MALOLOS, BULACAN – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in coordination with the Provincial Government of Bulacan and the City Government of Malolos will spearhead the commemoration of the 118th Anniversary of the Opening of the Malolos Congress on 15 September 2016, 8:00 a.m. at the historic Church of Barasoain, Malolos City, Bulacan.

Guest of honor and Speaker Assistant Secretary for Tourism Development Planning Rolando Cañizal will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying rites.  He will be joined by Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, NHCP Chief of the Commemoration and Museum Division Mrs. Gina C. Batuhan, Vice Governor Daniel R. Fernando, Malolos Mayor Christian D. Natividad and other local officials from the Provincial Government of Bulacan and City Government of Malolos.

Mayor Natividad will give the welcome remarks while Governor Alvarado will deliver a short message and introduce the guest of honor. Assistant Secretary Cañizal will deliver a message.

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