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11/06/2010: Diplomatic Community, U.S. Government Officials and FILCOM Join Philippine Embassy in Commemoration of 112th Philippine Independence Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scot Marciel (right), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia and Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs, proposes a toast with Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa (second from L) and Madame Erlinda Gaa (left) during a reception hosted on 11 June 2010 for the 112th Anniversary of Philippine Independence at the Army and Navy Club.  The Embassy of the Philippines was joined by over 160 guests, which included key members of the diplomatic community, officials of U.S. government agencies, members and staff-members from the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. and leaders of the Filipino-American community in the United States. END.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The diplomatic community, officials of U.S. government agencies and U.S. Congress, members of the Filipino-American organizations and officers and staff of the Embassy of the Philippines listen to the congratulatory message of United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Filipino people on the occasion of the 112th Anniversary of Philippine independence and for the successful conduct of the Philippine national elections last month, which she characterized as “a testament to the strength of your democracy and a positive example for the world.”  She emphasized the affinity that exists between the two countries as reflected by the 4 million Filipinos in the United States and the 150,000 Americans living in the Philippines. END.