PH Embassy in Brasilia Takes Part in Independence Day Celebrations in São Paulo



The Filipino community in São Paulo pose for a photo a during the celebration of the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. (Brasilia PE photo)


SÃO PAULO 12 July 2019 — The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia participated in the Filipino community celebrations of the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence in São Paulo on 16 June 2019. Consul General Ariz Convalecer represented Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro at both occasions.

São Paulo plays host to one of the largest Filipino communities in Brazil. Two events were held to celebrate Philippine Independence Day.

Around 70 Filipinos celebrated Kalayaan 2019 at Missão Paz, a philanthropic institution supporting and welcoming immigrants and refugees in the city of São Paulo. Belonging to the Scalabrinian missionaries, it has worked for the migrant public since the 1930s. 

Throughout its history it has received Italians, Vietnamese, Koreans, Chileans, Bolivians, Paraguayans, Peruvians, Congolese, Angolans, Nigerians, Colombians, Haitians, Venezuelans, among many other peoples in the world. Currently, the institution meets individuals from more than 70 nationalities including Filipinos

Plaques of Recognition were awarded to Missão Paz's Reverend Father Paolo Parise Filipino community in São Paulo's Jona Acosta during the event to show appreciation for services rendered to the Filipino community in São Paulo.

Later, Consul General Convalecer headed to the Pinheiros district of São Paulo to attend the annual Binibining at Ginoong Kalayaan beauty pageant organized by the Filipino-Brazilian Cultural Alliance.

Filipino Rozilyn C. Velasco from the Cordilleras region was adjudged Binibining Kalayaan 2019, while Brazilian Allison Teixeira was declared Ginoong Kalayaan 2019. 

The event not only showcased the beauty of Filipinos but Filipino culture through dance and song performed during the pageant. END



Consul General Convalecer adresses the Filipinos gathered at Missão Paz during their Kalayaan 2019 celebration. (Brasilia PE photo)



Consul General Convalecer(leftmost) together with the winners of the annual Binibining at Ginoong Kalayaan beauty pageant, Rozilyn C. Velasco (center) and Allison Teixeira (rightmost). (Brasilia PE photo)


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