“I SUPPORT MY DAUGHTER'S CALL FOR REVOLUTION!"
STANDING BY HIS DAUGHTER'S CALL FOR REVOLUTION, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chair Virgilio “Alma Rio” S. Almario told the philamessenger.com in an exclusive video interview Friday (June 15) in Chicago, Illinois that he “supports” his daughter's call for “revolution” “because we are precisely of the same orientation. You like to continuously pursue a revolution of consciousness in the Philippines.” Behind him is Philippine Consul General Gina A. Jamoralin, who hosted him to deliver a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation' on Friday, June 15, at the Towner Fellows’ Lounge of the Newberry Library in Chicago. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
"RESIST! RESIST! RESIST!"
ANI ROSA ALMARIO-DAVID, Ph. D., told more than 2,000 graduates of Ateneo de Manila University last May 26 that “Our present national situation calls for a revolution. And quoting the (Marcos pre-martial Ateneo students') manifesto (dated Nov. 27, 1968, 'Down from the Hill') again, Ateneans have the moral intellectual obligation to lead this revolution. “Batch 2018, these are difficult times, and so our country ask him to muster everything that Ateneo has given you. All your magis and your cura personalis (Latin for “care for the whole person.”) be the voice of the voiceless, be the courage of the weak. Be truth. Be hope. Resist! Resist! Resist!” (JGL Screenshot of Ateneo Facebook video clip)
VIEWING RIZAL'S WRITINGS:
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS CHAIR Virgilio S. Almario (second from left) is talking to another guest while viewing some of the writings of Jose Rizal as part of the Filipiniana collections being held by the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois on June 15 after delivering a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation” at the Towner Fellows’ Lounge of the Newberry Library. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
HEADLINE CALLING FOR REVOLUTION!
THE NEWS CLIP of this headline story of the Philippine Daily Inquirer was shown by this reporter to Mr. Virgilio S. Almario, chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, for his comment on June 15 inside the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois after he delivered a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation.” (JGL Screenshot of the Philippine Daily Inquirer website)
HAVE A SAFE, HAPPY TRIP BACK HOME!
FEDORA HAT-WEARING National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chair Virgilio S. Almario smiles during a photo op with Joseph G. Lariosa of the philamessenger.com after his lecture and interview at the Towner Fellows' Lounge of the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois on board a SUV that would rush him to O'Hare International Airport en route to the Philippines. (JGL Photo courtesy of Anna Liza Alcantara, Cultural Officer of the Philippine Consulate)
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2017 Journal GlobaLinks)
CHICAGO (JGL) – A scenic drive to Malagos, Calinan and a visit to the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City await those who will join the July 11-16, 2017 guided 11th Ambassadors’ Tour of Manila and Davao City in the Philippines.
This was jointly announced by the Philippine Consulate in Chicago, Illinois and the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D. C. who also said that deadline for registration for those interested who will join will be next Tuesday, May 30.
Consul General Generoso D. G. Calonge said it is possible that when the tour will visit Davao City, tour participants may be able to pay a call on President Rody Duterte if the President were in Davao City during the tour. Please watch the video clip below.
9341 - Ms. Zeny Pallugna presents the 11th Ambassadors’ Tour itinerary, rates, and packages to DC community, encourages the audience to promote Philippine tourism and economic development. (Photo by Philippine Embassy, Washington, D.C.) There is also a tentative dinner to be hosted by the President’s daughter, City Davao Mayor Sarah “Inday” Duterte. (Photo by Philippine Embassy)
Consul Mel P. Lalunio, Jr. said participants may reconnect with their Filipino roots through an experiential, fun-filled travel adventure in various parts of the Philippines.
This year’s tour will visit Manila and Davao as destinations. It is organized by Rajah Tours Philippines, supported by the Tourism and Promotions Board (TPB) of the Department of Tourism and the Philippine Embassy and the Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States.
WITH CHARGE D’ AFFAIRES:
Ms. Zeny Pallugna (3rd from left) of PDOT-NY conducted a presentation on the 11th Ambassadors’ Tour at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 15 May 2017. Joining her in the photo are (from left) Public Diplomacy Officer Darell Ann Artates, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto, Travel Wise representatives Marielle and Max Kabin, and Mr. Nelson Garcia. (Photo by Philippine Embassy, Washington, D.C.)
Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Philippine Department of Tourism office in New York (PDOT-NY) conducted a presentation on the 11th Ambassadors’ Tour on 15 May 2017 at the Embassy’s Romulo Hall, underscoring the Tour’s unique characteristics and its significance to the overall cultural and tourism promotion strategy of the country.
“The 11th Ambassadors’ Tour will give participants the opportunity to visit Davao, an exciting, emerging tourism destination in the Philippines, within an affordable package that also includes Manila, the capital city of fun,” said Zeny Pallugna, Officer-in-Charge of PDOT-NY.
CONSUL MELCHOR P. LALUNIO, Jr. makes a pitch to invite members and friends of the Filipino community to join the 11th Ambassadors’ Tour of the Philippines July 11-16, 2017 in Manila and Davao City. Deadline for registration is next Tuesday, May 30. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
Ms. Pallugna also highlighted the post-basic tour packages featuring other emerging destinations Cagayan De Oro-Camiguin and Dumaguete-Siquijor. She urged audience members to participate in the Tour and take a more active role in promoting Philippine tourism.
“If you visit the Philippines, or get even just one person to visit, that will create employment for one Filipino,” Ms. Pallugna told the audience.
Mr. Patrick Chuasoto, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy also pitched for the Tour, saying that “This year, the tour for Filipino-Americans has been re-branded to shift the focus to the participants who are envisioned to become ‘Philippine Ambassadors in their own right’ after spending their summer holiday in the Philippines. The 11th Ambassador’s Tour features key destinations in Manila and the King City of the South—Davao. It promises to be another fun-filled outing, and in keeping with its tradition of providing a unique and memorable experience, the Ambassador’s Tour offers VIP treatment, guided tours, and world-class accommodations.”
“I strongly encourage every one of you to consider joining the 11th Ambassador’s Tour and spreading the word to your networks. Doing so will contribute to the sustained and inclusive economic development of the Philippines. Your support will go a long way in empowering the local communities in Manila and Davao, and cultivating good will between the people of the Philippines and the United States,” he concluded.
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