Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park, City of Manila
December 30, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the nation in commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal through a flag raising and wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park, City of Manila.

This year’s commemoration centered on the theme, ‘Rizal: Para sa Agham, Katotohanan at Buhay’ (Rizal: For Science, Truth, and Life) and is spearheaded by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

The commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Philippines’ national hero was also celebrated simultaneously with flag raising and wreath-laying ceremonies in different monuments throughout the Philippines and around the world.

Right after the event, President Duterte interacted and talked with several members of the Knights of Rizal.

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