Consul General Tabamo, in her remarks, spoke on the history of the Philippines and important milestones such as 1565, 1898, and 1986, the influences of the countries that ruled it, the present government and gains under President Benigno Aquino III and about culture and traditions. She also invited them to visit the Philippines and had information brochures ready for their reading pleasure.
The Benvenuto Club was organized in Milan in 1967 by a small group of English-speaking women to help newcomers settle into Milan and foster international friendship through various activities. At present it has about 300 members from different countries who share an interest in international cultures and has established geographic zones for more intimate and effective interactions in members’ homes. Among their many activities is the monthly coffee meeting, cultural and educational trips to know more about Italy, the annual Christmas bazaar which helps fund three local charities and the publication of a monthly magazine. (PCG-Milan)