PH Embassy in Seoul Celebrates 121st Philippine Independence Day

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Philippine Embassy in Seoul flag raising ceremony. (Seoul PE photo)

SEOUL 18 June 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Seoul celebrated the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 12 June 2019 with a flag-raising ceremony at the Embassy grounds, followed by a traditional Filipino breakfast and a Freedom Hike at Namsan Trail.

The flag-raising ceremony, led by Ambassador-designate to South Korea Noe A. Wong and Madame Maria Elena Wong, was attended by Embassy officers and staff. Eighteen Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) student officers and cadets who are currently attending the Joint Forces Military University, Korean Defense Language Institute, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Military Academy and ROK Airforce Academy also joined the celebration.

Ambassador-designate Wong delivered the Independence Day message of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte while Consul General Christian L. De Jesus read the message of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. The United Nations Command (UNC) Filipino Honor Guards raised the Philippine flag during the ceremony.

Following the traditional Filipino breakfast held at the Sentro Rizal Seoul, Embassy officers and staff, the AFP student officers and cadets and the UNC Honor Guards joined the Freedom Hike at the Namsan Trail, which was organized by the Embassy’s Office of the Defense and Armed Forces Attaché. END

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Ambassador Noe A. Wong (left) and Consul General Christian De Jesus (right) read the 121st  Independence Day messages of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., respectively. (Seoul PE photo)

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The AFP Student Officers and Cadets and UNC Honor Guards with Ambassador Noe A. Wong. (Seoul PE photo)

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Freedom Hike participated in by Embassy personnel, AFP Student Officers and Cadets and UNC Honor Guards. (Seoul PE photo)

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