Embassy of Singapore, Manila

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Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Manila
Kedutaan Republik Singapura di Manila
在马尼拉新加坡共和国大使馆
மணிலாவில் சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசின் தூதரகம்
Coat of arms of Singapore.svg
LocationTaguig, Metro Manila
Address505 Rizal Drive
Barangay Fort Bonifacio
1634 Taguig
Metro Manila
Coordinates14°32′46.6872″N 121°02′47.9292″E / 14.546302000°N 121.046647000°E / 14.546302000; 121.046647000Coordinates: 14°32′46.6872″N 121°02′47.9292″E / 14.546302000°N 121.046647000°E / 14.546302000; 121.046647000
AmbassadorGerard Ho Wei Hong
Jurisdiction Philippines
Websitewww.mfa.gov.sg/manila

The Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Manila is the diplomatic mission of Singapore in the Philippines. The chancery is located at 505 Rizal Drive in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.

Background[edit]

Full diplomatic relations commenced between Singapore and the Philippines on May 16, 1969.[1] Singaporean interests in the Philippines were handled by the Malaysian Embassy prior to the establishment of the chancery.[2][3] The first resident ambassador accredited to the Philippines was Haji Ya'acob bin Mohamed, when he presented his credentials to then President Ferdinand Marcos in October 16, 1969.[4][5] Finally, the embassy was established in 1973.

The Embassy[edit]

The embassy is currently headed by Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong and staffed by the Deputy Chief of Mission and Counsellor, another Counsellor, the Defence Attaché, the First Secretary, the First Secretary (Political) and the Second Secretary (Admin & Consular).[6] The present chancery is designed by Forum Architects of Singapore together with local EBP Architects, to complete the multi-structure complex in 2008.[7][8] Its former location was housed in The Enterprise Center Tower 1 in Makati Central Business District.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Philippine envoy to S'pore". The Straits Times. 2 April 1971. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ "MANILA READY TO SET UP EMBASSY IN S'PORE". The Straits Times. 1 December 1967. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ "EMBASSY LEVEL TIES WITH MANILA". The Straits Times. 16 May 1969. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Haji Ya'acob bin Mohamed". Singapore Infopedia. National Library Board of Singapore. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Official Week in Review: October 10 – October 16, 1969". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Office of the President of the Philippines. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  6. ^ "About the Embassy". Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, Manila. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  7. ^ Alcazaren, Paulo (31 January 2009). "Singapore in the shade". Philstar.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  8. ^ "CHANCERY IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES". Forum Architects. Forum Architects. Retrieved 2 October 2016.