H.E. Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre, attended the 3rd Anniversary Celebration of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Brunei Darussalam Chapter, as Guest of Honor, on 18 September 2017 at the Star Lodge Hotel, Jerudong. Ambassador Montealegre also inducted into office the new officers of the UAP-Brunei. The event was attended by Architect Renato A. Heray, Secretary General of the UAP.
In his remarks, Ambassador Montealegre commended the UAP for displaying the Filipino Architect’s high standards of ethical conduct and professional excellence in their duties, and bringing realization to world-class infrastructure projects not only in Brunei Darussalam, but also in the region.
Ambassador Montealegre also encouraged the UAP Brunei Chapter to continue to be an active partner of the Embassy in its economic diplomacy initiatives and in inspiring Filipinos in Brunei to excel in their chosen field of career.
Architect Benjamin K. Panganiban, Jr., National Executive Vice President of the UAP, also paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Montealegre the following day at the Philippine Embassy. They discussed possible ways and means in implementing the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for the architects based in Brunei.
The UAP- Brunei Chapter is a professional organization of over 40 Filipino architects in Brunei. The Embassy fully supports the activities organized by Filipino Community organizations that advances the craft and skills of its members and promotes camaraderie amongst the Filipino nationals in Brunei Darussalam. END