Robredo: Let’s continue nurturing our ties with Spain
NAGA CITY — Vice President Leni Robredo hopes the Philippines will continue nurturing its ties with Spain, which colonized the country for more than 300 years, from 1521 to 1898.
Robredo made the remark in a brief speech on Saturday as a guest of honor at the grand reopening of Que Pasa, a Spanish restaurant in this city. The event coincided with the 16th celebration of Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day.
“Since the end of the Spanish era, we have shared so many responsibilities together which we will be sharing in the coming years,” she added.
The Philippines – Filipinas – was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. /atm
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