PH Embassy Celebrates Independence Day with Filipino Community in Abu Dhabi
Left photo: Charge d’ Affaires a.i. Rowena R. Pangilinan-Daquipil read the Independence Day 2018 message of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Philippine Independence Day celebration on 12 June 2018 at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Middle photo: Third Secretary and Vice Consul Von Ryan G. Pangwi read the message of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano. Right photo: Labor Attaché Ophelia N. Almenario read the message of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III. (Abu Dhabi PE photo)
ABU DHABI 03 July 2018 – In celebration of the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence, the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi held a flag ceremony with Filipino Community leaders and heads of Philippine schools at the Embassy function hall on 12 June 2018, with the theme “Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan.”
The program started with the singing of the Philippine National Anthem, followed by a recitation of allegiance to the Philippine flag, and invocation.
The Independence Day messages of Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano, and Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III were read by Charge d’ Affaires a.i. Rowena R. Pangilinan-Daquipil, Third Secretary and Vice Consul Von Ryan G. Pangwi, and Labor Attaché Ophelia N. Almenario, respectively.
The celebration was attended by officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy, Philippine Overseas Labor Office, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Social Security System, and Pag-IBIG.
Principal Jonathan Esguerra of The Philippine School (TPS) Abu Dhabi; Principal Lizabeth Comia of The Philippine Global School (TPGS), Vice Principal Lalaine Ragodon of the Philippine Emirates Private School (PEPS); officers of the Knights of Rizal – Emarat Abu Dhabi Chapter led by Chapter Commander Sir Blesil Apduhan; the Bayanihan Executive Board led by Chairman Engeneer Elmer Casao; and leaders of various Filipino organizations in Abu Dhabi also attended the celebration.
Philippine Embassy officers and staff, Filipino community leaders and heads of Philippine schools in Abu Dhabi attend a flag ceremony to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 12 June 2018 at the Embassy function hall. (Abu Dhabi PE photo)
Charge d’ Affaires a.i. Rowena Pangilinan-Daquipil, together with Third Secretaries and Vice Consuls Von Ryan G. Pangwi and Anna Marie Mae R. Guerra, Labor Attaché Ophelia Almenario, Assistant Labor Attachés Jay Jasper Javines and Jesus Vicente Magsaysay II, Welfare Officer Marites Ramos, and Ms. Ivory Catama-Pangwi are joined by other officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy. (Neil Bie photo)
POLO, OWWA, SSS and Pag-IBIG personnel are joined by other officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in abu Dhabi. (Neil Bie photo)