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The public is advised that the Philippine Embassy will be closed on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).
In case of an emergency, the Embassy Duty Officer may be reached at Mobile Number (61) 0408 735 383.
TEMPORARY CESSATION OF OPERATIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the public that the Philippine Consulate General in Adelaide, South Australia will temporarily cease operations beginning Monday, 21 July 2014.
Consular clients from South Australia are advised to contact the Philippine Embassy in Canberra for service and assistance.
VOTE VIGAN FOR NEW 7 WONDERS CITIES
The Provincial Office of Vigan City has requested the Embassy’s assistance in promoting the heritage city of Vigan to be one of the new seven wonder cities of the world.
The heritage city of Vigan is the lone candidate from the Philippines vying for the spot. A total of 28 cities are contending for the seven slots.
Additional information on the mechanics for the online voting, as well as a brief profile of the countries nominated, panelist and the organization can be accessed through www.new7wonders.com/en/cities. To vote, please log in at www.n7w.com/en/cities.
This online search earned the Puerto Princesa Underground River its slot as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012, which spurred tourist arrivals, business opportunities and employment in the Philippines.
Two elimination rounds are set in July and in October 2014 and the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World will be announced on 07 December 2014.
The Embassy wishes to encourage all our kababayans and friends to support and vote for the Heritage City of Vigan as one of the new seven wonder cities of the world.
PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY BALL BY THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF THE ACT, INC.
Ambassador Belen F. Anota graced the Philippine Independence Day Celebration Ball organized by the Filipino Community Council of the ACT, Inc. (FCCACT) to commemorate the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 14 June 2014 at the Southern Cross Club, Phillip.
The FCCACT is the peak umbrella organization comprising nine (9) Filipino groups in Canberra and presently headed by Ms. Cecille Flores.
Ambassador Anota congratulated FCCACT and all its Filipino community members for successfully organizing this year’s Independence Day Ball. She expressed appreciation to Ms. Perlita Swinbank, FCCACT’s Immediate and Past President, for encouraging harmonious relationship and camaraderie among Filipino groups in the ACT.
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE THE 116TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE
Ambassador Belen F. Anota led the Embassy officers and staff and Attached Services for a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Embassy Chancery on 12 June 2014 at 8:00am.
After singing the Philippine National Anthem, there was the reading of the Independence Day Messages of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Vice President, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and Secretary of Labor and Employment.
Ambassador Belen F. Anota read the message of His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III, Minister and Consul General Nina P. Cainglet read the message of Vice President Jejomar Binay, First Secretary and Consul Jim Tito San Agustin read the message of Secretary Albert Del Rosario, and Labour Attache Rodolfo Sabulao read the message of Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz of Labor and Employment.
The Filipino military students also joined in the Flag Raising Ceremony and the Vin D’Honneur hosted by the Philippine Embassy in Canberra for the Diplomatic Corps, Australian government officials, academe and the Filipino community leaders in Canberra later that day.
PHILIPPINE CULTURAL SOCIETY (PCS) IN CANBERRA CELEBRATED THE 116TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE
Ambassador Belen F. Anota graced the “Evening of Beauty, Culture and Music” organized by the Philippine Cultural Society (PCS) in Canberra in celebration of the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 07 June 2014 at the Southern Cross Club, Phillip.
Ambassador Anota congratulated PCS for its twenty-four years of existence in Canberra and successfully organizing PCS’ yearly Independence Day celebrations.
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