The Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam commemorated the 120th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal on December 30, 2016 at the Embassy grounds.
The program commenced with a flag raising ceremony, followed by the wreath-laying rites, led by Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Meynardo LB. Montealegre, witnessed by officials and staff of the Embassy.
In his message, Ambassador Montealegre highlighted Dr. Rizal’s accomplishments and encouraged everyone to draw inspiration from the deeds of the national hero to further foster the Filipino’s love of country and fellowmen.
The Ambassador also lauded the inauguration of the Sentro Rizal at the Chancery on November 28, 2016 and conveyed that the Sentro will be the Embassy’s arm in promoting Philippine arts, culture, and language not only to children of overseas Filipinos in the country, but also among Bruneians and other nationalities in Brunei Darussalam.