119th Independence Day Celebration

Nabunturan, Compostela Valley – Local government unit (LGU) of Nabunturan marks the 119th Philippine Independence Day celebration on June 12, 2017 at the Municipal Hall through a ceremonial changing of flag led by Mayor Chelita C. Amatong, Vice Mayor Rodel Balili, and Sangguniang Bayan members.

LGU officials and employees, and personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Philippine National Police (PNP) altogether sang the “Lupang Hinirang” and recited the “Panunumpa sa Watawat” during the flag raising ceremony.

The commemoration of the historic event was graced with the presence of Compostela Valley Police Provincial Director PSSUPT. Marvin Manuel P. Pepino, Ll.b, MA., who served as resource speaker during the program.

Hawak kamay tayo upang makamtan ang tunay na kapayapaan,” PSSUPT. Pepino said during his speech.

(Let’s hold each other hand in hand to achieve long lasting peace).

Mayor Amatong conveyed the same message and thanked the military and police personnel for continually fighting for peace, especially in Marawi City.

The simultaneous ceremonies nationwide anchor the theme “Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-samang Balikatin.”

The Philippines declared independence from Spanish rule on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. (Marga Melendres/TIS)