MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will lead the nation in the observance of the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence on 12 June 2019, 2:00 p.m., at the 6th Infantry Battalion Headquarters, Barangay Matling, Malabang, Lanao del Sur.  This year’s theme is Kalayaan 2019: Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan.

Simultaneous flag-raising and wreath-laying rites will be conducted at 8:00 a.m. at the Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park, Manila with Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines Maria Leonor G. Robredo as guest of honor; Barasoain Church Historical Landmark, Malolos, Bulacan with Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; Bonifacio National Monument, Caloocan City with Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin; Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite with Senator Cynthia A. Villar; Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine in San Juan City; Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion, North Cemetery, Manila with DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana; Pamintuan Mansion, Angeles City, Pampanga with MMDA Chairman Danilo Delapuz Lim; and Liberty Shrine, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu with Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones.

Other activities include Mga Pampamahalaang Programa at Serbisyo, which exhibits the flagship projects and community services offered by various government agencies, will be held from 11-12 June at the Central Lagoon, Rizal Park, Manila.  Free medical/dental/optical services spearheaded by the Department of Health will be held on 12 June from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the Rizal Visitors Center, Rotonda (shaded area) Rizal Park, Manila.  Meanwhile, several government agencies will cater to job seekers at the Kalayaan Job Fair on 12 June at the San Andres Gymnasium, Malate, Manila from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

For a complete list of activities for the Independence Day celebration visit the NHCP website at www.nhcp.gov.ph.