Monday, June 20, 2011

Laguna: 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal celebrated in Calamba, Laguna

The 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal was celebrated in Calamba, Laguna yesterday beginning with rites at the Rizal Shrine, followed by the unveiling of the tallest Rizal statue in the world in front of the City Hall of Calamba, Laguna. What happened in Calamba was quite amazing. The rain stopped right before the ceremonies were slated to begin. And everything went according to plan. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief as President Benigno Aquino III arrived at the Rizal Shrine to lead the rites.

Congratulations to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Technical Working Group for a job well done! For more photos from the Rizal@150 / Rizal Sesquicentennial Ceremonies yesterday, visit Ivan About Town in Facebook.

Note: A special thank you goes to Ford for lending me their Ford Fiesta Sport the past few days. Very reliable car as I traveled to the different Rizal events in Calamba. Too bad I'm returning it tomorrow! I was quite impressed with many of the features of the car, particularly the Bluetooth handsfree mobile phone sync with the car and voice commands for both the phone and radio.

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