Secretary of Finance Carlos G. Dominguez III and his spouse, Mrs. Cynthia A. Dominguez, attended the 72nd birthday anniversary of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, on 15 July 2018 in ceremonies held at the Taman Haji Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien and Istana Nurul Iman.
Secretary and Mrs. Dominguez had an audience with Their Majesties at Istana Nurul Iman in the afternoon of July 15, where the Secretary conveyed the birthday wishes of President Rodrigo R. Duterte and the Filipino people to His Majesty The Sultan.
Aside from Secretary and Mrs. Dominguez, royalties and selected high-ranking government officials from various countries were also invited to attend the celebrations including Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie bin Haji Apdal and spouse; Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development and Second Minister for Urban Development and Natural Resources of Sarawak Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah bin Ali Hassan as representative of Sarawak Chief Minister; Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia Dr. H. Wiranto and spouse; Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister in the Ministry of National Development of Singapore Desmond Lee and spouse; Thai Chief of Defense Force General Dato Paduka Seri Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan and spouse; and Indonesian Chief of Defense Force Air Chief Marshal TNI Dato Paduka Seri Hadi Tjahjanto and spouse.
The Philippine Embassy, led by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Pete Raymond V. Delfin, in coordination with Brunei government representatives, assisted Secretary and Mrs. Dominguez throughout their visit to Brunei Darussalam. END