Republic of the Philippines

EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

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30th Aug 2021


Kapag maaari na ulit bumiyahe pauwi sa Pilipinas, i-download ang One-Stop One Health Pass app at sundan ang mga kahingian. Mangyaring bisitahin ang link na ito para sa karagdagang impormasyon: https://onehealthpass.com.ph/


15th Aug 2021


#NursingDiplomacyPH #HealthCareDiplomacyPH Our beloved Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teddy Boy Locsin re-iterates his recognition that as of present our Filipino nurses are "deprecated and detained back home."


23rd Jul 2021


A. Protocols for incoming Filipinos/foreign travelers from countries exempt from Presidential/IATF restrictions, specifically for medical treatment and care

  • patient and companion should be fully vaccinated
  • sponsor hospital responsible for and to guarantee authenticity of vaccination certific...


23rd Jul 2021


The Philippine Embassy will render a special mobile consular mission for Filipinos in Queenstown and the surrounding areas on the following schedule and location:

Day Date / Time
Friday-Tuesday 13-17 August 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily


VENUE
QT Queenstown
Rydge...


2nd Jul 2021


Re Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolutions

  • No. 123-C of 28 June 2021 on the implementation of Green Lanes for fully vaccinated individuals; and
  • No. 124-A of 30 June 2021 on the list of Green countries/jurisdictions.

In ligh...


22nd Jun 2021


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Fil-Kiwi Hero Arby Manalansan introduced #CafeMonetNZ. Expertly run by Monsieur Anton Lumpert - fantastic coffee, and serving Cibatta with Avocado, Smoked Salmon and Feta Cheese. Wonderful discussion with Arby on the direction and great potential of Filipino Health Professionals in NZ.


18th Jun 2021


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Awarding Certificates of Commendation to the Filipino Frontliner Nurses and Health Care Assistants of North Shore Hospital & Waitemata District Health Board who courageously served during Pandemic Alert Levels 3 & 4 in 2020. Thanks to Melchor Adriatico HCA and Jan Carlo Padilla Geronimo RN for h...


29th May 2021


H.E. Jesus S. Domingo bond with Arby Manalansan, an outstanding Filipino-Kiwi leader in the health and care sector, and to meet his family. Glad #VAMBA Crestine Carson joined us.

#NursingDiplomacy #CareDiplomacy #HealthDiplomacy #WayOfTheSun #PHinNZ

Venue: White & Wong, New Market, Auckland


29th Apr 2021


The Embassy informs the public that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 112, Series of 2021 dated 27 April 2021 provides, among others, that:

"C. All travelers coming from India or those with travel history to India within the l...


5th Apr 2021


Yesterday, Ms. Monina Hernandez alleged in her social media account and during her television interview with 1 News that the Philippine Government is using nurses “as pawns” in order to secure “resources during the pandemic.”

This is in apparent reaction to the recent advisory of the Philippine...


3rd Mar 2021


As we celebrate Women's Month this March, we also find ourselves entering the first full year since the initial reports of COVID-19. Women in the Department of Foreign Affairs, including its 94 Embassies, Missions, and Consulates General around the globe and 36 Consular Offices in the country, played key roles in the nation's response to the greatest global health crisis in living memory. Throughout the month of March, it is the honor of "Humans of the DFA" to present some of their remarkable stories. Stay tuned!

#DFAForgingAhead
#WomenMakeChange
#JuanaLabansaPandemyaKaya!
#HumansofDFA


15th Feb 2021



We are very pleased to announce the following groups will be performing at #Hutt’s #Multifest on Saturday, 6th March:
✅ Hutt Community Choir
✅ Anglican Church - Lion Dance
✅ Natraj School of Dance
✅ Tai Chi Group
✅Riya Bhide - flute
✅Nepalese Society of Wellington
✅ Sirocco Middle Eas...


22nd Jan 2021



The Department of Foreign Affairs’ Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, will stream online the CCP’s Artists Dance Workshop Twin-Bill Production “Tuloy ang Pasko” and “The Nutcracker Ballet Act 2” on 21-23 January 2021 on the D...


10th Dec 2020


Warm and blustery greetings from the Philippine Embassy in Wellington...
Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a most prosperous and healthy New Year!


9th Sep 2020


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Dear Kababayans who now work and live outside of the Philippines,

WHO is conducting a survey ApartTogether for a global study to assess the psychosocial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on refugees and migrants, the results of which shall be used to inform and support policy- and deci...


