In apt time when millennia’s are labeled as the societies’ new game-changers, the Local Government of Tagum convened its key personnel, members of the private sectors, military sectors, youth organizations and civic groups to commemorate the death of the hero who once expressed that the country’s future lies on the next generation’s hands.
Last December 30, 2106, the City of Tagum joined the whole nation in remembering the 120th death anniversary of the National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, with a program focused on the recollection of the sacrifices, works, and lessons left by the Filipino Polymath.
During the program, Mayor Allan Rellon described Dr. Jose Rizal as the country’s most patriotic son who loved the Filipino nation more than his life and who desired the independence of the Philippines before his own freedom.
The local chief executive also urged today’s generation of Tagumenyos to follow the footsteps left behind by the country’s greatest millennial, especially now that the nation is strongly impressed about the huge potentials they can contribute to the growth of communities.
Meanwhile, Manuelito Tacay, the guest speaker of the event, told the crowd that they should also pay respect to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who, same as Rizal, undergoes series of trials to uplift the status of their families, thus earning them the brand as modern heroes.
The event was highlighted with the wreath laying ceremony at the monument of Rizal in Mankilam Central Elementary School.
The City Cultural and Historical Commission of Tagum led in supervising the event in partnership with the Order of the Knights of Rizal. Also participating in the commemoration are members of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, Kababaihang Rizalista, Hugpong Kabataan, the city’s Tri-bureau, representatives of the Department of Education and officials and staff of LGU Tagum. Roy Banias/CIO Tagum
A wreath laying ceremony highlighted Tagum City’s commemoration of Rizal Day last December 30, 2016 at Mankilam Central Elementary School. The local government leads the conduct of the event through the City Cultural and Historical Commission with the partnership of the Order of the Knights of Rizal. Kelvin Palermo/CIO Tagum
Mayor Allan Rellon urged today’s generation of youth to live the lessons of Dr. Jose Rizal and uphold the heritage he left for the Filipino nation. Kelvin Palermo/CIO Tagum