Indonesia hosts packed party; Philippines says hi, goodbye to dips

Former PM Joe Clark, Global Affairs Canada ADM Graham Shantz, and Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah at Indonesia's Aug. 24 independence day reception. The Hill Times photo: Sam Garcia

A young dancer entertains the crowd at the Indonesian event at the Chateau Laurier. The Hill Times photo: Sam Garcia

Rabea Elfeitori, wife of the Libyan ambassador, and Andis Faizasyah, wife of the Indonesian ambassador. The Hill Times photo: Sam Garcia

Benin’s ambassador, Comlan Pamphile Goutondji, greets Mr. and Mrs. Faizasyah. The Hill Times photo: Sam Garcia

Analiza Ariola Paquette of Myanmar, with outgoing minister/consul with the Philippines Embassy, Flerida Ann Camille P. Mayo, at an Aug. 25 party at the Philippines embassy marking the departure/arrival of diplomats. Sam Garcia photo

Uriel Norman Garibay, the outgoing deputy chief of mission of the embassy of the Philippines, with Indonesian minister-counsellor for economic affairs K. Candra Negara. Sam Garcia photo

Philippines Embassy officials: outgoing minister/consul Porfirio M. Mayo Jr., Ms. Mayo; Mr. Garibay; Ambassador Petronila Garcia; incoming minister/consul Francisco Noel Fernandez, and incoming first secretary/consul Greg Marie Marino. The Hill Times photo: Sam Garcia