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philippinenbüro e.V.

About us

The philippinenbüro e.V. grew 1987 from the solidarity work between German and Filipino civil society members under the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos Sr.  (1972-1986). Today the organization counts about 170 members. Its office in Cologne City is part of the Asia House, co-founded by the philippinenbüro in 1995.

For 35 years the philippinenbüro advocates for social justice, human rights and solidarity in its educational work, public relations, and lobby work on the Philippines.

for social justice, human rights and solidarity

Together with civil society actors in the Philippines and from the Philippine Diaspora in Germany we aim at information and political activism that engages German and European politician and civil society.

We seek issue-focused cooperation with civil society actors, grass-root, non-governmental, and aid organizations in the Philippines, Germany, and Europe. We are a member in different networks.

Our key issues are human rights, climate justice and sustainability, diaspora, anti-racism and solidarity, politics, and society.

Articles in English

Climate crisis and climate justice from Philippine-German perspectives

In September 2023 the philippinenbüro annual seminar in Bonn discussed the current state of the climate crisis globally and in the Philippines. It…

The Tonle Sap in Cambodia (whose flow direction changes twice a year) has strongly influenced the culture of the mainland and once helped the Kingdom of Angkor to achieve its greatness. Robin Eberhardt

Call for Papers südostasien (2/24): Water in Southeast Asia

How is the appreciation of water as a vital element expressed in cultural heritage? What conflicts arise from the scarcity of water and diverging…

Zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen (CSOs) mobilisieren während der COP26 in Glasgow 2021 © People Rising for Climate

Event report: Climate alarm in Southeast Asia

The webinar critically examined the challenges of civil society in a world dominated by economic interests. Learn more about the discussion and…


AMP-Statement: Anschuldigungen gegen CERNET wegen angeblicher Terrorfinanzierung (Engl.)

Das AMP verurteilt aufs Schärfste die unbegründeten Anschuldigungen, die gegen Mitglieder des Personals, des Vorstands und des Rats von CERNET erhoben…


Climate alarm in Southeast Asia: Decolonizing climate financing and supporting activists

Climate change mitigation and adaptation require resources; international funding is in high demand. Who is leading major climate projects and for…

Jugendliche beim Basketballspiel auf Mindanao

Call for Papers südostasien (3/23): Sports, games and leisure

What do people in Southeast Asia do, when they don´t have to work? What concepts of leisure time/free time exist in the region as a whole and the…