H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Non-Resident Ambassador Nauru, met with the Filipino community on 27 November 2019 in Nauru.
NAURU (29 November 2019) – H.E Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Non-Resident Ambassador to Nauru met with the Filipino community during her visit to Nauru on 27 November 2019. Ambassador De La Vega was in Nauru to present her credentials to H.E. Lionel Rouwen Aingimea M.P., President of the Republic of Nauru.
Ambassador De La Vega enjoined the community to participate in the overseas voters’ registration for the National Elections of the Philippines in May 2022. She called on Filipinos in Nauru, estimated to be around 65, to be united and emphasized the positive image of the community which has been recognized by President Aingimea himself and other government officials.
To bring together the Filipino people in Nauru, the Filipino community agreed to officially form the Filipino Association in Nauru and elected their officers during the meeting. The ten (10) elected officers took their oath with Third Secretary and Vice Consul Nicole de Castro and witnessed by Ambassador De La Vega.
Ambassador De La Vega congratulated Mr. Bong dela Cruz, President and the officers of the association and encouraged them to work with their members in unity and to celebrate the more than 50 years of relations between the Philippines and Nauru. She committed to have another consular mission to Nauru in 2020 following the last consular mission to Nauru in February 2019.
The Philippine Embassy in Canberra invites all Filipinos to visit www.philembassy.org.au on the consular and assistance-to-nationals services provided by the Embassy. END
The newly elected officers of the Filipino Association in Nauru take their oath with Third Secretary and Vice Consul Nicole de Castro and witnessed by Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega on 27 November 2019 in Nauru.