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City celebrates 11th Phil-Chi friendship day

BAGUIO CITY – Lion dances have again marked the celebration of the long lasting friendship between Filipinos and Filipino-Chinese here.

A simple program was launched in SM-Atrium Baguio, Saturday (June 9) where City Officials along with the Filipino –Chinese Executive Committee graced the event.

The ‘Fil-Chi Friendship Day’ is being celebrated yearly as per Presidential Proclamation 148 issued in January 22, 2002 declaring June 9 of every year as Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day in the country.

It also celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties between the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China on June 9, 1975.

In the city, it is celebrated to acknowledge the good relations of Baguio residents and the Baguio Filipino-Chinese who have contributed greatly to its development and success.

Some Filipino –Chinese associations acknowledged during the event are, the Association of Filipion-China Understanding, Baguio Filipino Cantonese Association-CAR, Baguio Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Baguio Patriotic High School, Tiok Lim Grand Mason-Baguio Chapter, Baguio Filipino-Chinese General Hospital, SM and Bell Church.

As part of the celebrations, an exhibit of ‘Historical and Cultural Images’ between the Philippines and China will open at the Upper Ground Floor of SM June 9 to 13 and at the Baguio Museum on June 14 to 24. ***paul rillorta

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