FSI Conducts Consular Assistants’ Course 2021

Twenty-five (25) personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) handling consular, administrative, and financial work – and in the future may be assigned as consular attachés at Foreign Service Posts – completed the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) Consular Assistants Course (CAC) 2021. Course participants were personnel from the Office of the Undersecretary for Civilian continue reading : FSI Conducts Consular Assistants’ Course 2021

FSI Completes 2021 Crisis Management and Assistance-to-Nationals (CMAN) E- Learning Course

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) continues to successfully implement the Crisis Management and Assistance-to-Nationals (CMAN) E-Learning Course. The Course aims to build and develop the competencies and skills of Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) and staff in handling emergency situations. The online Course was implemented by FSI’s Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy- Functional and Transition continue reading : FSI Completes 2021 Crisis Management and Assistance-to-Nationals (CMAN) E- Learning Course

DFA-FSI Strengthen Foundational Knowledge on Counterterrorism

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) implemented the Foundational Course on Counterterrorism (FCC) in partnership with the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation (GRMF) from 14 to 18 December 2021 through a fully online modality via Zoom.  This Course was organized to augment and enhance the existing counterterrorism capacity of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). A total continue reading : DFA-FSI Strengthen Foundational Knowledge on Counterterrorism

Former Judge in South China Sea Arbitration Case Discusses New Challenges to Philippine Maritime Security

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs-Maritime and Ocean Affairs Office (DFA-MOAO), and the German Embassy in Manila, held a webinar entitled “New Challenges to the Security of the Philippines from the Sea” on 16 November 2021 via Zoom. Professor Dr. Rüdiger Wolfrum, a former judge at the International continue reading : Former Judge in South China Sea Arbitration Case Discusses New Challenges to Philippine Maritime Security

FSI Conducts Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar for Spouses of Foreign Service Personnel

Spouses of diplomats have also a big responsibility to promote Philippine culture abroad and create a positive and appealing image of one’s home country to attract foreign investments and tourists.  The presence of spouses of Filipino diplomats helps establish an image of the Filipino way of life to other cultures.  It is in this diplomatic continue reading : FSI Conducts Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar for Spouses of Foreign Service Personnel

15 DFA personnel complete the English Language Program 2021

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) successfully completed its English Language Program (ELP) on 16 September 2021, with 15 personnel from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA’s) Home Office and Consular Offices participating in the program.  The ELP had three (3) parts: (1) English Language Review Course (ELRC), (2) Course on Writing Memoranda and Letters (CWML), continue reading : 15 DFA personnel complete the English Language Program 2021

FSI conducts Assistance-to-Nationals Course for 2021

Twenty-eight (28) personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assigned and/or identified to assume the duties and responsibilities of an Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) officer in the Home Office and at Foreign Service Post completed the Course on Assistance-to-Nationals. The Course was participated in by personnel from the Home Office (Internal Audit Service, Office of Policy Planning and Coordination, Office of the Undersecretary for Civilian and Consular Affairs, continue reading : FSI conducts Assistance-to-Nationals Course for 2021

Academics and Diplomats Highlight Shared Culture, History, and Values as Bedrocks of an ASEAN Identity

In celebration of the 54th ASEAN Anniversary, the Foreign Service Institute organized a virtual Mabini Dialogue entitled “Sketching Precolonial Southeast Asia: Toward Fostering ASEAN Community Rooted in Regional Identity” on 25 August 2021.  The distinguished panel was composed of diplomats and members of the academe.  Ambassador Noel Servigon, Philippine Permanent Representative to ASEAN, discussed the importance of the continue reading : Academics and Diplomats Highlight Shared Culture, History, and Values as Bedrocks of an ASEAN Identity

WEBINAR: US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty at 70

The Foreign Service Institute invites everyone to Session #4 of the United States-Philippines Indo-Pacific Conversation Series entitled “US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty at 70: The Past, Present and Future of the Alliance.”  The webinar will be held on 23 September, 9:30 AM (Philippine Time) via Zoom. This webinar series is organized by the Pacific Forum, with the support of FSI continue reading : WEBINAR: US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty at 70