Baba’s Foundation’s Chairman of the Board, Mr. Jeya Murugan, and Executive Director Cristita Epal were invited to participate in the celebration of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan birthday celebration on 1st of December 2016, at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang, Davao City.
No less than the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo R. Duterte, was the guest of honor of the occasion . The event was participated by some 300 guests , composed of Japanese Nationals living in Mindanao, Filipinos who are representatives of various groups and offices, and dignitaries from other nationalities. The Japanese Ambassador with his wife , and the Head of the Consular office of Japan in Davao were on hand to receive all the guests to the occasion.
Other government officials who graced the occasion include the Press Secretary Martin Andanar, and the representatives of City Mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor Paulo Duterte.