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‘FFCCCII Lakad Magkaibigan’ of over 5,000 entrepreneurs in the Filipino-Chinese community celebrates Independence Day



'FFCCCII Lakad Magkaibigan' of over 5,000 entrepreneurs in the Filipino-Chinese community celebrates Independence Day

The Federation of Philippine-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and other major Filipino-Chinese community associations such as the Filipino Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) and others, the Manila City Government and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on June 9, Sunday morning, led a pre-Independence Day city walk called “FFCCCII Lakakad Magkaibigan,” which started at both the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Binondo Church in Binondo, Manila and ended at the Bonifacio and Katipunan Revolution Shrine across Padre Burgos Avenue, Manila.

There, the various groups held a floral offering ceremony, a flag-raising ceremony and a short program led by FFCCCII President Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro and other community leaders who gave speeches.

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“Our walk today brought together participants from various sectors of the Filipino-Chinese community, major business and social organizations, barangays, colleges and schools, and others. This occasion is a shared celebration of our Philippine Independence Day aimed at expressing our love for our country and promoting patriotism among our citizens,” said Dr. Pedro.

At the same time, the “FFCCCII Lakad Magkaibigan” civic walks were also held in Bacolod City, Cebu, Tacloban and Palawan on the morning of June 9.

The event also celebrated the national government’s annual Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day on June 9. It was on this date in 1975 in Beijing when former President Ferdinand E. Marcos and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai signed the agreement that opened official diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China. , before even most Asian countries and even before the US establish official diplomatic ties with Beijing.

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The Filipino-Chinese community celebrates Philippine Independence Day and is committed to sustainable, inclusive Philippine economic growth. Even during the Spanish colonial era and even without the benefit of citizenship, the ethnic minority had strongly supported the anti-colonial struggle for Philippine independence, with many ethnic Chinese and part Chinese supporting the revolution, such as the Chinese immigrant who became Philippine Revolution General Jose. These include Ignacio Paua and the businessman Roman Ongpin (imprisoned by Spanish and American colonists for pro-independence causes). During World War II, the Filipino-Chinese community supported guerrilla forces opposing Japanese military invaders.

Dinner reception

Earlier on June 7, Friday evening, a dinner reception was attended by over 1,200 business and civic leaders from various Filipino-Chinese organizations at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). This was another preliminary celebration of the 126th Philippine Independence Day as an annual tradition led by the FFCCCII.

During this reception the first edition of the new book was published Manila galleon The business magazine was also unveiled and presented to all entrepreneurs and guests. The Manila Galleon The business magazine is expected to be an exponent of faster and sustainable Philippine economic growth and international cooperation with neighboring countries in Asia and the Pacific.

The magazine takes its name and inspiration from the legendary and world-famous Manila Galleon trade of 250 years, during which Manila emerged as a vital intermediary between China’s booming intercontinental trade with Latin and Central America and Europe.