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In commemoration of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s 114th Death Anniversary, the Philippine Consulate General invites all the Filipinos in Hong Kong to a wreath-laying ceremony that will be held on Thursday, 30 December 2010, in three (3) different locations in Hong Kong.
The first ceremony will be at Wanchai Park, Morrison Hill Road at 10:00 a.m., to be followed by ceremonies at Century Square, D Aguilar Street, Central and at 2 Rednaxela Terrace, Shelly Street, Central in Hong Kong.
Rizal requested his family, persecuted and driven out of their home in Calamba by the Spanish friars aided by the guardia civil , to join him in Hong Kong. At 2 Rednaxela Terrace, Rizal lived with his family and held a clinic. He held another clinic along D’ Aguilar Street. Both sites have been marked with a special commemorative marker put up by the Antiquities Authority of Hong Kong. A third marker stands on Morrison Hill Road where the first Philippine flag was sewn in May 1898 by Marcela Mariano Agoncillo, wife of Felipe Agoncillo, a member of the so-called Hong Kong junta that consisted of Filipino revolutionaries fighting for the independence of the Philippines from the Spanish rule who sought refuge in Hong Kong. Agoncillo would become one of the first Philippine diplomats of the Revolutionary Government.