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Brussels independence day reception1Brussels independence day reception228 June 2013 - Philippine Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union Victoria Bataclan hosted a reception on June 12, to commemorate the 115th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence.

Two hundred (200) guests from the Diplomatic Corps, the Governments of Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union as well as key partners in the private sector and from people’s organizations attended the event.

In her remarks, Ambassador Bataclan echoed the President’s message during the traditional Vin d’honneur at the Malacañan Palace, exhorting continued partnership between the Philippines and all nations in promoting peace, amity and unity.

To showcase Filipino talent on this special day, the Embassy arranged for the performances by the Filipino Pop Ensemble, a group of Brussels-based singers led by award winning pianist Mr. Michael Cu; and of Mr. Sven Toune, a Belgian in the hotel industry who is famous with the Filipino community for singing Filipino classic and pop songs.

Also featured in the grand hallways of the Embassy was an exhibition of Philippine paintings dubbed “Filipinism”, which complemented the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” theme of the event. END

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