June 11, 2011 — Leave a comment




The public is invited to participate in the activities lined up by the Philippine Consulate General on 19 June 2011 to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal, who lived in Hong Kong for 6 months from 1891 to 1892.


The University of the Philippines Alumni Association and Lakbay Dangal will lead a hike from Hong Kong Park Olympic Square to Victoria Peak starting at 7:30 am. Enroute from the Peak, Lakbay Dangal will be giving a historical walking tour of Dr. Rizal’s daily route from his residence in Rednaxela Terrace to his clinic on D’Aguilar Street, which have both been marked with commemorative plaques by the Hong Kong Antiquities Authority. Wreath-laying ceremonies will be held at these sites.


At 1:00 pm, the seminal film Jose Rizal by acclaimed director Marilou Diaz Abaya on the life of Dr. Rizal will be shown at the Consulate General’s Conference Room.


Finally, renowned historian Fr. Javier de Pedro will be talking on Dr. Rizal’s relationship with the enigmatic Josephine Bracken in a lecture-forum at the Consulate General’s public area at 4:30 pm.


For administrative purposes, those who wish to join any of the aforementioned activities are requested to advise their attendance by contacting the Cultural Section at tel. nos. 2823-8534/36 or (attention: Ms Gloria Celis/Ms Rennie Dela Cruz).

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