First Secretary and Consul and Chargé d' Affaires, a.i. Dean Jason N. Arriola
On 31 August 2022, the Philippine Embassy in Dili held its celebration of Buwan ng Wika (National Language Month) at the Philippine Embassy compound. Among the attendees were Embassy staff, officials of participating Filipino-run international schools, students, and teachers.
Under the theme "Filipino at mga Katutubong Wika: Kasangkapan sa Pagtuklas at Paglikha", the celebration featured Filipino folk songs and contemporary poems performed by student and teacher volunteers from two Filipino-run international schools in Timor-Leste, namely St. Jude Thaddeus International School and St. Mary's Child Development Center. The participating students and teachers included Filipinos, Timorese, and other foreign citizens.
First Secretary and Consul and Chargé d' Affaires, a.i. Dean Jason N. Arriola lauded the student and teacher volunteers for their artistic contribution to the event and expressed appreciation to the officials of the said international schools for facilitating the participation of the volunteers. He encouraged the conduct of simple social activities to help spread the significance of the Filipino language, as well as regional and indigenous languages found in the Philippines.
Following the performances by student and teacher volunteers, CDA Arriola awarded certificates of appreciation to St. Jude Thaddeus International School Director Hiedie M. Veranga and St. Mary's Child Development Center Principal Yolanda Ceniza. END
Student and teacher volunteers from St. Jude Thaddeus International School and St. Mary's Child Development Center