PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR MEETS FILIPINO COMMUNITY MEDIA IN NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
1 March 2013 – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Belen F. Anota met the members of the Filipino community media in New South Wales at the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney on February 22 to discuss various matters of importance to Filipinos at home or abroad.
Among the topics discussed by Ambassador Anota are recent developments on the West Philippine Sea, the upcoming Overseas Voting for the Philippine Senatorial and Party List Elections, the Philippine trade, investment and tourism program for Australia for 2013, and the commemoration of significant historical events, such as the 27th Anniversary of the EDSA People's Power Revolution on 25 February 2013, the 115th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 12 June 2013, the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal on 19 June 2013, and the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio on 30 November 2013.
Consul General Louis informed the media about the project, "A History and Narratives of Filipinos in Australia," initiated by Ambassador Anota, and encouraged the media to submit written materials for the project which will encompass the contributions of Filipinos to Australian society, both at the individual and organizational levels.
Consul General Louis also encouraged the audience to continue disseminating information on the Consulate's ongoing project, "Survey of Filipinos in New South Wales," which can be accessed online through the Consulate's website.
She also distributed the first installment of the Consulate's series of "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Consular Services," which can be printed or used as a resource material by community radio broadcasters.
Ambassador Anota and Consul General Louis extended their appreciation for the Filipino community media's support for past activities and are looking forward to a continuing fruitful partnership with them as the Embassy and the Consulate embark on its programs and projects for the year 2013. END