1st Diplomatic Corps Friendship Bowling Game

1st Diplomatic Corps Friendship Bowling Game
Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Christopher B. Montero (eighth from left), together with the Diplomatic Heads of Missions, pose for a photo with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Siti Norishan Binti Awang Abdul Ghafor (ninth from left) and Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports Permanent Secretary Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal Bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud (sixth from left) during the Diplomatic Corps Friendship Bowling Game 2020 in Bandar Seri Begawan. (Brunei PE photo)

In line with its public diplomacy activities, the Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam organized the 1st Diplomatic Corps Friendship Bowling Game at the Airport Mall in Bandar Seri Begawan on 9 February 2020.

In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Christopher B. Montero underscored the importance of the event as a platform to further strengthen the spirit of friendship and camaraderie among the diplomatic corps and the host government, and expressed the hope that similar events be organized in the future.

A total of twenty-two (22) resident diplomatic missions in Brunei Darussalam participated in the event, which was also attended by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) led by Permanent Secretary Siti Norishan Binti Awang Abdul Ghafor, and the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports (MCYS) led by Permanent Secretary Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal Bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud.

Heads of Missions of diplomatic missions and officials from the MFA and MCYS led their respective teams under a mixed-team format of 16 teams composed of five players each.

Trophies and medals were handed out for highest scorers in the Team and Individual categories.

MFA and MCYS officials, as well as the Heads of Mission and members of the diplomatic corps conveyed their commendations to the Philippine Embassy for a smoothly coordinated and well-organized activity. END

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