HUNDREDS of members of Oxford’s Filipino community took part in a parade to the John Radcliffe Hospital on Saturday to mark the 120th anniversary of the nation’s independence from Spain.

The annual celebration, organised by the Filipino Community of Oxfordshire, saw the parade march from Manor Surgery in Headington to the hospital.

Both Union Jacks and the Philippine national flag were on display as marchers made their way along the route.

There are more than 3,000 Filipinos living and working in Oxfordshire with many employed by the NHS.

The hospital hosted a lunch with guests including deputy lieutenant of Oxfordshire Iman Monawar Hussein MBE and consul general at the Philippine Embassy in London Senen Mangalile.