Madrid, Spain
14 September 2014

To pay respect to Dr. Jose Rizal, President Benigno S. Aquino III offered a wreath at the Rizal monument located at Avenida de Las Islas Filipinas in Madrid.

Upon his arrival at the memorial site, President Aquino was welcomed by Councilor Isabel Martinez-Cubells, Representative of Ayuntamiento de Madrid; Federico Sanchez Aguilar, Commander of the Knights of Rizal Madrid chapter and Florencio Alinganga, Vice Commander of the Knights of Rizal Madrid chapter.

After the wreath has been placed in front of the monument, the Philippines and Spanish national anthems were played.

Rizal’s monument in Madrid is a replica of Dr. Jose Rizal’s monument at the Luneta Park in Manila. It was built in 1996 as the friendship between the Philippines and Spain broadened.

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