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PH ASSUMES CHAIR OF ASEAN BRUSSELS COMMITTEE

The Philippines has assumed as Chair of the ASEAN Brussels Committee, with Her Excellency Ambassador Victoria S Bataclan chairing the first ABC meeting of the year on 22 January in the Philippine Embassy.

The ABC brings together the Ambassadors or Heads of Missions of ASEAN embassies in Brussels to exchange views on issues concerning ASEAN, including specifically relations with the European Union and partners in Europe, and to discuss ways to promote ASEAN to European society and the institutions of the EU.

The year 2015 marks a new chapter in ASEAN-EU relations following an agreement between the foreign ministers of ASEAN and the EU in July 2014 to prepare a roadmap this year to upgrade the relationship to a strategic partnership. In view of this, the Philippines, under its 6-month chairmanship, aims to further promote cooperation and coordination with officials of the EU institutions and other Brussels-based international organisations, as well as officials of the Belgian and Luxembourg governments.

The Philippines also hopes to lay the groundwork for cultural and other public diplomacy initiatives to raise awareness of ASEAN among the general public in the EU, especially with the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community later in the year. The EU is among ASEAN’s top trading partners with trade in goods amounting to €178.6 billion in 2013. As a region, the EU is the largest investor in ASEAN, investing an average of around €13.6 billion per year for the period 2005-2012. In 2013, EU companies invested nearly US$27 billion (about €23.7 billion), representing 22.3% of ASEAN’s foreign direct investments.

 

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:

  • 26 June 2017 - Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan)

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

OV Applications for Registration

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

Notice of Hearing

 

 

 

 

 

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