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Food Philippines at NOPE 2017

London, United Kingdom – The Philippines participated at the Natural and Organic Products Europe on 2-3 April at ExCel London. NOPE is the the biggest natural products show in the UK and the number one organic event in the EU.

The Philippine Pavilion will showcase the best of the island’s naturally-grown and organically-certified products. Under the industry banner Food Philippines, new products from coconut, indigenous herbs and heirloom rice from the Philippines were included in the exhibition (more…)

PFA Forum: Business Opportunities in the Franchising Industry

London, United Kingdom – “Business Opportunities in the Franchising Industry”: A Briefing for Overseas Filipinos

Through this forum, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) brings the Filipino community in the United Kingdom the opportunity to hear about exciting developments in the Philippine franchising industry and how it presents business opportunities for them and their families back home.

The event was held at the Philippine Embassy London on 17 March 2017 and was spearheaded by the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre London.



Ms Bing Sibal-Limjoco, PFA Vice Chairman, was the speaker at the event. She is regarded as the “Mother of Philippine Franchising” for her tireless efforts that allowed the Philippines to emerge as on of the top franchise markets in the ASEAN region. (more…)

PTIC London supports Department of Tourism for WTM 2016

London, United Kingdom DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo led a delegation to London to promote the Philippines at the World Travel Market at ExCeL London on 7-9 November 2016. The delegation included Senator Maria Lourdes ‘Nancy’ Binay, chair of the Senate Committee on Tourism and Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez, chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Tourim, as well as other Filipino lawmakers who oversee government’s support for the Philippine tourism industry.

PTIC London showed full support and provided assistance to the Philippine Department of Tourism in London (PDOT) in their efforts to promote the Philippines as a travel destination. (more…)

PH Ambassador Garcia presents credentials to the Queen


Ambassador Evan Garcia, Madame Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and their entourage (left to right) Deputy Consul General Myla Grace Ragenia C. Macahilig, Deputy Chief of Mission Gilberto B. Asuque, Philippine Ambassador to the UK Evan P. Garcia, Atty. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Consul General Senen T. Mangalile, and Commercial Attaché Anne Marie Kristine C. Umali

London, United Kingdom – Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Evan Garcia presented his Letters of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on 12 October 2016.

The Ambassador, his wife Madame Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and their entourage – which included Commercial Attaché and Philippine Trade and Investment Centre London Head Anne Marie Kristine Umali – were collected from the Embassy by two state landaus from the Royal Mews. They were escorted to the Palace by the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and they returned to the Embassy with the Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps.

After the royal audience, Ambassador Garcia hosted a traditional vin d’honneur at the Philippine Embassy at Suffolk Street in London. (more…)