Wednesday, January 6, 2010
113th Rizal Day Celebration in Butuan
Vice Mayor Dino Claudio Sanchez and Butuan Archbishop Juan de Dios Pueblos lead this year's commemoration of the 113th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal at the Rizal park attended by representatives from various line agencies.
December 30 is declared a national non-working holiday and the celebration is to bring the Filipinos together as they immortalize Rizal and his significance in contemporary times.
Rizal Day is celebrated throughout the Philippines, and here in Butuan the major celebration was held at Rizal Park.
The event is highlighted by flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies.