Cultural and “action officer” for the fair Ms. Imelda de Joya points to the different tourist attractions using the Polish version of the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” brochure


Mr. Mariusz Dudzicki (left), clad in “barong tagalog,” answered questions from his Polish compatriots and provided information about travel to and within the Philippines as well as about the country’s places of interest for tourists.


Poles had fun posing for photos, with the panoramic view of the Banaue rice terraces as background; Philippine national costumes such as the “barong tagalog” for men and “baro at saya” for women were also displayed at the booth whose lay out and design were done by Cultural officer Ms. de Joya.


A one hour-tasting session of Filipino dish “adobo” and mango juice was held on Saturday; photo shows Ms. Neneng Martin (at the back, on the right) assisting the Ambassador serve “adobo”


A demonstration of Filipino martial arts “arnis” was held by officer and members of the organization Filipino Arnis de Mano Poland whose president is Mr. Piotr Adam Duchnik; from left to right are: Ms. Marta Podsiadlik, Mr. Sebastian Pierzchala, Mr. Piotr Adam Duchnik (center in black shirt) and Ms. Malgozata Kryst


L to R: (1st row) Amb. Paez, a member of Arnis de Mano Poland, Ms. Marta Podsiadlik, Mr. Piotr Adam Duchnik, Mr. Sebastian Pierzchala, Cultural Officer Ms. Imelda de Joya, and Ms. Malgorzata Kryst; (2nd row) Assistant to the ambassador Ms. Maria Hruzetska, Protocol officer and photographer Mr. Mariusz Dudzicki



The Embassy team during the International Tourism Fair; from left to right: Assistant to the ambassador on Economic and Political matters Ms. Hrzusetska, Ambassador Paez, Cultural Officer Ms. de Joya and Protocol/Photographer Mr. Dudzicki



Polish kids posed for photos


Polish girl pretending that she was about to climb the rice terraces with her brother


WARSAW__ At least 1,524 Poles visited the Philippine booth mounted by the Philippine Embassy in Warsaw during the 3rd edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITTF) and World Travel Show 2018 in PTAK Warsaw Expo which was held from 19 to 21 October 2018. The number of visitors was based on the number of tourism brochures which were given to each visitor during the three-day tourism fair which began on a Friday and ended on a Sunday.

            The Philippine booth spotlighted the beauty and diverse attractions of the country ranging from the Banaue Rice Terraces in the north to the Underground River (St. Paul Subterranean River) in Palawan in the south. The booth also displayed different cultural items such as the Philippine national costumes “barong Tagalog and “baro’t saya” “tinalak” fabrics, “tingkop” or rice containers from Palawan and miniature jeepneys. A demonstration of how the Filipino native game of “sungka” is played was also held at the booth. Several books about the Philippines were likewise displayed for browsing.

            A demonstration of Filipino martial arts called “arnis” was held by the officers and members of Arnis de Mano Poland, an organization which provides training on “arnis” and founded by Mr. Piotr Adam Duchnik.