January 24, 2017

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Passport & Visa News

The Department of Foreign Affairs requests the public's kind understanding on the ongoing delays in the release of passports. These delays are due to technical issues on the part of the company printing the passports. Those with immediate travel plans are advised to wait until their passports are released before confirming their flights. Please be assured that the Department is exerting all efforts to ensure the resumption of normal services as soon as possible.

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Rizal’s 120th Death Anniversary Commemorated in Madrid

The Filipino community, together with the officers and members of the Order of the Knights of Rizal and Philippine Embassy officials, commemorated the 120th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Avenida Islas Filipinas in Madrid last 30 December 2016. The event saw . . .

Philippine Culture Showcased at Madrid’s Second and Bigger La Navideña Christmas Fair

Philippine culture was showcased once again at the second and bigger edition of Madrid’s La Navideña Feria Internacional de las Culturas. This year’s fair was held from 17 to 23 December 2016, at one of Madrid’s most popular and biggest contemporary art centers, . . .

Madrid PE Launches New Book of Spain-Based Filipino Novelist

The Philippine Embassy in Madrid launched the book Pitz Black, the third and latest novel of Spain-based Filipino novelist, King Macachor, last 23 December 2016 at the Philippine Embassy Chancery. Mr. Macachor, who majored in English and took up law at the . ..

Former Filipino ICI Scholar Holds Posthumous Painting Exhibit

Nicanor Custodio Hidalgo, who came to Spain in 1984 as a Spanish-language scholar of the Instituto de Cooperacion Iberoamericana (ICI), held a posthumous exhibit of his paintings last December 18 at the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Espino in Madrid, Spain…

Kudyapi Children’s Choir Once Again Sweeps Madrid Audience Off Its Feet

The Kudyapi Children’s Choir of Barcelona (Coro Kudyapi de Barcelona) once again swept its Madrid audience off its feet during its concert last December 18 at the Basilica Parroquia Virgen Milagrosa in Madrid, Spain. The concert was organized by the Philippine Embassy …

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K’na The Dreamweaver Wows Audience in Madrid

PE Madrid screened the award-winning independent film, K’na the Dreamweaver . . .

Commemoration of 155th Birth Anniversary of Jose Rizal

PE Madrid led the commemoration of the 155th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

Winners of the PILIPINO PO AKO Children’s painting Contest

The winners of the Pilipino Po Ako Children’s Painting Contest received…

Philppines participates in the First-Ever Embassy Cup Diplomatic Soccer

The Philippines was represented in the first-ever Embassy Cup Diplomatic Soccer . . .