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Limerick Filipino Community celebrates 115th Independence Day

 

 

Limerick Filipino Community celebrates 115th Independence Day

Limerick, Ireland — The Limerick Filipino Community led a flag raising ceremony at City Hall as the Philippines celebrated its 115th Year of Independence Wednesday. The Philippines commemorates its independence from Spain’s three-century colonial rule every June 12.

“Because this is the 115th Independence Day, it will be the grandest celebration so far here in Limerick,” said Tess Conway, Chairperson of the Limerick Filipino Community.

“Celebrations of our independence demonstrate the unwavering spirit of cooperation that binds our people. We join family and friends in commemorating the sacrifices of our heroes who fought for the liberties we now enjoy — granting every Filipino the right to pursue what is good and right for yourself and your loved ones,” she tells me.

Mayor Gerry McLoughlin and Doras Luimni, the organisation working to support and promote the rights of all migrants living in Limerick and the wider Mid-West region, attended the event.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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