La Paz, Tarlac – The National Historical Commission of the Philippine (NHCP), in coordination with the local government of La Paz, will lead the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Francisco Makabulos on 17 September 2021, 8:00 a.m. at the La Paz Plaza, La Paz, Tarlac.

Solemn ceremonial rites will be conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. A historical marker dedicated to Francisco Makabulos and his monument will be unveiled after the flag raising ceremony which will be followed by the wreath-laying activity.

Third District of Tarlac Representative Noel G. Villanueva will lead the wreath-laying rites to be joined by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairman Rene R. Escalante. It will also be participated by Tarlac Governor Susan A. Yap, Tarlac Vice Governor Carlito David, La Paz Mayor Venustiano Jordan, and Mr. Geraldo Macabulos Tanedo.

The program will also highlight the welcome remarks of La Paz Councilor Roberto G. Mananquil, inspirational message of Governor Yap, the presentation of the historical marker by NHCP Chairman Escalante, and the acceptance message by Mayor Jordan.

Due to the viral pandemic, the commemorative event will have minimal attendees in compliance to the health guidelines set by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

All are invited to visit the official NHCP website and Facebook page for details.

Francisco Makabulos, a revolutionary general, was born on 17 September 1871 to parents Alejandro Makabulos and Gregoria Soliman. He joined the Katipunan in 1896 and organized the Katipuneros in Tarlac to fight against the Spanish forces. Makabulos was appointed a brigadier-general on September 1898 and also participated in the Filipino-American war.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine historical heritage through research and publication, conservation, marking of historic sites and structures, and administration of national shrines and museums.