Visit of H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines

Posted on September 21 2014
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On September 15, 2014 H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines came to Brussels to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Philippines – European Union bilateral relations and met with the Leaders of the European Union as well as Presidents and Prime Ministers of the EU Member States to discuss measures for enhanced cooperation.

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In addition to the official schedule the President’s key purpose was to meet members of the Filipino Community in Europe, especially in Belgium and Luxembourg, whose contributions to the Philippines, individually and through concerted efforts in raising funds and other assistance for humanitarian causes, most recently for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, have been enormous.

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During his speech in the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula the President conveyed His sincerest appreciation to all Filipinos in Europe for their hard work and consistent support through the years. He also expressed His highest regard to the Filipinos in Europe whose high level of talents, expertise and work ethic have distinguished themselves in so many countries, workplaces and communities all over Europe.

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We feel really honoured we were invited to attend this special event and to meet in person with H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III with a delegation of vzw Befiso (Click on last photo for all the pictures).