Dr. Somchai Ansuj was sworn in as the new Philippine Honorary Consul General of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on 12 June 2013 coinciding with the ceremonies commemorating the 115th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence at the Embassy grounds.
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes attended a Study Mission to Brazil from June 03 to 10 organized by the World Food Programme Center of Excellence Against Hunger.
The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia's celebration of National Heritage Month culminated in its hosting of an afternoon experience of Philippine culture on May 23 in cooperation with Clube Internacional at the Bahay Pilipino, the Official Residence of the Ambassador in Brasilia.
The Philippines and Brazil negotiated and initialed an Air Services Agreement on May 20 at the office of Brazil`s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The ASA would pave the way for the two countries’ respective carriers to mount daily flights to and from each other’s territory.
Philippine Ambassador to Brazil, Eva G. Betita, joined the ASEAN Ambassadors/Heads of Mission (HOMs) of Brasilia from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore for a special visit to the State of Goias, Brazil on 16 May 2013 for the 68th Exposição Agropecuária (Agriculture and Livestock Expo) organized by the Sociedade Goiana de Pecuaria e Agricultura (SGPA).
Philippine Ambassador to Brazil, Eva G. Betita, served as panel speaker in an annual seminar sponsored by the Universidade Católica de Brasilia in Paracatu, Minas Gerais on 26 April 2013 on the role of civil society in the Philippine national development. The other seminar speakers were university professors and law practitioners.
The Philippines participated in the 9th Latin America Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) Security Conference held in Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from April 09 to 12, 2013.
The Philippine Embassy in Brazil performed a cooking demonstration on April 16 at the University's School of Gastronomy, Universidade Catolica de Brasilia. The event was part of the Brasilia-ASEAN Committee's efforts to bring greater awareness of the ASEAN regional grouping and the Philippines to students in Brasilia.
Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Eva G. Betita was one of the recipients of the Award for Women (Trofeu Mulher) of Brazil’s International Academy of Culture (Academia Internacional de Cultura) on March 23 at Club of Nations (Clube das Nacoes), Brasilia, Brazil.