THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY WISHES TO ANNOUNCE A VACANCY FOR THE POSITION BELOW:
GENERAL UTILITY MAN AND DRIVER
Major tasks of the position include:
- Maintain cleanliness of the Embassy premises,
- Provide transportation/chauffeur service for the Embassy and be responsible for ensuring that the Embassy service vehicle is in good condition, and
- Perform general maintenance activities at the Embassy building.
- Between 35-45 years old,
- Has the legal right to live and work permanently in France,
- Has a valid driver’s license, and
- Has driving experience in Paris.
Philippine Ambassador to France H.E. Maria Theresa Lazaro Meets the Top Brass of Le Cordon Bleu Paris
14 June 2018 – Paris, France. H.E. Philippine Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa Lazaro, Ambassador Lazaro is warmly received by officials of Le Cordon Bleu Paris (from R-L) Executive Chef Éric Briffard MOF, Chef Fabrice Danniel and Chef Philippe Groult MOF
26 June 2018, Paris, France – Leading up to the Embassy’s latest Cultural Diplomacy project to promote Philippine cuisine in France, Philippine Ambassador to France H.E. Maria Theresa Lazaro paid a visit to Le Cordon Bleu Paris on 14 June 2018 to meet for the first time the culinary school’s top officials. The Ambassador received a warm welcome from Le Cordon Bleu’s Executive Chef Éric Briffard, Chef Fabrice Danniel, Chef Philippe Groult, as well as its events/communications coordinator Ms. Catherine Baschet and Mr. Charles Cointreau, who is in charge of business development in Asia. Also present were two Filipino employees of Le Cordon Bleu, Mr. Anton Pages and Ms. Jurie Anne Feleo.
|Le Cordon Bleu Paris officials welcome Ambassador Lazaro, along with two Filipino employees, Mr, Anton Pages and Ms. Jurie Anne Feleo.||Chef Fabrice Danniel and Mr. Charles Cointreau show Ambassador Lazaro Le Cordon Bleu’s rooftop herb and vegetable.|
“My visit is indeed timely, as we have received the good news that Le Cordon Bleu will be opening its school in the Philippines this September at the Ateneo de Manila University. I know there are already a number of Philippine alumni from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, which will soon include the currently-enrolled lone Filipina student. With the new school opening in Manila, we can definitely anticipate the number of Philippine students and future alumni to increase tenfold. I am pleased to meet today Mr. Charles Cointreau – the son of Le Cordon Bleu’s president and CEO Mr. André Cointreau – who will be in charge of opening Le Cordon Bleu Philippines,” the Ambassador said.
She added that, “as a prelude to this, the Embassy has arranged for Philippine cuisine to be taught for the first time at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Five days from now, Filipina Chef Myrna Segismundo and her culinary team will be flying in from Manila to do a Philippine cooking demonstration for the students and chef-instructors. I am sure that the hardworking Filipino employees of Le Cordon Bleu will be pleased to join me in welcoming the team and will be as proud as I am to share with the school some of the finest Philippines dishes that will be on showcase then.”
|Ambassador Lazaro donates the Philippine cookbook entitled, "Kulinarya" to Mr. Charles Cointreau, in charge of Business Development of Le Cordon Bleu Paris. He will be opening the Le Cordon Bleu in Ateneo de Manila University later this year.|
Mr. Cointreau gave the Ambassador a guided tour of the school’s facilities, showing her also the room where the Philippine cooking demonstration would be held as well as the herb and vegetable garden found at the rooftop.
As a gesture of appreciation for the warm reception and the newly-formed partnership of Le Cordon Bleu with the Philippine Embassy, Ambassador Lazaro gave Mr. Cointreau a copy of the Philippine cookbook, “Kulinarya” which was co-authored by Chef Segismundo along with other well-known Filipino chefs. Mr. Cointreau likewise gave the Ambassador one the school’s classic cookbooks on patisserie.
According to its official website, Le Cordon Bleu was founded in Paris in 1895 and is considered today the largest network of culinary and hospitality schools in the world with more than 35 institutes in 20 countries and 20,000 students of over 100 nationalities are trained every year.
Philippine Embassy Joins the Filipino Community in Celebrating 10 years of Philippine Musical Performances at Paris' Fête de la Musique
21 June 2018 – Paris, France. H.E. Philippine Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa Lazaro, accompanied by the Embassy officers and staff, poses with the officers of PinoyJam Paris for its 10th anniversary performance at the 2018 Fête de la Musique.
