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TEAM PHILIPPINES WINS FIRST PLACE IN 21ST AMBASSADORS’ CUP 2022

The Philippine Team wins first place in the Non-Ambassador’s Category at the 21st Ambassadors’ Cup in Singapore. (Photo credit: Changi Sailing Club)

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(8 November 2022, Singapore) Team Philippines, led by Chargé d’ Affaires Emmanuel R. Fernandez of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore, won first place in the Non-Ambassador’s Division of the 21st Ambassador’s Cup held last 05 November 2022.  Joining CDA Fernandez in the team were  Vice Consul Jhullie Anne A. Beniahan, Vice Consul Renee Gayle M. Chua and Lieutenant Commander Arnold San Joaquin of the Philippine Navy.  They sailed a boat named “Balqis,” with the Changi Sailing Club’s veteran sailboat captain, Lukman Nurhakim, at the helm, assisted by skipper Andre Chew.

 

Introduced in 1999, the annual Ambassador’s Cup sailing competition aims to gather together the diplomatic and sailing communities in Singapore to foster international friendships and camaraderie through a day of sailing and revelry. This year’s edition (the 21st) was organized by the Embassy of Peru in coordination with the Changi Sailing Club.

The event was participated in by 44 Embassies and foreign missions.  It was also graced by the presence of Mr. Albert Chua, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, as the event’s Guest of Honor.  (END)

L-R: Andre Chew (skipper), Third Secretary and Vice Consul Gayle M. Chua, Third Secretary and Vice Consul Jhullie Anne A. Beniahan, Mr. Lukman Nurhakim Samad (Captain of Team Balqis), Chargé d'Affaires Emmanuel R. Fernandez, and Lt. Cdr. Arnold A. San Joaquin of the Philippine Navy (Photo credit: Changi Sailing Club)
CDA Emmanuel R. Fernandez at the helm of the boat “Balqis.”