Ambassador Nguyen Van Kien (2nd from right) of Vietnam and Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Brasilia (ACB) gives his Welcome Remarks together with the Ambassadors and Heads of Mission of the countries comprising the ACB.
The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia, led by Ambassador Jose D.R. Burgos, participated in the ASEAN Food and Cultural Festival, also known as the ASEAN Bazaar, held on September 12 at the Thai Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.
Guests line up to have a taste of the Philippine cuisine.
With the objective of increasing awareness of ASEAN and its Members-States among the Brazilian public, the ASEAN Bazaar has now become one of the most widely-anticipated diplomatic events in Brasilia. This year’s edition attracted about 2,000 guests, the largest turnout ever for the said event.
Some of the 2,000 guests that came to the bazaar enjoy ASEAN food at the covered tents.
The Philippine booths were among the most popular during the one-day bazaar, with many guests lining up to look at the Philippine products, such as buntal bags, pearls, sinamay wine holders and dried mangoes, being sold at the handicrafts booth and to have a taste of the Philippine cuisine. The Philippine food booth had tapsilog, chicken adobo, pancit, empanada, vegetable lumpia, brazo de mercedes and halo-halo.
Buntal bags and other Philippine products are on display during the ASEAN Bazaar.
The Philippine Embassy also had a tourism booth which showcased the must-see destinations in the Philippines.
Guests visit the Philippine tourism booth
For the cultural presentation, the Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino Community delighted the audience with a rendition of the singkil dance while Academia Maharlika did a demonstration of the Filipino martial arts.
Filipino Master Herbert Inocalla and his students from Academia Maharlika demonstrate the Filipino Martial Arts.
A Brazilian girl wins dried mangoes and a gift from Ambassador Jose D.R. Burgos for correctly answering a question about the Philippines.
Source: www.dfa.gov.ph Date accessed: 18 September 2015