Tacloban commemorates 121st Rizal Day
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – Mayor Cristina Romualdez will lead City Government Officials and employees in a simple ceremony at Plaza Rizal, this City, December 30 to commemorate the 121st Anniversary of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal’s martyrdom.
The program will start with a Holy Mass at the Sto. Nino Church, 6:00 am; to be followed by the traditional wreath-laying rites at the monument of Rizal. It will be highlighted by the Rizal Day Message of Mayor Romualdez.
A National Holiday, Rizal Day commemorates the death anniversary of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, who was executed during the Spanish Regime at Bagumbayan (now Luneta) on December 30, 1896. The Philippine Commission enacted Act No. 345, on February 1, 1902 which made it a public holiday. – Henry James Roca