Quezon City– The nation commemorated the 141st Birth Anniversary of the Philippine Commonwealth President and “Ama ng Wikang Pambansa,” Manuel Luis Quezon on 19 August 2019.
Under RA 6741 dated 4 August 1989, 19 August is declared a special working holiday throughout the entire nation and a special non-working public holiday in the provinces of Quezon and Aurora, and in Quezon City.
Chairman Rene R. Escalante of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), Mayor Ma. Josefina “Joy” Belmonte and Vice-Mayor Gian Sotto of Quezon City, and Mr. Emilio Quezon-Avanceña, descendant of the late Pres. Quezon led the simple commemorative rites program at 8:00 a.m. at the Museo ni Manuel Quezon, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.
Other wreath-offerors were the officials and representatives from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, Division of City Schools-Quezon City, Quezon City Police District, Quezon Memorial Circle Administration, Quezon City Disaster Risk Management Office, Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Girl Scouts of the Philippines-Quezon City Council, Kaanak ng mga Bayaning Pilipino, Inc., Descendants of Filipino Heroes (1899 Philippine-American War), Knights of Columbus-Quezon City Assembly ACN1870, Knights of Columbus-Padre Gomez Assembly ACN0989, Knights of Columbus-Padre Zamora Assembly ACN1440, Knights of Columbus-Maharlika Assembly ACN1881, Knights of Columbus-Melchora Aquino Assembly, Knights of Columbus-Ang Bagong Bayani Assembly ACN3655, Knights of Columbus-Katipunan Assembly ACN3653, Knights of Columbus-Munting Bayani Assembly ACN8716, Knights of Columbus-San Isidro Labrador Assembly ACN3720, Knights of Columbus-St. Joseph the Worker Assembly ACN3745, Knights of Columbus-San Pedro Bautista Assembly ACN3746, Philippine Red Cross-Quezon City Chapter, Lions Club International, Pugad Lawin Philippines, Inc., Rotary Club of Midtown Cubao, Inner Wheel Clubs of the Philippines District 378 Quezon City, Soroptimist International-Metro Manila North East District, and Nacionalista Party, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, and Barangay Central.
The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums and publications, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage.