The Philippine Embassy in Canberra initiated a 500-day countdown clock to the Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines at its official website www.philembassy.org.au on 14 December 2019.
CANBERRA, Australia (14 December 2019) – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joined the launch of the 500-day Countdown to the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines with the theme “Victory and Humanity” on 14 December 2019.
Personnel of the Embassy and their families launched the countdown clock at the official website of the Philippine Embassy and together sang the Quincentennial Song at the Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador. The countdown clock can be viewed at www.philembassy.org.au.
H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, said this is part of the simultaneous countdown in Davao, Manila and Lapu-lapu City, and in Philippine Foreign Service Posts all over the world. She said she hopes Filipinos in Australia will participate in celebrating this important milestone in the history of the Philippines which also coincides with the 75th Anniversary of Philippines-Australia Relations in 2021. END
Personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra and their families together sing the Quincentennial Song during the launch of the 500-day countdown to the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines on 14 December 2019 at the Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador in Canberra, Australia.