Climate Change Commission Secretary Robert Borje; Canada Ambassador Peter MacArthur; Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Assistant Deputy Minister Kathleen Donohue; Commission on Higher Education chair Dr. Prospero De Vera; Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.
Canadian cuisine is full of rich variety and flavor, and what better way to introduce that to the Philippines than with a feast?
The Embassy of Canada hosted a dinner reception at the Conrad Manila to celebrate not only their cuisine and culture, but the 73 fruitful years of diplomatic relations with the Philippines. It also marked their 50th year of having a full-service embassy in Manila.
Ambassador Peter MacArthur remarked joyfully in his speech that “the Canada-Philippines relationship is growing stronger and stronger,” and that “the pandemic has brought us even closer together.”
The dinner featured young Filipino chefs cooking dishes made with Canadian ingredients, such as salmon, rib-eye steak and bannock pudding. Guests were treated to a beautiful four-course meal in a lovely, relaxing ambience.