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Statement by the Prime Minister on Philippine Independence Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on Philippine Independence Day

June 12, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Philippine Independence Day:

“Today, we join the Filipino community in Canada and around the world to mark the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence.

“Canada is home to a dynamic community of over 837,000 people of Philippine origin. The bonds between Canadians and Filipinos are the foundation of the Canada-Philippines relationship.

“Canada will continue to work with the Philippines to build closer ties between our two countries.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I invite all Canadians to reflect on the important contributions that Filipino Canadians have made to our national fabric, and wish all those celebrating a happy Independence Day.

Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!

Mabuhay!”

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