Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to lead Bonifacio Day commemoration


DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Bonifacio National Monument, Caloocan City on 30 November 2017, 8:00 a.m. in commemoration of the 154th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio. 

This year’s commemorative program is led by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in coordination with the City Government of Caloocan and other government agencies.

The program will begin with the reading of the Bonifacio Decalogues by Mr. Reuben Mercado, representing the youth sector; Mr. Salvador M. De Jesus, representing the labor sector; Atty. Gregorio Bonifacio, representing the professional sector; and Ms. Angeles C. Azarias, representing the women sector.  Caloocan City Mayor Oscar G. Malapitan will deliver the welcome remarks while NHCP Chairman Rene R. Escalante will introduce the event’s guest of honor, DND Secretary Lorenzana, who will deliver a message.

Other historical sites commemorating the event are the Bonifacio Trial House, Maragondon, Cavite; Bonifacio Memorial Shrine, beside Manila City Hall; Bonifacio Monument, Balintawak (Cloverleaf), Quezon City; Bonifacio Monument, Tutuban Center, Manila; and the Bonifacio Monument, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig to pay tribute to the noble hero.

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