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H&M News: Monki brand to open stores in Manila

This summer, Swedish fashion brand Monki will enter the Philippine fashion scene with its creative collections, strong brand values and inspiring store concept described as “Scandi-cool-meets-Asian-street-style.” ”Monki’s mission is to empower young women everywhere and help them feel good about themselves. We can’t wait to get to know a new market and welcome new customers to…

Philippines volcano eruption: Airports suspend flight operations

Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam on 12th January 2020. The eruption prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forced Manila’s international airport to shut down. Taal locates 66 kilometers south…

Swedish embassy in Manila hosted breakfast meeting to share experience of working in Philippines

The Embassy of Sweden, led by Ambassador Harald Fries, hosted a Swedish Business Breakfast Meeting on 27th December 2019. The successful meeting aimed to be a gathering of leaders of Swedish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and promoters of Swedish business in the Philippines, exchanged experiences of doing business in the Philippines and to discuss current…

Philippines immigration detained and blacklisted a Swedish pedephile from entering the country

A Swedish national travelling to the Philippines has been denied entry to the country, an immigration official said on 5th January 2020. Bureau of Immigration (BI) acting port operations division chief Grifton Medina said in a statement “The Swedish man, identified as 37-year old Martin Steen, was barred from entering the country on January 4…

Novo Nordisk at world diabetes day in Cuezon city Philippines

During the recent celebration of World Diabetes Day, global healthcare company Novo Nordisk Philippines together with the Lions Clubs of the Philippines, Quezon City local government, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, Institute for the Study of Diabetes Foundation Inc., Diabetes Philippines, Institute of Reproductive Health, and communities in Metro Manila gathered to show support for…

Swedish ambassador met with Mayor of Cuezon

The Swedish Ambassador to Philippines, H.E. Harald Fries paid a courtesy call to Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City Government on 20th December 2019. The meeting was to discussed common priorities such as environmental sustainability, business development, and human rights as well as potential areas of collaboration like urban mass transportation and women empowerment.  

Finnish government offers online course in Artificial Intelligence: Free worldwide!

In 2018, Finland launched a free online crash course in artificial intelligence (AI) with the aim of educating its own citizens about this new technology. Finland now offers the six week program for anyone worldwide interested in learning more about AI. It is in English and German today, – and of course in Finnish and…

Phillippines air force considering Swedish Saab Gripen Jas39 to boost national air defence system

The Philippines’ Defense Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana told reporters in the evening of 16th December that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is evaluating two kinds of multirole fighter (MRF) aircraft, one from Sweden and another from the United States to boost the national air defense system. . The Swedish-made Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light…

Danish pensioner confessed he bought child sex VDO “to help them financially”

A Danish man charged with ordering livestream videos of the sexual abuse of 346 children in the Philippines has told a court that he did it to help the victims financially. The 70-year-old resident of the Copenhagen suburb of Brondby is on trial for ordering and paying for child sex shows over the course of…