of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong SAR, led by Consul
General Alejandrino A. Vicente, Consul Victorio Dimagiba and Vice Consul
Joy Banagodos, led the Consulate staff and members of the Filipino
community in simultaneous wreath-laying ceremonies held in three
locations in Hong Kong SAR on 30 December 2008 to mark the 112th death
anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal.
ceremonies were held at 2 Rednaxela Terrace in the Mid-levels, where Dr.
Jose Rizal and his family lived from 1891-1892; at Century Square
Building in D' Aguilar Street in Central where Dr. Rizal practiced
medicine; and at Morrison Hill Road Park in Wan Chai where the first
Philippine national flag was sewn.
special commemorative markers had been set up at these three locations
by the Hong Kong Government's Antiquities and Monuments Office.
Consul General Alejandrino A.
Vicente (fifth from left) urged Filipinos to remember Rizal's
heroism and acknowledged Hong Kong's role in Philippine history
during the wreath laying ceremony at Rednaxela Terrace, where
Dr. Jose Rizal and his Family once lived from 1891-1992. In
attendance were members of the Philippine Consulate and OWWA,
along with some members of the Filipno community, namely
Ms. Isabel Escoda (fifth from right) and Ms. Luz Penaranda
(second from right)
Vice Consul Joy Banagodos (extreme left),
community leader Ms. Jo Cajada (fourth from left) and some
members of the Philippine Consulate lay a wreath at the site
where the first Philippine national flag was sewn by Mrs.
Marcela Marino de Agoncillo, who lived with her husband Don
Felipe Agoncilla at No. 535 Morrison Hill Road, Hong Kong.
Consul Victorio Dimagiba,
assisted by Consular Attache Glo Celis, lays a wreath on the
site where Dr. Jose Rizal's clinic once stood on D'Aguilar
Street, Central, Hong Kong on 30 December 2008.
Consul Victorio Dimagiba (third
from right), together with staff of the Philippine Consulate,
lays a wreath by the Century Square Building on D'Aguilar Street
in Central, Hong Kong where Dr. Jose Rizal once practiced