MECO says golf tourney with Taiwan a success

/ 10:02 AM April 22, 2024
MECO says golf tourney with Taiwan a success

SM Investments co-chair Teresita Sy-Coson (right) joins MECO chairman Silvestre Bello III and other MECO officials at the reception of the 1st MECO Fil-Tai Invitational golf tournament at the Sky Garden, Mall of Asia. PHOTO FROM MECO

MANILA, Philippines—Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman Silvestre Bello III has declared the first MECO Fil-Tai invitational golf tournament as a success.

The three-course games saw its final leg at the Pradera Verde Golf Club in Lubao, Pampanga last Friday with the 48-man Taiwan delegation winning the team award of the tournament.


“The three days of friendly games is not about winning,” Bello said.

“Our games are about fostering closer friendly relations and enhancing greater partnerships. Our games are about further strengthening ties between the people of the Philippines and Taiwan,” he said.


“Our games are about fortifying the bridge connecting two neighboring independent republics,” Bello added.

“This is why there are no losers, only winners,” he said.

Bello said that while the golf tournament was meant to help promote local tourism, its most important achievement was to open up a fresh avenue where the Philippines and Taiwan are able to enhance people-to-people relationship.

The tournament saw Ambassador Wallace Minn-Gaw Chao of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines and Bello doing the ceremonial tee-off at the Summit Point Golf in Lipa, Batangas.

“We concluded three days of productive games where everyone are winners. All were undaunted by the summer heat, and emerged victorious,” Bello said.

Following the successful golf tournament, Bello said MECO will hold another round of the games in the next few months.

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