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20/05/2010: The Washington Diplomat Golf Tournament Highlights the Philippines

20 MAY 2010, BELTSVILLE, MD – The Washington Diplomat’s Embassy Golf Tournament this year featured the Philippines, providing an opportunity to highlight the Philippines as a preferred destination for international tourism and investments.

Held at the Cross Creek Golf Club, the Washington Diplomat’s 6th Annual Embassy Golf Tournament was conducted under the patronage of Ambassador Willy C. Gaa.

An estimated 140 golfers attended the event, including ambassadors and other diplomats from at least 10 Embassies.

The Philippines and its flag were featured in all of the Washington Diplomat’s promotional materials.

At the closing ceremonies, Philippine products such as pearls, handcrafted items and award-winning San Miguel Beer were awarded to the tournament and raffle winners.

The Washington Diplomat welcomed the opportunity to partner with the Philippine Embassy on the event, noting the special ties between the Philippines and the United States.

Ambassador Gaa thanked the Washington Diplomat for the collaboration and encouraged tournament players to learn more about the Philippines.

The Washington Diplomat is a monthly newspaper with an estimated select readership of 100,000 and circulated among DC-based embassies, the United Nations, the World Bank and IMF offices, the White House, the Department of State and the US Congress, among others. END.

Participants at the Washington Diplomat’s 6th Annual Embassy Golf Tournament prepare for simultaneous tee-offs at the Cross Creek Country Club here.  Miniature flags in the foreground highlighted the Philippines as this year’s Tournament Patron.  Around 140 golfers participated in the event. END

On display are some of the tournament prizes for the Washington Diplomat’s 6th Annual Embassy Golf Tournament which included Philippine pearls, handcrafted items and San Miguel Beer packages. This year’s Tournament was held under the patronage of Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa. END

Ambassador Willy C. Gaa awards one of the raffle prize winners with a Philippine package consisting of handcrafted items and Philippine pearls during closing ceremonies of the Washington Diplomat’s 6th Annual Embassy Golf Tournament.  This year’s Tournament was held under the Ambassador’s patronage.   An estimated 140 golfers participated in this year’s event, including ambassadors and diplomats from at least 10 Embassies in Washington, D.C. END