The Philippines and the US Reaffirm Commitment to a Stronger and More Relevant Alliance

Friends, partners, and allies. More than being a catchphrase, these three words have become the guiding principle that governs the relationship between the Philippines and the United States (US), as emphasized by the eminent speakers at the Mangrove Forum on International Relations held at the Charles Parsons Ballroom on 26 October 2022, organized by the continue reading : The Philippines and the US Reaffirm Commitment to a Stronger and More Relevant Alliance

FSI Conducts Second Batch of Online Basic Foreign Service Staff Officers’ Course

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the second and last batch of the Basic Foreign Service Staff Officers’ Course (BFSSOC) for 2022 from 03 to 21 October. BFSSOC is specifically designed for the Foreign Service Staff Officers (FSSOs) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to equip them with the essential tools and skills needed continue reading : FSI Conducts Second Batch of Online Basic Foreign Service Staff Officers’ Course

18th Heneral Luna Colloquium Delves into the Geopolitics of Missile Proliferation

Three distinguished strategic experts discussed the main drivers, trends and issues on missile proliferation in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as the possible courses of actions to manage risk of miscalculation and unintended escalation of crises at the 18th Heneral Antonio Luna Colloquium titled “Missile Proliferation in the Indo-Pacific: Trends and Issues,” held on 3 continue reading : 18th Heneral Luna Colloquium Delves into the Geopolitics of Missile Proliferation

People-to-People Engagement and Increased Economic Investments: Key to Strengthening Cambodia-Philippines Relations

In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Cambodia-Philippines bilateral relations, the Foreign Service Institute and the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations of Cambodia, with the assistance of the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh, organized the Mabini Dialogue on the “Current State and Future Prospects for Cambodia-Philippines Relations,” on 19 October 2022 via Zoom. continue reading : People-to-People Engagement and Increased Economic Investments: Key to Strengthening Cambodia-Philippines Relations

Panama and The United Nations

Continuously improving the quality of life and going beyond maritime cooperation – these were two of the main themes discussed during the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) Mabini Dialogue on “Panama and the United Nations” held on 28 July 2022. FSI, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Panama in the Philippines, organized the continue reading : Panama and The United Nations

Experts Explore Practical Steps to Uphold South China Sea Arbitration Award Under the Marcos Jr. Administration

In commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the South China Sea Arbitration Award, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) organized a Mabini Dialogue to explore the possible courses of action the Marcos, Jr. administration could take to promote and honor the Award. The event, titled “6th Anniversary of the South China Sea Arbitration Award: Policy Directions continue reading : Experts Explore Practical Steps to Uphold South China Sea Arbitration Award Under the Marcos Jr. Administration

25 FSSOs Participate in FSI’s Basic Foreign Service Staff Officers’ Course

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the first batch of the Basic Foreign Service Staff Officers’ Course (BFSSOC) for 2022 from 06 to 24 June. BFSSOC is a rank-based course designed for the Foreign Service Staff Officers (FSSOs) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). It provides them with the basic knowledge and skills required continue reading : 25 FSSOs Participate in FSI’s Basic Foreign Service Staff Officers’ Course

Don’t Let Waste Go to Waste: Scientists and Experts Stress the Importance of Transitioning to a Circular Economy at PASCN Symposium

Switching to a circular economy and adopting a regenerative and restorative industrial system are steps toward sustainable economic growth. This was the central theme of this year’s virtual Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN) Symposium titled “Circular Economy in the Philippines and the APEC Region: Perspectives, Experiences, and Pathways,” held on 17 May 2022. The continue reading : Don’t Let Waste Go to Waste: Scientists and Experts Stress the Importance of Transitioning to a Circular Economy at PASCN Symposium