Guv challenges public to reflect true meaning of independence

SAN JOSE, Antique June 13 (PIA) — Antique governor Rhodora J. Cadiao urged the community to ponder on the true meaning of the Philippine declaration of independence.

“Every year we honor and recollect what our forebears and heroes really fought for freedom from oppression, tyranny, and colonization,” Cadiao said as she led the observance of the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebration held at the Evelio B. Javier Freedom Park, San Jose, Antique.

She said since the country’s liberation from foreign domination, it is still everyone’s concern to fight for freedom from poverty and ignorance.

Cadiao hoped that the June 12 celebration will serve as a constant reminder for everyone  to safeguard “our country’s freedom.”

Vice- Governor Edgar D. Denosta said the spirit of independence will become meaningless if “we Antiquenos remain fragmented towards achieving development.”

Both Cadiao and Denosta urged Antiquenos to work together for the development of the province.

Meanwhile, Rev. Fr. Fortunato Abiera, chairperson of the Antique Historical Council, in his speech during the program, warned the public to “beware of leaders who are autocratic.”

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The Chairperson of the Antique Historical Council challenged government officials  to work for the fullness of life, freedom from poverty, ignorance and freedom from fear. (JBG/VWV/PIA Antique)

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