PH Ambassador to Brazil Leads Independence Day Flag-Raising Ceremony
Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro raises the Filipino flag during the Filipino community celebration of Kalayaan 2019 on 09 June 2019 at the Philippine Embassy in Brasilia. (Brasilia PE photo)
BRASILIA 18 June 2019 — Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro led the flag-raising during the Filipino community celebration of the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 09 June 2019 at the Philippine Embassy in Brasilia.
Around 75 Filipinos gathered together to celebrate Independence Day at the Embassy, a significant number given that there are only an estimated 100 Filipinos working and living in Brasilia.
After the flag-raising ceremony, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.’s Independence Day message was read to the Filipinos gathered.
Ambassador Mauro also gave a brief address to the Filipinos in attendance. She talked about “Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan” which was the theme of this year´s celebration.
The Embassy also honored some members of the Filipino community for their outstanding service to the community and for upholding Filipino pride wherever they are. Former Honorary Consul General Consuelo Acosta was also given a Plaque of Recognition for her service to the Filipino community in Colombia.
A seminar on Basic Financial Literacy, Pag-IBIG and PhilHeath was also held to give further meaning and purpose to the Independence Day celebration.
Organized as part of the Gender and Development program, the Philipine Embassy in Brasilia gave lectures on Basic Financial Literacy, Pag-Ibig and PhilHealth to the Filipinos attending the celebration.
The seminar was aimed at enhancing knowledge among the Filipino community of the basics of financial investment and management to ensure they gain access to business opportunities and health services in the Philippines made available by the government.
The Embassy served a hearty lunch of Filipino cuisine favorites such as caldereta and chicken barbecue. Traditional Filipino games ensued right after the meal. END
PHOTO: The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia conducted a lecture on Financial Literacy and a presentation on Philhealth as a side event during its celebration of the 121st Anniversary of Philippine Independence with the Filipino community on 09 June 2019.
Photo shows Consul Leilani Feliciano gives a briefing on business opportunities available in the Philippines. (Brasilia PE photo)
Consul General Ariz Convalecer discusses Pag-Ibig and PhilHealth. (Brasilia PE photo)