The relation between Germany and the Philippines remains strong and positive. On April 25, 1955 an agreement was signed which led to a dynamic cooperation between the two countries. Germany has an embassy in Manila with honorary consulate in Cebu and the Philippines has an embassy in Berlin with consulates in Frankfurt and Hamburg.
ALSO, DID YOU KNOW THAT DR. JOSE RIZAL WAS A MAJOR GERMANOPHILE?
The German-Filipino relation start goes back to the 19th century national hero José Rizal lived in Germany for some time and finished writing his famous novel Noli Me Tangere while living there, and published it with the assistance of professor Ferdinand Blumentritt; the house where Rizal lived in Berlin sports a commemorative plaque, and efforts are underway to purchase the building from its owner.
A life-size statue of Jose Rizal stands in a fountain in a small park in Wilhelmsfeld, Heidelberg. Mass migration from the Philippines to Germany began in the late 1960s, with large numbers of Filipina nurses taking up employment in German hospitals; however, with the onset of the 1973 oil crisis, German recruitment of gastarbeiter largely came to a halt. Filipina nurses hiring restored in 2013, as part of the Agreement between German Federal Employment Agency and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.
Immigration through marriage began in the 1980s, with roughly 1,000 women a year applying at the Philippine Embassy for a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage up until 1990.
German settlement in the Philippines began during the Colonial era when the German Empire attempted to acquire the Philippines. This also refers to Filipino citizens of either pure or mixed German descent currently residing in the country.
In recent years, several German businesses have set-up shops in the Philippines and a number of Germans have chosen the Philippines as their new residence. In the Philippines, since its formation in January 1906, the German Club has provided a place of respite and interaction for Germans and Filipinos alike.
In the past century, it has stood witness to the country’s unfolding history and today enjoys the regular patronage of members and guests at its current location in Legaspi Village in Makati City.
Around 4000-6000 Germans work, study or just live in the Philippines. 52 German companies were based in the Philippines in 2009.
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