28 July 2022 – Consul General Marie Yvette L. Banzon Abalos, along with Agricultural Attache in Brussels Christine Yap (left photo), are attending the Biofach Vivaness 2022 which is being held from 26 to 29 July in Nuremberg, Germany to meet key players in the world organic market industry and learn about the sector’s latest trends such sustainability and climate neutrality which could be relevant in growing the Philippines’ share in the world organic market.
Over 80 Filipino-Germans in Stuttgart and nearby areas took advantage of the passport, civil registry, notarial, and labor assistance, among other services offered by the Consulate during its second consular outreach mission in Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg. They expressed appreciation to the Consulate for bringing consular services closer to them as it saved them from travelling about three hours to Frankfurt especially with the current heat wave and high energy costs in Germany. END
Vice Consul Fatima Mejilla Mueller expressed appreciation to the German and international students of Passau University in Bavaria for taking interest in broadening their knowledge on the Southeast Asian region, including the Philippines. She further encouraged them to learn more about the region in order to widen their perspectives and prepare them to become responsible global citizens.
The Consulate also took the opportunity to donate sets of booklet entitled, “Journey of Culture Through Object: The Philippine Collection at the Linden Museum,” a Consulate-supported research study by Filipino Professor Stephanie Marie Coo.
Passau University students danced the Singkil, a traditional dance from the Southern islands of the Philippines. The school’s summer festival were also treated to traditional Filipino sweets such as ube biko, kutchinta, maja blance and tupig. Addressing the students, Vice Consul Fatima Mueller highlighted intercultural understanding as a way to build respect and appreciation of different cultures, such as the Filipino culture.
In her remarks during the Day of Nations/Festival of Integration celebration, Vice Consul Fatima Mueller emphasized the contributions of the Filipino-German community in Neu Isenburg in Hesse. The Philippines joined other nations such as Italy, Greece, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, and Ethiopia during the town’s traditional celebration this year.