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Philippine Ambassador Meets with the Filipino Community in Victoria

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H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia holds her first town hall meeting with the Filipino community leaders in Victoria and enjoys a lively discussion with kababayans on 19 August 2019 in Maribyrnong, Victoria.

23 August 2019 – H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, met with the Filipino community leaders and Filipino students in Victoria during her Official Visit to Victoria on 19-21 August 2019.

On 19 August 2019, Ambassador De La Vega held her first town hall meeting with the Filipino community leaders in Victoria where she was welcomed by Mayor Martin Zakharov of the City of Maribyrnong. She encouraged the Filipino leaders to raise the profile of the community and work together in marking the 75th Anniversary of Philippines-Australia relations in 2021.

Ambassador De La Vega met with the Filipino Australian Student Council of Victoria (FASTCO) on 22 August 2019 where she discussed with Filipino students their upcoming activities including the International Research Forum on the Philippines on 11-12 November 2019, and FASTCO’s support for newly arrived Filipino students in Victoria. END

H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, joined by First Secretary Corina Reyes, Third Secretary Nicole de Castro, Philippine Honorary Consul to Victoria Felix Pintado, Labor Attache Cynthia Lamban and Assistant Defense and Armed Forces Attache Col. Nhel Patricio, engaged with the Filipino Australian Student Council of Victoria on 22 August 2019 at La Trobe University.

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