Rizal Park

Member Since 1973

Partner Ministry/Organization
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TVET Agency)
Department of Foreign Affairs (hosting of headqaurters)

Recent Programs Held
2019: (1) Quality Assurance through Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for TVET Institutions and Educational System (Feb 15-19); (2) Regional Program on Sustainable (Green) Skills and Employability Through TVET (Apr 22-26)

2018: (1) APACC International Accreditors’ Refresher Training (Dec 4-5); (2) Customized Program on Enhancing Quality Management System (QMS) Towards Quality Assured TVET Delivery and Service (Sep 24-28); (3) Customized Program on Results-Based Project Management in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions (Sep 17-21); (3) In-Country Program on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development (Batch 3) (Jul 30 – Aug 3); (4) TVET Leadership and Management Enhancement Program for the 21st Century (Jul 18-19); (5) In-Country Program on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development (Batch 2). (Jul 16-20); (6) Strategic Planning Workshop for the Administrators of TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) Batch 3 (May 28 - Jun 1); (7) In-Country Program on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development (May 21-25); (8) Customized Program on Project Management in TVET (Apr 17-19); (9) Special Program on Technopreneurship, E-Commerce and Pedagogy Concepts (Apr 8-12); (10) Strategic Planning Workshop for the Administrators of TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) Batch 2 (Mar 19-23); (11) Strategic Planning Workshop for the Administrators of TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) Batch 3 (Feb 26 - Mar 2)

2017: Customized Program on Leadership and Management for the Officers and Staff of TVET Institutions (Nov 27-29)

2016: (1) Regional Program on Skills in TVET Sustainability (Sep 13-21); (2) CPSC-CHMSC Collaborative Program on ICT and on Blended Learning (Feb 9-12); (3) In-Country Program on e-Learning Materials Development, and Use of Online Training Delivery Platforms (Jan 18-22)

2015: In-Country Program on Management, Promotion and Conduct of TVET Technology Researches (Apr 5-9)

2013: In-Country Program on Making TVET-Industry Partnerships Work in the Philippines (Oct 4-13)

Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila
Host Country

Country Flag

Official Name
Republic of the Philippines

Land Area
300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi) (72rd)

100,981,437 (12th)

Manila (pop. 1,780.148)

Largest Cities
Quezon City (pop. 2,936,116)
Davao City (pop. 1,632,588)
Caloocan City (1,583,978)
Cebu City (922,611)

Country Borders

Roman Catholic, Islam

Major Languages
Filipino, English


National Holidays
12 June 1898 (Independence from Spain)

$311.687 billion (Nominal: 36th, 2016 est.)

GDP Per Capita
$3,002 (nominal; 2016)

Philippine Peso (PHP) = 100 centavos

Major Exports
Semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits

Major Imports
Electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic

Major Industries
Electronics assembly, business process outsourcing, food manufacturing, shipbuilding, chemicals, textiles, garments, metals, petroleum refining, fishing, rice

Major Export Partners
Japan 21.3%, United States 14.7%, China 12.4%, Hong Kong 8.0%, Singapore 7.3%, South Korea 6.0%, Germany 4.1%, Taiwan 3.5%, Thailand 3.4%, Indonesia 3.1% (2013 est.)

Major Import Partners
China 12.9%, United States 11.2%, Japan 8.4%, Taiwan 7.8%, South Korea 7.7%, Singapore 6.8%, Thailand 5.4%, Saudi Arabia 4.5%, Indonesia 4.5%, Germany 3.8% (2013 est.)

Foreign Exchange Reserves
$85.90 Billion

Ease of Doing Business Rank
99th (out of 190)


Population below Poverty Line

Gini Coefficient
43.04 (moderately unequal)

Competitiveness Rank

Employment Rate
95.3% (2016, est.)

Unemployment Rate
4.7% (2016, est.)

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Type of Government
Unitary presidential constitutional republic

Head of State
Rodrigo Duterte (president)

Head of Government
Rodrigo Duterte (president)

Legislating Body/Bodies
Philippine Congress
Upper House: Senate
Lower House: House of Representatives


Time zone
UTC +8:00

Human Development Index
0.668 (medium, 115th out of 180)

Literacy Rate
96.3% (men, 95.8%; women, 96.8%)

% of people with internet access
40.70% (40,984,654)

Life Expectancy
68.5 years (Males: 65.3, Females: 72.0)

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