Mayor Beng leads Rizal’s 118th death anniv event today PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:10

Mayor Beng Climaco will lead local and national government agencies including non-government organizations and other stakeholders in the commemoration of the 118th death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal today, December 30.

Themed “Rizalism: the key to national peace, solidarity and prosperity”, the event will start at 7am at the Plaza Rizal fronting City Hall with the flag raising ceremony to be followed by the floral offering.

Mayor Climaco is expected to tackle in her message the significance of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal to the present situation given the numerous challenges besetting the city.

Domingo Falcasantos, Knights of Rizal Area Commander for Western Mindanao will also give a message before his traditional declamation of Mi Ultimo Adios.

The activity is organized jointly by the City Government and the Order of the Knights of Rizal-Zamboanga City Chapter.

The death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal is replicated all over the country but the main activity will be at the Rizal Monument, Rizal Park in Manila where President Aquino will lead the ceremonies.

Dr. Jose Rizal was executed by Spanish soldiers on Dec. 29, 1896 due to his writings which the authorities claimed incited rebellion that led to a revolution. — Sheila Covarrubias