News Centre –TDO- A celebration of 120 years of the Philippines’ independence was held at the Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Ankara, hosted by the Pilipino Ambassador H.E. Maria Rowena Sanchez.
The celebration began with a religious ceremony at 10.00 A.M. Wishes were expressed to deepen and protect 70 years of friendship and diplomatic relationship between the Philippines and Turkey, as well as fulfilling obligations for peace, justice and fraternity for a better future.
The day continued with the entertainment and culture programme prepared by the Embassy of the Philippines in Ankara.
The national attires and dances on display were magnificent.
The celebration was well attended by the Pilipino community in Turkey.