US Ambassador Sung Kim
US Immigrant Visa Unit chief Rafael Perez, Masma Gritsenko
The Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La was packed recently for the 242nd Independence Day celebration of the United States. The theme revolved around “Friends, Partners, Allies.”
Since the 4th of July is not only American Independence Day but also Philippine-American Friendship Day, US Ambassador Sung Kim talked about the shared values and sacrifices of Filipinos and Americans.
US deputy chief of mission Michael Klecheski, Eloisa Klecheski
Foreign Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano, in his speech, affirmed the strong ties between the two countries.
The reception was well-attended by the diplomatic and consular communities, along with prominent personalities from the government, business and cultural groups. —CONTRIBUTED
Sen. Risa Hontiveros, Sen. Antonio Trillanes
France Ambassador Nicolas Galey, Romania chargé d’affaires Mihai Sion, New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan
Crown Philippines country manager Luis Contreras , Canada Ambassador John Holmes, Netherlands Ambassador Marion Derckx, Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines president Julian Payne
Foreign Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano, dean of the diplomatic corps Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, US Ambassador Sung Kim
US consul general Russel Brown, John Hill
Erika Kim and Jae-eun Chung, wife of Ambassador Sung Kim
Panama Ambassador Rolando Guevara Alvarado, Lais do Amaral of Brazil, former Gov. Chavit Singson
Senior Supt. Al Martinez, NCRPO director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, Senior Supt. Gregorio Lim, Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo
Judy Roxas, Armin Luistro,Nene Quimson, Conchitina Bernardo
Juan, Tyler, Chris, Joey, Zac—officers of the US Army
Guatemala Consul Mellie Ablaza, Jimmy Laya, Angola Consul Helen Ong
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