Grand Independence Day at SM City Clark-A A +A
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
SM CITY CLARK commemorated Tuesday the country’s 114th Independence Day with a host of cultural and civic activities, culminating in the mass formation of a giant Philippine Flag and the opening of an exhibit on independence-inspired art.
Some 300 people, mostly dancers, extras and students from the Angeles City National Trade School made a formation of the Philippine Flag at the mall’s front covered walk.
SM City Clark public relations officer Venus Manalang said the event was participated by artists, students and local leaders who wanted to make this year’s celebration meaningful and fun.
“We had people, mostly students, participating in the flag formation. Cultural presentations and dances and a parade of colors were also held around the vicinity of the mall. This is all for the objective of contributing to this year’s festivities and making mall goers aware of the importance of our country’s independence,” Manalang said.
The event included inspirational messages from Nayong Pilipino director Jun Anota, Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association president Robert Serrano, Pepito Galang of Clark Development Corporation, SM City Clark assistant mall manager Mark Carlo Herrera and SM Supermalls vice president for North Luzon Bien Mateo.
Mateo, for his part, said SM Supermalls all across the country also hosted respective Independence Day rites as part of their commitment to promote local events and festivities. He said SM Supermalls will continue to host such programs every year.
After the morning events, officials of the mall led the opening of the Juan Gallery Exhibit that features artworks of local artists, highlighting many aspects of the struggle for Philippine independence.
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Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 14, 2012.