The Embassy of the Philippines in Kuwait held its diplomatic reception at the Crown Plaza Hotel Tuesday night. The momentous occasion was attended by members of the diplomatic community and guests. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Lamberto Monsanto hosted the said occasion and marked as the most attended diplomatic reception by different foreign envoys.
In brief remarks, Ambassador Monsanto said that the occasion presented to the diplomatic community was a bit different from traditional reception as it offered the guests live classical guitars performances by Filipino musicians, classical vocal renditions and a short parade of modern Filipiniana dresses.
The event commenced with the ceremonial cutting of the cake by Mohammad Al-Roumi Head of Asia Department and Kuwait Foreign Ministry Ambassador and Philippine Ambassador Monsanto after the national anthems of both countries. Classic vocal renditions of Italian and folk Filipino songs by Christine Torres and Jummel Carvajal followed.
A brief parade of haute couture Filipina dresses especially designed by Resty Lagare of Lovely Fashion took the stage. Nine ladies of different nationalities took center stage wearing contemporary gowns. Ambassador Monsanto presented a bouquet of flowers to Lagare and Madam Aniza owner of Lovely Fashion after the presentation. Traditional Filipino dishes were also included in the buffet. Makulay artists added glitter to the occasion with art exhibition at the foyer of the hotel.
Consul General Atty. Raul Dado, Consul Jabbar Adiong, Consul Sheina Tesorero were present in the reception to welcome the diplomats and the guests who arrived during the occasion. “I extend my gratitude to everyone who came to grace the occasion and to the embassy staff and individuals who rendered their services and time to make the occasion memorable” ended Consul Adiong.
- Ricky Laxa