Left photo: Azkals coach Stewart Hall shares a heartwarming message of gratitude for the support of the Philippine Embassy and the Filipino Community in Singapore with Embassy officials led by Ambassador Yap and Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Candolada
Right photo: From top L-R: Azkals; Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap; Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Adrian Bernie C. Candolada; Third Secretary and Vice Consul Joy Anne B. Lai; Mr. Wilford Wong, Chief of Staff of the Ambassador; First Secretary and Consul Joyleen E. Santos; Ms. Rosellie L. Bantay, Cultural Officer; Third Secretary and Vice Consul Jhullie Anne Beniahan; and Third Secretary and Vice Consul Renee Gayle M. Chua.
(17 December 2021, Singapore) – Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap and officers of the Embassy met the Philippine National Football Team, the Azkals, when they paid a virtual courtesy call on the Embassy on Thursday, 16 December 2021.
The Azkals are in Singapore to compete in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2020, which runs from 5 December to 1 January 2022.
Ambassador Yap conveyed his appreciation to the Azkals for flying the Philippine flag high and for bringing pride to the Filipino community in Singapore who flocked to the National Stadium to watch their games.
The Azkals won one of their first three (3) games in the Suzuki Cup. They are slated to have their final game against Myanmar tomorrow, 18 December 2021, to determine their overall ranking for this season.