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Benefit Concert, "Play for the Philippines"
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CLASSICAL TRIO STAGE A BENEFIT CONCERT "PLAY FOR THE PHILIPPINES" AT THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF BRUSSELS

Brussels, 18 December 2013   ---  The classical benefit concert, "Play for the Philippines" organized last Saturday by Brussels-based Filipino pianist Michael Lao Cu served as the perfect setting for Philippine Ambassador to Belgium H.E. Mrs. Victoria Bataclan to personally convey appreciation to the people and government of Belgium - most especially the members the Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) - and to the European Union for their support and solidarity in the wake of the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that hit the Philippines on November 8.

Speaking before an audience of two hundred Europeans and Filipinos, Ambassador Bataclan described those that had urgently responded to the disaster as a "ray of light amidst the darkness that followed Mother Nature's show of might".  She shared with the audience the latest figures on the damages, with 14 million people affected, four million displaced, thousands of deaths and thousands still missing.

The highlight of the Ambassador's speech was when she requested the B-FAST members present that evening to stand-up to be recognized. The audience joined the Ambassador in applauding those present, namely Brigadier General Raymond Dory (Office of Belgian Foreign Minister), Mr. Alex Lenaerts, (Diplomatic Advisor of the Office of Belgian Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health), Mr. Erikson Soriano (a Filipino-born B-FAST volunteer nurse) and Mr. Kristoff Mortier, a Belgian member of the Order of the Knights of Rizal. She likewise expressed thanks to Mr. Frédéric de Roos, the Director of the Royal Conservatory, for the generous offer to stage the concert at the Conservatory's Grand Hall.

The concert was a collaboration of award-winning artists led by Filipino pianist Michael Lao Cu, with Polish Violinist Bartlomiej Ciaston, Polish Cellist Wojciech Fudala, all alumni of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. It also featured their co-alumnus Turkish Pianist Buğra Yϋksel, who performed a piano duo with Cu.

Proceeds of the concert, estimated at a little over 4,000 Euros, will go to the Cash-for-work Program of Tzu Chi Foundation and to the Sustainable Recovery Program of the organization Action Against Hunger.

The evening's program showcased classical Western pieces including Bach, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Filipino greats Lucio San Pedro, Bayani M. De Leon and Jose V. Rodis.
 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

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

Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73 
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Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25
Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177
E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

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- 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)

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HOLIDAYS

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

  • 01 May 2017, Monday - Labor Day
  • 25 May 2017, Thursday - Ascension Day
  • 05 June 2017, Monday - Whit Monday
  • 12 June 2017, Monday - Philippine Independence Day

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

 

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Jose Antonio S. Buencamino

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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
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LUXEMBOURG

ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General, a.h.

New Ernst & Young Bldg.35E Avenue John F. Kennedy 2L-1855 Luxembourg
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(+352) 42 124 84 06 
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Agricultural Office

Jose I.C. Laquian

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

 

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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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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).

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