Celebration of Rizal’s life, works kicks off in Dapitan PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 December 2014 14:24

The “Hudyaka sa Pag Handuraw”, a celebration that reminisces the life and works of the National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, formally opened Saturday in Dapitan City.

Dapitan City Tourism Officer Apple Marie Agolong said the “Hudyaka sa Pag Handuraw” kicked off with a motorcade around the city proper.

The motorcade was followed by an opening program and judo and arnis competitions, which are among those being taught by Rizal during his stay in Dapitan City.

In the evening, Agolong said a theatrical presentation will follow with a certain storyline for the group contestants to interpret.

“The storyline is about Rizal’s arrival and stay in Dapitan City,” Agolong added.

The theatrical presentation will be held at Dapitan City Cultural and Sports Center.

Several other activities have been lined up for the “Hudyaka sa Pag Handuraw” the culmination of which is on December 30, Rizal Day.

Rizal Day is a Philippine national holiday commemorating the life and works of Rizal.

Rizal has stayed in exile in Dapitan City from July 17, 1892 to July 31, 1896.

Meanwhile, a jobs fair is set to be held on December 30 under the auspices of the Department of Labor and Employment, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.