(L-R) Dr. Adora Zerrudo, Dr. Bonifacio Gabales, Jr., Ms. Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov, Dr. Edna Jalotjot, Ms. Gladys Baniqued, and Ms. Farrah Manawis
Ms. Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Israel in Manila, during their visit to the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) on November 23, 2017
Film Viewing of “Kicking Out Shoshana,” an Israeli comedy-sports film featuring Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot
To celebrate the diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Israel, the Embassy of Israel in Manila journeyed to Davao City to host the “Colors of Israel,” a series of events showcasing the economic and cultural diversity of Israel.
Representatives from the Embassy, led by their Deputy Chief of Mission, Ms. Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov, visited the Obrero campus of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) on November 23, 2017 to conduct a film viewing of an Israeli comedy-sports film called “Kicking Out Shoshana.” The film, which features Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot, also depicts certain aspects of Israel’s reality.
Rachinsky-Spivakov narrated to the small crowd of Bachelor of Arts in English students that the size of Israel can be compared to the size of Davao, and that Israel’s relationship with the Philippines can be traced back to President Manuel L. Quezon’s term in the early 1940s. She added that with the long history and friendship shared between the Philippines and Israel, the Embassy is keen on organizing activities that further promote and strengthen the relationship of the two countries.
Further, Dr. Edna Jalotjot, Office of the Public and International Affairs (OPIA) Director, together with Dr. Bonifacio Gabales, Jr., College of Education Dean, Ms. Michelle Mangmang, College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS) faculty, and Dr. Majella Bautista, former scholar of Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV), engaged Rachinsky-Spivakov with discussions on possible collaborations between USeP and the Embassy of Israel. These include internship programs on Agriculture Studies for Bachelor of Agriculture students in Israel, Teacher Training in the areas of Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Agricultural Development, and others.
The University hopes that with its internationalization efforts, the visit of the Embassy of Israel will rekindle more forms of partnerships in the future. (USeP PR)