Republic of the Philippines

EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
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7th Aug 2021


ASEAN was established on 08 August 1967 with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration in Bangkok, Thailand.

This year, we invite you to join us in commemorating the 54th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN through a virtual flag raising ceremony on Monday, 09 August 2021 at 8:30 AM.

The flag raising wi...


16th Jun 2021



Meeting wiith Dr Catherine Guo, International Manager of HVHS, with the HVHS #YAMBA Youth Ambassador team who will co-organize with the #ASEANCommitteeWellington the 2021 ASEAN-NZ Youth Conference on 26 June 2021 at HVHS #VAMBA #DiplomaticLeague #ASEANinNZ #PHLinNZ #ASEAN

Venue: Hutt Valley Hi...


1st Feb 2021



Bordeaux Cafe', Wellington, Catching up with friend and mentor Agnes Espineda, Philippine Chair for the ASEAN-NZ Business Council. Finalizing plans for close PH-NZ Business Engagement for 2021, and brainstorming on how to leverage NZ's hosting of #APEC2021


22nd Jan 2021


The Department of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to the Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations accredited to the Republic of the Philippines and has the honor to inform them of organizational changes in the Department, as follows:

  1. Renaming of the office of the Unders...


12th Aug 2020


The Diplomatic League (DL) and Rotaract One ASEAN (ROA) held a pioneering online conference on “ASEAN Universality” on 17-19 July 2020. Over 300 Youth leaders from all ten (10) ASEAN countries, Fiji, Guam and New Zealand participated in the conference, with thousands more viewing the event globall...


20th Sep 2019


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Ambassador Jesus S. Domingo, Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Wellington, highlighted the robust relations between ASEAN and New Zealand during the 2019 ASEAN Day Reception held at the Royal Thai Embassy on 19 September 2019.

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ASEAN Heads of Mission and Mr. Andrew Needs leading a toast to the...


22nd Jul 2019


The Diplomatic League (DL), the youth engagement platform of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), recently held its fifth annual Diplomatic League Global Summit (DLGS). The DFA’s Bulwagang Apolinario Mabini and Philippine Women’s University (PWU) served as venues for the Summit, which was atten...


10th Mar 2018


The Embassy observed International Women’s Day, in line with the Government’s Gender Advocacy and Development (GAD) program by renewing its commitment to advancing the role of women in diplomacy in particular, and in development in general.

The Embassy is actively engaged in the work of women’s...


13th Apr 2017


The Philippines and the other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) brought together an exciting mix of music and dances, colourful crafts, and delicious food at the 2017 Wellington Southeast Asian Night Market at the Wellington Waterfront on 1 to 2 April 2017.

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4th Apr 2017


The Philippines actively participated in the recently-held Ninth ASEAN Regional Forum Intersessional Meeting (ARF-ISM) on Non Proliferation and Disarmament, held in Auckland, New Zealand from 8-9 March 2017. The meeting was co-chaired by New Zealand, Canada and Malaysia.

Jesus S. Domingo, Philip...


18th Aug 2016

The Heads of Missions of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee in Wellington (ACW), New Zealand, namely, H.E. Dato’ Lim Kim Eng, High Commissioner of Malaysia, H.E. Jesus S. Domingo, Ambassador of the Philippines, H.E. Bernard Baker, High Commissioner of Singapore, H.E. Ma...


9th Nov 2015

The Heads of Mission of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee in Wellington (ACW), New Zealand, namely H.E. Jose Antonio Morato Tavares, Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Dato’ Lim Kim Eng, High Commissioner of Malaysia, H.E. Bernard Baker, High Commissioner of Singapore, H.E....


26th Sep 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT
EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR THE ASEAN ESSAY CONTEST

Submissions for the ASEAN Essay Contest has been extended until 15 October 2015. For more details, please see the mechanics of the contest below:

ASEAN ESSAY CONTEST

  1. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-NEW ZEALA...


16th Sep 2015

Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Her Excellency Virginia H. Benavidez made a farewell call on the President of the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau on 23 July 2015 in Suva, Fiji as she completes her tour of duty.

Ambassador Benavidez thanked President Nailatikau for t...


