Tel Aviv PE Meets Congresswoman Gina De Venecia and Filipino Pilgrims in the Holy Land


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9 September 2012, Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Israel – Members of the Philippine Embassy met Congresswoman Gina De Venecia at the sidelines of her pre-arranged pilgrimage tour of the Holy Land. Congresswoman De Venecia and the rest of the Filipino pilgrims were delighted to meet Ambassador Calonge and expressed their appreciation for meeting them and for sharing his thoughts about Israel.

Congresswoman De Venecia led a big group of Filipino tourists on a three-country tour. They have gone to Jordan and, from Israel, they will proceed to Egypt. Comprising three buses, the pilgrims belong to one of the biggest Filipino groups that have visited the Holy Land in the past year.

Ambassador Calonge took the opportunity to brief Congresswoman De Venecia about Israeli culture, the current state of Philippines-Israel relations, the Embassy's plans and programs to strengthen linkages and the general welfare of the Filipino Community in Israel. —END—