Duterte to lead Independence Day rites in Lanao del Sur
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the celebration of the 121th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence at the 6th Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Lanao del Sur today.
This year’s theme is “Kalayaan 2019: Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan.”
Duterte’s tentative schedule said the chief executive is expected to attend the flag-raising and wreath-laying activities scheduled at 2 p.m.
Simultaneous flag-raising and wreath-laying activities will also be held in key cities, according to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
Other activities include “Mga Pampamahalaang Programa at Serbisyo” (community services) at the Rial Park in Manila, free medical/dental/optical services at the Rizal Visitors Center, and a Kalayaan Job Fair at the San Andres Gymnasium, Malate, Manila.