Secretary Clinton Congratulates People of the Philippines on Their Independence Day

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
June 12, 2010

This year, June 12 marks the 112th anniversary of Philippine independence. Secretary Clinton congratulates the people of the Philippines on this momentous occasion and the successful election of Philippine President-elect Benigno Aquino III.

In a video message, Secretary Clinton said, "Filipinos and Americans are connected by ties of friendship, family, and culture, and by the contributions of some four million Americans of Filipino ancestry living in the United States and 150,000 Americans living in the Philippines... Our nations have enjoyed a long history of cooperation and collaboration. We fought side by side in defense of freedom during World War II. And this partnership continues today, whether we are working together to promote peace and development, combat extremism, or help victims of natural disasters."

Read Secretary Clinton's full remarks here.



California, USA
June 12, 2010

Normita in California writes:

Dear Secretary Clinton,

Thank you for your warm wishes to the Filipino people on the occasion of the 117th anniversary of Philippine independence.

As one of the millions of Filipinos living in the United States, I feel blessed by the friendship and alliance between the two countries. The long history of this relationship has made it possible for us to get acclimated in the U.S. easy and natural.

You are simply the best diplomat who brightens the hearts and lives of those you touch in many lands.

God bless you in your journey.

Normita, a proud hillaryvillager

Maryland, USA
June 13, 2010

Patrick in Maryland writes:

.....Happy Independence Day.....:)

Happy Independence Day People of the Philippine's. Hopefully you all cooked out and enjoying the day like we do here in the U.S..:) It's nice to hear, about your 112th Anniversary, i hope your having good weather there, and things went well with your elections...:)

Anyway, I'm happy to see Hillary made it back from another successful trip, too the Americas. so She could wish you well, on this happy occasion...:)

See-ya Hillary and People of the Philippines.


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