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By : Ricky Laxa – Al Watan Daily
KUWAIT: Philippines’ Ambassador to Kuwait Shulan Primavera recollected the country’s history and their struggle for independence as the Filipino people commemorated their country’s Independence Day. Primavera delivered his independence day speech at the lobby of the new embassy in Faiha, in front of leaders of the community, guests and high ranking embassy officials after the traditional flag-hoisting ceremony.
He reminisced events from the time of Spanish colonization up until independence was attained in 1898 and to the present time of Aquino administration. He said that the Philippines is rich in all aspects -from skills to culture and to natural resources and heritage. Touching upon present Filipino economic scenario, he acknowledged that Philippines has been left behind by its neighbors. However, he noted that the Philippines will emerge as one of the biggest players in the world economy by 2050 citing economic analysis. He said that even if the Philippines is free politically, another aspect in governance should not be overlooked which is real economic independence. Continue reading