Dozens of Yellowknifers marked Philippines Independence Day Friday evening by hitting the road for a procession filled with honks and cheers. 

Participants, decorating their vehicles with red, white, blue and yellow balloons —  the Philippines’ flag colours — made their way from City Hall through the downtown and up towards the Kam Lake area before meeting up again at the Fieldhouse. 

The procession kicked off after a 5:30 flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, according to a Facebook post from the city. 

City bylaw officers escorted vehicles across town. 

This year’s annual June 12 celebration marks 122 years since the Philippines declared independence from Spain. 

Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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