PH Embassy in Brunei Celebrates Pasko sa Pasuguan 2018

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Members of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Brunei Chapter perform their winning entry during the Christmas Performance contest. (Brunei PE photo)

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN 18 January 2019 — The Philippine Embassy in Brunei celebrated a year-end gathering with members of the Filipino Community on 21 December 2018 at the Embassy Chancery.  The event was attended by more than 300 guests.

Dubbed as Pasko sa Pasuguan 2018, the event highlights of the event were the featured contests for members of the Filipino community, such as the “Recycled Parol” and the “Christmas Performance.” The “Recycled Parol” encouraged the members of the community to exhibit Filipino artistry and ingenuity by making a Christmas lantern using recycled materials, while the “Christmas Performance” imbibed the Christmas spirit through the participants’ renditions of Christmas carols.

The Guardians Brotherhood Incorporated-The Original bested ten other participants in the “Recycled Parol” contest, while the United Architects of the Philippines-Brunei Chapter won the People’s Choice Award for Parol category. The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers was declared the winner for the “Christmas Performance” among four performance groups.

All the entries to the “Recycled Parol” were prominently displayed in the Embassy grounds during the event. They added to the overall festive trimmings of the Chancery, which projected the Christmas atmosphere in the Philippines.

In his message, Chargé d’ Affaires Pete Raymond V. Delfin highlighted the various events and projects of the Embassy in the past year in strengthening assistance to nationals services, as well as enhancing political, economic, and cultural diplomacy with Brunei. He also thanked the Filipino Community organizations for their continued support for the Embassy’s programs and activities.

After the event, the guests were treated to Philippine traditional dishes and delicacies such as pancit guisado, chicken adobo, lumpiang sariwa, Jollibee chicken, puto, and Magnolia ice cream, among others. 

The attendees expressed their appreciation to the Embassy for the event which, they claimed, reminded them of Christmas celebrations back in the Philippines. END

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Members of the Filipino Community in Brunei Darussalam enjoy the Paskong Pinoy celebration at the Philippine Embassy Chancery. (Brunei PE photo)

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Philippine Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires Pete Raymond V. Delfin with some of the guests during the Paskong PInoy celebration. (Brunei PE photo)

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Recycled Christmas Parols made by the members of the Filipino Organizations displayed at the Embassy grounds. (Brunei PE photo)