Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Eva G. Betita handed over the Chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Brasilia (ACB) to Indonesian Ambassador Sudaryomo Hartosudarmo during the ACB Meeting on January 10 at the Bahay Pilipino, the Philippine Ambassador’s Official Residence.
The Dom Bosco Sanctuary, in Brasilia - the Federal District, welcomed on the evening of December 17 a Christmas concert in solidarity with the Philippines that was recently hit by a strong typhoon affecting over 10 million people. The concert was performed by Totus Tuus Coral in partnership with Caritas Brazil.
"Christmas has always been special to Filipinos as an occasion for families to reflect together on the year that passed and to look ahead to the promise of a better year. Christmas brings out the best in the Filipino as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with love and hope."
The Office of His Most Reverend Excellency, Dom Giovanni d'Aniello, Apostolic Nuncio and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Brazil, in cooperation with the Embassy of Timor Leste in Brasilia, organized a Holy Mass for the victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on November 28 at the chapel of the Nunciature.
The government of Brazil made another pledge of US$150,000.00 as donation to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) through the UNCHR on November 14. This was in addition to the US$150,000.00 donation earlier pledged by Brazil through UNICEF for the victims.
Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Eva G. Betita, as Chairperson of the ASEAN Committee in Brasilia (ACB), led the group of Ambassadors in visiting Centro Universitário de Anápolis (UniEvangélica), one of the largest universities in Goias, Brazil, and the DAIA industrial zone in Anapolis on October 23.
The Philippines, represented by the Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Eva G. Betita, and Vice Consul Eric P. Valenzuela, participated in the 3rd Global Conference against Child Labor held in Brasilia, Brazil from October 08 to 10.
The governments of the Philippines and Brazil conducted the First Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on Bioenergy Cooperation from October 01 to 03 in Brasilia, Brazil.
As part of the ongoing celebration of the 46th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Embassy in Brasilia, as current Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Brasilia (ACB), hosted the annual ASEAN Food and Cultural Festival on September 14.