Michael Reckordt, executive director of the Philippinenburo in Germany recently visited the VPHCS office and got acquainted with its programs and services.
Beckordt met with the VPHCS staff last Nov. 9, 2011 as part of his visit in Cebu to get to know more about current Philippine issues.
Philippinenburo is an information and solidarity center of the German Asia House which was established by the German Asia Foundation in Essen in 1995 to promote dialogue with countries of Asia and Asians living in Germany.
Philippinenburo’s activities comprise publishing informations and campaigning on various issues, maintaining links between Germany and Asia and organizing cultural and educational events.
Reckordt was a member of the International Observers Mission (IOM) who came to the country to observe the conduct of the automated elections and election practices in May 2010.
While in Cebu, he also visited Ermita and talked with the members of the Ermita Fisher Folks Association (EFFA) to know about their situation.