President Duterte to lead National Heroes Day commemoration

By on August 28, 2016

President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte (Photo: Rey S. Baniquet/PPD)
President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte (Photo: Rey S. Baniquet/PPD)

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Taguig City on Aug. 29 2016, 8:00 a.m. to commemorate National Heroes Day.

This year’s commemorative program, with the theme, “Bawat Pilipino, Bayaning Katuwang sa Pagbabago” is led by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in coordination with other government agencies, local government units, and non-government organizations.

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Gen. Tirso A. Dolina will lead the invocation; followed by Taguig City Mayor Maria Laarni Lopez-Cayetano who will deliver the welcome remarks. DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana will introduce Duterte as Guest-of-Honor.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.