First Lady Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos has hosted a luncheon in Malacañang Palace for lady ambassadors in the Philippines, thanking them for supporting the President’s administration.
The luncheon took place on Wednesday, August 3, at the Rizal Hall, according to a video posted by the Radio Television Malacañang on Friday.
The guests list showed US Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Loss Carlson, South African Ambassador Bartinah Ntombizodwa Radebe-Netshitenzhe, Papua New Guinea Ambassador Betty Palaso, Austrian Ambassador Bita Rasoulian, Sri Lankan Ambassador Shobini Kaushala Gunasekera and Nigerian Ambassador Folakemi Ibidunni Akinleye.
Also present were Sweden Ambassador Annika Gunilla Thunborg, Denmark Ambassador Grete Sillasen, Germany Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel, France Ambassador Michèle Jeannine Andrèe Boccoz, Netherlands Charge D’ Affaires Monica Theodora Geertruida van Daalen (Netherlands), and Panama Charge D’ Affaires Lhuana Pamella Lopez Amorim.
“Thank you for supporting my husband’s administration. I hope we get to do this more often,” Araneta-Marcos told her guests.
Mrs. Marcos took the occasion to tour her inside the Palace.
The Simeona F. Chanyungco Lahing Kayumanggi Mananayaw ng Marikina Inc. rendered traditional Filipino dances during the event.
“I really appreciate the atmosphere here of women supporting other women in important roles and that’s why we’re so honored to be here as per your first official engagement here, supporting you as a very important woman in this country. Frankly in this region and globe,” Carlson said.
“It’s a very challenging position to take up so we’re really grateful for the opportunity to be here and grateful for the opportunity to support each other,” she added.
Rasoulian likewise thanked Araneta-Marcos for her “most gracious hospitality.”