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FILNABEL established in Belgium
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FILNABEL ESTABLISHED IN BELGIUM

01 March 2012, Brussels, Belgium --- Her Excellency Victoria S. Bataclan, Philippine Ambassador to Belgium, facilitated the organization meeting and induction rites of the 1st Filipino Nurses Association in Belgium (FILNABEL) at the Embassy Hall of Presidents in Brussels on 26 February 2012.

Mr. Rustico dela Fuente from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) conducted the Orientation and Affirmation of FILNABEL Organizational Concept, Principles and Objectives.

Election of Founding Officers immediately followed with Ulysses T. Luyahan as President, Christopher Jayson Perez as Vice-President, Ma. Cristina E. Escuadro as Secretary, Reymer Grace B. Malimban as Treasurer, and Sonjay V. Caneta as Auditor.

The event was attended by twenty one (21) nurses deployed from the Philippines, Filipino nurses who studied and were hired in Belgium, and nurses who are employed in other occupation.  Filipino scholars in Public Health Administration under the Erasmus Exchange Programme and Advisers from Samahan and the Filipino Chaplaincy also joined the meeting.

The meeting was highlighted by Induction of the Founding Officers and Members by Her Excellency Ambassador Victoria S. Bataclan.  In her message, as Inducting Officer and Guest of Honor, the Ambassador inspired the Founding Officers and Members of FILNABEL and congratulated them for taking the first bold steps in giving birth to the Association.  She was more than happy that all of the nurses have expressed positive views on envisioned projects and activities.

FILNABEL is anticipated to grow with the expected deployment of more nurses from the Philippines.

PH PARTICIPATES IN THE 20TH ASIA FAIR

The Philippine Embassy in Brussels led Philippine participation in the 20th Asia Fair organized by BelAsia on 25-26 February at the Community De Zandloper, Kaasmarkt in Wemmel, Belgium.

The Philippine booth featured tourism promotional materials, handicrafts and showcased a permanent video presentation of the various tourist destinations in the Philippines. The Brussels-based Philippine store "Mang Thomas" as well as ASEANA-Antipodes Travel Agency participated alongside the Philippine Embassy by way of offering Filipino food products and Philippine travel packages, respectively.

Also participating with the "Philippine Team" was the Filipino-Belgian "Marilag Cultural Guild" who rendered two Philippine folk dances during the Fair's cultural program.  The guild's leader, Ms. Adelia H. Nala, is a long-time resident of Belgium whose passion for Filipino dance has allowed second-generation Filipinos to learn the craft.

Philippine Ambassador to Belgium, H.E. Victoria S. Bataclan, expressed pleasure over the "Philippine come-back" to the Asia Fair.  "I believe the timing is just right for us to participate again in this Fair.  This jibes with our recently-launched "It's more fun in the Philippines" campaign which we are committed to promote to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union in all possible events.  As I always say, we will reach our tourism targets, one tourist at a time."

Apart from cultural dances, the visiting public was entertained by the featured music shows, workshops (e.g. Japanese Taiko drum, Chado tea ceremony and sushi-making) and demonstrations (e.g. origami, Thai and Vietnamese food cooking).

According to BelAsia, a non-profit association founded in 1992 that seeks to promote social, cultural and economic relations with Asian countries and their peoples, the 20th Asia Fair was the information and contact Fair on Asia in the Benelux region.

The Philippines was joined at this Fair by its Asian neighbours Myanmar, Thailand, Taipei Representative Office, as well as India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Nepal and Uzbekistan. There were also airlines, tour operators and other non-governmental organizations that joined the Fair as well.
 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels
E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

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

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

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25
Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177
E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

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- Assessment and processing of application for a travel document is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

- Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

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HOLIDAYS

In view of the observance Philippine and Belgian holidays, the Embassy will be closed to the public on the following days:

  • 01 May 2017, Monday - Labor Day
  • 25 May 2017, Thursday - Ascension Day
  • 05 June 2017, Monday - Whit Monday
  • 12 June 2017, Monday - Philippine Independence Day

For urgent matters, please call the Embassy's Duty Officer Phone: 0488-609-177. Thank you.

 

2017 Declared Holidays

Trade & Investment Center

Jose Antonio S. Buencamino

Commercial Counselor
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: brussels@dti.gov.ph
Web: www.dti.gov.ph

 

 

 

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ANTWERP

PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h.

Venneborglaan 90, 2100 Deurne, Antwerp
E-mail: pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be
E-mail: aguansing@skynet.be
Tel No./Fax (03) 325.71. 16

LUXEMBOURG

ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General, a.h.

New Ernst & Young Bldg.35E Avenue John F. Kennedy 2L-1855 Luxembourg
Tel. No. (+352) 42 124 8444
(+352) 42 124 84 06 
Email: alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com

 

 

Agricultural Office

Jose I.C. Laquian

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

 

OV and other Advisories

GUIDELINES ON THE AVAILMENT OF AWARDS AND INCENTIVES FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO CENTENARIANS UNDER R.A. 10868 AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY ON DELAYS IN RELEASE OF PASSPORTS

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.

OV MATTERS

List of OV in Belgium and Luxembourg whose registration will be deactivated by the RERB in OFOV for failing to vote in the last two consecutive elections (2013 and 2016).

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Belgium recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Luxembourg recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

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