Ilocos Sur commemorates 156th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal

  • June 19, 2017
  • April M. Montes-Bravo

VIGAN CITY, June 19 (PIA) – The provincial government of Ilocos Sur led the commemoration of the 156th birth anniversary of national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal today, June 19 at the Rizal Monument in Plaza Salcedo in this city.

The commemoration activity started with a floral offering by provincial officials, Knights of Rizal and Angalo Lodge No. 63 of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, Las Damas de Rizal, national government agencies, provincial government of Ilocos Sur departments, among others.

In a message, Vice Governor Jeremias Singson urged everyone to embody the same aspiration that the national hero wants for the country that is to become better Filipinos by supporting the change that is coming and respecting the government system.

Singson also commended Cpl. Elmer Anno, a soldier from Galimuyod town who died fighting in Marawi.

He said Anno is like Rizal who sacrificed his life for the country.

With that, he further enjoined his fellow Ilocanos to continuously promote the spirit of patriotism and Rizalian chivalry.

Earlier, Governor Ryan Luis Singson also expressed his support to the President as he strongly condemned the attacks of the Maute Group in Mindanao.

“This is the time to join hands, and be one with our President in his quest to protect the lives of the innocent trapped in this war. In our fight against terrorism, Martial Law was declared to bring back peace and order,” he said in a statement.

The governor added:  “We sincerely share the pain of the families of every soldier who were killed and wounded in the act of duty, especially to our fellow Ilokano, Cpl. Elmer Anno from Galimuyod, Ilocos Sur. Alongside, we also remember our police officers who shared the same fate in fighting for freedom. Their heroism is indeed inspiring, and will always be remembered.”

“We look forward to the day we shall no longer be afraid of war, and live peaceful, as we all deserve to be – no matter what religion, region, and color,” he said.

Born in 1861, Rizal’s influential works including his novels “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo,” sparked the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards.

Because of his novels and other writings, he was exiled to Dapitan in Mindanao and executed on December 30, 1896. (JNPD/AMB/PIA-1, Ilocos Sur)


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