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RIZAL DAY 2018 1

The Philippine Embassy, in partnership with the Knights of Rizal, Ladies of Rizal,
Las Damas de Rizal and Kababaihang Rizalista, celebrate Rizal Day

30 December 2018 – Filipinos in France commemorated the 122nd anniversary of Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal’s martyrdom at the Philippine Embassy in Paris, France.

Organized by the Philippine Embassy in partnership with the Knights of Rizal, Ladies of Rizal, Las Damas de Rizal and Kababaihang Rizalista, this year’s commemoration was themed “Wisdom and Compassion, Foundation of a Free and Progressive Nation (Talino at Malasakit sa Isa’t Isa, Pundasyon ng Isang Malaya at Maunlad na Bansa).”

RIZAL DAY 2018 2

Minister Jesus Enrique Garcia II, Charge d’Affaires, a.i. of the Philippine Embassy,
delivers a message about the life and work of Rizal in France

Minister Jesus Enrique Garcia II, Charge d’Affaires, a.i. of the Philippine Embassy, delivered a message about the life and work of Rizal in France, particularly the founding of Los Indios Bravos in 1889. Consul Hans Mohaimin Siriban read President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s message urging the Filipino people to emulate Rizal’s patriotism and remember his ultimate sacrifice for the country.

A simple salu-salo of Filipino breakfast followed the Rizal Day celebration.  END