Temporary Closure of Embassy. Due to continuing inclement weather, which affects public safety and possible disruption to transportation and other utilities services, the Embassy remains closed. For emergencies or other urgent matters, the public can contact the Philippine Embassy through Email at athens.pe@dfa.gov.ph or +30 697 431 9539.
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Psychiko, Athens, Greece WEATHER
Temporary Closure of Embassy. 

Due to continuing inclement weather, which affects public safety and possible disruption to transportation and other utilities services, the Embassy remains closed. For emergencies or other urgent matters, the public can contact the Philippine Embassy through Email at athens.pe@dfa.gov.ph or +30 697 431 9539.

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

The Philippine Embassy in Athens will be closed to the public on the following days in observance of the Philippine and Greek holidays:

  • 02 January 2023 - Special Non-working holiday
  • 06 January 2023 - Epiphany
  • 27 February 2023 - Clean Monday
  • 06 April 2023 - Maunday Thursday
  • 07 April 2023 - Good Friday
  • 10 April 2023 - Araw ng Kagitingan
  • 14 April 2023 - Orthodox Good Friday
  • 17 April 2023 - Orthodox Easter Monday
  • 01 May 2023 - Labor Day
  • 05 June 2023 - Whit Monday
  • 12 June 2023 - Philippine Independence Day
  • 21 August 2023 - Ninoy Aquino Day
  • 28 August 2023 - National Heroes Day
  • 01 November 2023 - All Saint's Day
  • 02 November 2023 - Special Non-Working Day
  • 27 November 2023 - Bonifacio Day
  • 08 December 2023 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • 25 December 2023 - Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2023 - Boxing Day
CONTACT DETAILS

26 Antheon, Paleo Psychiko, 15452, Athens, Greece
(0030) 210 672 1837
For emergency: +306974319539
(0030) 210 672 1883
athens.pe@dfa.gov.ph

Consular Section

(0030) 210 672 2011

Office Hours

Consular Processing:
Monday to Friday
(except holidays)
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Temporary Closure of Embassy. 

Due to continuing inclement weather, which affects public safety and possible disruption to transportation and other utilities services, the Embassy remains closed. For emergencies or other urgent matters, the public can contact the Philippine Embassy through Email at athens.pe@dfa.gov.ph or +30 697 431 9539.

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

The Philippine Embassy in Athens will be closed to the public on the following days in observance of the Philippine and Greek holidays:

  • 02 January 2023 - Special Non-working holiday
  • 06 January 2023 - Epiphany
  • 27 February 2023 - Clean Monday
  • 06 April 2023 - Maunday Thursday
  • 07 April 2023 - Good Friday
  • 10 April 2023 - Araw ng Kagitingan
  • 14 April 2023 - Orthodox Good Friday
  • 17 April 2023 - Orthodox Easter Monday
  • 01 May 2023 - Labor Day
  • 05 June 2023 - Whit Monday
  • 12 June 2023 - Philippine Independence Day
  • 21 August 2023 - Ninoy Aquino Day
  • 28 August 2023 - National Heroes Day
  • 01 November 2023 - All Saint's Day
  • 02 November 2023 - Special Non-Working Day
  • 27 November 2023 - Bonifacio Day
  • 08 December 2023 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • 25 December 2023 - Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2023 - Boxing Day
CONTACT DETAILS

26 Antheon, Paleo Psychiko, 15452, Athens, Greece
(0030) 210 672 1837
For emergency: +306974319539
(0030) 210 672 1883
athens.pe@dfa.gov.ph

Consular Section

(0030) 210 672 2011

Office Hours

Consular Processing:
Monday to Friday
(except holidays)
9:00 am-4:00 pm

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03 February 2023 - As part of the Department’s continued effort to develop new skills for its personnel and improve its services, the Office of Protocol (OP) successfully conducted a one-day training on Basic Diplomatic Protocol to 49 DFA personnel on 27 January 2023 at the Bulwagang Elpidio R. Quirino.

In his opening remarks, Assistant Secretary Francisco Noel R. Fernandez III underscored the importance of having basic protocol knowledge of courtesy calls, arrival honors, table settings, and conference arrangements. He noted that Protocol is the face of the Department since the first and last interaction of foreign visitors and diplomats are with Protocol Officers.

Participants to the training learned about the following: handling of calls and meetings, preparing social functions, and arranging conferences. Deputy Assistant Secretary Mary Jennifer D. Dingal, Acting Director Seigfred T. Masangkay, Acting Director Jules Patrick A. Aguila, and Mr. John Danilo G. Jiao, Jr., served as Resource Speakers for the activity. END


DFA-MOAO Hosts 178th Maritime Forum Highlighting Deep Seabed Mining, Sea-Level Rise, and the National Plan of Action on Marine Litter

DFA Assistant Secretary Maria Angela A. Ponce and His Excellency Ambassador Franz-Michael Mellbin of the Royal Danish Embassy during the 178th Maritime Forum. (DFA-MOAO photo)

01 February 2023 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Maritime and Ocean Affairs Office (MOAO), in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) and the Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines, hosted the 178th Maritime Forum of the Maritime League on 24 January 2023 to discuss (1) the Outcomes of the Deep Seabed Mining Consultations hosted by the MOAO last December 2022; (2) Sea Level Rise and Small Fishing Communities National Plan of Action on Marine Litter (NPOA); and (3) the Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario (NZE).

Assistant Secretary Maria Angela A. Ponce expressed her appreciation to Maritime League President Vice-Admiral Eduardo Ma R. Santos AFP (Ret), and acknowledged the Maritime League’s “unique and instrumental role” in bridging knowledge-sharing between government agencies, private institutions and the academe with the common goal of improving the Philippine Maritime Sector.

