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Calls for unity and hope at Philippine Independence Day celebrations

HONG KONG (SE): Filipinos in Hong Kong were reminded to be united as well as to have hope as the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence was celebrated two days early in Chater Road, Central, on June 10.
 
An interfaith prayer service kicked off the day’s events, with leaders of the Filipino Catholic, Protestant and Muslim communities offering prayers for good governance, peace and unity.
 

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A day to be independent

HONG KONG (SE): The Philippine consul general to Hong Kong, Bernardita Catalla, marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of her office in Hong Kong at a diplomatic reception at the Conrad Hotel on June 8 to celebrate 119 years since her homeland declared its independence from Spain in 1898.
 
The Philippines established its first consulate general in the then-British colony in 1957.
 

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