Australian Ambassador Steven J Robinson AO met with Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and other city officials after the welcome ceremony at the SP session hall, Monday.
The stated purpose of the courtesy call is for Ambassador Robinson to learn about Mayor Remollo’s priorities, the impact of COVID-19 to Dumaguete City and to explore further opportunities for engagement and collaboration.
Ambassador Robinson also wanted to personally thank Mayor Remollo for his assistance with the repatriation flights for Australian nationals/tourists in March 2020 facilitated by the City Tourism Office.
In consideration of his service to Australia’s international interests through significant and sustained contribution, Ambassador Robinson was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Ambassador Robinson also met separately with the Dumaguete City alumni of the Australian Awards, who are promising young leaders and recipients of the international scholarships and short courses that allowed them the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.