MANILA – The Rizal Day 2016 Inter-Agency Task Force, in cooperation with other national and local government agencies, leads the national commemoration of the 120th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal on 30 December 2016, 7:00 a.m. at the Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park, Manila; Rizal Shrine, Calamba City, Laguna; and Rizal Shrine, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte spearheads the observance with an early morning flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Rizal Monument at the Rizal Park in Manila.   Mayor Justin Marc S.B. Chipeco is the guest of honor at the Calamba City commemorative rites while Councilor and Knights of Rizal Chapter Commander Alemarlou Bantilan Dagpin, KCR, is the guest of honor at the Rizal Shrine, Dapitan City.


Various activities will be held such as “Serbisyong Handog ng Pamahalaan” (Medical, Dental, and Optical Services, Diskwento Caravan at the Rizal Park), historical conferences and lectures, choir competition, demonstration of selected sports, Jose Rizal Model Student Award, light and sound presentation and guided tours, and free LRT/MRT rides. 


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


For a complete list of Rizal Day Activities you may download the program of activities.