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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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