The Philippines and Kazakhstan
The Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Kazakhstan celebrate 31 years of formal diplomatic relations today, March 19! The two countries established diplomatic relations on March 19, 1992.
The Philippines and Kazakhstan share a fervent love for sports, especially boxing, and weightlifting. World Champion Manny Pacquiao is a household name in Kazakhstan, having matched with ferocious Kazakh boxers including Serikzhan Yeshmangvetob, whom he faced in a non-title match called Bakbakan sa Maynila held in Luneta Park in March 2003.
Boxing is a sport enjoyed and practiced by many in both the Philippines and Kazakhstan. Boxers from the two countries won medals in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
There are 820 Filipinos in Kazakhstan.
The distance between Manila and Astana is 5,256 kilometers.
The total trade between the two countries is US$ 14.7 million (2022). Kazakhstan’s total export to the Philippines is US$ 12.5 million (2022).
The time difference between the two countries is 2 hours. The Philippines is ahead by 2 hours. 2 PM in Kazahkstan is 4 PM in the Philippines.
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