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“Kasarinlan” Movie Premieres at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo

10 June 2018 – As part of the celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, H.E. Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V and Labor Attache Marie Rose C. Escalada led the opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the premiere showing of “Kasarinlan,” a movie jointly produced by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and the Filipino Community in Japan and directed by Mr. Joey Manalang.


The movie features the joys and struggles of Filipinos in Japan and hopes to inspire the younger generations of Filipino-Japanese to be proud of their Filipino heritage and culture.


The movie is the culminating activity of the successful Acting Workshop conducted by POLO and a true testament to the collaborative efforts of the members of the Filipino Community in Japan.


The premiere showing was immediately followed by a feast of Filipino food and drinks and musical performances from some of the best singers among the Filipino community. At least 300 Filipino and Japanese guests graced the successful premiere.


Photo Credit: Mr. Jason Conde and Ms. Meyen Rabanal

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