The history of the relations between Iraq and the Philippines started in 1975 when the Iraqi embassy in Manila opened on 12/1/1975 , and the Philippine Mission began its work in Baghdad on 19/9/1980.
The Republic of the Philippines moved its embassy from Baghdad to the Jordanian capital Amman as an interim measure after the year 2003, and The Republic of Iraq closed its embassy in Manila in September 2003, but the diplomatic relations between the two countries has not been interrupted.
In April 2010 the Iraqi government agreed to adopt the credentials of Mr. Bayani Mangibin as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to Iraq, who is one of the diplomats who worked in other Arab countries such as Kuwait and Libya.
on 22/11/2006, the Iraqi embassy in Manila was re-opened.
On 7/6/2010 Ambassador Dr. Wadee Batti Hanna Al-Batti presented his credentials to the President of the Philippines as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iraq to the Republic of the Philippines.
The Philippine Embassy returned to conduct its activities in Baghdad at the end of November 2011.
The relations between Iraq and the Philippines remained friendly, and during this period, a number of joint committees has been composed, most recently the Iraqi- Filipino Joint Committee which held its sixth meeting in Manila during the period 22-24/1/2009.