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German Pres Lammert and Chancellor Merkel express sympathies for typhoon Haiyan victims at Bundestag
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

GERMAN PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT LAMMERT  AND CHANCELLOR MERKEL EXPRESS SYMPATHIES FOR TYPHOON HAIYAN VICTIMS AT BUNDESTAG PLENARY SESSION

 

Addressing directly Ambassador Maria Cleofe Natividad who was present at the Bundestag chamber, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bundestag President Norbert Lammert express condolences for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and promised more aid during the opening plenary of the German Parliament. (Source: Deutscher Bundestag )
November 2013. Berlin.  President of the German Parliament (Bundestag) Dr. Norbert Lammert, at the beginning of the plenary session of the Parliament on Monday, expressed his sympathies for the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Speaking directly to Ambassador Maria Cleofe R. Natividad, who was present at rostrum of the Bundestag, President Lammert spoke of the devastation caused by the typhoon of ‘apocalyptic proportions’. He noted that the images of the aftermath of the typhoon have ‘shocked us’ and emphasized that thousands have died and many people have lost their livelihood and need urgent help.

 

"We want to express that our thoughts are with you and the people of your country and we want exert best efforts to help alleviate suffering. Our condolences and concern for the families of the victims , our sympathies to the affected people . "

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 November 2013 )
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German FM Westerwelle announces more aid for Typhoon Haiyan victims during visit to the Embassy
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announces more aid for Typhoon Haiyan victims during visit to the Philippine Embassy

 

German Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle gives a statement on increased support by Germany to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
15 November 2013, Berlin –    Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle  visited the Philippine Embassy in Berlin today to convey in person his message of condolences for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan to Ambassador Maria Cleofe Natividad.  FM Westerwelle also signed the condolence book in the presence of Embassy officials and gave a brief statement reiterating increased German support for relief and reconstruction in the afflicted areas.

 

The Foreign Minister’s visit closely followed the telephone call between himself and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario on 14 November. FM Westerwelle expressed Germany’s sympathy to SFA del Rosario in light of the devastation and promised that Germany would contribute to the reconstruction of affected areas.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 November 2013 )
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German President Joachim Gauck expresses condolences for Typhoon Haiyan victims at the PH Embassy
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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

President Joachim Gauck signs the Condolence Book at the Philippine Embassy as Ambassador Maria Cleofe R. Natividad and officers and staff of the Embassy look on.
12 November 2013, Berlin –    President  Joachim Gauck visited the Philippine Embassy in Berlin today to personally express his sympathies to Ambassador Maria Cleofe Natividad and condolences for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. President Gauck also signed the condolence book in the presence of Embassy officials. The President’s visit closely followed the phone call between Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Benigno S. Aquino III which took place earlier in the day.

 

The Federal Foreign Office (FFO) has also announced  today that the  German Government is making a further 1 million euros in emergency humanitarian aid available for dealing with the effects of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Germany had previously made available 500,000 euros in emergency aid on Sunday (10 November)

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 November 2013 )
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German Development Experts Reaffirm Commitment to Reconstruction and Development in the Philippines
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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Ambassador Maria Cleofe R. Natividad (center) welcomes Mr. Philipp Quitmann (2nd left), GIZ Country Manager for the Philippines and the Pacific and Ms. Daphne Gross-Jansen (3rd left), BMZ Officer for the Philippines, to the Philippine Embassy.
13 November 2013 - Berlin. Ambassador Maria Cleofe R. Natividad recently met with German development experts from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) on 11 November 2013 to discuss the current status of development cooperation.  Mr. Philipp Quitmann, GIZ Country Manager for the Philippines and the Pacific, and Ms. Daphne Gross-Jansen, BMZ Officer for the Philippines, expressed their condolences to those affected by Typhoon Yolanda and GIZ noted that it was still in the process of trying to locate ten (10) members of its local staff based in the typhoon affected area.  An initial German deployment of 23 tons of aid relief arrived in Manila on 11 November 2013, while an additional 100 tons of aid relief is expected to depart today.  The German government has also sent a search and rescue team from the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and several German relief organizations such as CARE, HelpAge, and Malteser International are already on the ground.

 

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DONATIONS to Typhoon Yolanda Victims
Written by Philippine Embassy Webmaster   
Thursday, 07 November 2013

DONATIONS to Typhoon Yolanda (international code: Haiyan) Victims

 

As of 02 December 2013, total cash donations received by the Philippine Embassy in Berlin amounted to Eur 760.00.  The cash donation was already remitted to the account of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC) wit the Development Bank of the Philippines, Camp Aguinaldo Branch.

 

The public is again reminded that the Embassy only accepts CASH donations and that transfer payment transaction (Überweisung) IS DISCOURAGED.  Prospective donors are requested NOT TO SEND to the Embassy´s Bank Account due to prohibition under Philippine auditing rules and regulations.

 

Cash donations may be also be sent to the following:

 

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)

Account Name:NDRRMC Donated Fund

Account Number:

0435-021927-030 (PESO Current Account)

0435-021927-530 (DOLLAR Current Account)

Swift Code: DBPHPHMM

Account # 36002016

Address: Development Bank of the Philippines,  Camp Aguinaldo Branch, PVAO Compound, Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City

Contact Person: Ms. Rufina Pascual, Collecting Officer

Office of Civil Defense, Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City

Contact Numbers: (+632) 421-1920, 911-5031 up to 65 local 116

Email: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Website: www.ndrrmc.gov.ph

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 December 2013 )
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Philippine Premium Products Take Center Stage at the Cologne Anuga Fair
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Wednesday, 06 November 2013

22 October 2013 - Cologne. The Philippines recently concluded its successful participation at Anuga 2013, the world’s largest food and beverage trade fair.  The 32nd edition, this year themed “Taste the Future”, took place on 10-14 October 2013 and brought together 155,000 buyers from over 187 countries.  The business-to-business focused trade fair included the participation of 6,777 exhibitors, twenty (20) of which came from the Philippines.

 

Anuga organizers noted that recent market trends are making food companies more focused on the freshness, taste, nutrition and sustainability of their food products.  Taking into account the increasingly refined sensibilities and eco-conscious orientation of consumers, the Philippines focused its “Taste by Design” Pavilion on seven premium products: banana, cacao, coconut, coffee, mango, pineapple, and tuna.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 November 2013 )
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