Philippine Embassy in Indonesia Inaugurates its ChanceryPhilippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Lumen B. Isleta and Honorable DFA Undersecretary Linglingay Lacanlale led the Inauguration and Blessing of the Embassy’s permanent chancery located in Menteng district on 12 September 2015.The event was attended by Secretary General Yohanes Kristiarto Legowo of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KEMLU) and his family, former Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Rosario Aguinaldo, Honorary Consul Eddy Surohadi, DFA Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Management Services Mr. Crescente Relacion, Chief Coordinator in the Office of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ms. Ma. Theresa de Vega, members of the Filipino community, as well as representatives of the Indonesia-Philippines Business Council (IPBC). A Catholic mass officiated by Father Manuel Valencia commenced the occasion. After the mass, Father Valencia with Embassy officers and guests proceeded to the Embassy building for the blessing. It was the first time for some of the guests to tour the Embassy. During the opening ceremony, Ambassador Isleta welcomed more than 200 guests at the inauguration and thanked her predecessors, particularly Amb. Maria Rosario Aguinaldo, for their resolute efforts in completing this important project. The new chancery’s structure, particularly its exterior, takes after the Vigan houses of old – the “bahay na bato” which also, to a certain extent draws from the Philippine bahay kubo. DFA Undersecretary Lacanlale, in her message, noted that the new Chancery, more than just a place of work for Embassy personnel, symbolizes Philippine’s commitment to maintain its deep and lasting relationship with Indonesia, a big brother in the ASEAN family. She stressed that the Embassy is the “home away from home” for our fellow Filipinos living in Indonesia. She noted that the Chancery’s architectural design could be used as a model for other Foreign Service Posts.In his remarks, Secretary General Legowo, highlighted the multi-faceted bonds between the Philippines and Indonesia.Following the messages, the Embassy seal was unveiled by Ambassador Isleta, Secretary General Legowo, Undersecretary Lacanlale and Ambassador Aguinaldo. The officials then cut the ribbon which symbolizes the official opening of the Philippine Embassy to the public. After the official ceremony, everyone shared in a traditional Indonesian meal and Filipino favorites including lechon, dinuguan, puto, pancit and kakanin while enjoying the performances of the members of the Filipino community. The theme of the event was Filipino fiesta with banderitas surrounding the place and various booths showcasing Philippine food products and special delicacies.A photo exhibit “Mabuhay! Merdeka!: Snapshots of Philippines-Indonesia Friendship” was featured during the inauguration which gave the guests a historic view of the cordial bilateral ties between the Philippines and Indonesia since 1949 and the progress in the construction of the Philippine Embassy structure. Overseas voters’ registration was also held at the Consular area. END
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Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Lumen B. Isleta, Secretary General Yohanes Kristiarto Legowo of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KEMLU), Honorable DFA Undersecretary Linglingay Lacanlale and former Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Rosario Aguinaldo cut the ribbon signaling the official opening of the Philippine Embassy to the public.
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Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Lumen B. Isleta, Honorable DFA Undersecretary Linglingay Lacanlale, Secretary General Yohanes Kristiarto Legowo of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KEMLU) and former Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Rosario Aguinaldo unveil the official seal of the Philippine Embassy.
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A Catholic mass officiated by Father Manuel Valencia, CICM commenced the occasion.
The Filipino Choir, Voice of Praise, led the community in singing the songs during the Catholic mass.
Father Manuel Valencia blesses the multi-purpose room of the Philippine Embassy where the photo exhibit was mounted.
The official ceremony started with the singing of the Philippine National Anthem led by the Voice of Praise choir and ecumenical prayer led by Father Manuel Valencia, Pastor Tommy Pacatang and Imam Ustadz H. Amin Sabarudin.
The Fiesta set-up of the Inauguration/blessing of the Philippine Embassy.
Guests enjoy the food, music, entertainment and games during the dinner.
(Left to right) Consul General Roberto Manalo, Ambassador Maria Rosario Aguinaldo, Secretary General Yohanes Kristiarto Legowo of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KEMLU), Ambassador Maria Lumen B. Isleta, Honorable DFA Undersecretary Linglingay Lacanlale, Chief Coordinator in the Office of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ms. Ma. Theresa de Vega and DFA Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Management Services Mr. Crescente Relacion.
Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Lumen B. Isleta, Honorable DFA Undersecretary Linglingay Lacanlale, DFA Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Management Services Mr. Crescente Relacion, Chief Coordinator in the Office of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ms. Ma. Theresa de Vega and Consul General Roberto Manalo together with Embassy officers and staff.
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Officials from the Philippine Embassy and Department of Foreign Affairs with Mr. and Mrs. Yohanes Kristiarto Legowo and members of the Indonesia-Philippines Business Council (IPBC) at the photo session.
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Registration of NationalsFilipino citizens working/ residing in Indonesia are invited to register at the Embassy. for form
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