• June 13, 2024

The Swiss Embassy in Manila recently launched the third edition of “Angels for Angels,” a Christmas initiative it started in 2020 to promote women empowerment, livelihood, and solidarity.

In 2020, Christmas angel ornaments made from recycled materials were sold and proceeds went to the women communities of the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) and the International Bazaar Foundation (IBF).

On its second year, the Swiss Embassy teamed up with SM Supermalls and SPARK Philippines to produce sustainable Christmas ornaments. NVC was once again a beneficiary of the project, along with women communities from Quezon City, Taguig, Pasig, Cebu, Bicol, and HABI – the Philippine Textile Council.

From left: Swiss Ambassador Alain Gaschen, Mandaluyong City Mayor Benjamin Abalos Sr., and SM Supermalls President Steven Tan at the launch of the Swiss Embassy in Manila’s Angels for Angels project at The Podium

Now on its third year, as the Philippines and Switzerland celebrate the 65th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, the Swiss Embassy launched a project named the Swiss Chocolate Legacy.

Specially made Malagos chocolate bars Chocolate bars come wrapped in an enveloped adorned with artwork by an “angel”

It teamed up with homegrown and award-winning chocolate makers Auro Chocolate, Malagos Chocolate and Tigre y Oliva to come up with chocolate bars for this year’s fundraiser. The sale of each bar would help women communities around the country.

The Swiss Embassy partnered once again with SM, who organized and hosted the launch of the project at The Podium.

The Chocolate Angels will be found in different locations throughout the Christmas season.

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