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PBBM invites Filipinos to celebrate PH’s 126th Independence Day


President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Sunday, invited Filipinos to celebrate the 126th Philippines Independence Day as he highlighted a series of activities to mark the celebration beginning next week.

“Kaya samahan n’yo kami, dalhin ang inyong pamilya, ang inyong mga kaibigan at higit sa lahat ang inyong pagka-Pilipino at makilahok sa selebrasyon ng ating ika-isandaang dalawampu’t anim na araw ng Kalayaan,” President Marcos said in a video message.

Starting June 10, some attractions will be organized at the Quirino Grandstand and Burnham Green such as cooking competition, obstacle course race, nightly free concerts and “tiangge” for local products, President Marcos said.

A “Labuyo Eating Contest” or the Chili Festival will also be organized. There will be free film showing of Filipino heroes.

“Hindi rin mawawala ang mga Serbisyong Bayan na One-stop Shop Caravan na ginagawa natin sa Bagong Pilipinas,” President Marcos said.

“At syempre, sa a-dose ng Hunyo, magkakaroon tayo ng parada ng Kalayaan kung saan dalawampu’t dalawa na float na gawang pinoy ang paparada. Makikilahok ang iba’t ibang probinsya,” he added.

To cap off the celebration, a free concert of the P-pop girl group BINI will be held on June 12 after the “Kalayaan Parade.”

The Philippines is celebrating its 126th Independence Day celebration, which is an important event in the country.

“Sa nakaraang isandaan dalawampu’t anim na taon hanggang ngayon, patuloy nating ipinaglalaban ang ating kalayaan. Kalayaan sa iba’t ibang aspeto ng ating pagka-Pilipino. Higit dito, kalayaan sa ating teritoryo, soberanya. Kaya’t walang pagod ang ating pagbabantay,” President Marcos said.

“Walang katapusan ang ating pakikipagpulong sa iba’t- ibang mga bansa upang matulungan din tayo maisulong ang ating kapakanan at karapatan. Patuloy din ang mga proyektong pangkultura para lalong mapatatag ang ating pagkakakilanlan bilang Pilipino,” he added.

President Marcos urged Filipinos to continue to immortalize the essence of the country’s independence. He called on them to continue to raise the flag and participate in national causes.

Asked how he observes Independence Day when he was still a child, the President candidly recalled that they observe it at school with a series of school activities as a reminder of the celebration’s essence..

The President said Filipinos should always remember the importance of the observance of the country’s Independence Day. | PND