11th Sep 2015


The Heads of Missions of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee in Wellington (ACW), New Zealand, namely H.E. Jose Antonio Morato Tavares, Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Dato’ Lim Kim Eng, High Commissioner of Malaysia, H.E. Virginia H. Benavidez, Ambassador of the Republic...


7th Aug 2015

The Philippine Embassy and the Filipino Community in New Zealand convey our heartfelt congratulation to the Filipino recipients of the NZ ASEAN 40th Awards, namely, Mr. Donald G. Dee, Ms. Ethel Hope L. Dignadice-Villaflor, Mr. Richard B. Tantoco, Mr. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu and Mr. Philip C. Ya...


15th Jul 2015


The Embassy of the Philippines in Wellington, New Zealand shares the statement delivered by Honorable Albert F. Del Rosario, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines, before the Permanent Court of Arbitration on 07 July 2015.

The statement can also be viewed in the following...


13th Jul 2015

A diplomatic reception celebrating the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence was hosted by Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and attended by around six hundred guests from the Diplomatic Corps, New Zealand Government Officials, Members of Parliament, Police Offic...


13th Jul 2015

On behalf of the Philippine Embassy in Wellington and the Office of Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attaché based in Canberra, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez congratulated Lt General Hernando DCA Iriberri who assumed his post as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on 10 July...


7th Jul 2015


As New Zealand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrates 40 years of partnership this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) organized a highly successful and well-attended event entitled “Doing Business with ASEAN” in the context of the ASEAN-Australia-...


3rd Jul 2015

As part of the Philippine Embassy’s priority goals of enhancing closer people-to-people ties especially in the academic sector and upon the invitation of the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez made a presentation on “The Philippines’ Chairmanship and...


13th Jun 2015


In line with one of the Philippine Embassy’s priorities to strengthen people-to-people interaction and foster strong educational linkages between the Philippines and New Zealand, Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez met with the officers and members of the Otago Filipino Students Associat...


20th May 2015


Transport Minister, Simon Bridges, says the first air service between the Philippines and New Zealand will provide a valuable connection for tourists and trade in both directions.

From December this year, Philippine Airlines will start operating a service between Manila and Auckland, via Cairns, f...


4th May 2015


As the Philippine Embassy in Wellington and the Philippine Consulate General in Auckland continue to pursue priority collaborative efforts in facilitating closer air and people-to-people connectivity between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Honorary Con...


9th Apr 2015


Two Filipino officials, namely, Ms. Riezel Chatto, Chief, Regional Disaster Risk reduction and Management Services Division, Office of Civil Defence and Mr. Marc Victore, Civil Defence Officer/Planning Officer, Office of Civil Defence Region IV-B participated in the Disaster Risk Management Prog...


9th Apr 2015


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s engagement with the Asia 11 Heads of Diplomatic Mission and in carrying out her role as Chairperson of the Asia 11 Group, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez hosted the first luncheon for 2015 at “Ang Bahay” (Philippine Ambassador’s residence) in Wellington. Toge...


30th Mar 2015


Lively performances, exciting sounds and spicy aromas filled the air and enchanted the multicultural society of New Zealand during the ASEAN Southeast Asian Night Market on 13-14 March 2015 at the Wellington waterfront on the Te Papa promenade and Odlins Plaza. Families and friends came in droves t...


17th Mar 2015


As Philippines-New Zealand friendship and partnership grow from strength to strength, Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez welcomed the new Ambassador of New Zealand to the Philippines H.E. David Strachan at the dinner she hosted at “Ang Bahay” (Philippine Ambassador’s residence) on 24 Fe...


23rd Feb 2015


In line with the Philippine Embassy’s continuing efforts to promote closer ties with New Zealand’s local governments to broaden linkages for trade, tourism, investment, business, people-to-people exchange and for greater access and discussions on Filipinos’ welfare and well-being, Ambassador Vir...


10th Feb 2015


For the fourth year, a Filipino entrepreneur is participating in the Young Business Leaders Initiative (YBLI) of the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The YBLI is one of the four flagship projects under New Zealand’s Joint Comprehensive Partnership with ASEAN which aims to foster economic relationsh...


