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Philippine Embassy Berne celebrates 116th anniversary of
Proclamation of Philippine Independence


The Philippine Embassy Berne Team

The Team Philippines-Switzerland

 Ambassador & Mrs Baja with officers welcoming the FDFA Chief of Protocol



(L-R) Slovenian Ambassador Franc Miksa,  Berne Mayor Alexander Tschäppät with Ambassador Baja

(L-R) Ambassador Baja with Swiss Member Parliament Mr. Thomas Aeschi
and Malaysian Ambassador Dato' Mohd Zulkephli Bin Mohd Noor

Ambassador Baja with some Leaders of the Filipino Community


The Philippine Embassy in Berne commemorated the 116th anniversary of Philippine independence with a flag ceremony and Panunumpa sa Watawat ng Pilipinas at the Embassy Chancery.  The messages of President Aquino, Vice President Binay and Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario were read during the occasion.

 In the evening of 12 June, a reception was held at the Hotel Bellevue Palace in Berne, The event was attended by more than 200 people from the Diplomatic Corps, officials from the Swiss government, the business community, NGOs and leaders of various Filipino organizations.

 Swiss President and Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter also sent a congratulatory message to President Aquino extending his best wishes for the President and the Philippines.  END





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