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Agahan para sa Kalayaan
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PH EMBASSY IN BRUSSELS HOLDS "AGAHAN PARA SA KALAYAAN"

11 June 2013 - The Philippine Embassy in Brussels brought together 100 leaders and members of Filipino community organizations at the Chancery on Avenue Moliere on June 01 to share in an "Agahan Para sa Kalayaan" event. This served as the kick-off ceremony for the diplomatic reception to be hosted by the Embassy on June 12 as well as the four-city (Brussels, Ghent, Brugge & Luxembourg) Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Belgium and Luxembourg by various Filipino organizations this year.

This breakfast event was launched last year by Philippine Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union Victoria Bataclan as a way to bring together all Filipino community leaders in Belgium and Luxembourg, express appreciation for their efforts to celebrate Philippine Independence through their various organized events and to inspire them to do more for their country and their fellowmen.

In her remarks, Ambassador Bataclan highlighted the 2013 Kalayaan theme "Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran" and outlined ways of how every Filipino could contribute to growth and development of the Philippines, such as through encouraging foreigners investors and tourists in the Philippines. She cited the most recent investment upgrades that our country has received from Standard & Poor's and Fitch and our growth rate of 7.8%. She, however, reminded everyone that the poverty level in the Philippines is still at 30% which means that a lot more needs to be done for the country and for the people.

The Embassy also opened a Filipino painting exhibition at the Chancery entitled "Filipinism." Germany-based Filipino curator Virgilio Cuizon, who is responsible for organizing the exhibit, explained that "Filipinism" was defined by former President Jose Laurel as the assertion of one's national birthright with patriotism defined as love of country as primary element. If applied in the art scene, Filipinism is a way of showing the true identity of artists as Filipinos in their works of art.

The exhibition featured the works of Aris Bagtas, Rafael Cusi, Erick Dator, Rigor Esguerra, Vincent Gonzales, Ronna Manansala, and Rene Robles.

Also part of the program was a candle-lighting ceremony which was done while singing "Pananagutan" which symbolized each citizen's responsibility towards each other especially in nation-building.

To add to the festive mode, the Embassy brought in homegrown Filipino talent, Mr. DK Valdez, Philippine Movie Press Club's (PMPC) Best New Male Recording Artist 2012 and Belgium-based Ms. Maria Theresa Morales who was a semi-finalist in the recent "The Voice - Flanders" singing competition on Belgian television.

During the event, Ms. Adela Lulu, Council of Filipino Organizations in Belgium (COFAB) President and Ms. Haydee Holliday, President of Belga Cultura Filipina (BCF) invited the leaders to participate in the first project of the Philippine Cultural Promotion Circle (PCPC), the PCPC Youth Day, a first-ever initiative to orient the Filipino youth of Belgium and Luxembourg on their rich Philippine heritage
 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels
E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73 
Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 74

Trunkline: (+32) 02 340 33 77 to 78

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25
Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177
E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

Hours

Operating Hours of the
Consular Section

- Assessment and processing of application for a travel document is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

- Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

Note: Applicants should come appropriately attired.

 

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HOLIDAYS

In view of the observance Philippine and Belgian holidays, the Embassy will be closed to the public on:

  • 26 June 2017 - Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan)

For urgent matters, please call the Embassy's Duty Officer Phone: 0488-609-177. Thank you.

 

2017 Declared Holidays

Trade & Investment Center

Jose Antonio S. Buencamino

Commercial Counselor
Avenue Louise 207, Bte 5B, 1050
Brussels, Belgium View Map
Tel: +32 2 649.44.00 / 649.89.48
Fax: +32 2 649.89.40
E-mail: brussels@dti.gov.ph
Web: www.dti.gov.ph

 

 

 

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ANTWERP

PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h.

Venneborglaan 90, 2100 Deurne, Antwerp
E-mail: pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be
E-mail: aguansing@skynet.be
Tel No./Fax (03) 325.71. 16

LUXEMBOURG

ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General, a.h.

New Ernst & Young Bldg.35E Avenue John F. Kennedy 2L-1855 Luxembourg
Tel. No. (+352) 42 124 8444
(+352) 42 124 84 06 
Email: alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com

 

 

Agricultural Office

Jose I.C. Laquian

Agricultural Attaché
Tel:  +(32) 02 340 37 90 
Fax: +(32) 02 343 02 69
E-mailagribxl@gmail.com
For more information on the Philippine agricultural sector, please visit the following website: www.da.gov.ph

 

OV and other Advisories

GUIDELINES ON THE AVAILMENT OF AWARDS AND INCENTIVES FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO CENTENARIANS UNDER R.A. 10868 AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY ON DELAYS IN RELEASE OF PASSPORTS

The Department of Foreign Affairs requests the public's kind understanding on the ongoing delays in the release of passports. These delays are due to technical issues on the part of the company printing the passports.

Those with immediate travel plans are advised to wait until their passports are released before confirming their flights.

Please  be  assured  that  the  Department  is  exerting  all  efforts  to  ensure  the resumption of normal services as soon as possible.

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OV Applications for Registration

List of OV in Belgium and Luxembourg whose registration will be deactivated by the RERB in OFOV for failing to vote in the last two consecutive elections (2013 and 2016).

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Belgium recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Luxembourg recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

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