31st Aug 2020


On the occasion of National Heroes Day 2020, the Embassy, in partnership with the Knights of Rizal Wellington Chapter, launched the Philippine & New Zealand - Pacific Fellowship (#PHANZPAC).

The Fellowship brings together Filipinos, Kiwis and Pasifikans who (1) have served in the Military, Police...


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...


12th May 2020


Due to the extreme socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 in the country, the Philippine Government was compelled to implement steep budget cuts to re-channel resources and prioritize pandemic response, particularly to save the lives, control the spread of the disease, and safeguard the health of our...


22nd Apr 2020


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On 20 April 2020, the New Zealand Government announced that the country will be moving to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, 28 April 2020.

Under Alert Level 3, people must continue to work from home and as such, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has requested that embassies, high com...


9th Apr 2020


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The Embassy continues to applaud and commend the efforts of our kababayans from the various health sectors serving as “frontliners” in the fight against COVID-19.

The Embassy, along with the other Philippine Embassies and Consulates around the world, are weaving inspiring stories of your e...


30th Mar 2020


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With reference to the Embassy’s Advisory No. JSD-2020-14 dated 29 March 2020 on the contact tracing of passengers from the Philippines, the Embassy continues to be in touch with Philippine Airlines (PAL). In its Special Advisory, PAL had clarified that one of the passengers on PR218 from Manila...


29th Mar 2020


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The Embassy continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation in New Zealand during the Alert Level 4 and the subsequent border lockdown.

With the continued rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and the first casualty reported as of 29 March 2020 on the website of the New Zealand Ministry...


18th Mar 2020


The New Zealand Government issued a directive on 16 March 2020 on the cancellation of public events or mass gatherings in view of the spike in the number of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country. In compliance with this policy, the Philippine Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand,...


2nd Mar 2020


Mga kababayan, it would be advisable for everyone to confirm with your travel agents if your country of destination has any travel restrictions related to COVID-19. In particular, the Cook Islands (CI) has officially informed the Embassy that it shall deny entry of travellers into its territory,...


21st Nov 2019


New Zealand and the Pacific will now have its own Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). Formally launched today by DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia, and Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Jesus S. Domingo, POLO Wellington will begin operations on Nov...


22nd May 2017


As keynote speaker, Ambassador Jesus S. Domingo addressed Filipino communities in the South Waikato region and nearby towns during the Filipino Cultural Night held on 29 April 2017 at the District Council hall. The gala dinner was co-hosted by the North Island Filipino Farmers Association-NZ (NI...


13th Mar 2016

Philippine Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa supported and joined the Women Walk and Work for Peace (WWW4Peace) in celebration of International Women’s Day in Auckland, New Zealand on 8 March 2016. Organized by Ms. Belinda Bonzon-Liu of WWW4Peace Co-Founder in coordination with Ms. C...


2nd Mar 2016

Philippine Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa joined the Christchurch, New Zealand based community organizations, Philippine Culture and Sports and the Philippines Community Support Services in marking the 2016 Philippines Day Celebration in Christchurch on 20 February 2016. Aptly...


1st Dec 2015

The Mobile Consular Team of the Embassy of the Philippines in Wellington rendered its last Mobile Consular Service for 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand on 19-22 November 2015 held at the Christchurch Migrants Centre. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa led the Mobile Consular Team c...


23rd Sep 2015

Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez called on the Honourable Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand at his office in Parliament on 16 September 2015. Also present during the call were Mr. Stephen Harris, Divisional Manager of the South and South East Asia Division and Mr. Lawry Pe...


18th Sep 2015

Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez called on His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor General of New Zealand at the Government House on 01 September 2015. Also present during the call were and Minister and Consul General Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa of the Emba...


8th Sep 2015

The lovely home of Bro Mark and Hazel Fryer in Wainuiomata was where distinctive Filipino-Kiwi hospitality and attentiveness were demonstrated as they warmly welcomed His Worship Mayor Ray Wallace and Mayoress Linda Wallace of Lower Hutt, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez, Honorary Consul General t...


31st Aug 2015


The first ever Visit Philippines 2015 launched by the Philippine Embassies in Wellington and Canberra was conducted on 12-15 August 2015 led by Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Ambassador Belen F. Anota, respectively in close collaboration with the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs, Depart...


