19 June 2009
Today is the 148th birth anniversary of the Philippines' national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, who was born on June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna.
The event was marked by wreath-laying ceremonies in Rizal Park by the Kabataan party list and the Rizalistas. Celebrations were also held at the Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna, across the country and around the world especially in places where there are big Filipino communities or where there are chapters of the Knights of Rizal.
More on this story in this flash report by Connie Sison courtesy of GMANews.tv:
In his report, John Consulta showed how some 500 Rizalistas not only offered flowers at the Rizal Monument but also staged their version of a mass in honor of the national hero.