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Austrian Government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives of the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna, academics, business community and leaders of the Filipino community in Austria listen to the message of Ambassador Yparraguirre during the Diplomatic Reception in celebration of the 115th Anniversary of Philippine Independence at Palais Pallavicini, Hofburg Palace complex, Vienna, 12 June 2013 Source: philippine-embassy.at

Austrian Government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives of the United Nations
and other international organizations in Vienna, academics, business community and leaders of the Filipino
community in Austria listen to the message of Ambassador Yparraguirre during the Diplomatic Reception
in celebration of the 115th Anniversary of Philippine Independence at Palais Pallavicini,
Hofburg Palace complex, Vienna, 12 June 2013
Source: philippine-embassy.at

To commemorate the 115th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Embassy in Austria held a National Day Reception on 12 June at the historic Palais Pallavicini, Hofburg Palace complex, Vienna.

It was attended by Austrian Government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives of the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna, academics, business community and Filipino community leaders in Austria.

In her remarks, Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre highlighted the good news about the Philippine economy. She cited the enactment of good governance initiatives and the implementation of measures which have resulted in a more dynamic business and investment environment in the Philippines under the leadership of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

Ambassador Yparraguirre acknowledged the robust and dynamic relations between the Philippines and Austria. Ambassador Yparraguirre said that “the achievements of the country today would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of the international community. The Philippines is a country open to more robust international collaborations and tonight, I am honored to acknowledge the presence of our partners in the Austrian government and the private sector who have effectively worked for strengthening bilateral relations between the Philippines and Austria, now on its 67th year”.

The De La Salle University Chorale, one of the Philippines’ top choirs, performed during the reception. The group is on a European tour this year and is fresh from winning Grand Prizes in prestigious chorale competitions in Lithuania and the Czech Republic.

Source: www.philippine-embassy.at