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MISSION AND PURPOSE

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) was established by P.D. 1060 on December 9, 1976 as the career development arm of the Department of Foreign Affairs.  It was also tasked to provide training to personnel of all government agencies assigned to Philippine foreign missions.  Beginning 1987, the FSI was mandated to provide research assistance to the DFA and to participate in the Department's planning review process.  The Philippine Foreign Service Act of 1991 (R.A. 7157) further specified the FSI's mandate as follows:

  • to serve as the center for the development and professionalization of the career foreign service corps;
  • to serve as a research institution on issues and problems with foreign policy implications, global and regional strategies and management of foreign affairs; and
  • to serve as the institutional consultant of the Department on matters related to foreign policies and programs as well as development management, planning and review.
STRUCTURE

A five-person Board of Foreign Service Institute, chaired by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, is the Institute's governing body.cralaw

The Institute is headed by the Director who is a senior career Chief-of-Mission with the title of Assistant Secretary.  The Director is assisted by the Assistant Director who comes from the academe, and the heads of the Administrative and Financial Services Division (AFSD), the Center for Career Foreign Service Development (CCFSD), and the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS).cralaw

FSI academic operations are performed by the CCFSD as a training unit and the CIRSS as a research unit.cralaw

Support services are provided by the Administrative and Financial Services Division.
 

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Training

FSI training programs focus mainly on excellence and leadership.  Excellence in the performance of duty, public accountability, individual and group discipline, integrity and loyalty.  These qualities are developed and enhanced by upgrading core competencies in promoting and defending national interest and in  carrying out tasks along accepted standards of diplomatic norms and practices.

FSI also provides training along the main focus of Philippine foreign policy -- economic diplomacy.  Economics and related subjects are incorporated in all key programs, and graduate and specialized courses are conducted complementarily.  Management and supervisory skills, considered vital to career professionalism, round up the course offerings in the Center for Career Foreign Service Development.

Research

    The Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) was established as a unit of FSI in 1993 as a research institution on foreign policy issues and global and regional strategies for the management of foreign affairs.

    The Center has three sections -- Strategic and Security Studies Section, International Organizations Section, and Area Studies Section.  Through its studies, CIRSS provides assessment of the international and Asia-Pacific environments, and analyses of their implications for the Philippines.

Library
    The Carlos P. Romulo Library has a collection of approximately 10,000 volumes of books and subscriptions to 183 newspapers, journals and magazines, both domestic and foreign.  It also serves as depository of annual/post reports of Philippine foreign service establishments and original copies of treaties/agreements entered into by the Philippine government.

CENTER FOR CAREER FOREIGN SERVICE DEVELOPMENT (CCFSD)
TRAINING PROGRAMS 1998

 

    I. CORE PROGRAM

    Senior Executive Training Program

Career Ministers Training Program
Management Workshop for Executive Directors
Advanced FSO Course
FSO Cadetship Program
Foreign Service Staff Officers Course
Foreign Service Staff Employees Course
Re-entry and Debriefing Program for Returning Foreign Service Personnel
Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar for DFA Personnel and Spouses
Course on Security of Information for DFA and FSI Personnel

    II. PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PROGRAM

    Course on Political and Economic Reporting
    Finance Officers' Course
    Seminar-Workshop on Protocol, Social Graces and Etiquette
    Seminar-Workshop on Budget Preparation
    Seminar-Workshop on the Liquidation of Cash Advances
    Course on International Conflict Resolution and Preventive Diplomacy (Conflict Analysis, Negotiation and Mediation)
    Assistance to Nationals
      - Seminar-Workshop on Human Rights
    -  Seminar on Labor Migration and  Providing Support Systems for OFWs
    -  Orientation Program Towards Enhancing Responsiveness to OFWs
    -  Seminar on Crisis Management
    -  Information Gathering and Accessing NGOs
    Economic Diplomacy
    -  Course on Tourism Promotion
    -  Course on Investment Promotion
    -  Course on Export Trade Promotion
    Course on International Trade
    -  Microeconomics for Trade Policy Analysis
    -  Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
    -  International Trade Theory
    -  International Trade Law
    Course on Multilateral Relations and Diplomacy Training (in cooperation with UNITAR)
    -  Multilateral Diplomacy
    -  International Economics
    -  International Law
    -  Skills Training
    Trade and Commercial Diplomacy
    - Trade Policy Analysis and Negotiation
    -  Laws and Institutions Governing World Commerce
    -  International Trade Organizations
    -  International Trade Law
    -  Regional Trade Institutions
    -  Overviews of Trade Laws and Organizational Structures of Other Countries and Regions
    Computer Applications Courses in MS Excel, Word, Access and Powerpoint
    Values Orientation Workshop
    Course on Public Relations

