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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Giselle P. Kasilag
Instituto Cervantes, the cultural arm of the embassy of Spain, unveiled its cultural calendar for the month of October. Dubbed as -Fiesta! - Spanish Festival for Culture and the Arts, the event is on its 3rd year of highlighting Spanish culture in the Philippines. -Fiesta! coincides with the celebration of Spanish Day held on Oct. 12.
"We have put a lot of effort and a lot of love in this project," said Spain's Ambassador to the Philippines Ignacio Sagaz during cocktails held to announce the festival's lineup. "If this were a delicatessen, there are several gourmet dishes in store for us all in Manila."
While part of -Fiesta!'s objectives is to "offer a global vision of the Spanish culture to the Filipino public," cultural exchange is still at the heart of the festival. Instituto Cervantes Director Javier Galvan said cultural networks established during the last two years of holding the event have allowed them to reach out to a larger …