Today we celebrate the 114th anniversary of our independence + a flag raising ceremony led by no less than the highest official of the Republic, President Noynoy Aquino, as well as a day-long celebration complete with cultural performances, a medical mission + a job fair. I bet a lot of locals will also flock the famous Barasoain Church patio, not only to have a glimpse of the highest official of the land, + take part in the festivities, but also to try their luck at seeking new jobs, with resumes + work portfolios for pre-employment screening in arm.
Not most people know but Malolos, specifically our famed Barasoain Church, played a very important role in Philippine independence history, this is where the First Philippine Republic was born + paved the way for the ratification + declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite in 1898.This is also the place where the first Philippine President, Emilio Aguinaldo, was inaugurated.
Barasoain Church is one of the three historical sites where simultaneous raising of the national flag are being held during Independence Day, according to provincial Governor, Wilhelmino Sy-Alavarado. They are also pushing for January 23, the anniversary of the The First Philippine Republic, to be made into a national holiday.
This year’s Independence Day theme is Kalayaan: Pananagutan ng Bayan Para sa Tuwid na Daan. Read more about this at bulacan.gov.ph
Too bad I will not be able to join the festivities, will be stuck at home child-minding as usual!
images are from Google