#National News

Philippines in Gambia celebrate 126th Independence

Jun 14, 2024, 1:27 PM

On June 12, 2024, the Philippines Consulate in The Gambia hosted a joyous celebration for the 126th Independence Day of the Philippines.

The event commenced with the singing of the Philippine national anthem, followed by the Secretary General reading an Independence Day message from the Philippines Ambassador in Nigeria, conveyed on behalf of the President of the Philippines.

The Honorary Consul of The Republic of The Philippines in The Gambia delivered an inspiring speech emphasizing the importance of unity and communication within the Filipino community to foster strength and cohesion. This was followed by a heartfelt vote of thanks from the President of the Filipino community in The Gambia, who urged everyone to maintain their familial spirit and assured her continuous support.

The celebration continued with a delightful feast of Filipino food and drinks, culminating in a lively karaoke session that brought joy and camaraderie to all attendees.

The event was a resounding success, strengthening the bonds within the Filipino community in The Gambia.