President Benigno S. Aquino III leads this year’s 116th celebration of Philippine Independence at Plaza Quince Martires in Naga City. The event will have simultaneous flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies in different cities around the country.

Government agencies with the support of local government units will hold activities and projects like the Diskwento Caravan (Department of Trade and Industry), rolling stores (National Food Authority), free medical/dental services (Department of Health), seedling distribution (Department of Agriculture) and a job fair (Department of Labor and Employment) that will be participated by at least 50 companies.

This year’s Independence Day theme is “Kalayaan 2014: Pagsunod sa Yapak ng mga Dakilang Pilipino, Tungo sa Malawakan at Permanenteng Pagbabago”.

The traditional ‘Toast in Honor’ or Vin d’ Honneur, a cocktail reception for the members of the diplomatic community, follows in Malacañang after the President’s activity in Naga City.

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