THE Embassy of Malaysia in Manila and the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industries Philippines Inc. (MCCI) hosted a well-attended annual Malaysia Friendship Open last Saturday at the Pradera Verde Golf and Country Club in Lubao, Pampanga.
Malaysia Ambassador to the Philippines Dato’ Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino led the ceremonial tee off along with ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps and members of the Malaysian community, Philippine dignitaries and sponsors and representatives from the private sectors.
“The Malaysia Friendship Golf has been organized for many years but this year we wanted to rename it and call it Malaysia Friendship Open and to showcase our friendship to the rest of the world especially Philippines,” Castelino said.
Castelino expressed his gratitude to organizing committee chairman Stephen Khaw, general manager of Pradera Verde Golf and Country Club Mike Singgaran, Pampanga Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda and Lubao Mayor Esmeralda Pineda.
The drew participants and supporters from various sectors and attracted a resounding support from 61 generous sponsors.
The annual sport event is seen as a platform to bridge Filipino and Malaysian businesses and promote the Malaysian trade and tourism industries.
The proceeds from the event were dedicated to supporting the Prado Siongco Elementary School and Masjid Al Aziz.
The Embassy of Malaysia will also hold the Malaysia Week 2023 at Paseo De Roxas in Makati City this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.—a weekend of food, culture, entertainment and fun activities.