Ambassador Laurel (3rd from left) led the Oath Taking Ceremony of the 2022 – 2023 Executive Committee Officers of the Association of Filipino Students in Japan – AFSJ at Siazon Hall, Philippine Embassy in Japan – Tokyo on 25th May 2022 (Reference: Phil. Embassy in Japan). Jose Maria Geda (4th from left) attended as the Vice President for Internal Affairs of AFSJ.
Each officer got a piece of this manga about the Philippine National Hero, Dr. José Rizal. (Illustration art by Ryo Konno and Story by Takahiro Matsui)
Fiesta Filipinas is an online celebration to promote culture, and tradition of the Philippines to worldwide audience. When we can travel again soon, we want to invite people to experience food, nature, beaches, and other fun adventures available only in the Philippines. This event is organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The virtual celebration (Online Fiesta!) is truly one unique experience because they sent out packages to people all over the world so that participants of the online event can taste, touch, hear, smell and enjoy the unique culture of the Philippines. This is one strategic way to create excitement and really look forward to the time when we can travel again. But for the meantime, the combination of virtual tour, Fiesta Filipinas Kit, and auditory experience were really engaging and made me feel like I was there.