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10/12/2015: PH SHOWCASES SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTS IN WASHINGTON HOLIDAY CULTURAL EVENT

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10 December 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—The Philippine Embassy participated in one of the largest holiday cultural events in Washington, which drew a crowd of over 2,000 people.

Winternational, an annual embassy showcase, took place on 9 December 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. On display at the Embassy’s booth were various Philippine objects, national costumes, food items, and tourism promotion materials. Philippine dried mango was a crowd favorite.

Also part of the Embassy offering were bags, dolls, and necklaces made from recycled plastic materials created by Youth for a Livable Cebu (YLC), a Philippine-based non-profit aimed at engaging youth in a creative and collaborative effort towards building more livable communities.

“This year, we chose to display handicrafts by YLC, a decision which is reflective of the priorities of the Philippines. Our country is known for its arts and handicrafts, however, it is worth noting that the Philippines also produces export-quality, socially-responsible and environment-friendly products. I hope the American public supports the YLC and its goal to engage the youth and create sustainable and livable communities,” said Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

Now on its fourth year, Winternational features displays of visual arts, handicrafts, travel and tourism information, and samples of national specialties.

This year’s participants included the African Union, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, European Union Delegation, Fiji, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Latvia, the League of Arab States, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Uzbekistan. ###

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10 December 2015

Winternational drew a crowd of over 2,000 people who got a taste of the food and culture of 34 participating countries.

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10 December 2015

The Philippine Embassy booth at the 4th annual Winternational on 9 December 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.