22 February 2022 — The Philippine Embassy in Berlin convened a virtual coordination meeting among various posts and attached agencies comprising Team Philippines in Germany.
The meeting provided Philippine Government representatives covering Germany an opportunity to take stock of their initiatives and projects in 2021 and identify programs and activities for the year, in line with the three pillars of Philippine foreign policy and the respective mandates of the attached agencies.
A common thread among the initiatives identified were the so-called 8Cs, namely — COVID-19; community; consultation; collaboration; communication/coordination; cooperation; campaigns/commemorations/ celebrations; and lastly, continuity.
Participants of the meeting were: the entire officer complement of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin – CDA a.i. Lillibeth Pono, Minister and Consul Gerardo Abiog, Minister and Consul Maryluck Hicarte and Vice-Consul and Third Secretary Mina Ganzon; from the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt – Consul General Marie Yvette Banzon-Abalos and Vice-Consul Fatima Mueller; from the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Berlin – Commercial Counselor Nicanor Bautista; from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Berlin – Labor Attaché Delmer Cruz, Assistant Labor Attaché Delle Palomar and Welfare Officer Sylvia Gabriel; from DOT-Frankfurt – Tourism Director Margarita Valdes; Agriculture Attaché and Deputy Permanent Representative to Rome-based UN offices Dr. Josyline Javelosa; Philippine Defense Attaché Col. Dennis C. Gutierrez PA (GSC); Philippine Honorary Consul for Bavaria Stefan Detig; and Philippine Honorary Consul Dr. Axel Neumahr and Ms. Rhoda Steegmaier of the PHL Consulate in Baden-Württemberg.