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Celebrating the 72nd Indonesian Independence Day in Davao

It was a festive gathering to celebrate an Indonesian milestone. In Davao, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia hosted a cocktail event to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia.

Consul General Berlian Napitupulu, his wife, Elizabeth, and the other consular officers personally welcomed guests from Davao’s business, government, hospitality and private sectors.

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Welcoming committee lead by Consul General Napitupulu and his wife, Elizabeth

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Vice Consul for Economic affairs Wahyu Permana & Consul for Immigration Agus Majid

 

Aside from highlighting the important Indonesian occasion, Consul General Napitupulu also acknowledged the importance of the relationship of Davao and Mindanao to his country.

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu welcoming the guests

 

The past months have been the most visible time for Indonesian consular office. Their effort to cultivate the bilateral relations with Davao and Philippines through a series of special events is very admirable. Davaoeños have been the recipient to free Bahasa Indonesia lessons and cooking lessons. Cultural programs, business matching, trade shows that foster business partnership between the two nations, such as the First Indonesian Manufactured Products Expo, are constantly held in Davao and other Mindanao cities. A new addition to the program is the writing contest open to the media and bloggers, and they announced the winners of the first tilt during the celebration.

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

City Administrator Zuleika Lopez, Indonesian Consul General Berlian Naputipulu & Malaysian Vice Consul Saifulnizam Bin Wahid

 

 

Perhaps one of the most significant efforts to nurture the bilateral relations to date is the establishment of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung connection via the Roro shipping service. The new connectivity can enrich the existing trade between the Philippines and Indonesia with Mindanao as the gateway.

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Winning the first writing contest sponsored by the Indonesian Consulate with Ian Garcia

 

Consul General Napitupulu said in his message, “Thanks to the support of our Philippines friends especially to the Davao City Mayor, our task is easier and our mission (has) become achievable.”

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Abdul Khayr Alonto with Bai Norhata

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

IGACOS Vice Mayor Orly Amit, Japanese COnsul Tomoko Dodo & DCCC President Ronald Go

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Guests from the government & hospitality sectors

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Councilor Diosdado Mahipus, Jing Puentespina & Tony Uy

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Mustafa Gun from the Turkish Chamber of Commerce PH with Seda’s Jules Melecio & Ariesha Dimaano

 

City administrator Zuleika Lopez relayed Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s message, “We take pride and honor with city’s strong friendship with Indonesia. I would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Republic of Indonesia most especially to my friend, the Consul General, for the untiring support to the city government of Davao. It is our hope that the good relationship between and Indonesia and Davao City would bring about growth and development for both cities.”

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

City Administrator Zuleika Lopez, Indonesian Consul General Berlian Naputipulu & Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Abdul Khayr Alonto

 

To our neighbor and friend, happy 72nd Independence Day!

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Indonesian Consul officers. Consul of Indonesian Police Wahyu Chandra I; Finanace Officer Dinar Kumala; Head of Consular Affairs, Gufron Hariyanto, & his wife Atin Noviatin; Consul General Berlian Napitupulo & wife, Elizabeth; Nina Majid; Consul of Immigration Agus Majid; Vice Consul of Economic affairs Wahyu Permana; & Imam Aulia Rahman.

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

The Indonesian Consular Office family

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

 

Clebrating the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao

Tera makasi! Winning in the first writing contest of the INdonesian consulate

 

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Also piblished in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

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