The Philippine Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, led by Chargé d’ Affaires Pete Raymond V. Delfin, hosted the 1st ASEAN Friendship Bowling Game at the Grand Seria Bowling Complex, Seria, Brunei Darussalam.
The Friendship Bowling Game was participated by the Heads of Missions of the ASEAN Member Countries in Brunei Darussalam and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Deputy Permanent Secretary Pg Haji Saiful Rizal bin Pg Haji Razali.
The event aimed to further strengthen the existing cordial relations between the Philippines and Brunei as well as amongst all ASEAN Member Countries. In his message, Consul Delfin thanked all the participants for joining the bowling game and highlighted the significance of events such as this that foster camaraderie among the members of the ASEAN community.
A ceremonial roll off led by Deputy Permanent Secretary Pg Haji Saiful and the Heads of the ASEAN Missions officially commenced the friendly competition. There were a total of nineteen teams composed of four members from the different ASEAN Missions. The top prize for Men’s Individual Player category went to His Excellency U Htin Lynn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Union of Myanmar, while the Ladies Individual Player category was bagged by Ms. Nazlyn Binti Rosli, spouse of Mr. Khairul Azam Bin Bani of the Embassy of Malaysia. In the team category, the team led by Mr. Khairul Azam Bin Bani, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Malaysia and team members, Ms. Diane Myra Elomia (Philippines), Mr. Fatoni Solahudin Ambary (Indonesia), and Mr. Muhammad Nuh bin Kamaludin (Brunei Ministry of Foreign Affairs) won first place. The individual category winners received trophies and tokens, while each member of the winning teams received a medal and a token.
After the awarding ceremony, Consul Pete Delfin officially closed the event. In his message, he stated that the activity evidently reflected the close relations and friendly cooperation amongst the ASEAN Missions in Brunei Darussalam, which truly signifies the spirit of ASEAN as one community.
The bowling game was followed by a fellowship lunch where all the participants enjoyed more time connecting with each other. END