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30/12/2010: Philippine Embassy Commemorates Rizal Day

30 December 2010, Washington, D.C. - The Philippine Embassy commemorated Rizal Day with simple flag raising rites held at the Romulo Hall today, followed by the reading of the Ambassador’s message and a short screening of Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s film, “Jose Rizal”.  The observance likewise showcased Dr. Rizal’s portrait and some of his great works and ended with a light breakfast shared by Embassy personnel.

The message, which was delivered by Consul General Domingo P. Nolasco on behalf of Ambassador Willy C. Gaa, recalled the exceptional life of Rizal and highlighted his unwavering national spirit.

The Ambassador’s message further announced the sesquicentennial celebration of the Philippine national hero and invited the staff to draw inspiration from his life-long achievements as they chart their own contributions towards helping push the country forward.  END