Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulakenyos commemorate 95th Birth Anniversary of Ka Blas

CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulakenyos commemorated the 95th Birth Anniversary of Gat Blas F. Ople through a simple program prepared by the Provincial Government of Bulacan this morning here.

With the theme, “Tulad ni Ka Blas, Maging Lingkod Bayan na sa Hamon ng Panahon ay Lumalaban”, Gov Daniel R. Fernando led the wreath laying ceremony before the monument of Ka Blas located in front of Gat Blas F. Ople Building: Sentro ng Kabataan, Kaalaman at Hanapbuhay (Provincial Livelihood Center), Antonio S. Bautista, Provincial Capitol Compound.

Some family members of Ka Blas attended the program including former Board Members Felix V. Ople and Therese Cheryll Ople, former Vice Governor Bernardo F. Ople and Board Member Bernardo B. Ople, Jr.

Fernando said that Ka Blas has served as an inspiration not only to Bulakenyos but as well as to all Filipinos because of the public service that he has rendered, enveloped with real love for his country and honorable principles.

“Nawa’y taglayin ng mga Bulakenyo ang kahit bahagi man lamang ng kanyang mga katangian bilang dakilang Bulakenyo at tunay na Pilipino,” governor said.

Ka Blas, a native of Hagonoy, Bulacan made his way to the pages of Philippine history as the Father of Labor Code, journalist, Father of Overseas Filipino Workers, public servant and a Bulakenyo hero. ###