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Philippine Embassy In Berne Celebrates June 12
With Simple Yet Solemn Ceremonies

With the series of events that the Philippine Embassy, Berne has organized for the month of June to mark the celebration of the 112th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, a simple yet solemn ceremony was held on June 12 at the Philippine Embassy premises, with members of the Filipino community.

Philippine Embassy officials and staff,  led by H.E. Ambassador Maria Theresa P. Lazaro, were joined by friends from various Filipino groups and  the   Filipino religious community  in  the observance of Philippine National Day. The day commenced with the raising of the Philippine flag, and the recitation of the Panunumpa sa Watawat.

 A Holy Mass was then celebrated, to give thanks for the gift of freedom and  democracy,  and  the successful conduct of Philippine  elections.  Prayers and  hope-filled wishes were offered for   President-elect Noynoy Aquino and other newly elected   leaders.   Capping the morning event was a sumptuous Filipino buffet breakfast offered by the Embassy.

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