THE Philippines Embassy celebrated the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with a dinner reception at Sule Shangri-La Hotel yesterday.
The national anthems of Myanmar and the Philippines were first played, followed by separate speeches from the Union Minister for Education, Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, and Filipino Ambassador Mr. Eduardo Eco Kapunan, Jr., after which they sliced the commemorative cake. The dinner reception then began.
Present at the ceremony were Union Ministers Dr. Win Myat Aye and U Thaung Tun, the Commanding General of the Philippines Air Force Lt-Gen Rozzano D Briguez AFP and wife, who are here on a goodwill visit, Lt-Gen Myo Zaw Thein
from the Office of the Commander- in-Chief (Army) and wife, Deputy Ministers U Tin Myint and U Ye Myint Swe, Tatmadaw officials, foreign ambassadors, attaches, UN department representatives and other invited guests. —MNA