Italy’s 71st Republic Day and 70th Diplomatic Relations of Italy and Philippines

The embassy of Italy in Manila recently celebrated Italy’s 71st Republic Day and the 70th year of Diplomatic Relations between Italy and Philippines with a cocktail reception at the Grand Plaza Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The celebration also marked the 30th year of the Italian Cooperation projects in the Philippines, which was highlighted by photo a exhibit. The event was attended by a large number of guests from the government, politicians, Diplomatic Corps, business leaders, and members of the Italian community.

Joining the Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno in the toast was Assistant Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad who represented the Department of Foreign Affairs and Acting Vice Dean of Diplomatic Corps, H.E. Jovencio De Jesus Martins.

The event was very successful with the display of the Gondola on a backdrop from Venice Grand Canal of McKinley, top Italian brands Bulgari and Salvatore Ferragamo, and cars from Chrysler-Fiat distributors. There was the free flow of Italian “Vino Rosso”, “Vino Bianco” and “Prosecco” for the celebration, accompanied by tastes of Italian food, music and images of Italy.

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