Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam > Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam >> News

News

21/06/2011: Philippine Consulate General in Guam Celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal

Philippine Consulate General in Guam Celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal
PHOTO RELEASE
22 JUNE 2011


(Agana) – In commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam, headed by Consul General Bayani S. Mercado held a flag-raising ceremony on 19 June 2011 at the newly renovated shrine for our National Hero located at the official residence of the Consul General in Jonestown, Tamuning.  At the same time, the new shrine was unveiled and a wreath was offered to honor Dr. Rizal.  Joining Consul General Mercado during the unveiling ceremony were (L-R) Sen. Sam Mabini of the 31st Guam Legislature, Mrs. Aida Miranda, President of the Laguna Association of Guam; and Ms. Leah Beth Naholowaa, President of the Filipino Community of Guam.   The bronze bust of Dr. Rizal was donated  to the Philippine Government by the Laguna Association of Guam in 2008.  The Association likewise shouldered the renovation costs of the shrine. (END)