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10/07/2012: PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN AGANA, GUAM AND THE LAGUNA ASSOCIATION OF GUAM LEAD THE CELEBRATION OF THE 151ST BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. JOSE RIZAL

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN AGANA, GUAM AND THE LAGUNA ASSOCIATION OF GUAM LEAD THE  CELEBRATION OF THE 151ST BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. JOSE RIZAL

 

Officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Agana, together with the officers and members of the Laguna Association of Guam, are joined by distinguished guests and members of other Filipino associations in a flag-raising ceremony in commemoration of the 151st Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal.

 

The Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam, in cooperation with the Laguna Association of Guam (LAG), commemorated the 151st Birth Anniversary of National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal with a flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony on 19 June 2012 at the official residence of the Consul General in Jonestown, Tamuning, where a bust of Dr. Rizal stands.  The said bust was donated by the LAG to the Philippine Government in 2008 and the shrine was also recently renovated through the efforts of the said association.

 

Consul General Bayani V. Mangibin (2nd from right) and Hon. Raymond S. Tenorio (2nd from left), Acting Governor of Guam, led the wreath-laying ceremony, together with Laguna Association of Guam President Nancy Baldoz (extreme right) and Filipino Community of Guam President Leah Beth Naholowaa (extreme left).

 

The highlight of the event was the turn-over ceremony of the donation of facsimiles of the original manuscripts of Dr. Rizal's Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo by the Laguna Association of Guam to the University of Guam, the Guam Community College and the Guam Public Library.  Dr. Helen Whippy, Senior Vice President of the University of Guam, and Ms. Carmen K. Santos, Acting President of the Guam Community College, accepted the donation for their respective institutions, while Acting Governor Tenorio accepted the donation on behalf of the Guam Public Library.

 

Other distinguished guests during the ceremony include members of the 31st Guam Legislature led by Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz, members of the Consular Corps, members of the business community and officers and members of other Filipino associations.END

 

 

(Top to Bottom) Dr. Helen Whippy, Senior Vice President of the University of Guam, Ms. Carmen K. Santos, Acting President of the Guam Community College, and Acting Governor Tenorio on behalf of the Guam Public Library, accepting the donations of the Laguna Association of Guam.