26th Dec 2014


Now on its fourth year, the Philippine Embassy’s first ever mobile consular services continue to effectively and efficiently serve Filipino communities throughout New Zealand and countries in the Pacific Islands under its jurisdiction. Called “The Philippine Embassy in New Zealand: Serving with...


22nd Dec 2014


Public diplomacy took centre stage as the Philippines’ UNTV – Your Public Service Channel has featured the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand in its program entitled “Frontliners” to highlight the services that foreign service posts bring to the Filipino communities and host countries around the...


3rd Dec 2014


Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez (5 from R) with (from L to R) H.E. Nguyen Viet Dung, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, H.E. Yungkyu Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Noppadon Theppitak, Ambassador of Thailand, H.E. Zehra Akbari, High Commissioner of Pakistan, Mr. P...


3rd Nov 2014


The Philippines jumped to No. 95 out of 189 economies worldwide in the latest World Bank - IFC Ease of Doing Business report released earlier today. That was an improvement of 13 countries from a rank of No. 108 based on last year's published report of the IFC. The Philippines also moved up to...


9th Oct 2014


People-to-people interaction and increasingly strong educational linkages between the Philippines and New Zealand took centre stage when Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Honorary Consul General Paulo Garcia met with the officers and members of the Filipino Students Association and...


15th Sep 2014


Following the successful conclusion of the Air Talks between the Philippines and New Zealand on 5-6 March 2014 and the utmost importance being given by both countries in facilitating closer air and people-to-people connectivity, Philippine Ambassador met with Mr. Jose E.L. Perez de Tagle, AVP/He...


31st Aug 2014


In line with the priorities of the Philippine Embassy in Wellington and the Philippine Consulate General in Auckland in jointly promoting trade, investment, tourism and people connectivity between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Honorary Consul General Paulo...


25th Aug 2014


Philippines and New Zealand convened the 4th round of Bilateral Consultations in Manila on 05 August 2014. The Bilateral Consultations is a mechanism where both countries discuss a wide range of issues relating to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, cultural,...


8th Aug 2014


Very few of our businessmen/entrepreneurs have ventured outside the comfort zone of ASEAN and China. During my visit to New Zealand I was surprised to learn that there are others who have invested in other shores.

At the dinner hosted by Prime Minister John Key in honor of the honorary advisers...


4th Aug 2014


For the third year, Filipino entrepreneurs from different business sectors participate in the Young Business Leaders Initiative (YBLI) of the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The YBLI is one of the four flagship projects under New Zealand’s Joint Comprehensive Partnership with ASEAN which aims to fo...


7th Jul 2014


Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez joined the ASEAN Committee in Wellington (ACW), composed of ASEAN Heads of Diplomatic Missions of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam resident in New Zealand, in hosting the well-attended and highly successful ASEAN Cooking Competiti...


27th Jun 2014


A diplomatic reception celebrating the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence was hosted by Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and attended by nearly four hundred guests from the Diplomatic Corps, Government of New Zealand, Members of Parliament, business secto...


7th May 2014


As the Philippine Embassy in Wellington continues to enhance closer people-to-people ties and educational linkages between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez hosted a fellowship dinner for nine Filipino recipients of the New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars Awards for the...


25th Mar 2014


As the Philippine Embassy actively pursues its economic diplomacy priorities and enhances business linkages between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez, accompanied by Minister and Consul-General Arlene Gonzales Macaisa attended the “Spotlight on the Philippines” ev...


10th Mar 2014


Another significant milestone in Philippines-New Zealand cooperation was achieved when their respective Air Consultation Panels successfully concluded their talks in Wellington on 5-6 March 2014 focusing on amendments to the Air Services Agreement. Both countries agreed to increase the frequency...


1st Mar 2014


As part of its objectives to strengthen people-to-people ties and broaden community development, the Multicultural Council of Wellington (MCCW) unanimously chose Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez as its first Head of Diplomatic Mission to be closely and directly engaged with and invite...


18th Feb 2014


As the Philippine Embassy in Wellington continues to enhance closer people-to-people ties between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez hosted a fellowship dinner for three Filipino recipients of the New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars Awards at “Ang Bahay” (Philippine Ambassa...


