PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE THANKSGIVING MASS AND APPRECIATION EVENT HELD IN BERLIN
14 June 2021, Berlin – The Filipino Community of Bayernallee in Berlin with the support of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin held a simple but meaningful commemoration of three important events on 13 June 2021: the 123rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence; 35th Anniversary of the Philippine Community at Bayernallee in Berlin, and the celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.
The event was highlighted by a Misa ng Pasasalamat (Thanksgiving Mass) officiated by the head of the Filipino Chaplaincy under the English-speaking group of the Archdiocease of Berlin, Fr. Tranquilino “Jun” De Ocampo, who in his message expressed gratitude that the Filipino Community in Berlin remained strong and resilient throughout the pandemic.
Ambassador Theresa Dizon-De Vega shared with the Filipino Community members the theme of this year’s Philippine Independence Month commemoration on the spirit of freedom in unity and national healing. She likewise thanked all the Filipino-German community frontliners and those providing essential services who continue to face numerous challenges on a daily basis. She likewise conveyed her deep appreciation to the community for their support during her stint in Germany which is coming to a close.
The Filipino Community of Bayernallee presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Ambassador B. Dizon-De Vega to thank her for her dedication and care for the Filipino community in Germany, and to cap a fruitful and eventful tour of duty.
Social distancing, health and safety measures were ensured throughout the duration of the event. END