In their presentations, MOAO Director Robert D. Quintin shared the outcomes of the Deep Seabed Mining Consultations organized by the DFA Maritime and Ocean Affairs Office last 16 December 2023. Director Quintin discussed the next steps and strategies in relation to deep seabed mining for the Philippines.

DENR Assistant Secretary Michelle Angelica Go highlighted the global concerns on the Sea Level Rise and Small Fishing Communities National Plan of Action on Marine Litter (NPOA). In the presentation, Assistant Secretary Go stressed that sea-level rise due to climate change and land subsidence due to over-extraction of groundwater are the twin dangers that cause inundation which puts small fishing communities at risk, this requires comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to address the sea-level rise and marine plastic pollution through the NPOA.

His Excellency Ambassador Franz-Michael Mellbin, Ambassador of the Royal Danish Embassy in the Philippines, shared Denmark’s advocacy, expertise and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly on the Net Zero Emissions 2050 Scenario. Ambassador Mellbin highlighted the importance of collective approach between the public and private sector to support initiatives to make the maritime industry more sustainable.

Held in virtual format, the 178th Maritime Forum was one of the most well-attended sessions, gathering over two-hundred sixty (260) participants, from thirty-three (33) foreign missions in the Philippines, six (6) of whom are represented by their Ambassadors, Philippine Foreign Service Posts all over the world, and partner agencies here in the Philippines.

The Maritime Forum is held monthly under the auspices of the Maritime League, a non-profit foundation established in 1995 to advance the interests of the Philippine maritime sector, and promote maritime development and safety through better information, cooperation, and unity of effort among the stakeholders of the maritime industry. END

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Arnis Introduction and Demonstration at the Embassy

Coach Arden Poblete with young Arnis participants during demonstration

30 January 2023 – In promoting Arnis as the Philippine national martial art and sport, the Philippine Embassy in Athens conducted an introduction and demonstration of Arnis on 29 January 2023 via zoom and in person at the Philippine Embassy.

Labatt Cynthia Cruz during group demonstration on basic moves of Arnis.

The event was led online by Philippine-based coach Mr. Ronald Farol, an accredited Technical Official of the Philippine Eskrima, Kali Arnis Federation (PEKAF) and coach of Cambodia Arnis Team. The in-person participants in the Embassy were guided by Mr. Arden Poblete, an Arnis coach based in Greece and founder/Instructor of the Kalidu International Association Inc. in Greece.

The activity was attended by some members of the Filipino community, Embassy personnel led by Ambassador Giovanni Palec, with First Secretary and Consul Therese Cantada, and PDMW-OWWA personnel led by Labatt Cynthia Cruz. The Greek instructors from Modern Kalidu Arnis guided the in-person participants with the basic moves and techniques of Arnis.

Ambassador Palec welcomed the participants and encouraged them to pursue the sport as it develops self-control and discipline and can also be used for self-defense. It also promotes the culture of the Filipinos.

Arnis is already known to some Greeks through the Kalidu Modern Arnis group which was founded by Mr. Poblete. The Embassy plans to introduce and promote Arnis in forthcoming activities.

The participants enjoyed the session on Arnis. A group photograph with the participants was taken after the demonstration. They were later treated with a simple meal of pancit, chicken and coffee.

Group photograph with Ambassador Giovanni Palec and coach Arden Poblete with Arnis participants

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The theme “galing” refers to excellence in the arts as both a source of bounty despite challenging times, and a product of the passion of Filipino artists and cultural workers. In celebrating National Arts Month in 2023, “galing” alludes to artistic excellence as well as underscoring the capacity of the arts to heal, rebuild, and restore in a post-pandemic setting.

The celebration is mainly composed of the flagship projects of Subcommission on the Arts (SCA) led by its outgoing commissioner Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino and incoming commissioner Dr. Arvin Manuel R. Villalon with the outgoing and incoming heads of the seven national committees: Architecture and Allied Arts outgoing head LAr. Zenaida DC. Galingan and incoming head Lar. Cathe Desiree S. Nadal; Cinema outgoing head Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino and incoming head Mr. Teddy Co; Dance outgoing head Dr. Shirley Halili-Cruz and incoming head Dr. Lordinio A. Vergara; Literary Arts outgoing head: Dr. Julieta C. Mallari and incoming head Mr. Niles Jordan D. Breis; Music outgoing head: Dr. Felipe M. De Leon Jr. and incoming head Mr. Arvin Manuel R. Villalon; Dramatic Arts outgoing head: Dr. Felimon B. Blanco and incoming head Mr. Eduardo P. Perez; and Visual Arts outgoing head Ms. Geraldine B. Araneta and incoming head Mr. Dennis E. Montera.

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Giovanni E. Palec
Ambassador

Sara Z. Duterte
Vice President

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President

Enrique A. Manalo
Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Giovanni E. Palec
Ambassador

Sara Z. Duterte
Vice President

Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.
President

Enrique A. Manalo
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Sara Z. Duterte
Vice President

Enrique A. Manalo
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Giovanni E. Palec
Ambassador

Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
26 Antheon Street, Paleo Psychiko 154 52 Athens, Greece

Office Hours
Consular Processing: Monday to Friday (except holidays) 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Consular Jurisdiction
GREECE
CYPRUS
NORTH MACEDONIA

Contact Details
(0030) 210 672 1837
For emergency: +306974319539
(0030) 210 672 1883
athens.pe@dfa.gov.ph

Consular Section
(0030) 210 672 2011