In commemoration of the 117th death anniversary of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, President Benigno Simeon Aquino led the successful Rizal Day rites in the City of Tarlac on December 30, 2013.
The activity, themed as “Rizal: Inspirasyon, Noon, Ngayon at Bukas”, began with the entrance of the presidential car at the Tarlac City Plazuela at 7:00 a.m. President Aquino fully accorded with military honors by the AFP was met and received by Tarlac Province Governor Victor Yap, Tarlac City Mayor GelacioManalang, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) head Dr. Maria Serena Diokno, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima and NHCP Executive Director LudovicoBadoy.
Afterwards, President Aquino led the flag-raising ceremony and the ceremonial wreath-laying at the Rizal Monument with more than 500 people including the personnel of DILG Tarlacin attendance.
Tarlac PNP and the AFP Northern Luzon Command provided additional personnel to augment the security in the area. – DILG Tarlac