Message of Consul General De Leon on the occasion of the 114th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

congenConsul General Mario De Leon, Jr's message on the occasion of the 114th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.

MESSAGE

On the Occasion of the 114th Anniversary of the Proclamation of

Philippine Independence

 

The Philippine Consulate General in New York joins the Filipino-American Community in the US Northeast as we celebrate the 114th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.

As millions of Filipinos and people of Filipino descent around the world commemorate the heroic sacrifices made by our forebears to secure the precious gift of freedom for all Filipinos, may we always be conscious of our own role in safeguarding the legacy of those who have come before us.

Time and again, our country and people have been tested by many challenges.  Yet the Filipino’s resourcefulness, courage, fortitude, and patriotism have allowed us to emerge even stronger in the face of adversity.

The Filipino’s innate sense of bayanihan and our shared aspiration for progress and peace, will continue to steer our people and our country towards a more concerted effort to secure a brighter future for succeeding generations of Filipinos.

In this task, the Philippine Consulate General reaffirms its solidarity with the Filipino-American Community in the US Northeast and Filipino migrant communities the world over as we collectively work to promote and safeguard the interests of the Philippines, Filipinos, and the Filipino Overseas Community.

On this special occasion, we join all Filipinos in rededicating ourselves to fulfilling this year’s Independence Day celebration theme of “Kalayaan Pananagutan ng Bayan sa Tuwid na Daan.”

Mabuhay ang Kalayaan!  Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

 

 

MARIO L. DE LEON, JR.                              

                                                                                           Consul General                            

 

New York, 12 June 2012