Today, October 5, we celebrate 45 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Czech Republic.
The Philippines has one Foreign Service Post in the Czech Republic, the Philippine Embassy in Prague.
The Philippines and Czech Republic established diplomatic relations on October 5, 1973.
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
It is a developed country. Czech is the official language. The population is 10,610,947 as of 2016 estimates. Its currency is called Koruna. 1 Koruna is equivalent to 2.41 Peso.
The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between Czech Republic and the Philippines is 10,059 km= 6,250 miles. If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles) from Czech Republic to the Philippines, It takes 11.16 hours to arrive.
The Philippines is 6 hours ahead of Czech Republic. 12 AM Saturday in the Philippines is 6 PM Friday in Czech Republic.
2018 is a good year for Filipino overseas workers (OFWs). Last January, the Czech Republic announced that it has approved 1,000 job openings for qualified Filipinos.
The reasons why the Czech Republic prefers to hire Filipinos are because of the following reasons:
- Philippines has very skilled people
- Filipinos knowledge in English
- Very low migration risk for Filipinos
- Philippine government really cares about its people abroad
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in the Philippines is located at 30/F, Rufino Pacific Tower 6784 Ayala Avenue Makati, Metro Manila. Working hours are from Monday to Thursday starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. The working hours for Friday starts at 8.30 am to 2.30 pm. The Telephone numbers are (+63)(2) 811 11 55, 811 11 56.
The Philippine Embassy in Czech Republic is located at Senovazne Namesti 8, 110 00, Prague 1, CZECH REPUBLIC. The Telephone Numbers are (+420) 224-216397 / 224-216385 (+420) 607-850-764.
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