Ambassador's Welcome Message
I wish to welcome you to the renewed website of the Philippine Embassy in Pretoria, covering not only South Africa but also eight other countries as well in the region: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho.
2004 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and South Africa. With about 3000 of our fellow Filipinos in the region, we are indeed contributing to Africa's grand project of a renaissance, a rebirth of the continent which itself gave rise to mankind.
The Philippine Embassy stands ready to give service to our countrymen as well to provide that vital link to our host country and the countries to which the Embassy is accredited.
Kami ng Kasuguan ng Pilipinas sa Katimugan ng Aprika ay nagsisikap upang ating tibayan ang ating Republika sa kaniyang 106 ng taong pagtatag.
Mabuhay tayong lahat!
Virgilio A. Reyes, Jr.