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Successful Celebration  of 60th Anniversary of Germany-Philippines Bilateral Relation and 116th Anniversary of Philippine Independence

By Tessie Wilms
June 20, 2014


The 60th Bilateral and 116th Philippine Independence Day celebrations  that was held in Burgpaltz, Essen was a success. According to Ver Cuizon´s  ( Planning/Ex-officio) estimates there were almost 3,000 visitors on this day.

There was a Santacruzan  followed by the celebration of mass with Auxilliary Bishop Ludger Schepers as main celebrant,  Fr Dietmar Weber  OSC, Fr Manny Tamayo OSC and Fr Fr. Rudy Holtzgartner.SVD, co-celebrants respectively. 

There were fashion shows featuring apparels partly made of local materials designed by Loi Maristela-Tana and Ed Alejandrino. 

The whole day affair  included booths with  Filipino culinary foods, shawls from Lumban, Laguna, Documentary articles and pictures, travel agencies /other sponsors.Filipino-German Vereins (organizations).

The lion share of work was done by ALAH EH,  headed by the over-all chairman Oggie Maristela.

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    Tessie Wilms
    Mon 23rd June 2014
    Essen, Germany
    I would like to mention Fr Dietmar Weber OSC, one of our consultants who was really a big help and a great adviser to us. He was featured as one of the respondents in the westdeutsches rundfunk ( local german television programm). Vergelt es Gott Pater Weber.
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