The Eastern Mindanao Command of the Philippine Army joined the nation in commemorating the 117th death anniversary and martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on Monday with the theme, “Rizal: Inspirasyon Noon, Ngayon, at Bukas.”
Capt. Alberto Caber, Eastern Mindanao Command spokesperson, said flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Rizal monument in
Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III, commander of the PA's 1st Infantry Division, said that Rizal fought for freedom in a non-violent way during his time.
He noted that like the Filipino hero, the soldiers under Eastern Mindanao Command remain steadfast in the achievement of just and lasting peace through "Bayanihan," a peaceful and humane means of winning the peace.
Also in the celebration were officials and employees of the