WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN THE PHILIPPINES WEBSITE
The Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines and Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Philippine government officials to pursue Masters of Science in Public Policy and Management and specialised courses on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) at Carnegie Mellon University in Australia.
The Australian Government has provided PHP42.7 million (AUD1.1 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Philippine Government’s response to the Marawi crisis.
Australia to honor outstanding Australian-educated Filipinos
Nominations for the 2018 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards are now open. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding Australian-educated Filipinos in their field, industry or community. Thousands of Filipinos have completed undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Australia since the 1950s, and the Australian Alumni Excellence awards sets out to acknowledge their successes.
Australia will provide up to $775,000 in assistance through the Philippines Red Cross to help 30,000 people living in evacuation centres access tarpaulins, sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans and hygiene supplies.
Minister for Foreign Affairs - Media Release -Humanitarian assistance to The Philippines
Australia is providing $645,000 in assistance to help 25,000 people in urgent need. Our assistance will support the provision of tarpaulins, blankets, mosquito nets, hygiene items and jerry cans, through our partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, which is working closely with the Philippine Government.
Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, announced the gifting of PHP60 million (AUD1.5 million) worth of prepositioned relief supplies and associated funds to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) during his visit to the National Resource Operations Centre (NROC) on 13 November 2017. “We have helped the people of the Philippines with the war in Marawi, now we’re determined to help you win the peace, and that’s our commitment,” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Read more.
Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited the HMAS Adelaide, the largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Welcoming the President on arrival were Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, Australian Chief of Defence Mark Binskin and Commander Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, Captain Jonathan Earley (RAN). Read more here.
Minister for Foreign Affairs - Media Release - Support to communities affected by conflict in Marawi
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announce that the Australian Government will provide assistance to ease civilian suffering caused by the siege in the Philippine city of Marawi and contribute to peace-building in the area. The Australian Government is providing $20 million over four years to support recovery and long term peace and stability in the southern Philippines. This is in addition to the emergency food and other supplies valued at $920,000 earlier announced on 20 June 2017.
Ambassador Amanda Gorely and ANC's Annalisa Burgos discuss strong Australia-Philippines bilateral relationship over a meal of Aussie-inspired dishes.
ACIAR in the Philippines
Find out how ACIAR's project in the Visayas is bringing together researchers and farming communities to increase productivity, improve livelihoods and protect the environment.