13 March 2015 – Philippine Ambassador to Germany Melita Sta. Maria-Thomeczek presented her credentials to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck on March 04 at the Schloss Bellevue Palace, the official residence of the President. After the presentation, Ambassador Thomeczek and President Gauck exchanged pleasantries and shared updates on relevant concerns.

After the presentation, the honor guards of the Defense Ministry gave military honors to the Ambassador and the Philippine flag was raised.

The Philippine Embassy hosted a cocktail reception at historic Adion Hotel to celebrate the event. Embassy officers, staff, Foreign Ministry officers and Embassy friends attended the reception.

Amihan Melicor—the tandem of Isa Tabasuares, a Filipina singer songwriter in Berlin and Thomas Walter—and Bianca Cruz provided musical entertainment. END