December 3, 2020. It’s the most wonderful time of the year when IECEP UAE collaborates with IIEE Abu Dhabi for the Christmas Lanterns and Lights decorating of the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This project started in 2017 and since then, it became an annual festive and cooperative activity of Filipino traditions – the “Pasko” and the “Bayanihan”.
This year’s IECEP UAE volunteers include Immediate Past Governor Engr. Ma. Elisa Maglaque-Arcega, Engr. Romeo D. Alterado Jr., Engr. Quintin O. Calica Jr., Bayanihan Council Vice Chairman Engr. Analiza T. Binondo, and Vice Governor – External Dr. Reenan M Gotis. Our engineers together with IIEE and the Philippine Embassy volunteers were joined and thanked by the Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, Her Excellency Hjaceelyn M. Quintana, who continuously inspires the Filipinos in the UAE even at this extremely difficult time.
This holiday season, the traditional lanterns from the Philippines illuminate the night to remind the Overseas Filipinos, including other nationalities here in the UAE, of hope on arising together from this global pandemic. From IECEP UAE, we wish you all a “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”