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Consul General Henry S. Bensurto Jr. (3rd from left) and Senator Ellen Corbett (4th from left) with the officers of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco.

California State Senator Ellen Corbett headed celebrations for the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.  On 16 June 2014, Philippine Consulate General officials led by Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, Jr. were joined by Filipino American elected officials and California Senators at the Capitol Building in Sacramento to commemorate Philippine Independence Day.

A Resolution from the California Legislature that recognized 12 June 2014 as the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence was also presented.  It moreover recognized the countless contributions of Filipino Americans in the improvement of the quality of life of the people throughout California.  The Resolution was signed by Senator Ellen Corbett and Assemblymember Rob Bonta.  END.