October 15, 2016
Two days before the eagerly anticipated visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to Brunei Darussalam, organizers readied the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex, an indoor stadium where the President’s get-together with the Filipino community is set to take place on October 16, 2016.
There are about 23,000 Filipinos residing and working in Brunei. Approximately 7,000 of them would be attending the event, according to the Philippine Embassy officials. It is by far the largest meeting of a Philippine Chief Executive with a Filipino community overseas in terms of the number of registered attendees.
Since the stadium could only accommodate up to 6,000 people, a covered tent was set up outside the sports complex to cater the additional 1,000 people attending the event.
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