PRESS RELEASE NO. 30-2022
Consul General Fernandez and Governor Ige deliver a toast to Philippine-US relations. (Photo credit: Mr. Mark Salondaka)
20 June 2022 - The Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu and the Philippine Celebrations Coordinating Committee (PCCCH) collaborated to stage a grand gala to celebrate the 124th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence for members of the Filipino community. The event was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel with some 400 guests in attendance including Hawaii Governor David Ige and Madam Dawn Amano-Ige, state and city officials, businesspersons, members of the academe, NGOs and think tanks, and leaders of the Filipino community.
The evening extravaganza featured an exhibit of Philippine textiles as well as performances from the state’s leading Filipino artists. Philippine Airlines also contributed to the festivities with the raffle of a round-trip airline ticket to Manila.
In his remarks, Consul General Emil Fernandez enumerated the tremendous strides that had been achieved in Philippine-US ties and the immense contribution that Filipinos have played in the Aloha State. He also urged the continued support of the diaspora, as the country embarks on a new chapter with the assumption of the administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. this June 30. (END)
Consul General Fernandez delivers his remarks during the Philippine Independence Day gala celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. (Photo credit: Mr. Mark Salondaka)
Shown in the photo above are (seated, left to right) Mrs. Cristina Fernandez, Consul General Fernandez, Governor Ige, Madame Ige, (standing, left to right) Captain Aldrin Doctor, Mr. Cesar Fajardo, Ms. Bernadette Fajardo, State Senator Bennette Misalucha, PCCCH Chair Cecilia Villafuerte, Monsignor Gary Secor and Vice Consul Jomar Sadie (Photo credit: Ms. Elaine Justine Aldaya)
Consul General Fernandez (left) joins Philippine Airlines (PAL) Area Manager for Hawaii Maria Soledad E. Solleza (third from right) in awarding a round trip ticket to Manila to Ms. Amy dela Cruz.