Officials and staff of ASEAN Embassies in Santiago pose for a group photo; CDA Punsalang alongside Heads of Posts of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand present a token of appreciation to Vietnamese Ambassador Nguo Due Thang.
(Santiago, 13 November 2017) – The ASEAN Committee in Santiago (ACS) composed of the embassies of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam organized a friendly bowling tournament on November 13 at the Japimax Bowling Center in Barrio Universitario, Santiago.
The event served as an afternoon of camaraderie and enjoyment for officers, staff and members of their families, while at the same time continuing to strengthen their bond as one ASEAN family. Prizes and small tokens were awarded to the winning team and players.
The activity also served as an opportunity for the ACS to bid farewell to outgoing Vietnamese Ambassador, H.E. Nguo Due Thang, who is due to return to Hanoi after completing his tour of duty in Chile.
The Philippine Embassy is due to assume Chairmanship of the ACS in December 2017. The Embassy has already lined up a series of similar sports activities, official calls to Chilean Ministries, and other ASEAN-related activities in an effort to further promote ASEAN in Santiago. END
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY SHOWCASES FILIPINO PRODUCTS AND PROMOTES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ASIA PACIFIC EXPO
Philippine Embassy Team displays Filipino products and entertains inquiries by Chilean businessmen and exporters during the event.
(Santiago, 13 December 2017) – The Philippine Embassy in Santiago showcased Filipino products and promoted opportunities for trade and investment at the Asia Pacific Expo held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in El Golf, Santiago, on 13 December 2017. The event is an annual activity organized by the Chilean government to connect local businesses and exporters with foreign embassies and their trade offices in Chile. The event was attended by more than 20 participating embassies and was inaugurated by no less than President Michelle Bachelet.
President Bachelet in her opening speech described the event as “an important bridge between countries in the Asia Pacific and a reaffirmation of the flourishing partnership and increasing dynamism of the business and investment climate in the region.”
The Philippine booth featured traditional Filipino products, such as handwoven table runners, mother of pearl products, wooden handicrafts, bags, toys, food samples, and other examples of Filipino craftsmanship. The Philippine Embassy also distributed trade and investment materials, as well as tourism flyers and booklets featuring Cebu and Bohol.
A video featuring leading investment opportunities in the Philippines, specifically in BPO, manufacturing, medicine, health and wellness, was shown to an audience of approximately 1,000 eager attendees. The Philippine team also entertained inquiries on trade and investment matters from interested exporters and foreign investors.
This is the Philippine Embassy’s third participation in the annual Asia Pacific Expo. END
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY CONDUCTS SEMINAR ON THE PREVENTION OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION AND CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
CDA Marcos A.S. Punsalang addresses the Filipino Community in Chile and awards the Certificate of Appreciation to resource speaker Dr. Suraj Samtani Bassarmal
(Santiago, 04 November 2017) – As part of the Philippine Embassy in Santiago’s health and wellness program for Filipino nationals and noting that Chile now has among the highest rates of chronic kidney disease and cases of hypertension in the region, the Embassy organized a Seminar on the Prevention of Diabetes, Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease for Filipino Nationals on 04 November 2017 at the OTIC building in Providencia, Santiago. The event was attended by approximately 100 Filipino nationals from across Chile. The resource speaker for the seminar was Dr. Suraj Samtani Bassarmal a specialist on the subject and a member of the Faculty of Medicine of Clinica Alemana.
Dr. Samtani Bassarmal spoke about the root causes of diabetes and kidney diseases and, more importantly, suggested lifestyle changes for OFWs in Chile to follow—one that is tailor-made to domestic lifestyle trends and takes into account prevailing food choices in the country. He gave tips on how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, and outlined key figures on the suggested rate of daily exercise and allowable daily intake of salt and sugar needed to avoid the onset of diabetes and hypertension. Dr. Samtani Bassarmal also provided free consultation to members of the Filipino community following the event.
CDA, a.i., Marcos A.S. Punsalang availed of the opportunity to remind the members of the Filipino community to take care of their health. He underscored the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, which is a norm in Chile due to its large number of biking and running trails, but is, however, offset by the significant quantities of sugar and sodium-filled food choices and ingredients available in the country.
The Seminar was organized by the Philippine Embassy in Santiago as part of its Gender and Development (GAD) program for 2017. END
CDA Marcos A.S. Punsalang and Mrs. Marissa Punsalang (leftmost) pose with Mayor Giordi Rossi, members of the diplomatic corps and performers from participating countries
(Malloco, 9 October 2017) – As part of the Philippine Embassy in Santiago’s effort to promote Philippine culture, tourism and products across Chile, the Embassy participated in the Fiesta De Las Naciones (Party of Nations) in the Chilean locality of Malloco from 6 to 9 October 2017. The fiesta is an annual event featuring cultural performances, local artifacts, gastronomic feasts and tourism products from across the world.
This year’s theme was La Vuelta al Mundo in 4 Dias (Around the World in 4 Days) and showcased country booths and cultural performances from more than a hundred participating foreign embassies, restaurants, tourism groups, and other private and public entities from various parts of the country. An estimated 5,000 Chileans and foreign nationals enjoyed the 4-day event.
The Philippine booth featured traditional Filipino products, such as the barong, handwoven bags made from sinamay and tinalak, seashell products, pearl and brush earrings, and other examples of Filipino artisan work and craftsmanship. Also given away were tourism materials from the Department of Tourism, cookbooks, catalogues featuring Cebu, Bohol and the best tourism attractions in the Philippines, as well as leaflets containing fun facts about the country
Members of the Filipino Community in Chile also performed the Tinikling in front of an audience of more than 300 people, and also asked members of the audience to participate in the performance and experience the native dance.
Governor Juan Pablo Gomez Ramirez of the province of Talagante and the organizers of the event conveyed their appreciation to the Philippine Embassy and the Filipino community for their support and partiipation. Chargé d’Affaries, a.i., Marcos A.S. Punsalang assured the organizers of the Embassy’s continuing presence and support in the coming fiestas and other cultural activities in Santiago and its neighboring provinces.
This is the Philippine Embassy’s third participation in the Fiesta De Las Naciones since the annual event began in 2010.
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