CIandCDCOctober 26, 2018. The Freeport in Pampanga and Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales are taking more steps to handle the influx of Chinese tourists and investors, beginning with the training of their personnel in the Chinese language and culture. Mandarin lessons were part of the commitment made on Friday when Noel Manankil, Clark Development Corp. (CDC) president, and Wilma Eisma, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chair and administrator, signed a memorandum of understanding with Michael Tan, University of the Philippines Diliman Chancellor.

“To support Subic and Clark’s tourism growth, we are pursuing capacity-building initiatives to upgrade the skills of their tourism front liners. This will allow them to effectively communicate with tens of thousands of Chinese tourists visiting Subic and Clark, brought about by the influx of cruise ships now calling on the Port of Subic Bay,” said Lourdes Nepomuceno, director of the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines (CI-UP).

Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo signed a similar memorandum for a Mandarin language course in Mabalacat City College (MCC), one of the 145 League of Cities’ colleges and universities.

Since 2017, CI-UP has been conducting language training for the personnel of the Bureau of Immigration, and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Chinese Mandarin for Managers will be offered for the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. members in 2019.

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The Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines (CI-UP) celebrated 2018 Mid-Autumn and Confucius Institute Day from September 25-28, 2018. To highlight this year’s theme, “Harmony and Wellness,” CI-UP organized two Traditional Chinese Medicine lectures and acupuncture demonstrations at the University of Makati and University of the Philippine Manila.

CI-UP believes that the time has never been better for giving TCM its relevance in addressing the illnesses that face both modern and traditional societies. Many challenges are faced in efforts to bring traditional medicine into the mainstream of health care, appropriately, effectively, and above all safely in the Philippines.

CI-UPD was privileged to have two distinguished international speakers who will spark awareness on the vitality of TCM culture through axial themes, such as meridian health care, as well as exercise, diet and lifestyle. The highlight of the lectures is the demonstration of a wide range of special acupuncture techniques and a variety of needling techniques.

The TCM experts uncovered the true “Magic of TCM.” 1. DR. QIAN XIAOYAN is a Professor at the Xiamen University’s medical college and has been a TCM practitioner for 30 years. Her expertise in acupuncture is exceptional in cosmetology, facial paralysis, insomnia, weight loss and gynecology. 2. DR. QIMING ZHENG is a Lecturer of TCM and Acupuncture at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City since 2005. He is a Consultant of the Philippine Institute of the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Medicine Health Care

CI-UP Director, Dr. Lourdes Tanhueco-Nepomuceno explains that CI-UP also continuously adds new vigor to the great cause of Chinese language education. It has become an important brand for the promotion of Chinese language and the platform for partnerships in the Education sector (145 city colleges and universities under the League of Cities of the Philippines, Tourism sector (Mandarin classes for tour guides and port personnel in Subic with tens of thousands of Chinese tourists visiting Subic and its environs, brought about by the influx of cruise ship liners now calling on the Port of Subic Bay) the Business sector (Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry and 150 local chambers), and the Government sector (Department of Foreign Affairs-FSI, Bureau of Immigration).

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 The Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines hosted the "Confucius Institute Open Day" from September 26 to 28, 2018. In this open-day event, the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines closely follows the theme of the times. With the concept of “harmony and health”, two lectures on acupuncture demonstrations of Chinese medicine were held at the University of the Philippines, Manila Campus and Makati University.

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 当地时间9月25号,菲律宾大学孔子学院为菲律宾移民局的汉语学员举办了毕业典礼。学习汉语的热潮在东南亚国家越来越盛。菲律宾大学孔子学院紧抓时代契机,在菲律宾积极拓展汉语教学点。菲律宾移民局作为官方机构,于2017年正式向菲律宾大学孔子学院申请了设立汉语课堂的要求。通过多方努力,于2018年正式设立了汉语课堂。随着中菲经济、文化交流的加深,菲律宾移民官学员希望通过学习汉语,能够更好地提高办公服务质量,促进中菲的合作交往。在毕业典礼上,菲律宾大学迪丽曼校区校长Michael L. Tan表示:能够在移民局中设立汉语课堂的国家不多,这充分说明汉语学习已经成为了一个时代

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From left: Professor Song Japo, Ms Malou (SBMA), Linda Pamintuan (SCAD), Dr. Nepomuceno (UP Diliman/Confucius Institute), Chair/Administrator Amy Eisma (SBMA), Prof.Gao Guifang, Prof. Ya Na, and Dir. Barney Lee (SBMA).

UP Diliman, through its Confucius Institute, will be holding Chinese Mandarin classes for tour guides and port personnel in Subic to allow them to effectively communicate with tens of thousands of Chinese tourists visiting Subic and its environs, brought about by the influx of cruise ship liners now calling on the Port of Subic Bay.

According to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Wilma Eisma, five different cruise ships have so far scheduled a total of 19 visits to Subic from March to October this year, including Royal Caribbean sea giant, Voyager of the Seas. The Manila Times, March 7, 2018

Thank you, Dr. Lourdes Nepomuceno!

(August 28)–The Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines Diliman (CI-UPD) will offer the Chinese Mandarin for Managers Course at the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its 120 local business chambers and industry associations around the Philippines.

The cooperation between PCCI and UP Diliman, through the Confucius Institute, will be in the best interests of the organizations and their stakeholders. Such cooperation will serve to strengthen the economic and cultural ties between China & the Philippines and help promote the competitiveness of Filipino businessmen nationally and internationally. PCCI is committed to the upliftment of the socio-economic status of regions, provinces, and cities through the development of globally competitive Small and Medium Enterprises and business in general.

The CI-UPD was established through an agreement between UP and the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China or Hanban, led by its Chief Executive, Mme. Xu Lin, on Dec. 7, 2014 and was inaugurated on October 12, 2015.CI-UPD is a collaborative educational and service partnership between the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD), Xiamen University (XMU). One of its objectives is to strengthen the educational and research cooperation between China and the Philippines, particularly in the areas of language, art, literature, film, culture, the natural and social sciences and engineering, medicine, agriculture, aquaculture, and business. The CI-UPD is the 476th CI worldwide, 16th CI established by XMU as a partner and the 4th CI in the Republic of the Philippines.


Seated from left to right: Dr. Lourdes Tanhueco-Nepomuceno, CI-UPD Director; Dr. Michael L. Tan, UP Diliman Chancellor; Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco, PCCI President; Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr., PCCI Honorary Chairman and Treasurer. Standing: PCCI Board of Directors

当地时间6月25日,菲律宾大学孔子学院在红溪礼示城市学院举行了2018年度暑期红溪礼示城市学院本土教师汉语及文化培训项目的结业典礼。红溪礼示城市学院校长Dr.Richard G.Daenos、分管学术事务的副校长Dr. Michael Meneses、菲律宾大学孔子学院外方院长Dr. Lourdes T. Nepomuceno,本次培训的授课教师徐丽丽、张冉冉以及所有参训学员出席了典礼,并共同见证了本期培训的成果。

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CI-UPD’s Chinese Mandarin Training for Filipino teachers at Mabalacat City College Successfully Completed

 

8月3日,菲律宾大学孔子学院2018年度暑期本土教师汉语及文化培训课程在Mabalacat城市学院圆满结束。Mabalacat城市学院校长Dr.Carmelita Sotto、分管学术事务的副校长Dr.Myrna Calma、菲律宾大学孔子学院外方院长Dr. Lourdes T. Nepomuceno,本次培训的授课教师徐丽丽、张冉冉以及所有参训学员出席了当天的毕业典礼,并共同见证了本期培训的成果。