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PR-CSC-050-1913June 2019, New York City – The Connecticut Association of Filipino and American Families together with members of other Fil-Am organizations in Connecticut, commemorated the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independence by holding its annual Philippine flag-raising ceremony at the town hall of Greenwich, Connecticut (CT) at 8:30 this morning. Selectman John Toner of the Board of Selectmen of Greenwich, CT, recalled the enduring friendship of the Philippines and the United States. As a volunteer of Greenwich Hospital, where he regularly encounters Filipino medical practitioners, he also praised Filipinos for their professionalism and work ethic. On the other hand, Vice Consul Tanya Faye O. Ramiro, who represented the Philippine Consulate General in New York, said, “It has been more than 121 years since we have transcended our colonial past, and Filipinos, wherever they may be in the world, are now making their own history.” Cheers of “Mabuhay!” concluded the ceremony.

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