August 24, 2020

 

A great event unveiling the statue of Dr Jose Rizal in Waterford Green with community members and Terry Duguid, MP for Winnipeg South, City Councillor of Point Douglas, Vivian Armstrong Santos, City Councillor for Old Kilodonan, Devi Sharma, Malaya Marcelino, MLA for Notre Dame and the great champion of Dr Rizal, former Point Douglas City Councillor, Mike Pagtakhan.

When Mike Pagtakhan (fellow Dakota Collegiate alumni) left Council, I cited a verse from Filipino Independence hero Dr. Jose Rizal. I was delighted to see that same verse on the base of the statue of Rizal unveiled today, a project dear to Mike.