See the beauty of Philippine flora at the online exhibit entitled, "Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition" which will run from 29 May 2021 until 29 June 2021 at https://philippineflora.cargo.site/.
The exhibit is a collaboration between the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Botanical Art Society. The virtual exhibit opening is on May 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (PH time) via Zoom and will be broadcast on the DFA's official YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/XxBtsvvXJN4. ) and Facebook page. Kindly click this link (https://tinyurl.com/PhilBASFlora20 21Registration) to register for the virtual exhibit opening.
The online art exhibition, after "Flora de Filipinas", an iconic and comprehensive book about the flora of the Philippines by Father Manuel Blanco, features botanical artworks of Philippine endemic and indigenous flora by Filipino artists. "Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition" aims to create awareness about the rich biodiversity of the Philippines, specifically endemic and indigenous flora species. Being one of the megadiverse countries in the whole world, the Philippines takes pride in its more than 10,000 native flora species; fifty percent of these species are endemic, meaning these can only be found in the Philippines.
Apart from reviving the botanical art form in our country, it is the advocacy of the Philippine Botanical Art Society to educate and connect our fellow Filipinos to our native flora by rendering these beautiful species through botanical artworks. In parallel, it aims to raise awareness about these species’ conservation status since most of these are endangered.
"Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition" is a side event to the Department of Foreign Affairs' event "Fiesta Filipinas: An Online Celebration of Philippine Festivals" which will feature the Flores de Mayo on 29 May 2021, 10:00 a.m. via the DFA's official YouTube channel and Facebook page.
The flowers of May are in full bloom! Bask in the summer sun and enjoy the vibrance of Filipino talent and creativity as the Philippine Embassy in London takes you on a virtual tour to see the magnificent Manila on this episode of #FiestaFilipinas on 29 May 2021, 3:00 a.m. GMT.
The fifth leg of Fiesta Filipinas will showcase the annual Flores de Mayo festival held all over the country every month of May. Through the “Santacruzan,” which is the parade held during this festival, you can witness the beauty and grace of the community as Filipinos are not only able to show their devotion but also their artistic flair through the intricately designed gowns and parade decor.
The virtual tour brings you to the country’s capital, Manila, wherein the old meets the new in the city where continuous reinvention and restoration brings out the beauty and history of the city.
Watch the live stream of the event on Facebook.com/DFAPHL or on https://www.google.com/url?q=http://youtube.com/DFAPHL&source=gmail&ust=1621292025975000&usg=AFQjCNFDnEJ6RkNfHvyD4c9bR2hiCA9JPA">youtube.com/DFAPHL on Saturday, 29 May, 3:00 a.m. GMT!
The “Fiesta Filipinas: An Online Celebration of Philippine Festivals” project is a six-part, multi-format online event series from December 2020 until June 2021, which will simulate the experience of a festival through a combination of live and pre-recorded videos and live workshops and activities. The project aims to introduce and showcase Philippine festivals, culture, and traditions to our global audience and invite them to the country when conditions are more favorable.
The project is organized by the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in London in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
2021 FSO Examinations is extended: for DFA Main Office, Roxas Boulevard (17 June 2021)
and for DFA Consular Offices and Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General (10 June 2021)
Check the DFA website https://dfa.gov.ph/fsoexams for more information
The following testing and quarantine protocols shall apply to all passengers arriving in the Philippine starting 0001H of 08 May 2021:
- Mandatory 14-day quarantine
- All international arrivals are required to undergo a facility or hotel quarantine for up to ten (10) days upon arrival
- COVID-19 testing to be conducted on Day 7 (Day 1 is the arrival / check-in date)
- International arrivals may continue their quarantine at home or in their hotels (as the case may be) from Day 11 up to Day 14, provided the result of the RT-PCR test is NEGATIVE