His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah receives Philippine Secretary of National Defence Delfin N. Lorenzana. Accompanying the Secretary are Ambassador-designate Marian Jocelyn R. Tirol-Ignacio, Assistant Secretary Teodoro Torralba III and Senior Military Assistant Commodore Ruben Fajardo Jr.. Photo credit: Borneo Bulletin
“Defence cooperation is one of the pillars of Philippines-Brunei relations and I am pleased that it is advancing significantly in several areas. It is important that our defence officials work closely together in addressing the fast-evolving security challenges affecting the Southeast Asian region and the world,” said Lorenzana.
Philippine Secretary of National Defence Delfin N. Lorenzana and Minister of Defence II Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof after the Guard of Honor ceremonies at the Ministry of Defence (top photo) and during the brief meeting between the two Minsters (bottom photo)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN 29 March 2022 – Philippine Ambassador-designate Marian Jocelyn R. Tirol-Ignacio paid a courtesy call on Deputy Permanent Secretary for Politics Hajah Mardiana Hj Omar of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the International Convention Center, Bandar Seri Begawan.
During the call, Ambassador Tirol-Ignacio highlighted the strong and friendly relations between the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam. She noted the tremendous goodwill between them as well as the close cooperation forged in the areas of defense, education, trade and investment, labor, health and culture.
Both sides agreed to work closely and facilitate the conclusion of agreements that are under negotiation.
The two officials also exchanged views on how both the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam can better enhance bilateral ties by exploring other potential areas of cooperation such as on climate change and maritime cooperation. END
Bandar Seri Begawan, 29 March 2022 - The Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam launched “Health Corner 4 All”, a pioneering initiative that aims to empower Filipinos to care for their health by providing them free use of basic medical equipment at the Philippine Embassy while they avail of consular services.
“Health Corner 4 All” is a collaboration with the Philippine Nurses Association - Brunei Chapter (PNA-Brunei). It was launched on 29 March 2022 on the occasion of the last #PurpleTuesday of International Women’s Month.
“Health Corner 4 All'' provides the free use of blood pressure monitors, a weighing scale, and oximeters. It also shares information that promotes health and prevents premature death, disease, and disability.
In her message during the launch, Philippine Ambassador Marian Jocelyn Tirol-Ignacio, highlighted the importance of receiving preventive care and identifying early symptoms of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and obesity. “Through the Health Corner, the Philippine Embassy takes advantage of the presence of Filipinos, availing of essential consular services, to encourage them to manage their health and help them detect or prevent serious diseases and medical problems before they become worse.” She also encouraged everyone to use the medical equipment in the Health Corner and to see a doctor if the results taken from the Health Corner worry and cause them concern.
The initiative is part of the Embassy’s regular Gender and Development (GAD) activities that promote gender and development issues as well as its mission to promote the welfare of overseas Filipinos in Brunei Darussalam.PNA-BC officer, Ms. Versy Ann Palces, assists a client using the blood pressure monitor and oximeter A client’s height is measured to calculate the body mass index Philippine Ambassador Marian Jocelyn R. Tirol-Ignacio delivers her opening remarks during the launch of the “Health Corner 4 All” Philippine Ambassador Marian Jocelyn R. Tirol-Ignacio (center right) poses for a photo with Philippine Nurses Association - Brunei Chapter President, Ms. Zaleha Dollente (center left) and PNA-BC officers Ms. Versy Ann Palces (far left) and Ms. Karen Genalie Manuel (far right)
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- Thursday, 24 February 2022 PHILIPPINE CONTINGENT MARCHES PROUDLY AT BRUNEI’S 38TH NATIONAL DAY PARADE