The Philippine Army (PA) will be joining the entire nation in commemorating the 117th death anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal this Monday.
Capt. Anthony Bacus, Army spokesperson, said a flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies would be simultaneously held at the
President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the commemoration in
Meanwhile, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay will lead the offering of wreath at the
True to this year’s theme, “Rizal: Inspirasyon Noon, Ngayon, at Bukas”, Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s legacy remains alive among Filipino soldiers, Bacus said.
“Today we draw inspiration from the non-violent struggles of Rizal. We fight for peace the way Rizal advocated for reforms – through peaceful means,” he added.
This peaceful resolution of conflict is embodied in the Armed Forces of the
Rizal was a proponent of freedom by peaceful means through institutional reforms rather than by revolution.
He believed that the peaceful ways of reform was the way to liberate the