DAVAO CITY – Malacañang said President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the national commemoration of the 119th death anniversary of national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, at the Luneta Park in Manila on Wednesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Aquino would lead the flag-raising ceremony in honor of Rizal.
“On Wednesday, for the last time during his term, President Aquino will lead the flag-raising ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of our national hero, Jose Rizal,” he said.
Lacierda said Aquino “has never missed the ceremony”.
“This year, he will continue his tradition of recognizing Rizal’s achievements, which serve as inspiration to all Filipinos to aspire for excellence, driven by love for country,” he added.
December 30 has been declared by the national government as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Rizal Day. (davaotoday.com)