|Secretary Romulo Leads Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Libingan ng mga Bayani
Posted: 21 Oct 2009 03:37 AM PDT
PH-188-09, 21 October 2009 – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo led the wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of General Carlos P. Romulo at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City today.
Joining Secretary Romulo at the ceremony were UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Dr. Jacqueline Badcock, officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the UN, and members of the diplomatic corps.
The wreath-laying ceremony is part of the activities to celebrate the United Nations Week and pays to tribute to the late General Carlos P. Romulo, a former Secretary-General of the UN, who embodied the commitment of the Philippine nation to the ideals and aspirations of the UN. (Photo by: Benjamin Remo, DFA-PISU) END
|RP Embassy in Riyadh Warns Against Unauthorized Individuals and Groups Soliciting Donations for Typhoon Victims
Posted: 21 Oct 2009 02:03 AM PDT
21 October 2009 – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that it has learned of several Filipino individuals and groups in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that are soliciting financial assistance from companies and establishments for the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.
These individuals and groups are allegedly claiming that the Philippine Embassy has authorized them to collect donations for our countrymen.
The Embassy has not authorized any individual or group in Saudi Arabia to undertake solicitations for the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng in the Philippines.
The Embassy said individuals or establishments interested in lending their support and assistance to typhoon victims may contact the Embassy through the following numbers: (01) 4823559, 4801918, 4824254, 4823615, 4821577, 4820507 and 4821802; send a fax at (01) 4883945; or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. END
|Ambassador Gaa Lauds Hawaii Filcom for their Generosity to Aid Typhoon Victims
Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:48 AM PDT
21 October 2009 – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy Gaa expressed his appreciation to the Filipino Community in Hawaii for their continuing spirit to come to the aid of the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos affected by the recent typhoons, as shown by the boxes of donations that were dropped-off at the Philippine Consulate General for shipment to Manila.
Ambassador Gaa met the officers and members of the Philippine Celebrations Coordinating Committee of Hawaii (PCCCH) who were having their weekly meeting at the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu.
In his brief remarks, he lauded the Filipino organizations’ role as dependable partners of the Philippine Embassies and Consulates in carrying out advocacies and civic work in their respective communities.
Ambassador Gaa is on an official visit to Hawaii for the Change of Command Ceremony at the US Pacific Command as the Special Representative of Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto G. Romulo. END
|RP Consulate Joins Major Travel Expo and Street Fair in New York City
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 10:32 PM PDT
21 October 2009 – The Philippine Consulate General and the Philippine Department of Tourism in New York recently participated in two major tourism events in New York City – the 2009 Adventures in Travel Expo held on October 10-11 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center and the 92nd Street Y Festival 2009 held on October 18 at Lexington Avenue (from 79th to 94th Streets).
At the 2009 Adventures in Travel Expo, the Philippines put up four booths showcasing the various tourist attractions and diving destinations in the Philippines. Three tour operators joined the Philippine booths including the Marco Vincent Resort, which offers travel and diving packages in Puerto Galera, Mindoro.
One of the expo’s highlights was the 30-minute Philippine Seminar on October 10 where Tourism Director Emma Ruth Yulo-Kitiyakara made a pitch for attending guests to travel to the Philippines and experience the exciting Philippine Adventure.
Joining the 92nd Street Y Festival 2009 for the first time, the Philippine booth delighted the crowd as two members of the Philippine Chamber Rondalla of New Jersey Inc., Mr. Nephtali De Jesus and Mr. Nathaniel Soliven, serenaded visitors with live traditional Philippine music using their bandurria and guitar.
The Philippines was the only country booth that offered live musical performance at the event. The Philippine booth also showcased the many tourism destinations in the country and displayed various Philippine dry goods, books, national dress, native jewelries, handicrafts and tourism promotional materials. END