7th Aug 2015


Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand attended the Coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI in Nuku’alofa, Tonga on 3-4 July 2015 at the invitation of the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga to Heads of Diplomatic Mission in New Zealand. She also joined Their Excellencies the Governor-General of...


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...


1st Jul 2015

As the Philippine Embassy in Wellington and the Philippine Consulate General in Auckland continue to pursue priority collaborative efforts for direct flights between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Honorary Consul General Paulo B. Garcia met with the second gr...


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...


27th May 2015


As the Philippine Embassy continues to engage and collaborate closely with relevant authorities in New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez, accompanied by Third Secretary and Vice Consul Glenn Joseph Obach, met officials of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in Well...


6th May 2015


As the Philippine Embassy continues to engage closely with non-government organizations whose sense of volunteerism, sacrifice, service and generosity tangibly demonstrate human compassion in action especially among the vulnerable groups in the Philippines, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez laude...


27th Apr 2015


o celebrate Women’s Month in New Zealand, the Philippine Embassy hosted a Forum on Women in Gender and Development at the “Ang Bahay” (Philippine Ambassador’s Official Residence) on 16 April 2015. Nearly 50 women from the Filipino community from different parts of the North Island of New Zealand...


13th Apr 2015


In line with the Philippine Embassy’s continuing efforts to promote closer ties with New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez, accompanied by Minister and Consul General Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa, called on Mr. Nigel Bickle, Head of Immigration New Zealand (INZ), and Deputy...


9th Apr 2015


It was a special and meaningful evening on 2 April 2015 when Dr. Tony Noblejas, QSM and Presidential Banaag Awardee and President of the Federation of Filipino Associations, Clubs and Societies celebrated his 75th birthday anniversary at the Novotel Hotel, Ellerslie, Auckland....


7th Apr 2015


As the Philippine Embassy continues to reach out and be one with the Filipino community, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez hosted a dinner for Filipino nurses for their valuable and inestimable contributions to the health system of New Zealand on 25 March 2015 at “Ang Bahay” (Ambassador’s Official R...


8th Mar 2015


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In line with the Philippine Embassy’s support for the positive contributions and laudable initiatives of the Filipino community in sharing their musical talents and creativity for the benefit of the Filipinos back home, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez attended the “Like & Share: A Concert...


3rd Mar 2015


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s priority to reach out to Filipinos in various sectors throughout New Zealand, promote their welfare and well-being as well recognize their vital roles and contributions to nation-building in the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez accomp...


24th Feb 2015


In line with the Philippine Embassy’s priority to continue reaching out to all Filipinos in New Zealand, convey its appreciation for their sustained support and kind cooperation, strengthen friendship and fellowship between the Filipino community and the Embassy team and be one with them in laun...


30th Jan 2015


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s networking with local officials 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 Virginia H. Benavidez accompanied by Vice Consul Gle...


30th Jan 2015


As the Philippine Embassy continues to reach out and be one with the Filipino community especially in celebrating and showcasing Filipino traditions and culture, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez attended the Sinulog Festival in Auckland on 21 January 2015. As the 21st annual celebration of the...


20th Jan 2015


As the Philippine Embassy continues to broaden its people-to-people linkages and networking with women’s groups, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez met with Ms. Sandra Curd, Provincial President, Ms. Bev Bagrie, former Provincial President and Ms. Maureen Maginness of the Mid-Canterbury Rural Wome...


16th Jan 2015


Filipino children in the Canterbury Region, New Zealand benefitted much from the project launched by two dental practitioners in the Canterbury Region, namely, Dr. Ellen Fei, BDS, MS and Ms. Reina Marica V. Arias, DMD, RN. They spearheaded an oral health education campaign and project for childr...


15th Jan 2015


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s continuing priority to engage and broaden networking with relevant authorities in New Zealand for the welfare and well-being of Filipinos, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez accompanied by Vice Consul Glenn Joseph Obach made a courtesy call on Hon. Jo Goodhew, N...


19th Dec 2014


As the Philippine Embassy continues to engage and collaborate closely with local authorities, groups and stakeholders for the protection and welfare of Filipino workers, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez, Philippine Labour Attaché Atty. Rodolfo Sabulao and Philippine Honorary Consul Peter Wait me...


