The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the City Government of San Juan spearheaded the observance of the 120th Anniversary of the Battle of San Juan del Monte on 30 August 2016, 7:45 a.m. at the Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, San Juan City.

The affair was attended by the Guest of Honor, Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones, NHCP Senior Historic Sites Development Officer Bryan Anthony C. Paraiso, San Juan Mayor Guia G. Gomez, San Juan Vice Mayor Janella V. Ejercito-Estrada and other local officials from San Juan.

Highlights of the celebration include the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies, blowing of fog horns by the Bureau of Fire Protection, and Sec. Briones rendering patriotic songs with the Manila Concert Choir.

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