The Philippines is a relatively solid democracy with a strong civil society. Nevertheless, it is still a developing country, with persistent social problems, corruption, and a partially inefficient bureaucracy. Here is an overview of the political system, the level of development, and many links to country reports and fact sheets that provide you with further information about all sectors of society.
The international crowd that gathered at the October Stammtisch shared some of their experiences as well as tips on setting up a business in the Philippines. Megacitizens from Austria, Germany, US, Brazil, Ethiopia, and the Philippines also shared stories from their previous postings in other Asian countries. Bonhomie filled Le Cafe Curieux amid overflowing bottles of beer, shots of rum and plates of tapas.
French culture and language institute Alliance Française celebrates the non-governmental organization Doctors Without Borders with a photo exhibit and film screenings.
The 'Megacitizens Stammtisch' is growing more international every month. Twenty people from ten different countries joined the Expat-Get-Together in July to exchange ideas, discuss the latest developments in the Metro as well as to share their thoughts on the set topic 'Trust It!'.