11th Dec 2014


As the Philippine Embassy continues to engage with and join the Filipino community in various milestone events, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez inducted into office the Managing Committee of the newly formed and registered Association of Filipino Tradesmen (AFTNZ) in New Zealand on 30 November...


6th Dec 2014


Just over a year since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines causing massive loss of life and wide-scale destruction, there are concerns another super typhoon may bare down on Central Philippines this weekend.
Typhoon Hagupit, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ruby, is forecast to hit the same r...


3rd Dec 2014


In line with its efforts to strengthen economic diplomacy work by promoting closer people-to-people ties and educational linkages between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director for In...


14th Nov 2014


The Philippines as one of the best retirement destinations is once again highlighted in the article from the International Living entitled “The Top Three Best Places to Retire Overseas for a Low Cost of Living” published on 07 October 2013, citing in particular a top score of 100 in the cost of...


14th Nov 2014


BEIJING – In a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders where the economy is the main agenda, President Aquino raised the West Philippine Sea issue, particularly efforts by his administration to resolve territorial disputes through international arbitration.

In a press briefing at the Philippine emba...


13th Nov 2014


Director for Business Development Brandon Midel and Cloud Solutions Specialist Ryan Canja from COMFAC, a leading company in the ICT/BPO sector in the Philippines visited Auckland and Wellington on 13-19 October 2014. Together with Ms. Margaret Millar, Business Development Manager, GERAS Sotware...


31st Aug 2014


Please be informed that according to Statistics New Zealand’s 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings conducted on 05 March 2013, the total number of Filipinos now in New Zealand comprises 40,347 people or 1.0 percent of New Zealand’s total population. Filipinos rose as the third largest Asian...


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,...


24th Jul 2014


With the increasing influx of Filipino workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild and reconstruction, the Philippine Embassy continues to engage and collaborate closely with the relevant authorities in New Zealand, as well as with the Filipino workers currently staying and working in Christchu...


23rd Jul 2014


Philippine Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV and Mrs. Mary Fatima "Timi" Gomez-Aquino accompanied by Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Minister and Consul General Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa visited Zelati in Tawa, Wellington to sample the gourmet gelato and sorbet offerings of the successful...


15th Jul 2014


As the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW New Zealand) continues to be at the forefront of empowered women leading business and influencing public opinion and legislation, the launching of BPW Wellington Club, Inc. at Rydges Hotel on 24 June 2014 constituted another m...


27th Jun 2014


As the Philippine Embassy continues to promote closer people-to-people ties and educational linkages between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez graced the 1st Commencement Ceremony of the International Academy of New Zealand (IANZ) on 3 May 2014 at the Langham Hote...


18th May 2014


As the Embassy of the Philippines in Wellington continues to promote people-to-people ties and educational links between the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez accompanied by Minister and Consul General Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa and Vice Consul Glenn Joseph Q. Obach visi...


17th Apr 2014


Based on updates provided by the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), there were 15,783 tourists from New Zealand who visited the Philippines in 2013. This represented a growth rate of 11.94% from the previous year. In January 2014, there were 1,425 New Zealanders who came to the Philippines...


14th Apr 2014


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s continuing priority to engage and collaborate closely with relevant authorities in New Zealand especially on matters relating to the welfare and well-being of Filipinos, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez hosted a luncheon meeting with Mr. George Mason, General...


3rd Apr 2014


To celebrate Women’s Month in New Zealand, the Philippine Embassy hosted a Forum on Women and Gender and Development at the “Ang Bahay” (Philippine Ambassador’s residence) on 28 March 2014 at Karori, Wellington. Nearly 50 women from the Filipino community from different parts of the North Island an...


29th Mar 2014


As the Philippine Embassy continues to reach out to Filipinos, directly engage with them on their work, livelihood and stay in the North and South Islands and thank them for their vital contributions to the Philippines and New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez met with Mr. Fortunato Espe...


22nd Mar 2014


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s continuing networking with local officials 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 Virginia H. Benavidez accompanied by Vice...


18th Mar 2014


As the Philippine Embassy continues to engage and collaborate closely with relevant authorities in New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez accompanied by Third Secretary and Vice Consul Glenn Joseph Obach, met with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Labour Inspectorate officials in Christch...


25th Feb 2014


As the Philippine Embassy continues to reach out to Filipino communities throughout the North and South Islands, Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez, accompanied by Vice-Consul Glenn Joseph Obach, joined the launching of the Philippine Community Settlement Services at the Christchurch Mi...


