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1 November 2009
The Philippines Join the Choir of Nations in a Concert for Peace in Luzerne
Filipino community members from Samahang Filipino of Luzern joined the “Choir of Nations” in a Concert for Peace held at the Cultural and Conference Center (KKL) in Luzern. As a tribute to the Philippine participation, the song Pobreng Alindahaw was among the 25 songs selected by the organizers for the concert.
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29 October 2009
Philippine Embassy in Berne Collaborates with Swiss Red Cross Officials
The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) is a private organization that also carries out public tasks on a mandate from the Swiss Government or the cantonal authorities. It is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with its headquarters in Geneva and part of a worldwide network of 186 national societies. Its counterpart in the Philippines is the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) chaired by Senator Richard Gordon.
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15 October 2009
Catholic Bishops Conference of Switzerland Issues Appeal for Calamity Victims
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Switzerland (CBCS) issued a call for support, prayers and donations to the victims of natural disasters in several counties in Asia, including the Philippines.
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12 October 2009
Swiss People Take Direct Action to Assist Typhoon Victims
The Philippine Embassy in Berne, Switzerland reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that the Swiss people residing in Switzerland directly donated the amount of Swiss Francs 5,054,451 during the ”Donation Day” of the Swiss Solidarity Foundation held on 9 October 2009 for the typhoon victims in the Philippines, earthquake victims in Indonesia and flood victims in India.
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06 October 2009
Outpouring of Support from Switzerland for Typhoon Victims
The Philippine Embassy in Berne reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs on the outpouring of support for the Philippines from almost all sectors of society in Switzerland for the victims of typhoon, “Ondoy” and “Pepeng.”
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05 October 2009
Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce Launches Task Force to Raise Funds for Relief Operations
The Philippine Embassy in Berne reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that the Swiss business community is shocked over the devastating effects of the natural disasters which have hit Asia in the last few days, including tropical storm “Ketsana” which has hit the Philippines and other countries, the tsunami and the earthquakes in Indonesia.
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03 October 2009
Philippine Embassy Berne Conducts First GAD Seminar
The Philippine Embassy in Berne conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Pre-Peer Counseling on 3 October 2009 in connection with the Gender and Development Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
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30 August 2009
Leyte Kalipayan Dance Company performs at the 35th International Folklore Festival in Fribourg
The Philippine Leyte Kalipayan Dance Company (LKDC) was among the eight participating countries at the International Folklore Festival held in Fribourg, Switzerland from 25 to 30 August 2009, to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the event
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29 August 2009
Berne PE Conducts Consular Outreach Services in Appenzel
A consular team from the Philippine Embassy in Berne travelled to Herisau in the Canton of Appenzel, Switzerland last Saturday, 29 August 2009 to render services to the members of the Filipino community residing in the area.
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26 August 2009
Ambassador Lazaro Invited as Guest Lecturer at the University of Fribourg
Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro was invited to speak before 50 students who were invited from all over the world to attend the Summer University of the Institute of Federalism
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24 August 2009
Berne PE Meets with Geneva Mayor Concerning Rizal Marker
Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro met with Geneva Mayor Mr. Rémy Pagani in a meeting held at the Palais Eynard in Geneva
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10 August 2009
Berne Pe Joins the Filipino People in Mourning for the Late President Corazon C. Aquino
The Philippine Embassy in Berne officially opened a book of condolence for the diplomatic corps and the Filipino community in August 4 for the late former President Corazon Aquino
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10 August 2009
Berne PE Meets with Locarno Mayor Carla Speziali
Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro met with Locarno Mayor Mme. Carla Speziali, as Locarno is the site of the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival to be held from 5-15 August 2009
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01 August 2009
Discovering the Filipinos in Switzerland -by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco
Like most Filipinos, when I think of Switzerland, only the following come to mind: Rolex watches, Swatch watches (and more watches)
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14 July 2009
Filipino Film Director Brillante Mendoza Serves as Member of the Jury at the 62nd Film Festival in Locarno
The Philippine Embassy in Berne reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that the city of Locarno, the summer capital of Switzerland, will serve as host to the 62nd Film Festival Locarno
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05 July 2009
Filipino World View - Cory by Roberto R. Romulo
As the nation prays for the recovery of President Corazon C. Aquino, we should also pause a moment to remember and reflect on the saga of this courageous lady who led our people out of the clutches of dictatorship
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21 June 2009
Philippine Indigenous Fabrics Debuts in Zurich
the Filipino-Swiss community in Zurich, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Berne, organized a Dinner Fashion event held at the Swissotel City Ballroom in Zurich in celebration of the 111th Anniversary of Philippine Independence
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19 June 2009
Philippine Embassy in Berne Commerates 148th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal
A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Marker commemorating the visit of Dr. Jose Rizal and Dr. Maximo Viola in Schaffhausen on 2-3 June 1887
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12 June 2009
Philippine Embassy in Berne Commemorates the 111th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence
In commemoration of the 111th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Embassy in Berene, led by Philippine Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro, held a Vin d'Honneur at the Oriental Room of the Historical Museum in Berne
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26 May 2009
Berne PE Meets with Roche Pharmaceutical CEO in Basel
Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro met with Roche Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Severin Schwan in a meeting held at the Roche Headquarters in Basel.
