Etuate Tubuka

Fiji Day Celebrations In The Philippines

By Etuate Tubuka

Etuate, known as ‘Etu’, is Columban seminarian from Fiji studying in Quezon City.

I woke up in the morning of Saturday 11 October last year with a feeling of great delight and cheerfulness for it was the day we Fijians here in the Philippines were going to celebrate Fiji’s Independence from Great Britain. The actual date of independence is 10 October but since it fell on Friday, a working day, we decided to have the celebration the following day.


By Etuate Tubuka

A Columban seminarian from Fiji tells us about his first missionary journey to the Philippines. He accompanied Kurt Pala on part of the Road to Agoo in this issue.

I arrived at Manila International Airport on 25 June 2008 at 11:30 pm after a ten-hour flight from my home country, Fiji. I had completed a year and a half of seminary studies in Fiji and I had come to the Philippines to continue them.