Manila – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), City Government of Manila and the National Parks Development Committee will lead the commemoration of the 147th death anniversary of martyred priests Frs. Jose Burgos, Mariano Gomes and Jacinto Zamora on 17 February 2019, 8:00 a.m., at the Gomburza Execution Site, Rizal Park, Manila.

Flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies will be led by the NHCP Acting Executive Director Ludovico D. Badoy. Other wreath-offerors are Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, NPDC Executive Director Penelope Belmonte, NCCA Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, and DepEd-Manila, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Jenilyn Rose B. Corpuz.  They will be joined by the principals from the Mariano Gomes Elementary School, Jose Burgos Elementary School and Jacinto Zamora Elementary School in Manila, officials from the Philippine Historical Association, Kaanak ng mga Bayaning Pilipino, Inc., Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines and the Knights of Columbus Gomburza Assemblies.

Blessing of the tomb of the three martyred priests immediately follows at the Paco Park Cemetery, Manila to be officiated by Rev. Fr. Joel L. Rescober, C.M.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums and publications, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage.