On 13 April 2013, H.E. Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Ambassador of Thailand to the Philippines was invited to attend Songkran Thai Food Gala Buffet organized by Philippine-Thai Cultural Organization (PTCO) at Rockwell Tent, Rockwell Center. The event aimed at raising funds to support victims of calamities in the Philippines.
Ambassador delivered remarks explaining the traditional Songkran Festival and expressed appreciation to PTCO and Thai restaurants participating in the event (Azuthai, Benjarong, Celadon, 8 Spices, People's Palace and Oody's) as well as Thai Airways International and Tourism Authority of Thailand that sponsored round trip air plane ticket, accommodation, and travel package for the raffle draws. There were more than 400 guests including the VIP e.g. H.E. Josue Villa, former Ambassador of the Philippines to Thailand and honorable president of PTCO and H.E. Cesar Virata, former Prime Minister/Secretary of Finance of the Philippines.