The Filipino Community in Brasilia, Brazil gathered in a flag raising ceremony headed by Philippine Ambassador to Brazil, Ambassador Marichu Mauro to commemorate the Philippines’ 120th Independence Day.
During the ceremony, Mauro shared a brief but meaningful message to the Filipino community here in Brasilia and reminded the Filipinos in brazil to be always proud of being a Filipino by showing true Pinoy values – hospitable, honest, and diligent in their respective jobs.
The ambassador also pointed out that majority of foreigners still prefer to have Filipino workers, because Filipinos are hardworking, dedicated, and efficient workers.
Meanwhile, Ma. Theresa Mamba, the President of Brazil’s Filipino Community, stressed that celebrating Philippine Independence is more meaningful special for Filipinos living in the foreign country noting that they are capable of showing what they can do to the world.
With this, mamba also reminded our Kababayans in Brazil to continue to be strong and be proud to be called as Filipinos.
After the flag raising ceremony, a gathering ensued in the evening attended by Brazil’s high-ranking officials, including the Secretary General of Itamaraty, diplomats, and attaches of foreign embassies situated in Brazil’s capital.
And apart from Ambassador Mauro, also attending the event are Philippine Consul General Aris Convalezer, Helen Tan the Administrative Officer, Cultural & Tourism Promotion Officer, and Attaché, and among others.
Representatives coming from The Kingdom of Jesus Christ headed by its South America Administrator Elizabeth Delez were among the special guests invited in the special event.
According to the Philippine Embassy in Brazil, there are about 1,100 Filipinos living and working in the South American Country.