Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin Tago visits KACST

1 February 2012/RIYADH :  As part of  the Philippine Embassy’s effort to enhance bilateral relations with the host country,  the new  Philippine Ambassador, His Excellency  Ezzedin Tago  met  with  officials of  the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology-KACST,  the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its national research laboratories.

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel, the President of KACST welcomed the visit and the meeting. The new Philippine envoy was accompanied by  Vice Consul, Atty. Paul Saret, the mission’s  Political and Economic Officer.

H.E. Ambassador Ezzedin Tago with KACST Directorate of International Cooperation, Director Mohammed Al-Badrani

The main purpose of the visit is to promote bilateral technical cooperation under the aegis of the Philippine Saudi Arabia Cooperation Agreement on Economic Trade, investment and  Technical Cooperation.

The  Philippine Embassy wishes to discuss possible areas for joint research programs on the basis of earlier discussions made between KACST and the Philippines, Department of Science and Technology-DOST  at the technical levels.

During the meeting the KACST President, Dr. Mohammed Al-Suwaiyel  directed the KACST-Directorate of International Cooperation to identify specific areas of mutual interest in selected fields for joint collaborative  research  programs.

PhilEmb Political and Economic Officer, Vice Consul Paul Saret, KACST-DIC Director M. Al-Badrani & Phil. Ambassador Ezzedin Tago

The Department of Science and Technology in the Philippines submitted  list of Philippine Institutions responsible in their Research and Development such as in the field of Computer Electronic Research, Petroleum and Petrochemicals and Energy ResearchAstronomy and Geophysics, Food Irradiation and Medical and Bioethics.

Aside from overseeing the welfare and protection of the estimated 1 Million OFWs in the Kingdom, the major task of the Philippine mission is to undertake bilateral agreements that will benefit both countries in the field of commerce, agriculture, engineering, science and technology. All of the mentioned areas can be achieved through collaborative means covered by the umbrella Memorandum of Agreement  signed by the two countries in 1994. –end- By: BongA


4 thoughts on “Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin Tago visits KACST

  1. Hehe malamang po related. I know my lolo hails from Leyte although he settled down and brought up his children in Romblon. Ako naman ay laking Manila + Jeddah. Ang tanong ko lang po ay kayo ba ang nagsulat ng entry above or someone from the Embassy did (because I didn’t see this in their site). Can we also reuse the photos? Sa photo credit po malamang pwede magamit ang blog name. My number is xxxxxx. Bukas na lang po umaga kayo tumawag around 11. Thanks very much!

    • Don,

      Yup! Corpin hails from Leyte. My Ninong sa Kasal was David Corpin, the former Administrator ng OWWA, his wife (Ninang) dumating rin sa araw ng kasal ko with Atty. David Corpin, Jr. If you’re from Leyte, sigurado ako kamag-anak mo sila dahil ang roots ng Corpin ay from Leyte, particularly in Biliran. The Amora’s naman ang roots ay from Bohol.

      Yes ako ang nagsulat nito. I’ll call you at 11 am.



  2. Mr. Bong, I am Donna Corpin from the Saudi Gazette. We would like to publish this story in the newspaper’s expat section using your byline with your permission. But how do I get in touch with you as I have several questions? Please do let me know ASAP. Thanks very much.

    • Hi Donna! Are you from Biliran, Leyte? My wife is Corpin too from Biliran, Leyte. No problem you can post this item as long as you mentioned our blog name. Kahit wala na ang name ko, okey lang. Is your question confidential? I prefer to answer your question in our blog if it is okey with you, if not then give me your mobile number (i will not publish your number here in our blog), and i’ll get in touch with you ASAP.

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