Naging panauhin si Vice President Leni Robredo sa pagdiriwang ng Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day sa Naga City nitong Sabado
"Since the Battle of Baler, many aspects of our relationship have already grown and has become very fruitful to both of our countries. Spain, in fact, has time and again supported our cause for development," aniya.
"So we hope to continue nurturing and building warmer ties between our two countries, whether it involves creating more opportunities in investment, trade and commerce, or pushing a deeper appreciation of our shared heritage through various modes of engagement, tourism, cultural events, education and the arts."
Ayon naman kay Carlo Buenaflor, Spanish honorary consul for Bicol, layunin ng pagdiriwang ang mapaintindi sa kabataan ang relasyon ng Espanya sa bansa.
"We must not forget that we share very strong ties with Spain, not only because they were our former colonizers but they continue to aid us in many ways," aniya.
"I think it is important that we keep our ties strong with them, and by celebrating the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day it ensures that we are able to work well and also make sure that we are able to educate the youth about our history and heritage.”
Samantala, ginunita at binigyang-diin ni Sen. Loren Legarda ang 71 taong relasyon sa diplomasya ng Pilipinas at Espanya.
"There is a significant number of Filipinos in Spain and, with this, the government should continue working closely with the Spanish government in the field of social security for the welfare of OFWs. But we must not stop here. We must actively pursue similar efforts to make sure that both our peoples benefit from our policies, programs and processes," aniya.
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