25 June 2018, Paris, France – As part of its Cultural Diplomacy efforts, the Philippine Embassy in Paris lent its full support to the Filipino community association “PinoyJam Paris” which had staged its 10th anniversary concert as part of France’s cultural initiative “Fête de la Musique” held every June 21.
This concert, held for the fourth time at Place Igor Stravinsky in the 4th arrondissement (near Centre Pompidou), can be considered the largest in Paris that features the most number of Filipino artists performing Filipino music.
H.E. Philippine Ambassador to France Maria Theresa Lazaro was present – along with three of the Embassy’s consuls and staff members – to affirm the Philippine Embassy’s continued support for this ever-growing Philippine cultural promotion project which started in 2008 by PinoyJam under the leadership of its President, Mr. Dennis Astorga.
Ambassador Lazaro conveyed her congratulations to PinoyJam on its 10th anniversary and commended it on its efforts of “sharing our very own Filipino music in the very city where Fête de la Musique started”. She added that “Philippine participation in the Fête is our way of conveying to France that we celebrate with them our common love of music and the democratic principle of freedom of expression. It is a pleasure to be with our kababayans here today who have come to enjoy a little slice of home away from home. It is good to see also that the non-Filipino crowd that celebrates with us has been growing steadily through the years.”
|The audience of PinoyJam Paris’s 10th anniversary performance for the 2018 Fête de la Musique kept growing that evening until it reached an estimated 300 guests.||Poster of PinoyJam Paris’ 2018 Participation in the Fête de la Musique in Paris (Photo courtesy of PinoyJam Paris)|
The evening started with an acoustic set in the early evening and ended towards midnight with a crowd of around 300 dancing to a medley of Filipino contemporary music and upbeat non-Filipino covers that are quite popular to Filipinos and the other members of the audience. There were a total of 14 solo and group performances for the whole evening.
PinoyJam posters from 2008-2010 (Photos courtesy of PinoyJam Paris)
PinoyJam posters from 2011-2016 (Photos courtesy of PinoyJam Paris)
The Fête de la Musique was started in Paris in 1982 by the French Cultural Minister at that time. It is held annually every June 21, as a way to welcome the first day of summer. For more information, visit the Embassy’s website and Facebook page. END
25 June 2018 -- The Fêtes Consulaires, an annual three-day activity in Lyon that showcases the culture of all countries with consular representations in Lyon, witnessed the best of Filipino food, music, and textile, plus the signature Filipino warmth and hospitality from 22 to 24 June 2018.
Lyon Mayor Georges Képénékian (4th from left) with Consul General Aileen Mendiola-Rau and Honorary Consul Hervé de Malliard together with members of the Filipino community listening to the violinist Joseph Felix at the Philippine Booth
Mayor Georges Képénékian of Lyon officially opened the Festival. Philippine Honorary Consul Hervé de Malliard in Lyon also graced the occasion. Consul General Aileen Mendiola-Rau represented the Philippine Embassy in Paris to show support for the event.
Consul General Aileen Mendiola-Rau and Honorary Consul Hervé de Malliard together with members of the Filipino community in Lyon
The Philippine booth was full of cheer as leaders and members of the Filipino community donning colorful Philippine textiles and elegant Filipiniana dresses manned the booth, welcomed the visitors coming from different countries with a smile, and provided information about the Philippines. Guests also had the chance to taste Filipino dishes such pancit.
Members of the Filipino Community performing during the Fêtes Consulaires
Mr. Joseph Felix, an accomplished young Filipino violinist, serenaded the guests with the Filipino classic Tanging Yaman and other lovely melodies.
Coinciding with the Fêtes Consulaires in Lyon is the Fête des Bannières du Monde 2018, which was held in Lyon on 23 June 2018. The Philippines likewise participated in this event. END.
Philippine Booth at the 2018 Fêtes Consulaires in Lyon
- Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Philippine Ambassador to France H.E. Maria Theresa Lazaro Meets the Top Brass of Le Cordon Bleu Paris
- Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Philippine Embassy Joins the Filipino Community in Celebrating 10 years of Philippine Musical Performances at Paris' Fête de la Musique
- Monday, 25 June 2018 Fêtes Consulaires in Lyon Showcases the Best of Philippine Culture
- Monday, 25 June 2018 Announcement-Vacancy for the Position of General Utility Man and Driver
- Monday, 25 June 2018 Paris PE celebrates the 120th Year of Philippine Independence with the Filipino Community
- Monday, 25 June 2018 Le Cordon Bleu in Paris Holds Its First Course on Philippine Cuisine
- Friday, 22 June 2018 Post's celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence
- Wednesday, 20 June 2018 Filipinos in the South of France Celebrate 120 Years of Philippine Independence