The Consul General of the Philippines together with some local organizations celebrated Christmas with our kababayans Filipino style. The three-hour celebration featured Filipino food, Christmas carols and a parol (Christmas lantern) making contest. About 230 members of the Filipino community joined the Consulate.
Consul General Zaldy Patron thanked all those who attended and their partner organizations and conveyed the government’s greetings. He also shared the accomplishments of the consulate in terms of delivering consular services and implementing cultural and economic diplomacy.
ConGen Patron took the opportunity to discuss programs of the consulate which includes 2020 Presidential Awards for Outstanding Individuals and Organizations Overseas. He encouraged fellow Filipinos to register and vote for the 2020 midterm elections in the Philippines.
The celebration was also attended by members of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly, MLA Peter Singh and MLA Devider Toor.