First Lady of Estonia visits Cebu

IMG_1502The provincial government of Cebu has shown once again its hospitality to leaders of other countries when it hosted a welcome dinner to the First Lady of the Republic of Estonia on February 28.

Headed by Acting Gov. Agnes A. Magpale, together with other provincial officials, the First Lady of Estonia, Evelin Ilves who was with her daughter, Kadri Keiu Ilves, and companions were treated with sumptuous meal at the social hall of the Capitol. While they were partaking their dinner, several dance troupes were also presenting to them various dances of different cities and municipalities to their amusements and delights.
Acting Vice-Gov. Jualian B. Daan was tasked to deliver the welcome address and followed by Acting Gov. Magpale. In her speech, she made Lady Ilves smile including her companions composed of Consul Fernando Peña and Mr. Hemblar Mendoza when the acting governor made mention of an article published in a foreign magazine. She said that according to the story, women in Estonia are more curvaceous than other women in the Baltic region. In another newspaper, she added that it has been declared also that Estonia women make better wives than women in other countries. Though she added that its comparable to Filipino women which got a ready approval by the audience with an applause.

In her final message, Acting Gov. Magpale thanks the foreign guest who represented her husband, for her visit that made Cebu prouder and richer. In behalf of the Province of Cebu, Magpale then presented to the first lady of Estonia, a Mother of Pearl tray as a token from the Province of Cebu. (Ramon M. Gallardo)