Close to 500 people tuned in to the Philippine Consulate General’s online event entitled “Conversations on the Province of Batangas and Filipino Cuisine” on 21 May 2021 where viewers were treated to informative and delightful messages from Philippine Ambassador to Canada H.E. Rodolfo D. Robles, Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas, Batangas Tourism Officer Sylvia M. Marasigan, American Diver and Underwater Photographer Mike Bartick, and highlighted by a cooking demonstration from renowned Philippine Celebrity Chef Myrna Segismundo.
Chef Segismundo taught viewers how to make Filipino Chicken and Pork Adobo, and Beef Caldereta. Among those who tuned in were Madame Maria Lourdes “Louie” Barcelon Locsin, Madame Nora San Buenaventura Robles, PH Permanent Representative to ASEAN Ambassador and Mrs. Noel Servigon, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Consular Corps in Toronto and the Philippines. Filipino Canadian government officials such as Toronto Health Officer Dr. Eileen De Villa and Manitoba MLA Malaya Marcelino, members of the Filipino community, Canadians, were also in attendance.
The webinar was the Common Cultural Project of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa and Philippine Consulates General in Calgary, Toronto (Sentro Rizal Toronto) and Vancouver, and held in celebration of the National Heritage Month and Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines.
Consul General Orontes V. Castro served as moderator of the webinar.