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Philippine Embassy in Tokyo Joins Filipinos around the World in Remembrance of National Hero Gat Jose Rizal

TOKYO, JAPAN — Charge d’Affaires ad interim Marian Jocelyn Tirol-Ignacio together with embassy officials and personnel honoured Gat Jose Rizal in a wreath-laying ceremony held at the Embassy chancery in Tokyo on 30 December 2014.

CDA Tirol-Ignacio offers flowers before Dr. Rizal’s bust.

After the singing of the Philippine National Anthem, flowers were offered before a bronze bust of the national hero. In remarks held during the ceremony, Minister and Consul General Ignacio gave grateful recognition to Gat Rizal’s vision of the Filipino that gave birth to the nation. Filipino food was partaken at a simple reception held after the ceremony. END

Philippine Embassy-Tokyo personnel sing the National Anthem during the wreath-laying ceremony.

Philippine Embassy-Tokyo personnel during the wreath-laying ceremony before Dr. Rizal’s bust.

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