ILOILO CITY, June 13 (PIA6) – Buenavistahanons were called on to invoke the inspiration of June 12, 1898 to emerge victorious over life’s challenges and problems together with their leaders and officials, as the country marked the 120th Independence Day on Tuesday.
“Every battle won daily is a great victory that contributes to the growth and progress of our community,” said Philippine Information Agency 6 OIC Director Jaime Cabag, Jr.
Cabag keynoted the commemorative program for this year’s Independence Day celebration of the municipality of Buenavista, Guimaras.
He said decades after the declaration of the country’s freedom from the control of foreign power, our existence as a people, as a nation, and as communities like Buenavista still encounters various challenges.
He said government is making efforts to attain for Filipinos freedom from problems such as illegal drugs, criminality, graft and corruption, and poverty.
“These problems or threats to freedom to enjoy a secure and stable life is being fought with weapons in the forms of policies, laws, programs and projects,” said Cabag.
He cited that even in a particular facet of the lives of Filipinos wherein they need information, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has issued Executive Order No. 2 that guarantees the people’s freedom of information.
“With this, the public can access information they need in order to make sound and right decisions or avail of opportunities to improve their lives,” he added.
The commemorative program held at the town’s Heroes Park was preceded by a parade.
Both activities were attended by municipal and barangay, and some provincial officials led by Mayor Eugene Reyes who also delivered his State of the Municipality Address.
The activities were also attended by employees, students and representatives from the national government agencies, academe and non – government organizations. (JBG/laf/pia6-Iloilo)
Source: PIA Feed