Parols light up the Philippine Chancery Annex building along Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. Northwest (Washington PE photo)

Washington, DC — The Philippine Chancery and Chancery Annex buildings along Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. have been adorned with parols and blue lights in honor of the thousands of Filipino medical professionals all around the World who are serving on the front line of the global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Filipino healthcare workers are appreciated and recognized internationally for their remarkable contributions in their respective workplaces. Filipino nurses, doctors, caregivers and healthcare workers are very much appreciated in so many states all over the United States. Most are front liners carrying the heavy burden brought by the new coronavirus pandemic, working almost 24/7 as they help in the herculean effort to save the lives of people in the United States,” said Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez.

The heroism of Filipino medical front liners also resonates with the upcoming Quincentennial Anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world and the Filipinos’ victory in Mactan. The one-year countdown to the quincentennial celebration started on April 27, 2020.

The Philippine Chancery building on Bataan street corner 1600 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. Northwest is decorated with blue lights. (Washington PE photo)

To mark the one-year countdown, the National Quincentennial Committee of the Philippines emphasizes the message that “The Filipino people is one with humanity in combating COVID-19 pandemic. Over adversities and trials, we shall triumph putting humanity first always.”


For more information, visit https://www.washingtonpe.dfa.gov.ph,
www.philippineembassy-usa.org, https://www.facebook.com/PHinUSA
or https://www.twitter.com/philippinesusa.

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