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8 April 2009
Berne Pe Meets with Mövenpick President and Chief Executive Officer at its Central Headquarters in Zurich
Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro, met with Mr. Jean Gabriel Peres, President and CEO of the Swiss hotel chain Mövenpick, in a meeting held at the Mövenpick Headquarters in Zurich.
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6 April 2009
Berne PE Meets with Nestle Executives at its Central Headquarters in Vevey
6 April 2009-Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro, accompanied by First Secretary and Consul Margarita S. Ibayan, met with Nestlé Executive Vice President Mr. Frits Van Dijk in a meeting held at the Nestle Headquarters in Vevey.  Also present at the meeting was Mr. Arshad Chaudhry, Nestlé Vice President, responsible for the Philippines and other parts of Asia.
During the meeting, Nestle and the Embassy discussed the growth of Nestle Philippines such as a new factory being built in Pulilan, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) which has become the global hub for Nestle situated in Meycauayan, Bulacan and future plans for expansion.  There were also discussions on partnering with the Department of Agriculture on an expanded coffee bean farming to supply the growing need for coffee beans for Nestlé’s products.
Nestle has been in the Philippine for more than 100 years old and has been a steady partner of the Philippines in various aspects of development.

24 March 2009
Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro Meets with Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Acting General Manager Mr. Hervé Hannoun in Basel
Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro met with Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Acting General Manager Mr. Hervé Hannoun in a meeting held at the BIS Headquarters in Basel. The BIS was established to foster international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.
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16 March 2009
Dinner in honor of His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales
Philippine Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro hosted a welcome dinner in honor of His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales at the Ambassador’s residence during the Cardinal’s visit to Berne.
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9 March 2009
Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro Meets with Novartis Chairman and CEO Dr. Daniel Vasella in Basel
Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro met with Novartis Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Daniel Vasella in a meeting held at the Novartis Headquarters in Basel. Dr. Vasella has led Novartis through dynamic growth to rank among the world’s most successful healthcare companies
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13 February 2009
Tourism Secretary Joseph H. Durano at the Opening Ceremonies of Muba 2009 In Switzerland
MUBA 2009, the largest public trade fair event held annually in Basel, Switzerland which features numerous individual exhibitions of national consumer goods, formally opened its halls to the public at the Exhibitions Center in Basel on 13 February 2009.
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28 January 2009
Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro Meets with CERN Nuclear Research Institute officials in Geneva
In her visit to Geneva, Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro met with officials of the world’s leading nuclear research institute, the CERN, or European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva.
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27 January 2009
Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro meets with International Olympic Committee President, Count Jacques Rogge, in Lausanne
Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro met with Count Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), during her visit at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne
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16 January 2009
Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro meets with MUBA 2009 swiss officials
During her visit to Basel, Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro, accompanied by First Secretary and Consul Margarita S. Ibayan, met with the MUBA 2009 official organizers from MCH Messe Schweiz
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16 January 2009
Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro meets with Philippine Honorary Consul General in Basel Mr. Daniel Andreas Vogel
Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Maria Theresa P. Lazaro, accompanied by First Secretary and Consul Margarita S. Ibayan, met with Philippine Honorary Consul General Mr. Daniel Andreas Vogel and Consul Margareth Schaeppi, a.h. during her visit in Basel.
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13 January 2009
Swiss President welcomes the new Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland, H.E. Maria Theresa P. Lazaro
Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz welcomed H.E. Maria Theresa P. Lazaro as the new Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland during the latter’s Presentation of Credentials at the Federal Palace in Berne.
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