Philippine Ambassador to Brazil, Eva G. Betita, served as panel speaker in an annual seminar sponsored by the Universidade Católica de Brasilia in Paracatu, Minas Gerais on 26 April 2013 on the role of civil society in the Philippine national development. The other seminar speakers were university professors and law practitioners.
More than 200 law students, professors and local officials attended the said annual law seminar.
The Ambassador took the opportunity to promote the Philippines and its history and culture among the Brazilian audience before focusing on the role of civil society, law and democratic processes in the Philippines, the legal framework for NGO activities and how political activism contributed to the country's fight for independence and the peaceful People Power Revolution against dictatorship. The Philippine experience was chosen to be one of the topics during the seminar to showcase examples and best practices of vibrant democracies and the rule of law in the region.
After her presentation, Ambassador Betita was interviewed by Radio Boa Vista FM of Paracatu.
UCB is one of the top private institutions in Brazil. It has various campuses in the capital city of Brasilia and nearby cities with a total student population of about 19,000. END