DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, official representative of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, will lead the observance of the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Jose Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park, Manila on 30 December at 7:00 a.m.   This year’s theme is “Jose Rizal: Inspirasyon sa Pagbangon at Paghilom ng Bayan”

DND Secretary Lorezana will be joined by National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairman Rene R. Escalante, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, and Supreme Commander Sir Elihu A. Ybanez, KGCR.

The simple event will have minimal attendees, adhering to the prescribed health standards/guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver a virtual message after the flag raising and wreath-laying activity.

The commemorative program will be replicated at the Museo ni Jose Rizal – Calamba, Laguna and Museo ni Jose Rizal – Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. Museo ni Jose Rizal – Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila will hold simple wreath-laying activity to honor Rizal.

Various activities related to Rizal and his martyrdom have been scheduled on line. For a complete list of Rizal Day Activities, you may visit the NHCP website at www.nhcp.gov.ph

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