A very lively occasion welcomed the attendees of the 66th Malaysia National Day in Makati City. Flooded with foreign dignitaries, politicians and other very important visitors eyed Senator Robinhood Padilla, Senator Koko Pimentel III, Former AMIN Partylist Amihilda Sangcopan, among others in the room.
The Malaysia Ambassador to the Philippines Datu Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino was very emotional as he recalled his few months stay in the country as the new seated official, but for him, Philippines became very close to his heart in along the short period of time. In fact, the Ambassador mentioned Filipino favorites’ like Adobo, Turon, and Halo-Halo that he jokingly blamed for his appearance.
Nonetheless, he is very glad with the support he had been receiving from the Philippine government. On his speech, he made mention of strengthening the efforts for a stronger bilateral relations, among which are the talks for Halal industry in the Philippine Ecosystem, Islamic finance, and digitalization.
Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Antonio Morales who represented President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., emphasized how Malaysia had been one of the country’s top trading partners and is a very significant partner of the country.
Morales also mentioned the continuous good relationship of the two countries not to mention its commonalities. And accordingly, when he is in Malaysia, he felt the warm hospitality of Malaysians too.
Morales ended his speech with a hope for more cultural and educational exchanges
The Malaysia Embassy celebrated its National Week since it formally opened its taste of its country having a line up of street foods and products last September 16,2023 in Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. | via RP1 Princess Habiba Sarip-Paudac