• Sentro Rizal branch opened in Phnom Penh


    A new Sentro Rizal Branch at the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Phnom Penh, Cambodia was inaugurated on June 19 by NCCA. Sentro Rizal (SR) is a cultural center dedicated to promoting Philippine culture and language throughout the world, in countries where there are children of overseas Filipino workers who need to be educated about their roots, and in countries where there are a large number of Filipino communities. Besides the opening of the cultural center, NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon’s also gave his first public lecture on Filipino culture at the Royal University of Phnom Penh where he discussed Philippine society in the context of the ASEAN community. The inauguration and lecture series is also part of the RP Embassy in Phnom Penh’s month-long commemoration of the 117th Anniversary of Philippine Independence.


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