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Activities celebrate Philippine independence

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The Filipino Community of Guam is celebrating Philippine Independence Month.  On Saturday a special flag raising ceremony will be held at the Guam Reef Hotel tomorrow morning, followed by a 2pm mass at the Agana Cathedral and a wreath laying ceremony at the Mabini Shrine at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park at 3:30 in the afternoon.

On June 19 there will be a special flag raising ceremony for Dr. Jose P. Rizal at the Philippine consul general's residence in Tamuning and a fluvial parade at Ypao Beach Park on June 27. 

Filipino Community of Guam President Alex Gagaring told KUAM News, "The fluvial parade is a parade of floats. It's going to be in the water, so if you come make sure you come in clothes where you can be wet.  Probably be ready to be out on the beach and the water."

Meanwhile, the Philippine Independence Ball will be s being held this evening at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort.

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