Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
June 12, 2019

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour:

Minister Acknowledges Philippines Independence Day

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in this Honourable House to join with Filipino Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in acknowledging Philippines Independence Day.

Our province is home to a growing community of people with strong personal and family ties to the Philippines. Many have been here their entire lives; others have settled here more recently. From Labrador West to my own district of Virginia Waters-Pleasantville, Filipino Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are playing an active role in our communities and making heartfelt contributions to our social, cultural and economic growth.

As Minister, I thank this thriving community for choosing to invest their time and talents in Newfoundland and Labrador. By making your home right here, you are helping to build a brighter future for us all.

Mr. Speaker, I invite my Honourable colleagues to join me in congratulating the Philippines on its Independence Day.

Mabuhay!

2019 06 12                              2:15 p.m.