CITY OF MALOLOS – Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque is set to celebrate, together with thousands of Bulakenyos, the birth of the Father of Philippine Journalism and Father of Philippine Masonry, Gat Marcelo H. Del Pilar on August 30, 2018, 8 a.m. at the Shrine dedicated for him at Brgy. San Nicolas, Bulakan, Bulacan.
The celebration, which is anchored on the theme “Marcelo H. Del Pilar: Bayani Noon, Ngayon at sa Nagbabagong Panahon” will start through a colorful and festive parade to be joined by public and private school teachers and students, drum and lyre and marching bands, journalists, Knights of Rizal, freemasons, residents of Bulakan and other sectors at 6 a.m.
It will be followed by a flag raising ceremony, oath to the national flag, and wreath laying activity before the monument of Del Pilar.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado believes that Plaridel, together with many other Filipino heroes, continuously inflames the nations’ heart through the remarkable legacy they have left when they fought for freedom.
“Hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay ating tinatamasa ang kalayaan na pinakipaglaban at pinag-alayan ng sariling buhay ng mga Pilipino, kabilang diyan ang maraming Bulakenyo katulad nila Marcelo H. Del Pilar, Gregorio Del Pilar, Mariano Ponce at Anacleto Enriquez. Hindi sapat ang salita upang matumbasan ang kanilang dakilang sakripisyo ngunit masusuklian natin ito sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal sa bayan na kahit sa maliliit na bagay ay ating mapatutunayan,” the governor said.
The celebration is made possible through the joint efforts of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Provincial Government of Bulacan and Municipal Government of Bulakan.