THE Zamboanga city government will lead the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the Filipino revolutionary leader who became the first President of the Philippines under the Malolos Congress.
Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar will lead the flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds in front of Plaza Rizal at 8 a.m. Friday, March 22, in recognition of Aguinaldo.
Salazar said the celebration of the 150th birthday anniversary of Aguinaldo is pursuant to Memorandum Circular 2019-37 issued March on 11, 2019 by Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Año’s memorandum enjoins all local chief executives “to conduct simple but meaningful commemorative activities such as flag raising and wreath laying rites, display the Philippine flag and Emilio Aguinaldo logo in offices and other related activities in their respective localities.”
Salazar said that records showed that Aguinaldo was a Filipino revolutionary, politician and military leader who is officially recognized as the first and the youngest President of the Philippines and first president of a constitutional republic in Asia. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)