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Overview of relations between The Philippines and the EU
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Overview

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The Philippines established diplomatic ties with practically all the original 15 European Union Member States in 1948. With the European Community itself, the Philippines established formal ties on 12 May 1964 with Ambassador Vicente I. Singian as its Head of Mission.

The current Philippine Ambassador to the European Union is H.E. Victoria S. Bataclan who assumed her post on 10 October 2011. She presented her credentials to the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, on 15 November 2011, and to the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso, on 20 December 2011.

Historically, the signing of the EC Cooperation Agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1980 served as the primary legal framework for Philippine relations with the EU. In 1984, the Philippines and the European Commission concluded a Framework Agreement for Development Cooperation that provided the basis for the EC-assisted development projects in the Philippines.

The EC opened its Delegation Office to the Philippines in May 1991 following the influx of official development assistance to the country after democracy was restored under the administration of then President Corazon Aquino in 1986.

With the aim of providing a more comprehensive, updated and strategic framework to the relations between the Philippines and the European Union, the European Commission and the Philippine Government negotiated a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), which was signed on 11 July 2012 and is now in the process of ratification.  It covers a wide range of areas, including politico-security, economic, trade, socio-cultural, education, technology and development cooperation.

 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels

E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

Trunkline: (+32) 02 340 33 77 to 78

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25

 

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Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73
Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 74

 

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Consular Section

  • Assessment and processing of applications for consular services is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

 

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Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177

Consulates

 

ANTWERP

Mr. PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h. (Antwerp, Belgium)
Telefax: +323 325 71 16
GSM +324 754 609 32
pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be

Mr. ANTONIO GUANSING
Consul a.h. (Antwerp, Belgium)
GSM +324 754 228 61
Fax: +323 325 71 16
guansing@telenet.be
guansing@skynet.be

LUXEMBOURG

Mr. ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General a.h. (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)
+352.42.124.84.44
Fax No. 352.421.245.555
alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

PH Trade & Investment Center

 

Zafrullah G. Masahud

Commercial Counsellor
Avenue Louise 207, Bte 5B, 1050
Brussels, Belgium View Map
Tel: +32 2 649.44.00 / 649.89.48
Fax: +32 2 649.89.40
E-mail: dtibrussels@skynet.be
Web: www.pticbrussels.weebly.com
Web: www.dti.gov.ph
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Agricultural Office

 

Pit Laquian

Agricultural Attaché
Tel:  +(32) 02 340 37 90 
Fax: +(32) 02 343 02 69
E-mail: agribxl@gmail.com
For more information on the Philippine agricultural sector, please visit the following website: www.da.gov.ph

 

 

 

YEARS OF COMMON VALUES AND SHARED INTERESTS

YEARS OF STRONG LINKAGES

YEARS OF ENDURING PARTNERSHIP

 

 

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For more details, please visit the Embassy's Consular Section, or contact us through telephone numbers 02.340.3377 to 78 or email us at voting.brusselspe@gmail.com


 

Announcements and Links

 


  • Situational reports on the effects of Typhoon Yolanda can be found at the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (www.ndrrmc.gov.ph)