The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi headed by Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana hosted a Diplomatic Reception in observance of the 121st anniversary of the June 12, 1898 proclamation of Philippine independence from Spain on Wednesday evening.
'He was accompanied to the Dubai Police morgue by a sister-in-law who lives in Dubai and I hope to meet up with him this afternoon'
Southeast Asia’s Republic of the Philippines commemorates its 121st freedom from Spain this June 12 although its “full independence” as a free and sovereign country was granted by its second coloniser, the United States of America on July 4, 1946.
As everyone is made to believe to seek his own place under the sun, Philippine Consul General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates Paul Raymund Cortes on Wednesday defined what a “21st Century Global Filipino” is.
President Rodrigo Duterte has a huge following and enjoys strong support among his countrymen in the UAE. This has been reflected in the final and un-official tally of the certificates of canvas (CoC) from the 31-day overseas voting (OV) for Manila’s mid-term legislative/local elections that ended on May 13.
Quintana was interviewed after the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi sent across a media statement regarding her meeting with the 32 on separate occasions, “with the kind assistance of the UAE authorities.”