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The Philippine Embassy in Japan Commemorates Rizal Day 2023

The Philippine Embassy in Japan with its Sentro Rizal-Tokyo joined the nation in commemorating the 127th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal on 30 December 2023. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Rizal: Pundasyon ng Kahapon, IsinasabuhayNgayon.”

Embassy officials held a flag ceremony dedicated to the event. Thenew video from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the LupangHinirang was played followed by a video of the poetry reading of Dr. Jose Rizal’s “El Canto del Viajero.”

There was also a live viewing of the primer explanation with the first three episodes of the “Maria Clara at Ibarra” tv series. It is a recent adaptation of Dr. Rizal’s famous novel “Noli Me Tangere.” The materials used for the live viewing were provided by Sentro Rizal Filipinas of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in cooperation with GMA Network in the Philippines.

Similar to the theme of Rizal Day 2023, themessages from the literary works of Dr. Rizal continue to be relevant to the experiences of Filipinos at this present time. That is why it is important that future generations of Filipinos continue to learn about Dr. Rizal and his great legacy.