21st Jan 2014


As part of the Philippine Embassy’s priority on the development of the Philippine dairy sector in its economic diplomacy thrusts, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez visited a dairy farm in Kerikeri, the Bay of Islands on 09 January 2014.

Ambassador Benavidez, accompanied by Minister and Consul...


17th Jan 2014


As the Philippine Embassy continues to strengthen educational linkages and people-to-people ties with New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez visited the Waiariki Institute of Technology on 25 October in Rotorua, North Island. At present, there are about 150-160 Filipinos studying at the W...


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...


28th Nov 2013


Donations of Medical Items and Equipment

All foreign donations of medical items and equipment require clearance from the Department of Health (DOH) prior to entering the Philippines. Authentication of documentary requirements for foreign donations intended for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, shall b...


19th Oct 2013


In pursuing the Philippine Embassy’s economic diplomacy priorities by continuing to explore business linkages and establishing networking with the private sector, Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez welcomed to “Ang Bahay” (Ambassador’s residence) executives from New Image International,...


28th Sep 2013


The opening ceremony started with the playing of the national anthems of the Philippines and New Zealand and a prayer by Pastor Gavin Tapp of the Oikos Church followed by Praise and Worship led by Bro. Amado Dela Cruz of the JESUS IS LORD Church, Welcome Remarks by Bro. Romeo Padiernos, Jr., J...


19th Sep 2013


Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez accompanied by Consul Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa joined and interacted with several members the Filipino community in Oamaru, Waitaki District in a Fellowship Night on 31 August 2013.

In her remarks, Ambassador Benavidez thanked them for their invaluable assis...


28th Aug 2013


In line with the Philippine Embassy’s continuing efforts to promote closer ties with New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez, accompanied by Consul Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa, called on the Honorable Simon Bridges, the Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister of Labour, and Associate Minist...


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...


2nd Jul 2013


Upon the invitation of the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ), Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Virginia H. Benavidez spoke on “The Philippines and the United Nations” at the Rutherford House Lecture 3, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) on 21 June 2013. T...


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...


7th Jun 2013


In line with the Philippine Embassy’s objective to promote the welfare and interests of Filipinos in New Zealand and given the increasing numbers of Filipino workers in the rebuild and reconstruction of Christchurch, Consul Arlene Gonzales-Macaisa, Labor Attaché Atty. Jalilo O. dela Torre, and P...


5th May 2013


As the Philippine Embassy simultaneously delivers its mobile consular services for the Filipino communities and embarks on economic diplomacy initiatives in Queenstown and the surrounding cities of the South Island in New Zealand on 12-15 April 2013, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez and Consul A...


29th Apr 2013


Recalling the first geothermal power plant built in Tongonan, Leyte in 1979 using New Zealand’s expertise and technology in geothermal exploration, Ambassador Benavidez shared with Ms. Campbell the Philippine Government’s priorities in developing geothermal energy which is currently supplying 2,...


23rd Apr 2013


As the Philippine Embassy continues to reach out to all Filipinos in New Zealand, convey its appreciation for their sustained support and kind cooperation as well as enable them to strengthen friendship and fellowship between the Filipino community and the Embassy team, Ambassador Virginia H. Be...


16th Apr 2013


As New Zealand celebrated Race Relations Day nationwide, Philippine Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez joined local officials and the Filipino community in Kapiti Coast, Paraparaumu to honour immigrant workers’ contributions to the lives and well-being of the elderly community at the Coast Commun...


2nd Nov 2011


Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez delivering her message to Filipinos from all over New Zealand and foreign guests during the Cultural Night and Talent Show of the Pistang Pilipino 201 sa Hamilton, the annual Labor Weekend Reunion of Filipinos in New Zealand, held in the City of Hamilton on 21-23...


2nd Nov 2011


Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez during a courtesy call on Hon. Georgina Te Heuheu, Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control of New Zealand.

As part of the Embassy’s continuing drive to enhance people-to-people ties with New Zealand, Ambassador Virginia Benavidez called on New Zealand Ministe...


14th Oct 2011


Knowing fully well the importance of media in public diplomacy, Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand gave an exclusive interview to the Filipino Migrant News, one of the largest Filipino community newspapers in New Zealand based in Auckland.

Shortly after Ambassador Benavidez’ arrival in New Ze...


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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