New York Filipino Community commemorates 32nd Ninoy Aquino Day

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NEW YORK, 22 August 2015 -- The Philippine Consulate General, joined by the Filipino community, led the commemoration today of the 32nd death anniversary of Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. at the Ninoy Aquino Triangle in Queens, New York.

 

The commemoration was marked by a short but meaningful program, keynoted by Philippine Consul General to New York Mario L. De Leon, Jr., as well as community representatives headed by the Ateneo Alumni of Northeast America and the Ninoy Aquino Triangle Foundation. In his address, Consul General De Leon recalled the late Senator’s achievements and heroism in fighting the Marcos dictatorship, as well as his lasting legacy of restoring democracy and freedom because of the ultimate sacrifice that he made. The Consul General expressed his hope that Filipinos, no matter where they are, will work harder to make democracy work for the prosperity of the country and its people.  “With the power of our people, we will continue to be blessed with more leaders like Sen Aquino,” he added.

Similarly, Mr. Antero Martinez, representing the Ninoy Aquino Triangle Foundation, in his closing remarks reflected on the value of Sen. Aquino’s heritage, his courage and his continuing inspiration to the Filipino people. He prayed that Filipinos should never forget the sacrifice that Sen. Aquino made, to reclaim freedom for the country. 

A wreath was laid at the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. monument to mark the occasion.