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16/06/2010: CITY OF SAN JOSE COMMEMORATES PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco together with the City of San Jose commemorated the 112th Declaration of Philippine Independence on June 11 at the City Hall of San Jose.  San Jose is the third largest city in California, the tenth largest in the United States and the county seat of Sta. Clara, where the technology hub Silicon Valley is located.

 

A flag-raising ceremony was held with San Jose City Mayor Chuck Reed and all the City Councilors in attendance.

 Philippine flag in San Jose

The Philippine flag flies proudly in the City of San Jose on June 11.

During his remarks, Mayor Reed recognized the contributions of the Filipino-American community, particularly the Filipino-American Veterans.

 Mayor Chuck Reed and all the Councilors

Mayor Chuck Reed (3rd L) and all San Jose City Councilmembers were in full force to celebrate Philippine Independence Day.

Representing Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr., Vice Consul Leah Rodriguez highlighted the importance of Philippine-American relations and conveyed the message of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the Filipino-American community. 

 VC Rodriguez with the Veterans

VC Rodriguez (center) poses with the Filipino-American veterans.

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco thanked the American Legion Northside Post 858 and Kababayans in San Jose for organizing the celebration with the City of San Jose.  END