Philippine Embassy In Tokyo Commemorates Rizal’s Life and Legacy

Embassy officers and staff held a solemn flag ceremony to commemorate the 124th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal

Chargé d’affaires Robespierre L. Bolivar led the flag ceremony and read short excerpts from Dr. Jose Rizal’s works

The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo commemorated the 124th anniversary of the martyrdom of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, on December 30.

Chargé d’affaires Robespierre L. Bolivar led Embassy officers and staff in a short flag ceremony, and read excerpts from Dr. Rizal’s on his love of country, dedication to excellence, and bravery.

The Embassy observed COVID-19 prevention measures during the solemn ceremony to mark the close of the year 2020.

The official theme for this year’s commemoration is “Jose Rizal: Inspirasyon sa Pagbangon at Paghilom ng Bayan”.

One of Dr. Rizal’s quotes read during the ceremony was, “My countrymen, I have given proofs that I am one most anxious for liberties for our country, and I am still desirous of them. But I place as a prior condition the education of the people, that by means of instruction and industry our country may have an individuality of its own and make itself worthy of these liberties.”