Beng: Rizal is worth emulating PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 January 2015 15:06

Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said Tuesday that National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal is worth to be emulated by the students and the younger generations of this city.

Salazar issued the statement as she led Tuesday a simple but meaningful ceremony as this city joined the nation in observing the martyrdom of Rizal.

The ceremony, held at the Rizal Shrine in front of cityhall, was participated in by the multisectoral groups.

“Rizal’s life and works is something for you young students to emulate,” Salazar said as she led the 118th death anniversary of Rizal.

The activity started with a flag raising and followed by floral offering by the participants.

The activity marks the day when the Spanish soldiers executed Rizal in Bagumbayan, which is now known as the Luneta Park.

Meanwhile, Salazar has urged the Zamboangueños to have “the courage, to be brave, and to be strong to face life,” citing this city like any other places in the world has its own problems.

Salazar has also led the participants of the Rizal Day ceremony here in honoring the police and military including the firefighters, whom she said “the heroes of today” because they respond to any eventualities and emergencies to keep this city safe.

“Thank you very much for keeping Zamboanga City safe,” she added.