Canada's Pork at Marco Polo Plaza

- Honey Jarque Loop () - April 27, 2011 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - The Marco Polo Plaza Cebu prides itself in serving one of the best, if not the best buffet in town. And in keeping with the hard-earned reputation, the only five-star hotel in the city once again showcased a wide array of Canadian cuisine during the food festival dubbed Canada Pork at Café Marco.

Guest of Honor Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Christopher Thornley together with the property's General Manager Hans Hauri officially launched the gastronomic event with a ceremonial slicing of the pork carving. They were joined by Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Honorary Consul of Canada in Cebu Robert Lee and his wife Anna.

In his brief remarks, the Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the Cebuanos for their continued support and being active in maintaining excellent relationship with his country. He welcomed the newly established Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines Cebu chapter with offices at Ayala FGU Tower.

He likewise mentioned that with cutting-edge research and a rigorous regulatory system, Canada is one of the largest exporters of meat in the world with the Philippines as its sixth largest market for pork products.

We gathered that the Canadian pork industry maintains extremely high standards for health, care and feeding of its livestock, and for its pork processing and distribution systems to meet the stringent food safety standards in the marketplace. The food promotion was organized by the Embassy of Canada's Trade Commissioner Service, with the support of Canada Pork International, Agriculture and Agri- Food Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (CanCham).

Giving full support to the affair were officials from the Embassy of Canada in Manila such as Andrew Smith, Senior Trade Commissioner; Yvette Buendia, Trade Commissioner; and Kat Reambillo for communications. Representing the Canadian Chamber of commerce of the Philippines were 2nd Vice President Mercedes Laurel Marquez and Executive Director Sean Georget.

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI ANDREW SMITH CANADA CANADA PORK CANADA PORK INTERNATIONAL CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CEBU ROBERT LEE EMBASSY OF CANADA FOOD CANADA AND THE CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GENERAL MANAGER HANS HAURI
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