OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 14 (PIA) – With the theme, ““Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan,” the City Government of Ozamiz joined the rest of the country in celebrating the Philippine Independence Day 2018 with the customary flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies, and a program at Fernando T. Bernad Memorial Hall, Don Anselmo Bernad Avenue, Ozamiz City on June 12.
To highlight the country’s independence throughout the years, the Ozamiz City Dance Troupe shown a creative presentation of Filipino culture and practices.
The 10th Infantry Battalion in Misamis Occidental on the other hand, performed the 21-gun salute in honor of Filipino heroes while the crowd sang the “Ang Bayan Kong Pilipinas” followed by wreath laying of the city government officials, veterans, NGAs and NGOs.
Acting City Mayor Irene Luansing emphasized that propagating the nation’s history has been one of her active pursuits.
“Today, we mark our Independence Day. We must give recognition and honor to our heroes who sacrificed their lives for our country to be free from our colonial invaders,” Luansing said
She said citizens must always think about hopes for a better life and commit to work even harder to realize them.
Luansing also hopes Ozamiznons will continually do their jobs well, to empathize with their fellowmen in order to better understand them and finally deliver to them real freedom as she cited how Filipinos can contribute to the country’s glory in relevance to this year’s theme.
“Let’s work together for the good of the city to repay the sacrifices of our forebears,” Luansing said.
The city government ended the celebration with the singing of “Pilipinas Kong Mahal.”
The Department of Education (Deped), Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Veterans Federation, and 10th Infantry Battalion also participated in the said event.(Shaine Mae Nagtalon/PIA Misamis Occidental)
Source: PIA Feed