TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 11 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in the Cagayan Valley Region will lead tomorrow, June 12, the celebration of the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence Day at the Heroes Monument here in partnership with the Tuguegarao City government.
According to PIA Regional Director Purita S. Licas, PIA Region 2, again took the lead, for the ninth time, the task of planning and leading the conduct of the various activities this year since none among the government agencies and local government units in Cagayan province was poised to spearhead the annual celebration.
Licas said the celebration of Independence Day tomorrow is not only a day of reflection but a day to pay tribute and to express our gratitude to all those who sacrificed and bore the bloodiest battles in history, and the triumphs our ancestors achieved---our freedom.
She said the Independence Day is also a day to look forward to brighter tomorrows that opportunities are ours to take, that we may all live one day in a progressive country when there will be no more wars because of corruption, poverty, injustice, insensitivity to the cries of the poor, oppression of all sorts, persecution because of beliefs and political and religious ideologies and even absence of love for one another and many more.
"In this period of evolving technology and social media, we have the greater means, and the deeper responsibility to contribute in finding solutions to our shared problems, instead of being a burden to our fellowmen," the regional director added.
Over 1,000 employees from various regional line agencies and representatives from civic action groups, private sector, media entities and other organizations are expected to attend the event at the Heroes Monument which was erected in honor of the Filipino soldiers who courageously fought in Luzon during the Second World War.
Among the highlights of this year's celebration include the flag raising followed by a wreath-laying at the foot of the heroes monument, 21-gun salute, inspirational messages and dove releasing in lieu of the usual balloons.
This year's invited guest of honor and speaker is no less than the regional director of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Nerissa B. Canguilan, a native of Tuguegarao City and a true-blue Ibanag. (ALM/PIA-2)