CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army together with the City Government of Dipolog and other stakeholders joins in commemoration of the 123rd Rizal Day at Plaza Magsaysay, Dipolog City today December 30, 2019 with BGEN BAGNUS P GAERLAN AFP, Acting Commander, 1ID, Philippine Army as guest speaker.
BGEN GAERLAN in his speech said, “Dr. Jose Rizal, Along with all our heroes, did not die in vain for this nation. They are the patriotic sons and daughters of the Filipino nation who had believed that their lives, hardships and sacrifices will be worth it for the future generations of our country – we should not fail them”.
This year’s commemoration is centered on the theme: “Jose Rizal: Huwarang Pilipino sa Ikadalawampu’t Isang Siglo”.
He added, “We must arouse our nationalistic fervor and join hand in hand in the continuation of Rizal’s aspiration for our country. Let us epitomize his noble work in our actions even in the simplest acts that we do.”
The occasion is an annual activity to commemorate the nationalism and martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal, highlighted with a wreath laying and flag raising ceremony.