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LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING IN BELGIUM

Brussels, 6 April 2014 - Dean Antonio "Tony" La Viña, Dean of the Ateneo School of Government was guest speaker at the  Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Overseas Filipinos LSE 20) graduation ceremony which was held at the Philippine Embassy in Brussels on 5 April 2014.

Speaking before the graduates with their families and friends as well as before Embassy personnel led by Philippine Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg Victoria Bataclan, Dean La Viña conveyed three main messages - transformation, love of country and global citizenship.  He said that the LSE's primary objective is about transformation - one's ability to use their dreams, modify them a bit perhaps but in the end, to live them, - with the use of vision, financial discipline and planning.  He challenged them to help the country in addressing the problems of climate change and disaster, corruption, human rights, poverty and everyday inconveniences.  Lastly, he impressed upon them that being a global citizen is actually a calling and that every Filipino should strive to do good.   Dean La Viña recounted his own experiences as an OFW and why the LSE program is personal to him.

Nine (9) students led by Philippine Embassy staff members Girlie Ayuste and Mehdia Diab graduated from the LSE 20 Program after twelve sessions (12) which lasted for six months.  Mesdames Ayuste and Diab were also recipients of the Perfect Attendance and Best Business Plan awards.  Ms. Ayuste presented a "Bed-and-Breakfast" business plan while Ms. Diab presented a business plan envisioning a "Café with live musical entertainment from street performers".  (As of this writing, Ms. Ayuste is already in the Philippines to execute her business plan).

Ambassador Bataclan also congratulated the graduates and expressed appreciation for Dean La Viña's presence during the occasion.

Ms. Mehdia Diab, Embassy Receptionist/Translator and a Belgian national, spoke on behalf of the graduates and said that she joined the training program because of the LSE promise of being able to make something out of one's passion and using one's skills to help a community.  She expressed satisfaction about the program and encouraged others to join future opportunities.

Brussels PE is host to the first-ever comprehensive Leadership and Social Enterpreneurship  Program in Belgium aimed at developing a new breed of leaders and social entrepreneurs - Filipino migrants who are empowered as agents of change and transformation and who are economically secure as they are able to handle resources well and can engage in additional and/or alternative means of livelihood.

The training program consisted of twelve (12) sessions and covered such topics as Leadership, Financial Literacy and Social Enterpreneurship from 14 September 2013 until 8 March 2014, including two (2) online sessions and presentations of project/business plans.  Speakers included Fr. Pat Falguera, SJ; Mr. Vince Rapisura, Mr. Arnel Casanova, Ms. Lovelyn Corpurz, Ms. Mylin Sapiera, Mr.Edgar Valenzuela, Mr. Dennis Yaun and Ms. Tracy Villanueva.

The Brussels LSE 20 is a project of the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG) with Ms. Tracy Villanueva as its coordinator for Belgium.


 

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

Hours

Operating Hours of the
Consular Section

- 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)

Note: Applicants should come appropriately attired.

 

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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)

INFOMERCIAL:   REGISTER AND VOTE

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