Breakfast Reception at the Philippine Embassy

Thank you Ms. Mae Ortiz, Bisdak President not only for the ride but for the time spent with you.
Thank you Ms. Mae Ortiz, Bisdak President not only for the ride but most especially for the time spent with you.

Another chance to make me feel blessed to be here in Kuwait as an OFW, was the Breakfast Reception at the Philippine Embassy – Faiha in the morning of June 12, 2015.

Proud to be Filipino and an OFW at the same time.
Proud to be Filipino and an OFW at the same time.

As early as 6:30 in the morning, many participants and guests flocked to the Embassy to avoid being late. I thank Ms. Mae Ortiz, President of BISDAK for giving me a ride to the venue and for sharing stories with her along our way.

At exactly 8:00 in the morning, the Flag Raising Ceremony started with Consul General Raul H. Dado, Mr. Jabbar M., Adiong, First Secretary and Consul, Ms. Shiena Escoto – Tesorero, Third Secretary and Vice Consul and Atty.  Cesar L. Chavez, Jr. – Labor Attache. They were assisted by Mr. Ramon C. Nerida and Mr. Muammar A. Hassan.

Conductress was Ms. Maria Althea R. Nabo and the Panunumpa sa Watawat was delegated to Mr. Charlie P. Dizon.

Prayers at the Chancery Lobby were solemnly recited by Ms. Antonia B. Caba (Christian Prayer) and Mr. Muamar B. Mamosion.

Consul General Atty. Raul H. Dado read The President’s Message; Mr. Jabbar M. Adiong, The Vice President’s Message; Ms. Shiena R. Escoto-Tesorero; The Secretary’s Message,  Atty. Cesar L. Chavez,  Jr.,; OWWA Administrator’s Message, Mr. Nestor P. Burayag (Welfare Officer) and Consul General  Atty. Raul H. Dado read his own message for the occasion.

Song Numbers in Filipino commenced with Awit ng Bayan: Bayan Ko, followed by rendition of songs from Ms. Claire Constantino, Ms. Rowena Tinio, Ms. Tanya Dawood and Ms. Abby. Emcees were Ms. Russell Ocampo and Mr. Charlie Dizon.

Meet and greet the Ambassador by the leaders of Filipino Organizations was the final segment before the Almusal ng Bayan at 9:45 AM. It was a typical Filipino food breakfast that reminds me of home.

Filpino breakfast of sinangag (fried rice), dinuguan, dinaing, bistek (beef steak) and  more.
Filpino breakfast of sinangag (fried rice), beef tapa, fish belly, bistek (beef steak), sunny side up eggs, scrambled eggs.
Chocolate cake. Can't wait to have a slice of it!
Chocolate cake. Can’t wait to have a slice of it!
It's raining chocolate - this time, choco cupcake with filling and sweet icing on top.
It’s raining chocolate – this time, choco cupcake with filling and sweet icing on top.

As OFW here in Kuwait, although we may be far, but many things will always affirm our nationality.

With Mr. Chito Diaz.
With Mr. Chito Diaz.
Talented Dawood sisters, Pakistani-Filipino Fahreen and Tanya (middle).
Talented Dawood sisters, Pakistani-Filipino Fahreen and Tanya (middle).
With Mr. Jabbar Adiong.
With Mr. Jabbar Adiong.
With Consul General Atty. Raul H. Dado and his spouse, Madame Chelsie Magallanes - Dado.
With Consul General Atty. Raul H. Dado and his spouse, Madame Chelsie Magallanes – Dado.

 

 

 

 

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