H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia (6th from left) and the Hon David Smith MP (5th from left) join the volunteer teachers of the Filipino Language School in Canberra.
CANBERRA, Australia – H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia gave an inspirational message at the program to observe Buwan ng Wika (Month of the Filipino Language) organized by the Filipino Language School in Canberra on 07 September 2019. In her remarks, the Ambassador underscored the importance for Filipinos overseas to continue speaking in their native tongue and for the younger Filipinos who are born and raised in Australia to develop affinity and fluency in the Filipino language.
The Honorable David Smith MP recognized the significant contribution of the Filipino community to Australia and committed to support the operations of the Filipino Language School in this city. The language school has been serving the Filipino community in Canberra for the past nine years and is managed by a team of volunteers. END