I am delighted to extend my best wishes to all those celebrating the 120th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence.
The birth of the new republic was a remarkable moment in world history, asserting the Philippines’ freedom and sovereignty, and its place among the modern community of nations.
One hundred and twenty years later, this achievement remains a focus of pride and inspiration for those of Filipino heritage and for all who share a love of Filipino culture and history.
As you gather in celebration, I offer my warmest congratulations to the Filipino community across our nation. May you celebrate with the full measure of joy that this special anniversary deserves.
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister of Australia