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Philippine Consul General Gina Jamoralin was accompanied by Philippine Consulate staff, Mr.  Sheridan Sabeniano and Ms. Barbara Mateo. Mr. Sabeniano, Protocol Officer, carried and proudly waved the Philippine flag on stage during a parade of flags representing all United Nations member countries.

The event was organized by the Peace School, an Illinois non-profit organization, and Chicago Build the Peace Committee.

Peace Day in Chicago has been commemorated since September 7, 1978 - three years before the establishment of the International Day of Peace by the United Nations in 1981. END.