25/02/2013: AGANA PCG LED CELEBRATION OF THE 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EDSA "PEOPLE POWER" REVOLUTION IN GUAM
The Philippine Consulate General in Agana led by the Acting Head of Post, Consul Edgar Tomas Q. Auxilian, commemorated the 27th Anniversary of the EDSA “People Power” Revolution with a flag-raising ceremony, today, 25 February 2012 at the 3rd Floor of the ITC Building in Tamuning.
Left photo shows Flag raising ceremony led by Consul Edgar Tomas Auxilian, Acting Head of Post (2nd from right) with (R-L) Dr. Vita Auxilian, Consul Maria Paz Cortes, Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio, Speaker Judith Won Pat , Senator Tomas Ada of the 32nd Guam Legislature, former Senator Judith Guthertz of 31st Guam Legislature, Consul General Jeff Kenty of Palau, Consul General Jae Hyun Shin of South Korea, Mayor John A. Cruz of Hagatna, Ms. Loisa Cabuhat, President of the Filipino Ladies Association of Guam, Mr. Alfredo Antolin, Director of Agency for Human Resources Development and Ms. Chet Neri, former President of the Filipino Ladies Association of Guam. Right Photo shows Ms. Shirley Trinidad (infront) singing the Philippine National Anthem and Ms. Maelani Revilla and Mr. Emmanuel Garcia hoisting the Philippine flag.
The simple ceremony was highlighted by a short program that included a rendition of “Bayan Ko” by Ms. Shirley Trinidad and playing of video documentaries entitled “Ninoy: the Heart and Soul” and “Puso at Diwa ni Ninoy” during the traditional breakfast.
Consul Edgar Tomas Q. Auxilian, Acting Head of Post, delivered the welcome remarks. He expressed his warm appreciation to Guam Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio, Speaker Judi Won Pat and other Senators of the 32nd Guam Legislature, the members of the Consular Corps in Guam, and other guests from the Filipino community, for joining the Philippine Consulate General in its celebration of the 27th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
He explained that the EDSA People Power Revolution in February 1986 was a very important historical event as it put an end to the long autocratic rule of the Marcos administration and ushered in the restoration of democracy in the Philippines. It united strongly the Filipinos and revived their hope and pride, as the eyes of the world were focused on the peaceful process unfolding in the Philippines during that time. Now, 27 years later, Filipinos are full of hope again, under the leadership of President Benigno S. Aquino III, with the bright prospects of the Philippines emerging as a new tiger in Asia and one of the strongest economy in the world in the years to come.
The flag-raising ceremony and the short program was attended by Guam Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio, Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Senators Thomas C. Ada, Frank B. Aguon,Jr, Dennis G. Rodriguez,Jr., V Anthony Ada of the 32nd Guam Legislature, former Senator Judith Guthertz of the 31st Guam Legislature, members of Consular Corps headed by Consul General Jae Hyun Shin of South Korea, Consul General Jeff Kenty of Palau and Consul General Robert Ruecho of Federated States of Micronesia and Mayor John Cruz of Hagatna.
Other guests include Guam Government officials, members of the business community, officers and members of the Filipino Community of Guam (FCG), other Filipino organizations in Guam and media friends.
Left photos shows (L-R, first row) Speaker Judith Won Pat, former Senator Judith Guthertz, Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio, Consul Edgar Tomas Auxilian, (R-L, 2nd row) Senators Frank Aguon, Jr. Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. V. Anthony Ada (hidden),( R-L, 3rd row) Ms. Loisa Cabuhat and Ms. Chet Neri of the Filipino Ladies Association of Guam before the opening of the program. Right photo shows Acting Head of Post, Consul Edgar Tomas Q. Auxilian delivering his Opening remarks.
Right photo shows Ms. Shirley Trinidad singing “Bayan Ko” during the program. Left photo shows (L-R) Consul Edgar Tomas Auxillian, staff of Lt Governor Ray Tenorio and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio during the playing of video documentaries and traditional breakfast.
Right photo shows (R-L) Speaker Judith Won Pat, former Senator Judith Guthertz, Consul General Jeff Kenty, Executive Director Lea Santos of Guam Commission for Educator Certification and Post’s Consular Assistant Margie Morales. Left photo shows (R-L) Consul General Jae Hyun Shin of South Korea, Consul Edgar Tomas Q. Auxilian, Director Alfredo Antolin of Agency for Human Resources Development, Consul Maria Paz G. Cortes and Consul General Jeff Kenty during the traditional breakfast.
Consul Edgar Tomas Auxilian (6th L), Dr. Vita Auxilian (4th L) and Consul Maria Paz G. Cortes (3rd L) together with members of various Filipino community and organizations in Guam.