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.
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.
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.
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