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30/05/2018: PH CULTURE AND HERITAGE PROMOTED AMONG US CONGRESSIONAL AAPI STAFFERS

PRESS RELEASE
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30 May 2018

Personnel of the Philippine Embassy proudly introduce AAPI Congressional staffers to the diverse cultural heritage of the Philippines at the first Embassy Showcase organized by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association (CAPASA) on 30 May 2018 at the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Capping its celebration of National Heritage Month (Philippine observance) and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (US observance), the Philippine Embassy joined the first-ever Embassy Showcase organized by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association (CAPASA) on 30 May 2018 at the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Philippine Embassy booth shared cultural and heritage information about the country’s top tourist destinations in Luzon (Cagayan Valley, Ilocos, Manila and Mindoro), Visayas (Bohol, Cebu, Iloilo and Palawan) and Mindanao (Davao). The inaugural showcase also featured the Embassies of Bangladesh, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US, and the US-Asia Institute.

“The Philippine Embassy is grateful for the opportunity to connect with Congressional staffers who are also members of the thriving Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. There is no denying that embracing diversity adds value, and events like this go a long way in building synergies among diverse players in public and foreign policy,” Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel G. Romualdez said in a statement.

“A conversation about cultural heritage inevitably leads to greater mutual understanding and better appreciation of what a nation has to offer to the rest of the world. By holding the Embassy Showcase, CAPASA has contributed much to that conversation,” the Ambassador added.

CAPASA is a non-partisan, non-profit congressional staff organization dedicated to advancing professional development and building social networks among its members, and serving the AAPI community on Capitol Hill and beyond. ###

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-78-2018
30 May 2018

The Philippine Embassy booth shares cultural and heritage information about the country’s top tourist destinations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao at the first Embassy Showcase organized by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association (CAPASA) on 30 May 2018 at the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.

PHOTO RELEASE
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30 May 2018


CAPASA President Moh Sharma delivers brief remarks at the first Embassy Showcase organized by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association (CAPASA) on 30 May 2018 at the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.