Iconic Burj Khalifa lights up to mark Philippines’ 122nd Independence Day


United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag-carrier airline Emirates has posted in its Facebook page photo of iconic Burj Khalifa lighting up to mark the 122nd anniversary of Philippine independence.

Emirates photo

“The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, lights up to mark the Philippines’ 122nd Independence Day. Mabuhay and Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan to all Filipinos,” Emirates said.

President Rodrigo Duterte said, in his message for the occasion on June 12, “One hundred and twenty-two years ago, our forefathers proudly proclaimed the birth of the Filipino nation. Today we honor them for their bravery, heroism and sacrifice as well as we thank them for the gifts of democracy and freedom.”

“As we wage a united battle against COVID-19, we now have the opportunity to demonstrate that we possess the same gallantry of spirit and nobility of character as the heroes of our past,” President Duterte added. “Let us now move forward with courage, hope and optimism as we overcome this pandemic.”