Team Philippines-Switzerland reaches out to
Pinoys in Geneva
of the Philippine Embassy in Berne and the Philippine Mission in Geneva attended
the 14th-year anniversary of the Couples for Christ (CFC) in Geneva and
Kermesse 2013 (annual fair) of the Come
to Jesus Fellowship International (CTJFI) in Geneva on 26 May 2013.
messages, Ambassador Baja said, “It does not matter which religion or
organization you belong to. What is important is your contribution to our
society, and especially to our fellow Filipinos back home to help make their
lives a little better.”
you to always be united not only in faith, but also in deed, upholding the bayanihan spirit that binds Filipinos
together since time immemorial,” added Ambassador Baja.
Ambassador extended his gratitude to the two groups for their support during
President Aquino’s visit to Switzerland in January 2013, and likewise to those
who participated in the recently concluded Philippine elections. He said that
the doors of the Philippine Embassy in Berne and the Philippine
Mission/Consulate General in Geneva are always open to Filipinos in
invited everyone to support and attend the 2013 Philippine Independence Day
celebration in Zürich on 15th June.
events, each of which was attended by more than 100 members, families and
friends, are a regular activity of the Filipino community in Switzerland not
only to gather members together, but also to introduce and connect the younger
generation Swiss Filipinos to traditional Filipino value of close familial ties
and teach them their Filipino cultural heritage through songs and dances.
The attendance of the
Philippine Embassy and Mission officials is part of the Team
Philippines-Switzerland’s continuing efforts to reach out to all Filipino organizations
across the country, which now number more than a hundred.