The Hague, Netherlands — On Friday 16 April 2021, Filipino LGBT Europe Chairperson Chris Sta Brigida met newly appointed Philippine Ambassador J Eduardo Malaya at the Philippine Embassy in The Netherlands in the Hague.
Sta Brigida welcomed Ambassador Malaya to the Netherlands and formally introduced the Filipino LGBT foundation. He informed the Ambassador about the situation of the Filipino community in Amsterdam and the Bayanihan spirit of the community in the time of pandemic, including the foundation’s Ayuda sa Amsterdam and free health care services.
During the meeting, Ambassador Malaya shared some of his plans as he takes over the new role and expressed his eagerness to meet the Filipino community.
A token of appreciation was presented to the Ambassador. Sta Brigida presented the Ambassador three items: a Filipino LGBT Europe T-shirt; Ensaymada by Amor Kitchen (A business brand by a Filipino LGBT Europe member based in Amsterdam) and Filipino baked goods by Juliah Urbino (A 17-year-old young Filipino entrepreneur from Amsterdam).
Note: Photo above courtesy by the Philippine Embassy The Hague.