Makati hosts national day with embassies

Marc Jayson Cayabyab - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Makati Mayor Abby Binay yesterday met with ambassadors holding offices in the city to promote partnership between the local government and foreign dignitaries.

In her speech during the city’s “National Day Celebration,” Binay pitched an idea to the ambassadors for a bazaar of their country’s products to commemorate their national days.

She said the bazaars may be held in Salcedo and Legazpi markets in Makati.

“We can organize a bazaar where it will showcase your country’s produce. That is a step to us being closer as a community, not just us as officials but us as part of Makati,” Binay sad.

She underscored the importance of cooperation to address global challenges such as climate change and inequality.

Binay said foreign embassies have a “critical role in building bridges and international cooperation in creating solutions that benefit everyone.”

The city holds national day celebrations with countries commemorating their nationhood days.

Makati hosts 42 foreign embassies in the country.



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