UP holds memorial ceremony for victims of Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident
The University of the Philippines (UP) will hold a memorial ceremony on April 11 (Monday) for the victims of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in Japan.
The event will be held at the Quezon Hall Lobby in UP Diliman, Quezon City from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. A minute of silence will be observed at exactly 1:46 pm (Manila time) which was the time when the earthquake hit Japan, followed by the tsunami.
The event commemorates the first month of the tragedy that left more than 27,000 dead or missing. Simultaneous ceremonies will be held on April 11 in Japan and other parts of the world.
UP President Alfredo Pascual and Director Takeuchi Kiyoshi Takeuchi of the Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC) will speak during the ceremony.
Earlier, in his message of sympathy, Pascual expressed confidence that "the strong collective will and spirit of the Japanese people, and the solidarity of the international community will help [them] overcome this tragedy.”
A significant number of UP officials, professors and researchers obtained advanced degrees and received research grants in Japanese universities. The Japan alumni in UP organized the ceremony to express their sympathy and solidarity with the Japanese people.
Danilo A. Arao Assistant Professor Department of Journalism College of Mass Communication Plaridel Hall University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Q.C. 1101 Telephone: (+632) 920-6852, 981-8500 loc. 2672 Fax: (+632) 920-6852 Mobile Phone: (+63908) 866-ARAO Email:email@example.com Website:http://www.dannyarao.com
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