18th Dec 2013


In line with the Philippine Embassy’s economic diplomacy priorities and continuing recognition of its vital partnership with the New Zealand Philippines Business Council (NZPBC), Ambassador Benavidez attended the launching of the Wellington New Zealand Philippines Business Council (NZPBC) at the...


14th Oct 2013


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s public diplomacy efforts to promote greater understanding and goodwill with the people in New Zealand and highlight the vital aspects of Philippines-New Zealand relations, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez spoke before the Probus Club of Onslow at the Johnsonvi...


12th Sep 2013


In line with the Philippine Embassy’s economic diplomacy objectives by forging solid partnerships with the New Zealand government and its business community sectors, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez warmly welcomed New Zealand Trade Commissioner Hernando Banal at “Ang Bahay” (the Philippine Amba...


23rd Aug 2013


Upon the invitation of the International Pacific College (IPC) in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez presented an overview of the “Philippines-New Zealand Relations: Opportunities and Pathways” on 21 August 2013 as part of a series of interdisciplinary sem...


6th Aug 2013


As the Philippine Embassy actively pursues its economic diplomacy priorities, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez joined the ASEAN Heads of Mission (HOMs) Visit to Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand on 22-24 July 2013. This is part of the objective of the ASEAN Committee in Wellington (ACW)...


3rd Aug 2013


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s economic diplomacy thrusts and continuing support for and importance given to its partnership with the New Zealand Philippines Business Council (NZPBC), Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez led the induction ceremony for the NZPBC Wellington Directors at “Ang Baha...


19th Jul 2013


New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key launched the New Zealand Inc. ASEAN Strategy at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland on 12 July 2013. Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and the resident Heads of Mission from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Ambassador of Laos ba...


14th Jun 2013


The Embassy of the Philippines hosted six (6) members of the English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) Programme for ASEAN Missions from Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) on 05 June 2013 for an informal roundtable discussion on Philippine developments and diplomacy in general. Ambass...


10th Jun 2013


Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Vice Consul Glenn Joseph Obach, together with Philippine Honorary Consul General Paulo Garcia, attended the Philippines-New Zealand Business Seminar and Networking between the 3rd Philippine ICT Partnership Opportunity Mission delegation and repr...


5th Jun 2013


Philippines-New Zealand bilateral relations took another major step forward on May 30, with the holding of the 3rd Round of Bilateral Consultations in Wellington. The Consultations follows up on the results of the State Visit of President Benigno S Aquino III to New Zealand in October 2012.

Th...


31st May 2013


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s public diplomacy efforts to promote deeper people-to-people ties between Filipinos and New Zealanders especially among women and women’s groups representing different nationalities as well as highlight the vital aspects of Filipino culture and way of life, Am...


17th May 2013


Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez accompanied by Consul Arlene Gonzales- Macaisa was warmly welcomed by Ms. Jan Maxwell, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Cultural, Arts and Events Facilitator when they visited on 12 April 2013. The meeting was made during the simultaneous delivery of the...


26th Mar 2013


In line with the Philippine Embassy’s continuing efforts to promote closer ties with New Zealand’s local governments, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez, accompanied by Vice Consul Glenn Obach, made an official and business call on His Worship Mayor Rick Cooper of the Taupo District in the North Islan...


7th Jan 2013


Now on its third year, the Philippine Embassy’s first ever consular services continue to effectively and efficiently serve Filipino communities throughout New Zealand and countries in the Pacific Islands under its jurisdiction. Called “The Philippine Embassy in New Zealand: Serving with a Smile,...


29th Nov 2011


In line with the Embassy’s intensifying drive to attain its economic diplomacy targets as well as gain firsthand information on the business environment in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest commercial and business center and the situation of the Filipino community there, Philippine Ambassador Virgini...


13th Oct 2011


The Philippine Embassy in Wellington reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez called on New Zealand Minister for Trade and Minister Responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations Tim Groser on October 10 at the Minister’s Office in Parliament.

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29th Sep 2011


Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Virginia H. Benavidez presented her credentials to H.E. Lieutenant General The Rt. Hon. Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General and Commander-In-Chief In and Over The Realm of New Zealand at the Government House Wellington on15 September 2011. She was among the f...