The Embassy of Philippines in Berlin
Address: Luisenstraße 16, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (30) 86 49 500
Fax: +49 (30) 87 32 551
Chargé d’ Affaires
Germany plays a prominent political role amongst the European partners of the Philippines. 2014 marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of mutual high-level political visits compared to previous years. The first visit by a Philippine head of state to Germany in 20 years, was made in 2014 by President Aquino, who met Federal Chancellor Merkel and Federal President Gauck.
Given the Philippines’ stable macroeconomic environment and high growth rates, there are clear signs of positive developments in economic relations between the two countries. In recent years, German companies making new investments in the IT-based service sector have outsourced internal business processes to the Philippines or opened their own call centres there. German companies in the maritime and transport sectors, too, see the Philippines as a future market. In the industrial manufacturing sector as well, more and more German investors are showing interest in the Philippines.
The cultural agreement reached between Germany and the Philippines in 1983 is the basis of a positive cooperation in the cultural sectors as well. Since summer 2008, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has funded a long-term lectureship in German at the University of the Philippines, whereas the activities of the Goethe Institute in Manila, which was established in 1961, focus on language work and programme work in film, music, architecture, and photography activities.