Maria Theresa P. Lazaro speaking before the Forum on Filipino Women
on 4 September 2010 in Zurich.
PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR IN BERNE SPEAKS AT FORUM ON FILIPINO WOMEN
September 2010-Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro, Philippine
Ambassador to Switzerland
Filipino women in Switzerland at a Forum organized by the Philippine
4 September 2010 in Zurich. Also present at the event was a Swiss
government official in
of integration who was invited upon the advice of the Embassy.
audience comprised of Filipino women married to Swiss nationals,
members of different
associations, religious communities and professionals who have
resided in Switzerland for
her remarks, Ambassador Lazaro referred to the new Philippine
administration of President
S. Aquino III, the overseas Filipinos’ role in Philippine election,
and presented an overview
the significance of Philippine representation in Switzerland, its
roles and functions particularly in
service of Filipinos abroad. An open forum followed during which
questions on Philippine laws and various issues including succession,
citizenship, marriage, divorce, passports, SRRV, etc.
Ambassador extolled the Filipino women’s’ role in Philippine and
Swiss societies and
their pro-active participation in activities that will raise the
Filipino community’s profile
Switzerland and in projects that will help promote the Philippines.
organizers conveyed their appreciation for the Embassy’s support
particularly for its efforts in
out to Filipino communities in Switzerland.