Bicol represent! VP Leni served with Pili nuts during with meeting with Canadian envoy


Vice President Leni Robredo said she was touched with the gesture of the Canadian envoy to the Philippines who served her foods featuring Pili nuts, one of Bicol’s most famous foods.

The Vice President was invited for lunch by His Excellency Peter MacArthur, Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines yesterday.

The officials discussed different issues concerning women empowerment, gender equality, the environment and climate change, disaster resilience, among others.

But Robredo said she was “super touched” when she found out that the menu contained items featuring Bicol’s crown jewel Pili nuts.

“Super touched that Pili nuts was featured in a couple of items in the menu. Appreciate thoughtful gestures such as this,” said VP Leni.

“The Ambassador has several Bicolanos in his household staff and they are always there to greet me whenever I come and visit,” she added.

Also present during the meeting were Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines Grete Sillasen, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Ms. Helene Girard, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Canada.

Robredo said they discussed “our many initiatives to promote our shared values and advocacies.”