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EU Statement on the Davao Bombing
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 08:37    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

EU STATEMENT ON THE ATTACK IN DAVAO, PHILIPPINES

The European Union stands in solidarity with the people and the Government of the Philippines following yesterday evening's bomb attack in the city of Davao.

Our sincere condolences go to the families and friends of those who were killed, and we wish a quick recovery to those who were injured.

Tackling terrorism, in any form and in any country, is a priority for the European Union. The international community is working together to counter this global threat, and we stand by the authorities in the Philippines in their efforts to provide stability and security for their citizens against this threat.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:11 )
 
Belgian Dental Mission to Samal
Friday, 02 September 2016 14:26    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

BELGIANS TO CONDUCT DENTAL MISSION IN SAMAL

Some 40 Belgian dentists, dental technicians and logistic helpers are conducting this year’s Philippine Dental Mission 2016 in Barrio Sta. Cruz, Talikud Island, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte on 24-28 October 2016, organized by the Flanders-based non-profit organization VZW Dental Seminars & Missions (DSM vzw).

Filipino dentists will also be joining this free dental clinic, said Mission coordinator Mr. Geert Verhaegen of PDM.  Filipino dentists who want to volunteer may contact Dr. Eric Pius Cembrano at (+63) 082 3004323 or (+63) 091 67456885.

This year’s dental mission will be the fourth of the Mission in Mindanao.  Organizers are expecting to treat some 5,000 patients.  In 2007, 2010 and 2012 they serviced respectively 3,553, 5335 and 6100 patients. All possible dental services (prophylaxis, extractions/surgery, root canal, prosthodontics and dental health advice) will be available this year except implants.  “Dental prevention is the focus of the 43-strong team from Belgium”, said Mr. Verhaegen.

All Belgian dentists are paying their own airfare, local transportation, accommodation and food.  The organizers welcome donations in cash or in kind (i.e. food and transportation during the mission) for the needs of the Belgian dentists.  For queries and interested donors, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and check DSM’s website www.dentalmission.be or their Facebook page facebook.com/dentalmission

 
FILCOM in Belgium briefed on Trafficking in Persons
Monday, 08 August 2016 11:29    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail
FILCOM IN BELGIUM BRIEFED ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

In cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Brussels, some pro bono lawyers from the Philippines conducted a lecture on anti-human trafficking laws and regulations of the Philippines before the Filipino community in Belgium on 31 July 2016, a day after the world day against trafficking in persons.  The lawyers also discussed about family and property laws and issues and conducted free legal consultation on the same day after a Sunday mass at the Filipino chaplaincy church.

Atty. Pingki Bernabe of the International Pro Bono Alliance (IPBA) emphasized the need to be vigilant against the means employed by enterprising traffickers in exploiting Filipinos especially women and minors who are eager to work abroad.  She explained the moment a recruit senses exploitation, he or she must immediately inform authorities especially officers of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT).  IBPA, a Bulacan-based organization of pro bono lawyers, has been conducting lectures and free legal aid clinic in other parts of the world including Hongkong, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur and actively networks with foreign pro bono lawyers for the benefit of migrant workers.

Before the lecture and legal aid clinic, Atty. Bernabe and her team met in Brussels Amb. Victoria Bataclan who briefed them on the concerns of Filipinos residing and working in Belgium and Luxembourg. Atty. Bernabe’s team will conduct similar activities in other European cities like Paris, Milan, Vienna, The Hague and Cologne.

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 August 2016 12:28 )
 
Dutch-Filipino Guidebooks
Friday, 02 September 2016 01:53    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

FILIPINA PUBLISHES DUTCH-FILIPINO GUIDEBOOKS

Still struggling with your Dutch?

Learning Dutch in Belgium should never be difficult. That’s what a Filipina has in mind when she published three years ago books on Filipino-Dutch translation.

Remely Asparo Majan, who hails from Negros Oriental, has been living in Harelbeke, Belgium for 12 years now with her Belgian husband and has been helping several Filipino women achieve their language skills goals.  A sworn interpreter/translator under the Belgian justice system, she founded and managed a translation service (Remely Translation) based in Harelbeke, some 90 kilometers west of Brussels.  She also provides services for former Filipinos who apply for reacquisition of citizenship (dual citizenship) under Republic Act 9225.

Ms. Majan herself struggled for years to master the Dutch language but persevered because she needed to survive in Belgium and took language courses while working.

“I want to be of help to newcomers so they can integrate easily to their new society where they live in.  Learning a new language is very important for migrants.  Language is a tool to build bridges between cultures.  It promotes understanding, and unites people,” Majan further explained when asked what motivated her to write the books.

Majan’s books (Tagalog to Netherlands, Netherlands to Filippijns and Netherlands to Bisaya) are available by order through her website www.remely.translation.be

 
Ambassador Hosts Lunch for HRVP Ashton
Friday, 29 January 2016 11:11    | Written by mcgjr    PDF Print E-mail

vsbashtonAMBASSADOR HOSTS LUNCH FOR HR/VP ASHTON

19 April 2012 - Ambassador Victoria S. Bataclan, Head of the Philippine Mission to the European Union, hosted a luncheon in honor of H.E. Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission (HR/VP), at the Philippine Embassy in Brussels today.

Ambassadors and Chargé d'Affaires of the ASEAN Missions to the European Union were also in attendance.

The luncheon marks the first time that HR/VP Catherine Ashton attended a gathering of the ASEAN Brussels Committee (ABC) since she was appointed High Representative in 2009.

Baroness Catherine Ashton is the first High Representative of the European Union appointed after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.  She also serves as Vice President of the European Commission and chairs the Foreign Affairs Council.

The HR/VP was accompanied by Mr. David O'Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer of the European External Action Service (EEAS); Mr. Viorel Isticioaia Budura, Managing Director for Asia at the EEAS; Mr. James Morrison, the HR/VP's Chief of Staff, and Mr. Steven Everts, the HR/VP's chief adviser on Asia.

The primary topic of discussion during the luncheon was preparations for the forthcoming ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Brunei on 26 to 27 April 2012.

In her opening statement, Ambassador Bataclan noted that the recent flurry of cooperative activities provide much needed momentum to ASEAN-EU ties and could pave the way for elevating the relations to the strategic level.

Ambassador Bataclan also took the opportunity to discuss bilateral issues with the HR/VP, such as the Philippines-EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and the proposed bilateral Free Trade negotiations. The Ambassador also briefed the HR/VP on recent developments in the West Philippine Sea and thanked the EU for the recent statement of support for a rules-based solution to the disputes made by Presidents Herman Van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso in their meeting with Vice President Jejomar Binay in Seoul.
Last Updated ( Friday, 18 March 2016 13:04 )
 


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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

Notice of Hearing

 

 

 

 

 

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