0458 GMT January 20, 2019
The event was organized by Iran's mission in Manila and office of cultural cooperation for Iranians abroad, IRNA reported.
Governmental officials of the Philippines, diplomats, scholars and the Iranian residents in Manila attended the event.
The day of Imam Khomeini's return to Iran from exile (February 1, 1979) marks the beginning of the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies which culminate with the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution on February 11, 1979.
Iranians toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 39 years ago, ending 2,500 years of absolute monarchy in the country.