THE Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Hong Kong (PTIC-HK) took part in the Belt and Road National Art and Culture Expo (BRNace) in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong (PCGHK), with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry–Baguio Benguet (DTI-Baguio Benguet), and the Kambal Gallery (Kambal Gallery).

In a statement obtained by The Manila Times over the weekend, the DTI said the expo held on September 23 to 25 at the Asia World-Expo Hong Kong aimed to promote the development of art and culture of participating countries.

Over 250 renowned art galleries and organizations of Hong Kong and China, and consulates based in Hong Kong, including the Philippines, exhibited at the BRNace showcasing traditional and modern artworks; and local designs.

During the opening ceremony, Vice Consul Jose Angelo D.G Manuel of the PCGHK represented the Philippines in the ribbon cutting.

Kambal Gallery, a Hong Kong-based Filipino gallery featured artworks of different Filipino artists.

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Filipino fashion accessories from the Yuman Kaili Artisanal Crafts and Aveline's Cordillera Handloom Wooven Products, both from the Cordillera Region, were also on show.

The Filipino national clothing barong Tagalog and baro't saya were the main highlight in the Philippines' booth, symbolizing the rich culture of the Philippines.

Vice Consul (Commercial) and Commercial Attaché of the PTIC-HK Roberto Mabalot Jr. also introduced the culture and artwork of the Philippines and the long-stand relationships between the Philippines and Hong Kong and China during the Belt and Road National Art and Culture Forum.

He invited the participants to visit the Philippines to learn more about the country's culture and arts, given that the mandatory hotel quarantine restriction in Hong Kong was lifted on Sept. 26, 2022.