Despite the unpleasant weather before the event, the 13th German Ambassador’s Cup was again successfully held under a sunny sky on October 21 at the Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club in Batangas.
Eighty nine guests from the German-Philippine business community, various diplomatic corps and Philippine government institutions got together for the exclusive annual golf tournament—organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) together with the German Embassy Manila.
This year’s golf tournament was made more distinct with the joint celebration of the 25 years of German Unity and GPCCI’s official entry into the AHK network (Association of German Chambers Abroad) as AHK Philippinen.
Taking their respective spots in the ceremonial tee-off were German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski, Brig. Gen. Buenaventura Pascual of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Finance Undersecretary Carlo Carag, Maritime Industry Authority Administrator Dr. Maximo Mejia Jr., and German Ambassador’s Cup Chairman Klaus Schroeder.
The tournament was followed by a traditional fellowship, awarding and dinner reception at the German Ambassador’s residence, where notable players were recognized for their exceptional golf play. The list of winners consist of Maj. Gen. Salvador Mison and Col. Gerry Amante as champions, Tony Co and Urs Schwager as first runners-up, and Ambassador John Gomes and Cliff Davies as second runners-up.
Another special celebration is the event’s linkage to a charity project, Preda Foundation, Inc., which is a renowned child rights organization in Subic, Zambales. Preda representatives, Fr. Shay Cullen and Francis Bernido, were in attendance and received the event sponsors’ donation of P420,000 for the Girls’ Home in Subic.