City gov’t sets 114th Freedom Day rites PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 June 2012 14:41

A simple but meaningful celebration commemorating the 114th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence is being set for tomorrow at Plaza Rizal at 8am.

The city government will spearhead the local observance with the participation of national and local agencies, non-government organizations, private institutions, and multi-sectoral groups in the city.

The ceremony will kick off with the flag raising rite to be led by Mayor Celso Lobregat and followed by the wreathlaying at the foot of Rizal monument. A commemorative program will follow.

Then nationwide celebration of Independence Day marks the day when Filipinos were liberated from foreign rule. This year’s celebration theme is “Kalayaan: Pananagutan ng Bayan Para sa Tuwid na Daan”.

As this developed, Mayor Lobregat has urged all agencies, establishments including households to display the Philippine flag or flaglets in their homes, offices and even cars or utility vehicles to show patriotism and love of country.

The city government along with the Knights of Columbus Caballeros de Colon last May 28 commemorated National Flag day, a celebration enjoining the display of flags in all establishments including private homes from May 28 to June 12.

Metro Manila will be the center of the celebration tomorrow, June 12 with Malacanang officials spearheading the activity. — Sheila Covarrubias