LOOK: DND’s Lorenzana, Mayor Isko Moreno lead Rizal Day rites at Luneta | Inquirer News

LOOK: DND’s Lorenzana, Mayor Isko Moreno lead Rizal Day rites at Luneta

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 02:30 PM December 30, 2020
Rizal Day rites

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno lead the wreath-laying rites at the Luneta Park to commemorate 124th death anniversary of Jose Rizal. Photo from Facebook page of Isko Moreno Domagoso

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Wednesday led the commemoration of the 124th death anniversary of the Philippines’ national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal at Luneta Park.

ADVERTISEMENT

Atin pong ipinagdiriwang ang ika-124 na araw ng paggunita sa kabayanihan ng ating Pambansang Bayani na si Dr. Jose…

Posted by Isko Moreno Domagoso on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

FEATURED STORIES

Lorenzana and Moreno led the wreath-laying ceremony in Rizal’s monument at Luneta.

Also present were National Historical Commission of the Philippines chairman Rene Escalante and  Philippine Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Allan Paredes, among others.

It was on Dec. 30, 1896, when Rizal was executed by firing squad at the park, originally known as Bagumbayan, for the crime of rebellion under Spanish colonial rule.

In his solidarity message, President Rodrigo Duterte said that today’s frontliners battling the COVID-19 pandemic emulated Rizal.

“Today, we see many Rizals fighting for our people, this time against an unseen adversary—a pandemic. We have our brave frontliners who continue to serve the nation in their unique capacities notwithstanding the risks to life and limb. In them, we see a new expression of heroism that is truly inspiring,” the President said.

JPV
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Delfin Lorenzana, Isko Moreno, Jose Rizal, Luneta Park, Rizal Day
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.