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Bulacan commemorates 123rd anniversary of Philippine Republic
By: PPAO
Sunday, 23 January 2022
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HONORING THE PRESIDENT OF THE 1ST PH REPUBLIC. Governor Daniel R. Fernando together with (from left) Nuestra SeƱora del Carmen Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Domingo Salonga, National Historical Commission of the Philippines Representative Rosario V. Sapitan, Vice Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, City of Malolos Mayor Gilbert Gatchalian, Vice Mayor Noel Pineda, and PCol. Rommel Ochave of PNP Bulacan, leads the wreath laying activity at the monument of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo during the 123rd Anniversary of the First Philippine Republic held at the grounds of Barasoain Church, City of Malolos, Bulacan earlier today. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS - In celebrating one of the most notable events in the Province of Bulacan, Governor Daniel R. Fernando led a simple program to commemorate the 123rd Anniversary of The First Philippine Republic held at the historic grounds of Barasoain Church here this morning.

With the theme "Unang Republikang Pilipino: Sandigan ng Nagbabagong Panahon", Fernando underscored the essence of celebrating the Republic Day and the role that the Province of Bulacan portrayed in obtaining national redemption.

"Ang Araw ng Republika ay pagdakila sa lalawigan ng Bulacan at sa kanyang hindi malilimutang gampanin sa kasaysayan ng pambansang katubusan. Ang diwa nito ay maging karapat-dapat sa lahat ng mabubuting bagay na ipinaglaban ng ating mga ninuno-ang kahalagahan ng pagtatanggol sa ating demokrasya, pagdamay at pagmamahal sa kapwa, respeto sa kalikasan, at higit sa lahat, ang pagkakaroon ng banal na takot sa Diyos, sapagkat ito ang siyang bukal ng tunay na karunungan," the governor said.

Vice Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, National Historical Commission of the Philippines Representative Rosario V. Sapitan, City of Malolos Mayor Gilbert T. Gatchalian, Vice Mayor Noel G. Pineda, PCol. Rommel J. Ochave of PNP Bulacan and Rev. Fr. Domingo Salonga also graced the program to witness the wreath laying ceremony in front of the monument of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.

The Philippine Republic, characterized as the first proper constitutional republic Asia, was established on January 23, 1899 by late President Emilio Aguinaldo in Bulacan during the Philippine Revolution and the Spanish-American War. ###

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