    III. LANGUAGE PROGRAM

    Language Courses
    - Bahasa Indonesia   -  Nihongo
    - French    -  Spanish
    - German    -  Proficiency Course
    - Mandarin
    Self-Study Program for DFA Personnel Due for Foreign Assignment
    English Language Review Course
    Writing Memos and Letters

    IV. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

    English Language Program for Diplomats from Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam Based in Manila (Intermediate Level and Advanced Levels)
    Seminar-Workshop on the Analysis of Foreign Policy for ASEAN Mid-Career Level Diplomats

    V.  GRADUATE STUDIES (Joint Program with the University of the  Philippines)

    Master of Arts in International Studies
    Master of Arts in Asian Studies
    Master of Arts in Philippine Studies
    Master of Arts in Public Administration
    Master of Arts in Economics
    Ph.D. in Political Science
     

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC STUDIES (CIRSS)

    By mandate of the Philippine Foreign Service Act of 1991 or RA 7158, the FSI maintains a Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS).

    It undertakes studies in support of the formulation, review and dissemination of Philippine foreign policy.  It also provides channels for interaction, cooperation and integration of the efforts of local and foreign experts from government, private and academic sectors on foreign policy issues and their domestic implications.

    In support of these functions, the Center is currently composed of three sections.

    STRATEGIC AN SECURITY STUDIES SECTION

    This unit seeks to conduct both anticipatory and reactive studies on global and regional issues, problems and forces and their probable impact on the Philippines.  It tries to identify Philippine interests within changing Asia-Pacific security environment, as well appropriate foreign policy alternatives and responses.  This unit also examines the various territorial and other disputes in East Asia, and the processes of confidence building as well as requirements for peaceful settlement of disputes.

    INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS SECTION

    This section looks at the development of international organizations and their impact on the Philippines.  It also studies the extent of Philippine participation in various international organizations, the benefits the country derives from such, as well as possible policy options and responses.

    AREA STUDIES SECTION

    The area studies section seeks to undertake interdisciplinary studies on important regions of the world.  It hopes to monitor significant developments in respective regions specifically as these impinge on Philippine interests and relations with these regions.  The sub-units under area studies are:

     Southeast Asia-ASEAN-Oceania  Russia-CIS
     Northeast Asia    Latin America-Mecosur
     North America-NAFTA   South and West Asia-SAARC
     Europe-EU-NATO    Africa

    CARLOS P. ROMULO LIBRARY

    The Library caters to the DFA, other government and non-government institutions, and academe.  It provides reference services for inquiries and literature searching; as well as information services through its Current Awareness Bulletin, Library Update, World Events Periodical Index, and the publications of Special Subject Bibliographies.
     

    FSI PUBLICATIONS 1995-1997

    1995

    National Marine Policy; The North American Free Trade Agreement:  Policy Implications on the Philippines; Philippine Policy Perspectives on Russia, Central Asia and Other Soviet Successor States; Labor Migration:  Issues for DFA Personnel in Servicing Migrant Workers; Philippine Foreign Policy: Statements of Tomas R. Padilla; Regulations of the Department of Foreign Affairs; Free Trade in the ASEAN and its Implications in the Environment: A Comparative Critique of Environmental Impact Assessment Systems

    1996

    Filipinos in Blue Helmets:  Philippine Perspectives on Peacekeeping
    Philippine Foreign Policy Overview (Sec. Siazon's presentation)
    The Philippines in ASEAN:  An Assessment of 27 Years of Cooperation in Selected Functional Areas; The Philippine National Territory:  A collection of Related Documents; Philippine Trade and Economic Agreements (1983-1994); Preparing for the 21st Century:  Challenges of Philippine Foreign Policy (Speeches of Sec. Siazon, May '95 - April '96); The Road to Subic (Selected Speeches on APEC by Filipino Leaders)

    1997

    Philippine Policy Statements, 47th UNGA; Philippine Policy Statements, 48th UNGA; The National Maritime Policy:  Selected Papers
    Deepening the ASEAN-Euro Partnership:  An Assessment of ASEAN-EU Relations from the Philippine Perspective; The 1996 Primer on Philippine Diplomacy and the Department of Foreign Affairs; Philippine Policy Perspectives on Greater China; Philippine Foreign Policy Statements of Tomas R. Padilla, Vol. 2; An International Perspective on the Philosophy of Islamic Fundamentalism; Negotiating in the United Nations:  Three Philippine Proposals, by Carlos P. Romulo


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