PH diplomatic posts in US to mark June 12 online
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 12 Philippine Independence Day will be celebrated online, hosted by the Philippine Embassy together with the consulates in Agana, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, and the Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.
The 122ndyear of Philippine Independence celebration through a Facebook Live event will feature a simultaneous flag ceremony, special greetings and messages from Philippine and US government officials, and performances by Broadway Barkada’s Ester Barroso-Guerzon and Roy Flores.
The virtual celebration will also be highlighted by a video tribute to Filipino frontnliners in the Philippines, the U.S., and Caribbean region, who have been working tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As we reflect on the significance of this year’s celebration, it is equally important to recognize the various ways and opportunities by which we can rally our communities to support and uplift one another during this unprecedented time of crisis,” Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez stated in his message to the Filipino communities in the United States and Caribbean territories on the occasion of the 122nd Philippine Independence Day.
On 7 June the Philippines celebrated National Migrant Workers Day, in recognition of the valuable contributions of overseas Filipino workers to the country. A three-part webinar series will be launched this month, through the joint efforts of the Embassy, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, and the Office of the Agriculture Attaché in Washington, D.C.