PH Consulate General in Manado Hosts Diplomatic Reception to Mark PH Independence


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Consul General Oscar Orcine (center, in Barong Tagalog) is joined by North Sulawesi Governor Olly Dondokambey (in maroon Batik), Bitung City Mayor Maximilian J. Lomban (leftmost), and senior officials of the various national Government agencies of Indonesia, Provincial Government of North Sulawesi, City Government of Manado, and City Government of Bitung. (Manado PE photo)


MANADO 12 July 2019 — Jubilant members of the Filipino community and Indonesian partners of the Philippine Consulate General in Manado gathered at Four Points by Sheraton Grand Ballroom on 16 June 2019 to celebrate the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.

Consul General to Manado Oscar Orcine led the celebration that featured the theme “Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan” (Courage of the Nation, Compassion for the People). In his keynote address, he paid tribute to the courage and compassion exemplified by the heroes of the Revolution who consecrated with their lives the freedom that generations of Filipinos enjoyed and continue to enjoy.

Consul General Orcine drew parallels between the heroes of the Revolution and the sacrifices of modern-day overseas Filipinos who continue to improve the wellbeing of their families and countrymen and chart a prosperous future for the country. He underscored the need for every Filipino to draw upon this tradition of courage and compassion to prevail over the challenges confronting the nation today.

The Consul General also acknowledged the gains made in fostering good relations between the Philippines and Indonesia that brought about close cooperation in addressing concerns over border security, immigration, and law enforcement.

Members of the Filipino community “Magilas” led a production number that showcased Filipino color, style, and dance. The group included students and teachers of the Manado Independent School. END


Filipino teachers and students of the Manado Independent School introduced guests to the moves and colors of Aliwan festival. (Manado PE photo)


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Consul General  Orcine joins hands with North Sulawesi Governor Dondokambey in the ceremonial cutting of the friendship cake to signify the commitment of Philippines and Indonesia in fostering good relations. (Manado PE photo)


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Consul General Orcine, the Philippine Consulate General in Manado officers and staff , and friends of the Consulate General showcased Filipiniana attire during the celebration of the anniversary of Philippine independence. (Manado PE photo)


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