Cebu celebrates 186 years of Belgium’s Independence Day

Belgium Ambassador Roland Van Remoortele

Belgium Ambassador Roland Van Remoortele

Cebu City, Cebu, July 21, 2017 – July 21, 2017 marks the 186th year of Belgium’s independence from the Netherlands as well as the formal establishment of the Kingdom under King Leopold I.

Honorary Consul of Belgium Mr. Enrique Benedicto once again hosted the annual celebration of Belgium’s National Day at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel together with Ambassador of Belgium and wife, Mrs. Van Remoortele.

(L-R) Consul of Germany Franz Seidenschwarz, Honorary Consul of Romania and BE Resorts President Grand Benedicto, Honorary Consul of Belgium and Chairman of Enrison Land Inc Enrique Benedicto, BE Grand Resort Asst. Communications Manager Karen Ello, and BE Resort Mactan Asst. F&B Manager Julie Anne Gracilla

 Benedicto siblings with Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Sylvia Van Remoortele 

Ambassador of Belgium started the event with a warm welcome to all the guests who attended the event – both familiar and new faces coming from different parts of the Visayas. In between toasting to King Leopold I, the Belgian community, and the Philippines’ unending embrace, the Ambassador announced his exit as the Ambassador at the Embassy of Belgium – Philippines after four years of service.

 

Benedicto siblings with Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Sylvia Van Remoortele and BE Grand Resort Asst. Communications Manager Karen Ello

(L-R) Consul of Germany Franz Seidenschwarz, Honorary Consul of Romania and BE Resorts President Grand Benedicto, Honorary Consul of Belgium and Chairman of Enrison Land Inc Enrique Benedicto, BE Grand Resort Asst. Communications Manager Karen Ello, and BE Resort Mactan Asst. F&B Manager Julie Anne Gracilla

 

Cebu Governor Davide also attended the event filled with flowing wine and a buffet spread of Belgian favourites. Among the other attendees are Consul of Germany, Consul of the United States of America, media peers, and the Benedicto family.

BE Resorts Group of Hotels is owned and managed by Cebu-based property developer Enrison Land, Inc. (ELI), a family-owned corporation that shares the values of Filipino excellence for global recognition. BE Resorts currently operates two hotels, namely BE Resort, Mactan and BE Grand Resort, Bohol.

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