Philippine flag flies at half mast for late ambassador

James Kon

The Philippine flag is flying at half-mast at the Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam to mark the three-day period of mourning for the late Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon Bernardita L Catalla, who passed away in the line of duty on April 2, due to complications arising from COVID-19.

Catalla’s remains arrived in Manila on April 15. Officials from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L Locsin Jr, together with Catalla’s next-of-kin held a brief ceremony to pay tribute to the late ambassador’s 27 years of dedicated service to the country.

After the ceremony, the late Catalla’s remains were immediately brought to a crematorium in Pasay City.

The Philippine flag flies at half mast at the Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam. PHOTO: PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM