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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. 

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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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