Surigao City joins nationwide Rizal Day rites

The City of Surigao will join the nationwide commemoration of the 114th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the country's national hero, in front of the city hall tomorrow, December 30.

This year's commemorative event carries the theme: "Rizal: Haligi ng Bayan.”

City Mayor Ernesto Matugas will lead the commemorative activities which will start at exactly 7 o’clock in the morning followed by the raising of provincial flag by Gov. Sol Matugas.

She will be assisted by Vice Gov. Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr. and the Honorable Members of Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

After which, the raising of the Philippine flag will then be conducted by the city and provincial officials.

Mayor Matugas, Gov. Matugas, 1st District Rep. Francisco Matugas and 2nd District Rep. Guillermo Romarate, Jr. are set to deliver their commemorative messages respectively.

Also, the 30th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army will execute a 21 gun salute at the Luneta Park. A wreath laying and floral offering will then be done by the national, provincial & city officials, department heads, chief of offices, representative of NGOs, socio-civic organizations and other groups.

The activity will close with a community singing of the “Pilipinas Kong Mahal and Ako ay Pilipino” to be led by the City Chorale Ensemble. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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