Monday, 29 November 2021
- Saturday, 27 November 2021 PCG XIAMEN CONSUL GENERAL ATTENDS MARCO POLO CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
- Friday, 26 November 2021 PCG XIAMEN CG MEETS THAI CG
- Friday, 26 November 2021 PCG XIAMEN LIGHTS UP SM XIAMEN’S CHRISTMAS TREE
- Thursday, 25 November 2021 CONSUL GENERAL MENDOZA-OBLENA GRACES TEDxMXIS AT SM XIAMEN
- Wednesday, 01 December 2021 REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) – VARIOUS CARTRIDGES FOR COMPUTER PRINTERS AND COPIERS
- Wednesday, 01 December 2021 REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) – VARIOUS ITEMS FOR CONSULATE’S BRANDING PROJECT
- Wednesday, 24 November 2021 REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) – LEASE OF VENUE FOR EVALUATION AND YEAR END THANKSGIVING
- Thursday, 18 November 2021 REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) – PURCHASE OF VARIOUS ITEMS WITH VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (VAW) LOGO
- Friday, 12 November 2021 REQUEST FOR QUOTATION(RFQ)- CATERING SERVICES
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN XIAMEN JOINS THE 18-DAY CAMPAIGN TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
29 November 2021—The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) personnel and their families held a simple ceremony in support of the ongoing 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). Wearing their orange Campaign sweatshirts, the PCG personnel gathered at the Consulate General grounds for a prayer to end violence against women.
They also listened to Consul General Maria Antonina Mendoza-Oblena speak about the importance of awareness as the first step in eliminating VAW. Vice Consul and Gender and Development (GAD) Focal person, Vice Consul Elaine Mae Laruan-Hernandez, in keeping with this year’s focus, “Filipino Marespeto: Safe Spaces Kasali Tayo,” also spoke about the necessity of creating space spaces, whether outside the home, on the streets, at the workplace, or online.
The day’s activity is only part of the 18-day Campaign. To help drum up awareness on VAW, starting 25 November 2021, the Consulate General has been giving away notebooks, silk scarves, and ecobags to female Consular clients, and will continue to do so until 12 December 2021.
In 2016, the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women (IACVAWC) adopted the theme “VAW-free community starts with Me” for the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW. The Council also agreed that the said theme shall be used every year from 2016 to 2021.
PCG XIAMEN CONSUL GENERAL ATTENDS MARCO POLO CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Xiamen City, 27 November 2021- Philippine Consul General Maria Antonina Mendoza-Oblena, together with the Consuls General of the Thai and Singapore Consulates General in Xiamen, led the Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony at Marco Polo Xiamen.
This year also marks Marco Polo Xiamen’s 25th Anniversary. Established in 11 November 1996, Marco Polo was one of the first hotels established in Xiamen. In her speech, General Manager Tsui mentioned that Marco Polo Xiamen was witness to the development of Xiamen from a sleepy town to a modern city.
CONSUL GENERAL MENDOZA-OBLENA GRACES TEDxMXIS AT SM XIAMEN
Xiamen City, 24 November 2021— Consul General Maria Antonina M. Mendoza-Oblena graced the TEDxMXIS event at SM Xiamen and delivered Opening Remarks before the more than 200 guests which included students, teachers, speakers, parents and organizers.
Prior to the TEDx Event, Consul General Mendoza-Oblena together with Vice Consul Elaine Mae V. Laruan-Hernandez, Mr. Li Xiu Mien, MXIS Chinese Principal, and Mrs. Eve Denise Coronel, MXIS IBDP Coordinator, led the Photo and Poster Exhibit ribbon cutting ceremony.
The exhibition, held at the Topaz building of SM New Lifestyle Center features posters and photography by students from different international schools - the Manila Xiamen International School, Xiamen International School, Chiway Repton School, Maple Glory School, and Xiamen Xingcai Vocational & Technical College.
At the TEDx, six speakers shared their ideas on actionable solutions to combat the warming planet. Stephen Duah Agyeman from Ghana, currently a doctoral candidate/researcher at China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy, Xiamen University, shared Gen Z’s attitudes towards consumption and its contribution to energy use. Alvaro Enrique Royo Barcenas, an architect-designer from Colombia, talked about how eating three times a day can help the planet three times a day. Founder and Creative Director of the KRE8 design studio, Bode Oluwa from the UK, discussed a vision of a world where kids do not outgrow shoes. Uwe Michael Schall from Germany talked about ALGAE and its essential role in saving the planet. Raj Prasad, an interior architect from Singapore, spoke about the future of our cities. Lastly, Lin Yan Yan, GRC Rooftop Garden committee member from China, talked about the rooftop garden project in a community in Xiamen.
The Exhibition, organized by Ms. Cielo Erin Go and Mr. Morris Lin, both Grade 10 students from MXIS, has the theme, “Climate and the Community: The Challenges and the Solutions.”
There were student performances from different international schools as part of the program. The MXIS Dance Team presented dance performances, XIS performed two band shows, and MXIS Grade 7 students performed a drum duo.
TEDx is a self-organized event that brings people together to share in a TED-like experience. This year, the students organized the TEDx Countdown: To a Better Future event, part of the Countdown Summit, that brought together 1,000 leaders in Edinburgh, Scotland, last October, where TED speakers shared a blueprint for a beautiful net-zero future.
The TEDx Countdown aims to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner, and fairer for everyone. This event is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The event aims to spread the critical and urgent issue of the climate crisis and global warming and the plans and actions China or the Xiamen community is making. Like the saying goes, “Think Global but Act Local.”
Also in attendance were Consulate General’s Political and Economic Officer Faith P. Bautista and Cultural and Information Officer Reigfred P. Albello, Chinese Academy of Sciences representative Mr. Franz Gatzweiler, and other notable Filipinos in Xiamen, Mr. Bong Antivola and Ms. Liz Go, artist and entrepreneur, respectively, among others.
SEVEN (7) FILIPINO SEAFARERS’ ONBOARD OCEAN MARINER ARRIVES IN MANILA
25 November 2021 – The seven Filipino seafarers who had been stranded onboard Ocean Mariner in Mawei Port, Fuzhou City have been repatriated to the Philippines, through the assistance of the Philippine Consulate General in Xiamen in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and their Local Manning Agency (LMA) in the Philippines.