Embassy to mark Nat’l Heritage Month by promoting PH products
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Philippine Embassy, through its Sentro Rizal Washington DC, will celebrate National Heritage Month by once again joining the annual “Passport DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour.”
The Embassy’s Sentro Rizal will open its doors to Washingtonians and visitors this on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT.
This year, the Embassy is adopting the theme “Showcasing Filipino Brands with Global Appeal” to highlight the Philippines’ unique products and brands that are making their way into the global market and the US mainstream. These include Philippine Airlines (PAL), Mama Sita’s, GMA Pinoy TV and PLDT US, who are generously supporting the Embassy’s participation in the annual event.
Also participating are Filipino food and food products businesses, which include Mostra Coffee, an artisan micro-roasting company, that will serve “Ghost Bear” Espresso Blend, a blend featuring a Direct Trade Philippine Coffee; Gwenie’s Pastries, a Filipino pastry distributor in the DMV area that will showcase their delicious cakes and cupcakes; and Taste of the Pacific food truck that will cater to visitors’ Filipino food craving.
In addition to these products are Filipino crafts and games at the Crafts booth and Kiddie corner. Families and friends can learn more about the country’s stunning islands and local tourism destinations at the Tourism booth, and millennials can have fun with the unique photo booth and colorful backdrop displays.
World-class Filipino entertainment is also in store for visitors as various Filipino and Filipino American performing arts groups are set to bring top-level cultural performances for the whole day.
Prizes likewise await Washingtonians who will drop by the Embassy, with one lucky visitor getting a chance to win a roundtrip ticket to the Philippines courtesy of Philippine Airlines. The mechanics for the raffle promo will be posted at the Embassy grounds during the day of the event.
“Passport DC offers authentic learning opportunities for the thousands of people who attend these events. “It’s a global buffet of arts and culture,” according to Steve Shulman, executive director of Cultural Tourism DC, the producing organization. “Visitors will find a tremendous selection of music, dance, art, handcrafts, and even some very tasty samples to eat and drink,” he said.