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17/07/2010: PHILIPPINE FOOD FESTIVAL RECEPTION

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco hosted a reception marking the end of the one-month long Philippine Food Festival at the Philippine Center last Thursday, 08 July 2010.  Participating restaurant owners, sponsors, and supporters attended the reception and were honored with certificates of recognition signed by Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. A flagship project of the consulate, the Philippine Food Festival succeeded in the promotion of Filipino cuisine and the Philippines as a leading culinary destination in Asia. Photo shows Philippine Airlines executives receiving an appreciation certificate from consulate officials. Standing from left are: Mr. Richard Miller, PAL Commercial Group Adviser; Ms. Joanne Sarmiento, Country Manager, PAL Americas; Deputy Consul General Wilfredo C. Santos; Tourism Director Rene de los Santos; and Ms. Delia Merano, District Sales Manager, PAL San Francisco.