Thursday, June 13, 2024
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Filipino community remembers national hero

The Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam, together with Filipino community representatives, paid tribute to Philippine national hero Dr Jose Rizal at the embassy grounds in the Diplomatic Enclave on Thursday to commemorate the 125th anniversary of his martyrdom.

Philippine Chargé d’Affaires Pete Raymond V Delfin led the flag-hoisting and wreath-laying ceremonies, followed by a brief programme.

Newly-appointed Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Marian Jocelyn R Tirol-Ignacio, who arrived in the Sultanate the previous day and underwent quarantine procedures, delivered a virtual message in her first official event with the Filipino community.

Themed ‘Rizal: For Science, Truth and Life’, the Philippine ambassador underscored the relevance of Dr Rizal’s life and example today, and cited his steadfast sense of purpose and patriotism as a vital guidepost for the present generation in confronting the challenges brought forth by the pandemic.

The event concluded with a screening and brief discussion of Rizal’s Pen, a short film about a young man discovering the relevance of Jose Rizal’s writings to present-day Philippine realities, followed by a fellowship breakfast among embassy personnel and Filipino community members.

Staff of the Philippines Embassy in Brunei Darussalam and the Filipino community representatives paying tribute. PHOTOS: PHILIPPINE EMBASSY
Philippine Chargé d’Affaires Pete Raymond V Delfin leading the wreath-laying rites