CITY OF MALOLOS- Governor Daniel R. Fernando will lead top local officials on a brief yet meaningful commemoration of the 123rd Anniversary of the Malolos Congress with the theme “Kongreso ng Malolos: Gabay sa Pagsulong sa Hamon ng Kasalukuyang Panahon”, to be held at the historic grounds of Barasoain Church in this city on September 15, 2021, 8:00 am.
Fernando, together with Vice Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, National Historical Commission of the Philippines representative Rosario V. Sapitan, City of Malolos Mayor Gilbert Gatchalian and Vice Mayor Noel Pineda, and Bulacan Police Provincial Office Provincial Director PCol. Lawrence Cajipe will lead the celebration with a flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies on the monument of General Emilio Aguinaldo.
The governor said that convening the Malolos Congress on September 15, 1898 symbolized hope after years of colonization from foreign invaders, and he hoped that through remembering the sacred day, Bulakenyos will see the light of hope amidst the pandemic.
“Ang atin pong ipagdiriwang ay hudyat ng pagtatapos ng isang linggong pagdiriwang ng Singkaban Festival. Ngunit, 123 taon na ang nakalilipas, ang pagbubukas ng Kongreso ng Malolos ang simula ng pagbangon ng ating bansang Pilipinas mula sa mga mananakop. Ito ay umpisa ng pagkakaroon ng ating bansa ng kalayaan na pamunuan ang ating sarili,” said Fernando.
The commemoration of the 123rd Anniversary of the Malolos Congress is the culminating activity of the weeklong celebration of Singkaban 2021 and is organized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office. ###