Monday, June 13, 2011

Philippine Independence day Celebrated in Belize

Philippine Declaration of Independence

"In the presence of a huge crowd, independence was proclaimed on June 12, 1898 between four and five in the afternoon in Cavite at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo some 30 kilometers South of Manila . The event saw the unfurling of the National Flag of the Philippines, made in Hong Kong by Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo, and Delfina Herboza, and the performance of the Marcha Filipina Magdalo, as the Nation's National Anthem, now known as Lupang Hinirang, which was composed by Julián Felipe and played by the San Francisco de Malabon marching band."


So why is this news of the Philippine Independence Day on a blog about Belize? Well, Belize is a very diverse country. There are a lot of Asians here, mostly from China and Taiwan.  But there are also many other Asians here including Koreans, Japanese, and Philippines’. 

I really liked visiting in the Philippines when I was overseas, and felt lucky that my old hen has a friend that invited us to the party.

It seems there are a couple hundred Philippines living in Belize.  Ms. Emma and Mr, Haney at the Haney Farms by the Sapodilla Lagoon have been hosting these celebrations on their farm for some time.  It was a lot of fun and made some friends, good food, and more.  I’ll let some of pics speak for themselves… So to speak.
The Belize - Philipine Celebration of the Philippine Declaration of Independence was held at Haney farms in Stann creek District

The farm:

My ass:

Some of the nice fruit we got from the farm.  I really like the jackfruit.  My old hen likes them lil apples. 

Fun and good times

Food - my belly is full!

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