 2013.


The four professional nurses, Ms. Vanessa S. Preclaro (25), Ms. Krystel Anne B. Sumido (28), Ms. Eowyn C. Galvez (26) and Mr. Ruel C. Galias (50), are employed by the Nordwest Krankenhaus Hospital in Frankfurt.  Ms. Preclaro works at the Cardiology Department, Ms. Sumido is assigned to the Neurology Intensive Station, while Ms. Galvez and Mr. Galias work at the Stroke Unit of the hospital.


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 April 2015 )
Thai Embassy and Community in Germany donate for the Typhoon Yolanda victims
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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Ambassador Maria Cleofe R. Natividad (fourth from left) receives the check from Thai Ambassador Nongnuth Phetcharatana at the latter’s Residence in Berlin-Dahlem.
11 December 2013, Berlin –  Ambassador Maria Cleofe R. Natividad received in a simple turn-over ceremony from the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Germany, H.E. Madame Nongnuth Phetcharatana, the cash donations collected by the Royal Thai Embassy for the Typhoon Yolanda victims amounting to 10,850.00 Euro.


The cash donation comes from the individual contributions of the Royal Thai Embassy’s officers and staff, and those of its attached agencies like the Military Attaché, Trade and Investment, and Labor sections.  The Thai Consulate General in Frankfurt, the Thai honorary posts in Munich, Stuttgart, Essen and Hamburg, and the Thai community in Germany, also contributed their shares to the donation.

Benefit Concert Successfully Held: German Private Donations at Almost 50 million Euros
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Tuesday, 03 December 2013

Benefit Concert Successfully Held at Berlin City Hall: German Private Donations at Almost 50 million Euros for Typhoon Yolanda

Ambassador Maria Cleofe Natividad joins the honored guests and performing artists on stage.
28 November 2013, Berlin. The Filipino Community and Philippine Embassy in Berlin, together with several high profile partners, successfully staged a benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) on 27 November 2013 at the Berlin City Hall (Rotes Rathaus).  The concert, organized in less than a week, was made possible through the valuable support of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswäertiges Amt), Berlin Senate Chancellery (Senatskanzlei von Berlin), Willkommen in Berlin, and Germany’s Relief Coalition (Aktion Deutschland Hilft).  Dr. Abelardo Galang II, a German-trained Filipino pianist based in Berlin, served as musical director.


Ambassador Maria Cleofe R. Natividad (left) and FFO Director Clemens von Goetze (right) address the audience.
In the spirit of solidarity, hundreds packed the main hall of the Rotes Rathaus to learn more about how the general public could help those in the disaster-stricken areas of the Central Philippines.  Mr. Christoph Waffenschmidt, Chair of World Vision Germany and Board Member of Aktion Deutschland Hilft, emphasized the importance of these charity events, which ensure that the plight of the typhoon victims remains in the public limelight.  Mr. Waffenschmidt and Director Clemens von Goetze of the Federal Foreign Office both highlighted that although many German and international relief organizations are now ramping up the delivery of assistance, much more needs to be done.  Ambassador von Goetze emphasized that the Federal Government, in addition to the 6.5 million Euros provided in immediate humanitarian assistance, was committed to help the Philippines in the recovery and reconstruction phases. 

PH Ambassador Talks Diplomacy at the Birthplace of the Treaty of Westphalia
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Monday, 02 December 2013

Ambassador Maria Cleofe Natividad signs the Golden Book of the City of Münster as Mayor Beate Vilhjalmsson and members of the Corps Rheno-Guestphalia look on.
Münster, Germany – Philippine Ambassador to Germany Maria Cleofe R. Natividad delivered a speech honoring 60 years of Philippine-German diplomatic relations at the historic city of Münster, Germany on 7 November 2013. Münster, along with Osnabruck, is the city where the Peace of Westphalia was signed in 1648, ending the Thirty Years' War and laying down the foundations of modern day diplomacy.

Ambassador Natividad was the guest of honor for the 2013 edition of the   “Münsteraner Botschaftergespräche” (Münster Ambassador Talks), a biannual event, upon invitation of Corps Rheno-Guestphalia and its head Mr. Dirk Frotscher. The Ambassador’s speech focused on prospects and challenges for stronger Philippine-German diplomatic relations. She delivered a presentation on “Moving Forward: Towards 60 years of Philippine-German diplomatic relations”, marking one of the Embassy’s initiatives in raising awareness on the anniversary of Philippine-German bilateral relations which was established in 1954, through the opening of a Philippine consulate in Hamburg headed by Dr. Policronio de Venecia. After her speech, the Ambassador opened the floor for questions from the audience. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 December 2013 )
Benefit Concert for Typhoon Haiyan Victims
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Filipino Community in Berlin

in cooperation with the
Federal Foreign Office, Berlin Senate Chancellery,

Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Willkommen in Berlin,

and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines


Requests the pleasure of your company at a
Special Benefit Concert to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan
at the Festsaal of the Berliner Rathaus (Rotes Rathaus)
on 27 November 2013


Date/Time: Wednesday,  27 November 2013 at 7pm (Doors Open at 6.30 pm)

Location: Festsaal, Berliner Rathaus (Rotes Rathaus), Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Berlin


Performances will include international soloists and opera singers as well as the WIB Choir.  The concert is free and open to the public.    


Please RSVP promptly since seats are limited. 

Please RSVP by email at: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it


Last Updated ( Friday, 22 November 2013 )
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