Monday, 09 May 2022
- Friday, 06 May 2022 PCG XIAMEN ATTENDS THE 2022 QIAOJIALE-FUJIAN PROVINCE OVERSEAS CHINESE FOOD AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL
- Friday, 06 May 2022 PCG XIAMEN TAKES PART IN THAI FOOD FEST
- Monday, 25 April 2022 PCG XIAMEN AND HUAQIAO UNIVERSITY SEEK TO EMBARK ON CONTINUED COOPERATION, STRENGTHENING OF PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE ENGAGEMENTS
- Saturday, 23 April 2022 FOUR (4) FILIPINOS REPATRIATED TO THE PHILIPPINES
- Friday, 06 May 2022 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF CONSULAR SERVICE ON 10 MAY 2022
- Friday, 06 May 2022 ADVISORY ON THE CLOSE OF VOTING PERIOD ON 9 MAY 2022
- Friday, 29 April 2022 ADVISORY FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS FROM JIANGXI PROVINCE REGISTERED TO VOTE BY MAIL
- Monday, 18 April 2022 REMINDERS ON ONE HEALTH PASS REQUIREMENT FOR ALL INBOUND TRAVELLERS TO THE PHILIPPINES
- Monday, 14 March 2022 OBSERVANCE OF CHINESE HOLIDAYS ON 3-5 APRIL 2022 AND 30 APRIL TO 4 MAY 2022
PINAYS CELEBRATE LADIES’ NIGHT
Xiamen City, 25 March 2022- In celebration of National Women’s Month, the Philippine Consulate General in Xiamen held this year’s Ladies’ Night at the Consulate.
Pinays from Xiamen and Jiangxi who dialed in through Zoom and the PCG Xiamen personnel who participated in person were treated to the inspiring talk of Ms. Therese Clarence A.C. Fernandez-Ruiz, President and Co-founder of Intentionality, Inc. (formerly known as Rags2Riches, Inc), who also joined the celebration from the Philippines through Zoom.
In her opening remarks, Consul General Mendoza-Oblena honored the online participants—Filipino women based in Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, and hailed their strength and resilience, which was highlighted even more during the pandemic. She further mentioned that “even as we [women] have accomplished much, there are still other challenges to conquer.”
In keeping with the theme, “Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran,” Ms. Fernandez-Ruiz shared her and her team’s efforts towards empowering their partner artisans who were mostly women from underprivileged communities. The participants afterwards engaged in a brief but lively discussion with the speaker regarding the importance of training partner artisans and changing their mindsets as well as those of the public, championing fair trade, ensuring sustainability and market access, adjusting to change, and most importantly, caring for the people in one’s team.
Many of the participants later expressed their commitment in supporting locally-grown companies like Rags2Riches. END
SPI PRESENTS BANANAS TO PCG
Xiamen City, 10 March 2022 --- Mr Binson Uy, Chief Export Officer of Sunnjef Plantation Inc. presented to Consul General Maria Antonina M. Mendoza-Oblena of PCG Xiamen, on 9 March 2022, samples of Cavendish bananas being exported by SPI to various traders in China, as a fitting proof of and tribute to SPI’s firm commitment to trade only good-quality goods to China and to the rest of the world.
SPI began in 2016 with the goal of producing and trading goods like bananas. SPI manages and owns 500 hectares of Cavendish bananas. It is owned by the Floresta family of Davao. The bananas, still green when it left the SPI Plantation in North Cotabato, underwent strict phytosanitary procedures. They are kept at standard cool temperature so that they won’t ripen and rot during transport.
In 2019, the Philippines is world’s 2nd largest exporter of bananas, most of them coming from Mindanao. China is the top export market for Philippine bananas in 2018 and 2019 but the numbers are falling in 2020 due to strict competition among our ASEAN neighbors. END
XIAMEN CG OPENS SEA SYMPHONY CONCERT IN GULANGYU
Xiamen City, 6 March 2022 ---- “I am always in awe of the Island of Gulangyu. This Concert, however, brings that admiration to a higher level as we listen to some of the best musicians of China, trained around the world and will today share their talents, skills and passion for us to appreciate and enjoy. I congratulate the organizers and the performers of this Concert.”, says Philippine Consul General Maria Antonina M. Mendoza-Oblena, who rendered the Opening Message at a “Sea Symphony” held at Gulangyu on 6 March 2022.
The Concert featured the Sunlight Ensemble five-string violist Ms. Yang Yinuo who got her double masters’ degree from UK and Salzburg; Flutist Su Jinghong who studied at the French National Conservatory, Russia-trained violinist Mr. Lin Jingsen who was the first Taiwanese admitted to the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music and uses a violin sponsored by Taiwan’s Chongyou Group Laser, violist Mr. Zhu Zhiqiang who has already visited the Philippines and has founded the Philharmonie Art Training Center in China, cellist Mr. Dai Qizhi who is also a member of the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, and newly-graduated from Germany, pianist Ms. Dong Xueqi who was the first Chinese student under German piano master Professor Rudolf Meister. The guest performer of the Concert was Mr. Li Yanfeng who has performed on television, in opera and on concert tours.
The Weiao (Xiamen) Music Art Communication Co. Ltd organized the event with the Gulangyu Cultural and Creative Industries Association as co-organizer.
The by-invitation Concert was attended by diplomats from the Philippine and Singapore Consulates General in Xiamen, Gulangyu government officials, expats from Xiamen, teachers, professional musicians, and benefactors. END
PCG XIAMEN COMMEMORATES 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF ESTABLISHMENT
The Philippine Consulate General in Xiamen held commemorative activities in celebration of its 27th Anniversary of establishment on 28 February 2022.
Consul General Maria Antonina M. Mendoza-Oblena led the flag raising ceremony to kick-off the program.
In her remarks, she expressed appreciation to the Consulate General’s officers and staff for their exemplary service and professionalism despite the challenges of the pandemic. She also remembered the people who paved the way for the Consulate’s establishment and for those colleagues who served before in the past 27 years.
Consul General Mendoza-Oblena who played the piano with the newly organized choir composed of the Consulate General’s selected personnel provided a spiritually uplifting thanksgiving mass which was officiated by Rev. Father Joseph Cai.
It is also a fitting occasion to remember then Foreign Affairs Secretary Roberto Romulo, who, during an ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in 1994, agreed with then Chinese Foreign Minister to open Consulates General in Xiamen and Cebu.
The Consulate General in Xiamen was established in January 1995 and formally opened on 28 February 1995 in the presence of then Philippine Ambassador to China, Romualdo Ong and several Philippine and Chinese government officials. (See Philippine Consulate General in Xiamen Historical Background).
Since its establishment, the Consulate General further strengthened friendship and cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, tourism and people-to-people exchanges between Fujian and Jiangxi provinces and the Philippines.