Visayas marks 125 years of Philippine independence

Local governments in the Visayas hold various activities to commemorate the 125th Independence Day.


CEBU CITY — Native governments within the Visayas maintain numerous actions to commemorate the one hundred and twenty fifth Independence Day.

In Cebu Metropolis, a competition dubbed as Barangayan sa Sugbo Competition and a grand ball had been among the many highlights of Monday’s actions.

Contributors joined a three-kilometer stroll from the Fuente Osmeña Circle to Plaza Independencia the place individuals gathered to witness the flag-raising ceremony and the competition showdown.

At the least 10 contingents carried out with Barangay Inayawan profitable the dance contest. The village introduced dwelling a prize of P100,000.

The town authorities spent P5 million for the occasions, which had been meant to pay tribute to Filipino tradition and heritage in addition to to honor individuals and establishments which have contributed to the expansion and improvement of Cebu Metropolis and its individuals.

Cebu Metropolis Mayor Michael Rama, in his message, referred to as on everybody to unite and to put aside politics for the sake of the nation.

“Allow us to cease politicking. Politics will cross, however friendships final. We stay solely as soon as and so it’s time to make a distinction,” he mentioned.

“Allow us to make the lives of the poor higher, the center class snug, and the wealthy to share what they’ve. If we’re united, who can divide us? If God is with us, who will likely be in opposition to us,” he added.

The town authorities initially ready P10.6 million for the Independence Day 2023, however determined to chop the quantity by half amid criticisms that it was an excessive amount of.

In Jap Visayas, some localities maintain totally different actions, together with a cleanup drive and job festivals, to mark the nation’s freedom from Spanish rule.

Gov. Sharee Ann Tan of Samar province reminded the present era to always remember the bravery and sacrifices of their forefathers with the intention to liberate the nation.

“Could we honor their hard-earned freedom that we have now proper now. Could we emulate our heroes’ nice love for the nation and the Filipino individuals,” she mentioned.

The Division of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Jap Visayas held a job honest the place 3,442 job vacancies had been up for grabs.

Henry John Jalbuena, DOLE regional director, inspired jobseekers to pursue their plans of getting a job so that they might be “economically impartial.”

“You (job seekers) have the ability to form your future and break from the shackle of being unemployed,” he mentioned in the course of the opening of the job honest held on the Robinsons Mall in Tacloban Metropolis.

In Bohol, officers and staff of the provincial authorities gathered on the capitol early morning on Monday to commemorate the nation’s one hundred and twenty fifth Independence Day.

Bohol Gov. Erico Aumentado and Vice Gov. Victor Dionisio Balite led the flag elevating ceremony and the floral providing on the monument of the late President Carlos P. Garcia in entrance of the Capitol constructing.

In his message, Aumentado urged Boholanos to recollect Filipinos who valiantly fought invaders.

“Our forefathers surrendered their private goals and aspirations and secured a nation we are able to name our dwelling,” he mentioned.

In Negros Occidental, the provincial authorities distributed P900,000 price of insurance coverage advantages to beneficiaries of the Barangay Insurance coverage Program for tanods, barangay officers and staff in the course of the Independence Day rites on the Provincial Capitol Lagoon and Park in Bacolod Metropolis.

“Our Independence is greater than only a date on the calendar. It’s a constant reminder of our solemn responsibility to protect our liberty, promote inclusive improvement, and work for the betterment of the lives of all Filipinos,” mentioned Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson in his speech.

“To realize these targets, we should stay unified as a nation, and transcend our self-interests, political variations; regional, cultural, and social divisions,” he added. With studies from Nestle Semilla, Joey Gabieta, Carla Gomez, and Leo Udtohan, Inquirer Visayas


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